And now for something completely different, here’s one French political writer’s advice to Americans on how to deal with his nation: “On the economic level: boycott EVERYTHING that can be BOYCOTTED, in both directions (imports and exports). Choking the life out of today’s French economy with its all sacred 35 hour work week, sub-Sahara standard… Continue reading
Month: September 2003
William Safire’s informative column—The Mask of Warka, on the op ed page of today’s NY. Times—is another one of his gems on the war in Iraq and the politics, national and international, involved therein.
While it is so pleasing to Boston Red Sox fans to see the versatile Bill Mueller win the American League batting championship, his backing into the batting crown by staying out of the Boston lineup is reminiscent of Detroit Tigers third baseman George Kell’s ducking the final game of the 1949 season to edge Ted… Continue reading
Good-bye to Murderer’s Row: “Murderers Row never looked so meek. In one of the most stunning achievements in their record-setting display of power and depth, the Red Sox yesterday capped a memorable regular season by breaking the major league record for slugging percentage set by the legendary 1927 Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.”… Continue reading
One sign of the evolving political times in Massachusetts came this week with the revelation that Raynham/Tunton Dogtrack is losing a choice state political plum its has enjoyed for the past year. Raynham’s George Carney who has been wired tightly to State House political leaders for four decades, was jolted by State Treasurer Tim Cahill’s… Continue reading