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Saturday, March 23, 2013

No Skin In The Game; Part One

The flyer handed out by the protestors.
Thursday night was another night for divided loyalties and for putting things into stark relief. Let me explain.

In Coral Gables protestors from West Grove were expected to gather at 6PM to protest Trolleygate at the Coral Gables Mayoral Debate at 7PM. Also at 7PM, 3-and-a-half miles away, the Coconut Grove Village Council were expected to gather for its oft-delayed regular monthly meeting.* Trolleygate is a promised agenda item at the CGVC. What to do, what to do? The only viable solution: Go to both, like I did last month with the Coconut Grove Playhouse redevelopment meeting and the Charles Avenue Historic Preservation Committee meeting on the same night, and hope for the best. It turned out that I made all the wrong choices on Thursday night, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
The Biltmore Hotel

I arrived at 6 at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, the location of the Mayoral Debate, only to see the first protestors just arriving. This is a beautiful little church which covers an entire block in the middle of an expensive residential neighbourhood. It's one small block away from The Biltmore Hotel, one of the most exclusive resorts in the country.

Being dirt poor, I am always struck by the money on display in Coral Gables. It's conspicuous consumption on a grand scale. The Biltmore is the physical representation of that. According to the WikiWackyWoo

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Bible, Subliminal Satan, and Racism

Left: Satan wearing his hoodie. Right: without hoodie.
I have been watching this miniseries . . . err . . . religiously. What can I say, I love Sand & Sandal epics, even if they are epic fails. This thing is horrible on a number of levels, but I'm not here to review the series.

While watching the most recent episode where the snake turns into Satan and Satan turns into President Obama, I was shocked! Most people have only seen the still, but I caught it as it was broadcast. However, it was a quick flash. It happened so quickly. You never got a really good look, because the face was mostly shrouded in darkness except for that quick flash.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Did Roger Ailes Dupe James Rosen, Or Did Rosen Dupe 'Merka?

My remaindered copy of The Strong Man
Five years ago James Rosen, Fox "News" Chief Washington Correspondent, published a book on Watergate with a gigantic lie in it (surrounded by all kinds of smaller falsehoods). This lie continued the cover up of Richard Nixon's treason during the 1968 presidential campaign.

Rosen is unjustifiably proud of his revisionist history called "The Strong Man," which purports to tell the truth about John Mitchell, Richard Nixon's Attorney General and, later, head of CREeP, the unfortunately accurate acronym for the Committee to ReElect the President.

Back in May I told the HIGH-LARRY-US story of my electronic bun fight with Rosen, but only hinted at The Big Lie. Even though I promised a full book review, I got bored with poking Rosen with a stick and let the topic die. However, it needs to be asked: Why did Rosen include this massive lie in his book when the truth was already known?