JMHO I’ve been coming face to face with our friend Mr. First Amendment lately, everywhere I turn it’s an issue. When did we become afraid of words? When did it become okay to run things by the White House before it got published? When did the largest retailer in the land get final cut on a motion picture? Do they think they can muzzle everyone who doesn’t believe what they believe?. What’s the matter don’t these folks read their Bible any more? “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.“ John VIII-32. If all the bloggers and reporters and whistleblowers are going to jail for ratting out all the Potomac rats, the Department of Corrections is gonna have to annex the Mall of America. Where’s an empty continent when they really need one? (don’t worry I stole the image from Loompanics)
sex & satanism Dennis Wheatley: Churchill’s Storyteller by Craig Cabell – been a while since we’ve seen any of his books kicking around, eh? hmmm time for a come back meethinks.
more sex please we’re English – D.H. Lawrence: The Life of an Outsider by John Worthen
’bout time – NPR’s got a nice piece about an upcoming biography Stepin Fetchit: The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry by Mel Watkins. A biography of the much-maligned first African American film star
cookies – Alabama’s Wayne Greenhaw has been named the 2006 recipient of the Harper Lee Award, given in recognition of a writer’s significant body of work.
naughty – broken into with sweater.
review – of Jeremy Mercer’s Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs the memoir abour Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company Bookshop.
a little nosh – here’s a little interview with NPR’s Maureen Corrigan from a KY paper.
dystopia watch – Seems that pesky first amendment is gonna get what for, now that Washington has takenoff the kid gloves. Our present regime is gonna start dragging reporters in front of grand jurys to find out who’s been been telling tales out of school. As if it were any of our business whether our government agencies set up shadow prison systems or wiretap us for our own protection. Sheesh. Jail them reporters, damn criminals the lot of them. Stoopid Constitution is just GD piece of paper anyway. My president tole me so. So there.
I kid you not – A Colorado teacher who was suspended after making controversial comments about President Bush .