Dude, where are the reviews?
America's favorite bad boy, the shambling, rambling "poster child of protest," Michael Moore
has topped himself with his best --and worst--book yet, even more ambitious than his best-selling "Stupid White Men
," or his documentaries, Roger and Me
and Bowling for Columbine
. I picked up on it thanks to a favorable review by Sean Loftus
in The Daily Egyptian
's entertainment pub The Pulse
. which states, "regardless of who you are, what your political stance is, what party you vote for, [or] what you think about our President," this "book is an incredibly compelling read." That's quite an endorsement, so I decided to get another more opinion or two. A review by NYT's Janet Maslin
says its "much sharper about election strategy than it is about uncovering the Bush administration's transgressions." Spinsanity.org titles its review One Moore stupid white man
and says "Just as worrisome as Moore's frequent mistakes is the distorted manner in which he presents some of his claims that have a factual basis."Moore himself says
his book "humble attempt to violate the Patriot Act on every single page of the book."
Speaking of the Patriot Act, I hear tell
City Council will be asked to be un-Patriot Act-ic
Vote in favor of being against? How could anyone be against anything as mom-and-apple-pie-sounding as The Patriot Act? Inquiring Public Relationers want to know. My guess is, the Council will follow the footsteps of Austen, TX, where former City Councillor Keith T*X****
has hands-down the best hands-on job anywhere. My guess is that the Council will support the measure when it's brought forward by Green Party standard bearer, Rich Whitney
Enough about war, politics, and massage therapy... let's talk about food.
Aces' place or yours
Today I spoke to Jane Morgan
about a website for Aces Catering
And while in the neighborhood, I stopped in to see if J.W. Reynolds Monument Company
still included ...
This topic goes back to the 1970s and 80's when the area's largest (only?) monument company advertised on television and promised the above with every purchase. I stopped in the office to ask the person there if the offer was still good, she said yes, but declined the opportunity to be photographed under that slogan.
Remains of Day
At Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge late yesterday afternoon.