Daily Archives: September 8, 2009

Thomas Frank at Watermark September 16th

story[1]Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas and The Wrecking Crew will be at the Watermark Bookstore (Douglas and Oliver) on September 16th at 7:00 p.m.  His second book has come out as a trade paperback and I suspect this is the reason for his appearance, or it could be because he  enjoyed the local bloggers so much last time.

The 16th will be a Wednesday night.  Maybe some of us could meet there again?


Filed under Book Reviews, Celebration

I’m Always Glad When Joan Baez Beats Out Jessica Simpson’s Ass

As search terms for finding our humble little blog indicate, there is a decided preference for finding Joan over Jessica.  Come on, who would your rather see:  this:










jessica_ass_bak[1]Or this?








Joan was ahead on 09-06-09 by a score of 27 to 3.  Time to claim a victory…. Joan, Joan, Joan!!!

Y’alls’ thoughts?


Filed under Music, Uncategorized

Wendell Berry and the “Inverting of the Economic Order”

wendell-berry[2]Wendell Berry has written one very powerful message for the The Progressive (Sept., 2009)  magazine. This article by Berry ( a farmer and writer in Kentucky)  is one that provides unusual clarity into the practical, but also the moral, problems with our economy.  I usually have an aversion to copying material like this, but the message so deserves to be disseminated, I will do it, just this one time…

Read more here.


Filed under Populists, The Economy, The Environment

Tuesday, 09/08/09, Public Square

090819-obama-education-vmed.widecThe speech President Obama will make to our nation’s school children will be carried live on the White House website and C-Span.  I am still looking to see if any local station will carry it, and haven’t yet found the time it will be aired.  Anyone know?  I’ll keep looking until I find it — I’m not a school kid but after everyone was gone last night I found I had two granddaughters here for the night.  So, we can watch together.  🙂

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama
Back to School Event

Let’s keep wicked’s family and her granddaughter in our thoughts — she has surgery this morning about 10 am, and then on to healing.

What else is going on today?



Filed under The Public Square