Conversation with CM Nadine Ramsey

I was fortunate enough to get a few minutes this morning with Council Member Nadine Ramsey, Council Member for District C and Candidate to hold the seat in the election coming up in just two days. It was a busy day – a Council Meeting and a special event for breast cancer awareness. To make it even more exciting, we Continue reading Conversation with CM Nadine Ramsey

The NRA is our most deadly terrorist organization

It’s a few days now, but the hypocrisy is still rising. When death strikes heavy blows in public, Americans, especially politicians in their most unctuous, hypocritical mode, slide easily into the “thoughts and prayers” thing. This will probably offend some of my religious friends, but the idea makes me feel queasy. I imagine thousands of people with sad clown expressions Continue reading The NRA is our most deadly terrorist organization

Conversations S1E4: Forty Guns

What a film. I had never seen or even heard of it until Henry and Jonathan put it in the frame for a Conversation. From one point of view, it can look like a collection of horse opera clichés. A pace or two to the side to let the light hit it from another angle, and it is Sophocles set Continue reading Conversations S1E4: Forty Guns

Trumpty Dumpty

What’s Trumpty Dumpty up to with this DACA game? Just jumping up and down on his beautiful little wall, doing “Look at me!” while waiting for his great fall? Maybe he stretched out in the cool light of the full moon, alone at last, ready for some serious self-satisfaction. Russian women, Obama and Michelle, and maybe some lovely Latina Dreamers. Continue reading Trumpty Dumpty

City Elections: Council District C

  . . . . ..  I might lose some friends here, but I didn’t get into this blog game for diplomacy or flattery. It should be operatic. Nadine Ramsey beat Jackie Clarkson to replace Kristin Gisleson Palmer, to use her full sonorous trochaic/dactylic brand name. when she opted out of the last election, citing family reasons. Clarkson was termed Continue reading City Elections: Council District C

Conversations S1E3: Popeye

Popeye – an inspired selection for our movies series. It’s hard to think of an aspect of the art of film that is not superb in Popeye: a great director on top form directing superb actors, the sets, colors, sound, songs . . . but I should quiet down and let Henry and Jonathan tell you about it. If you Continue reading Conversations S1E3: Popeye

Good News, Bad News

Bannon is out but don’t forget: we are still the China shop and the rodeo clowns trying to corral the tormented, crazy bull may just be three generals. If we were seeing that in another country, we would suspect the scene was being set for a military coup. GOOD NEWS: Bannon is out. BAD NEWS: The other fool – whatsisname, Continue reading Good News, Bad News

Trump Dump, Season 1 Episode 2 

  Trump went tweety again. Kelly, the new babysitter, couldn’t stop him. Even if he could have, it’s too late to mask the undeniable: the “president” is not only a thief and alpha asshole, but on top of a psycho profile constructed of a mixed bag of symptoms usually called mental “illness” (not quite the right word, because he thrives Continue reading Trump Dump, Season 1 Episode 2 

Conversations S1Ep2: In the Mood for Love

Here is another Conversation in our new podcast series on great movies, featuring Henry Griffin and Jonathan Freilich. Henry is a scriptwriter, script doctor, movie expert and professor of film at UNO. Jonathan is a multi-faceted musician and composer, founder and leader of several signature bands, who sometimes writes and applies music to video, and has taught the subject at Continue reading Conversations S1Ep2: In the Mood for Love