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Capleton is scheduled to be in Eureka on Saturday at the Red Fox Tavern at 1:00. Apparently Tanya Stephens is playing with him, which has some scratching their heads as she has a song which actually contained some gay-positive material. Is she being brought along as window-dressing to earn Capleton validation among mostly apathetic young dread-wearing partiers, or is he asking her along to signal a change of heart?
Mitch discusses the issue in freedom-of-speech context.
It gets old.
You know why the Pilgrims’ colony failed? Communism!
Does anybody know where I can find the list of candidates who received the money? I’d like to post it.
Addendum: Here’s an old clip of him whining on Fox when Health Care Reform was passed.
Thanks to Woods for the heads-up.
I will check, but I believe there were two Democratic Congressional representatives who were seen as vulnerable, and they both appear to have held on.
Must be the hot tubs and wine coolers.
So, as I said earlier, there were two House races in California in which Democrats were deemed vulnerable, and they were close.
But Jim Costa has survived in the 20th District.
And Jerry McNerney, who had won a miracle race in the 11th District (which includes Stockton) in 2008, has held on.
This means that there is no change in the California delegation this year. The Republicans were shut out.
For years I just knew him as the voice accompanying a great classical music selection on Tuesday mornings. Eventually he switched to the Monday afternoon classical time slot which Tom Hanson had occupied before he moved away. But Bill had agreed to train his Tuesday morning replacement. So that he did not have to drive all the way out to his property and back again early the next morning, he and his dog Suzie would come to our home in Redway after the Monday show and spend the evening. We shared dinner when his life and wisdom made for so many deep discussions. He was knowledgeable about pretty much everything, but he shared it with humility and humor.
The kids got to love him. He played games with them. He taught them origami, even bringing paper kits for them.
I don’t know all that much about his life. I believe he was in his 80s when he moved on. He was a World War II veteran, having nearly lost a leg to a landmine. He hated war. We would watch movies each Monday night, and one time, not thinking about his history, I had rented the Korean film Taegukgi (“Brotherhood of War”), an epic about two brothers caught on the opposite side of their civil war. I noticed after several battle scenes that he was not enjoying it. I asked him if he wanted to watch something else, and he nodded. “I’m sure it’s a good film Eric, but I don’t have to be convinced that war is bad.”
He spent the better part of two decades teaching in Japan. He had had some sort of technical job, but never had a family – so while in his late 30s he just decided to up and move to Japan. He had stories which he told – about relationships with students, run-ins with Japanese immigration police, and his appreciation of the cuisine.
I never caught what brought him to Humboldt. Despite his age he insisted on living in a remote cabin with Suzie. Just a few years ago he spent some of his money adding some comforts to his home. I’m glad he had some chance to enjoy them.
When I heard of his death last Tuesday (apparently the pledge drive reached its conclusion during his show last week), I immediately thought of a moment while we were watching the movie tribute to Prairie Home Companion. In the film, the Angel of Death (played by a blond woman in a big white overcoat) comments on a death of a minor character by saying, “it’s never a tragedy when an old man dies.”
Bill’s response: “WHAT?!!!!!!!!!!!!”
The photo comes from KMUD.
650 vocalists infiltrated a Macy’s in Center City and began singing Hallelujah at noon on Saturday.
I’m going to talk about…, well, I don’t know yet. Probably the election aftermath. Maybe something else.
7:00 as always.
Addendum: Okay, probably this!
Seriously, any of you terrorist marijuana growers thinking about blowing up the Shasta Dam?! Well you had just better forget about it because no fewer than 20 federal agencies are ready for you!
Second addendum: Well, I had a surprise guest who steered the show towards the offshore naval military maneuvers soon to begin. But someone sent me another link on the pot terror drill story.