Archive - 2009

Fat cactus

Fourth Street

Vine

Tucson Amtrak station



Here is the outside of the Amtrak station looking in.

Wall

Took a long walk into downtown Tucson today. The new 4th Ave. underpass has thousands of tiles which depict Tucson residents. It is the Tucson Portrait Project. I particularly like the kid on the lower right with the Twins cap.

New Years

If there is one holiday that leaves me utterly empty, it is New Years. I get more excited when my odometer turns over to a big round number.

One of our acquaintances here in Tucson have told us about dinners for $95 where they serve you twenty-three well-lubricated courses of gourmet food. Apparently every restaurant is having some sort of party, all of them expensive.

I think it is a good time to have a normal Thursday and stay home.

Robinson

I was going to write a screed, but Eugene Robinson did it for me. Dick Cheney's outbursts since he left office has been disgraceful. By comparison, George W. Bush has been a class act.

December 30th

New record!

Here is a record most of us would prefer not to break. I can't imagine.

December 29th

Contempt

This is the only proper attitude to take against the so-called terrorists. They are a joke. They got incredibly lucky on 9/11, but since then they have been nothing but lame. We should not raise terror alerts over this. We should not even blink. We should not launch Congressional investigations.

December 27th

Iran

Good web coverage of the ongoing revolution in Iranhere. None of this would be happening if we had bombed or invaded Iran two years ago as so many have advocated. Anti-American rage would have hardened support for the regime. This is not necessarily a pro-American revolution, but surely it is a revolution aimed at attaining higher democratic ideals.