Every spring, Oxford University puts on a literary festival like no other, and the legendary Blackwell's Book Shop, lead by the incomparable Rita Ricketts, sponsors a Fringe Festival to coincide with it. This year, James J Patterson read from his forthcoming book of essays and fiction, Bermuda … [Read more...] about Patterson Reads At The 2009 Oxford Fringe Festival!
Republicans have become like mean little Boy Scouts gone wrong. They no longer wish to help granny cross the street, they won't share their dessert, and they refuse to sit with the foreign kid at school. Now, like mean little brats, they openly decree that if they can't play Captain, they want to … [Read more...] about Honk If You Want Rush Limbaugh To Fail!
January 29th is the 273rd birthday of the man who gave our country the name, "The United States of America." In the 1820's, more than a decade after his ignominious death, admirers of Thomas Paine began a tradition of meeting in pubs around the world on his birthday to raise a glass to the man who … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Thomas Paine!
A Post Day One Priority Schedule! Want to save some money? Here are the Vagabond's Ideas For Obama and the New Congress to consider: 1. Close Guantanamo and end USA sponsored torture. Tell the word that such a thing will never happen again. 2. Get a law enacted that prevents US companies from … [Read more...] about Patterson’s Vagabonds Top Ten II
You've been hearing this piece of idiocy forever, "It wasn't the New Deal that saved us from the Great Depression, it was World War II." In other words, domestic deficit spending is evil, but military deficit spending on a humungous scale is somehow not deficit spending at all! Go Figure. New … [Read more...] about New Deal Bashing: A New Tool For The Ignorant
Where it's cool to be hip, smart, and Liberal again, at last! Welcome To Chicago East! Old guard Washingtonians can feel it coming: a vast sea change in the culture of the Capital City. Many locals are unaware of what's about to happen. Want to see how cool this stodgy old town could actually … [Read more...] about Welcome To Chicago East! AKA Washington, DC!