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A Really Bad Week for Music

Published on December 12, 2012 By bmagnus

In the last week, we have lost a bunch of fine musicians. First, Dave Brubeck. Then, Jenni Rivera — with whom I was not familiar prior to her unfortunate death. Yesterday, Russian born Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. And today, Ravi Shankar. Apparently, somebody forgot to tell him these things happen in threes. In Closing: turns out […]

America Needs Jimmy Stewart

Published on December 28, 2010 By bmagnus

Yesterday, the Christian Science Monitor asked “If we can require driver’s ed for teens, then why not voter’s ed?” It’s a good question, but it unravels when you start to ask what would be taught in that class. If you try to educate would-be voters on any of the actual issues involved in the current […]

Shorties’ Ladder

Published on September 14, 2010 By bmagnus

San Bruno: Admittedly, before this tragic explosion, San Bruno was mostly a BART stop to me. But one thing is very clear to me: we have got to stop waiting until bridges collapse and pipelines explode to make sure our infrastructure is in adequate condition! And here’s a little hint to politicians: You actually have […]

Shorties Sematary

Published on June 19, 2010 By bmagnus

Nothing about mortgages or housing today, I promise! When did Progressives turn into Reaganites?: With Progressive “ideas” like these, we don’t need Conservatives. Doesn’t matter, the Party Of No shoulders on. Maybe everybody thinks the Underpants Gnomes will take care of the problem. The other side of the coin: Everybody’s favorite Liberal President, Richard M. […]