New Orleans is one of my favorite cities; I’ve probably been there half a dozen times for work or pleasure. It has all of the sensibility of a northern city with all of the geniality of a southern city. The food and architecture is representative of the United States: a true combination of cultures and traditions. Hurricane Katrina appears to be heading straight for New Orleans. The entire city is below sea level; to the south of the city is the Gulf of Mexico and to the north of the city is a huge lake. I hope the city survives the hurricane.
On August 22, 2005 on his show, the 700 Club, Pat Robertson said, “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate [Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President], I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. […] We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.” See the full clip and transcript at Media Matters.
Today, Pat Robertson said, “Wait a minute, I didn’t say ‘assassination.’ I said our special forces should, quote, ‘take him out,’ and ‘take him out’ can be a number of things including kidnapping.” See the full clip and transcript at Media Matters.
How is it possible that this man is considered a spiritual leader of the United States?
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted some pictures.
“Auugh! It’s got me!!!”
Life Underground by Tom Otterness
The view from my living room at night
This afternoon, there was a huge thunderstorm across Manhattan and Brooklyn. There wasn’t a lot of rain, just a lot of lightning. The bridge is the Manhattan Bridge. The building in the distance is the Empire State Building.
Dr. Brown’s Diet Black Cherry Soda tastes nothing like Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda.
Fortunately, there is no such thing as “diet” seltzer.