Jon Stewart’s first broadcast post 9/11

Very affecting and eye-opening about where we were and where we have come.I know there's a ton of material out there today - you can't keep up. But watch this. Listen to Stewart talk about the privilege of being at liberty to "sit in the back and throw spitballs..." Listen to him talk about why "I grieve, but I don't despair..." as he struggles with his emotions. This is memorable and moving.And when he says, "the terrorists thrive on chaos, and chaos cannot sustain itself..." I … [Read more...]

What are you doing on 9/11/06?

We have seen their kind before. They’re the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions, by abandoning every value except the will to power, they follow in the path of fascism, Nazism and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way to where it ends in history’s unmarked grave of discarded lies. Americans are asking, “How will we fight and win this war?”We will direct every resource at our command — every m … [Read more...]

Affection for the protector lads and He-men

A while back I wrote this confession:"...we all know that while I’m kind of helpless around the olive-skinned Italian and Jewish men…and well, basically all Mediterranean types…I’m also a pretty quick surrender to a Celt... ( of the best afternoons of my life was spent eating scones, drinking Guinness and dancing with the lovely giant firefighters of the FDNY - in their kilts and knee socks! When a lad is secure enough about himself to kick up his heels in a skirt, I’m all appreciat … [Read more...]