June 1 brain dump

Lots of stuff going on in the world, almost everywhere but here. * * * BP today is going to be cutting off and removing the collapsed, kinked riser pipe from its leaking well in preparation for the installation of… Read More ›

The lionesses of Iran

Like others around the world, I’ve been watching events unfold in Iran since the contested election more than a week ago. The pictures have been much like those we’ve seen from other protests, demonstrations, riots, and revolts — but with… Read More ›

Reporter? Say it ain’t so, Joe

Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher has announced he’s going to Israel — as a war correspondent. Seriously. By my calculations, Joe’s fifteen minutes of fame ended about sixteen minutes after his chance encounter with presidential candidate Barack Obama back in October…. Read More ›


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