angels want to wear my red shoes. (tcm 1030est)
Roy Scheider RIP
Wild Toronto cartoons from Rosemary Mosco of Bird and Moon.
9th st espresso
la columbe coffee
New York Times reporter Phillip Shenon joins us to talk about his new book, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation. Shenon says 9/11 Commission executive director Philip Zelikow had close ties to both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Bush political adviser Karl Rove. He suggests that Zelikow sought to minimize the Bush administration’s responsibility for failing to prevent the September 11th attacks. [includes rush transcript–partial]
Michael Pollan takes aim at “nutritionism” in his new book


We prepare our meals from plants and animals—a fact we can choose either to note with some humility or to hide from our awareness by forgetting. This has been a recurring theme in Michael Pollan’s books of late. Like all good writers, Pollan aims to describe what he sees as precisely as he can. But this does not lead him to a showily fine prose style. That would be an aesthetic approach, and though Pollan often worries that we’ve lost the sense of pleasure, he is very much the ethicist—and, if we’re honest, he is once in a while even a scold. This is happily offset by a sly modesty (“By now,” he self-accuses in 1997’s A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder, “you have probably noticed a tendency of mine to lean rather heavily on words and theories in my dealings with the world”), a deftness at animating philosophical problems, and a knack—unusual in books that seek to change minds and habits—for sustaining an atmosphere of suspense.
coming soon to jersey city! they dont say where in jc but this is good news. note the virtual drawings and they request help and approval of the color scheme.
A sign of increased Democratic enthusiasm?

2004 California Primary
Bush 2,216,047
Kerry 2,002,539
Edwards 614,441
Kucinich 144,954
Dean 130,892
Sharpton 59,326
Lieberman 52,780
Clark 51,084
Braun 24,501
Gephardt 19,139
Totals 3,099,656 2,216,047
58.3% 41.7%

Candidates receiving less than 10,000 votes ignored in the results above. Bush was the only candidate on the 2004 California Republican Primary ballot; he received 100.0% of the vote.

California 2004 General Election
54.4% 44.4%

Minor party candidates ignored in the results above.

2008 California Primary
Clinton 2,133,975
Obama 1,737,807
McCain 986,384
Romney 801,873
Huckabee 272,719
Edwards 170,050
Giuliani 115,787
Paul 99,591
Thompson 45,805
Kucinich 20,216
Richardson 16,964
Biden 15,474
Hunter 12,215
Totals 4,094,486 2,334,374
63.7% 36.3%

With a hotly contested Republican Primary, the Republicans manage to get just over a hundred thousand additional voters to the polls, compared with the previous primary. The Democrats add a million voters.

The propositions on neither the 2004 nor 2008 primary ballots generated intense interest.
On a clear September day in 1776, smoke rose from lower Manhattan as the British advanced into the city. From his headquarters on the Morris-Jumel estate, Gen. George Washington may have paused in the shade of a young elm tree to take in the scene.

Today, that tree still stands in what is now Washington Heights, though at about 110 feet tall and almost six feet in diameter, it is doubtful that Washington would recognize it. Affectionately known by locals as "the dinosaur," this living witness to those events 230 years ago it is now one of 25 trees in New York City that will be preserved—through cloning.
As you might guess from previous posts, I'd like to see results tabulated like this ...

Missouri 2008 Presidential Primary (candidates less that 10k votes ignored)

Obama 405,470
Clinton 394,991
McCain 194,119
Huckabee 185,573
Romney 172,390
Paul 26,427
Edwards 16,734
Totals 817,195 578,509

i was one of a dozen lucky guests at a post-show dinner cooked by the italian performance group societas raffaello sanzio last weekend in seattle. to my delight i just found their eggplant recipe posted here
Getting Past the '60s? It's Not Going to Happen

Good flashback on the reactionaries who are so often forgotten. Here's one I'll never get over:

"If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with." California Governor Ronald Reagan, April 7, 1970, in reference to using state violence to suppress protests at UC Berkeley.

lessig speaks up for obama.
Recommendations for lunch in Napa/Yountville/Sonoma area? (French Laundry is booked.) One of the diners is a vegetarian. The other is (mostly) an omnivore.
coffee floats tea sinks
shine 8/07
I'm still trying to get my mind around yesterday's news that Exxon's 2007 profit of 40 billion dollars equates to 1,300 dollars a second.
dont really care about the world of hobbits but if i did id be glad to hear that the director of pans labyrinth is taking over directorial responsibilities .
first family?

first family