Category Non-Political

Bernie Sanders, Tom Perez do “Oscar and Felix” routine on Chris Hayes

If you watch nothing else today, you at least have to check out this interview of Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez from Chris Hayes’ show last night. Hayes did a great job of creating the moment in which these two Democratic coalition leaders could demonstrate how they differ. Plenty of commentators are pointing out that, “zomg! Bernie ADMITS he’s not a Democrat,” as […]

What we are watching: The Great War on PBS

World War I was a seminal event in American History. The war which began for the United States as a declared belligerent a hundred years ago last week left a complicated but lasting legacy. But whatever reason it’s often forgotten by many, as romanticism around other wars and events has dominated discourse. World War I […]

Record four Florida schools make NCAA tournament

Florida, Florida State, Florida Gulf Coast and Miami all made the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament marking the first time four Florida schools have made the “big dance” which begins Tuesday. Florida Gulf Coast and Florida State will face off against each other Thursday, marking the first match up in the NCAA Tournament between the schools. […]

What we are reading: The hard truth for liberals

James Traub in The New York Times echoes my views on liberals and refugees.  My position is far more nuanced than that of many of my fellow leftists. I do believe an extreme position that doesn’t consider the potential drawbacks of accepting refugees is unfortunately an easy driver of people who might be somewhere in […]

Florida history made: Three Florida schools in Men’s Basketball AP Top 25 for the first time ever

Florida history was made earlier today as Florida, Florida State and Miami were all ranked in the AP Top 25 Men’s Basketball poll. It’s the first time in history all three schools have been ranked in the top 25 in the same week.  Florida and Florida State have spent most of the season ranked while […]

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies hit Florida 1948-1955

One of my more out-of-the-box interests is in the “golden age” of American animation which lasted from the late 1920’s until the late 1960’s. Of particular focus for me in this hobby is a borderline obsession with Warner Brothers Cartoons of the period. I’m working on a list of my favorite 50 Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies […]

FOX News – State television that Goebbels (and MSNBC) would envy

The Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels would marvel at how Roger Ailes built FOX News into a voice of the opposition during the Obama years using subtle racism and overt dishonesty. Goebbels would admire how FOX News was able to infect the minds of millions of viewers who don’t gather information from other sources in a […]