Worcester City Hall, on a cold day
Cold: Today a crew from Channel 7 interviewed Bruce about the cold weather in front of City Hall. (It was 7 degrees F and windy.) I declined to be interviewed, and the guy looked angry. Nothing personal, man, it was just too damn cold to stand around.

Podcasts: Saint Kermit will be back to a regular schedule within the next few weeks.

Websites: WCCA’s website is a fun mix of telecommunications articles, local videos, and Albanian blog posts, which can make it a challenge to find things. If you’ve been following the drama around the station’s future, there’s a new page that promises to keep the relevant links organized.

Worcester: I have an article at Worcester Activist about city government and cars.

And . . .

John Quiggin:

The Republican War on Science is so broad-based that there is now no academic discipline whose conclusions can be considered acceptable to orthodox Republicans.

Marketing guru Seth Godin slams the sleazy PR outfit CFC:

My favorite part of the ‘Center’s’ website is this line: Who funds you guys? How about some “full disclosure”? followed by no disclosure at all.

John Robb:

The Virginia-Pilot reports that Blackwater USA, the private military company that advertises itself as a “a turnkey solution provider for 4th generation warfare” and a potential provider of a service termed “Janjaweed-be-gone” may be making headway in its quest to deploy to the Sudan.

Michael Iafrate:

Once again, Pontiff Bush II just comes right out and says what those of us who think theologically about American imperial rhetoric have known for some time now: 1) that throughout its history, the United States of America has been “on the offensive” and 2) that as long as there is evil in the world (i.e. until the eschaton), the United States of America will be a nation at war. And he just slips statements like this into his speech that go undetected by most Americans — and most American Christians — who go on believing the myth that the United States is a peaceful nation that only goes to war when provoked.

Finally . . .

Cooking with Terry Hope Romero, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and Peter Singer. Photo by Mike Benedetti.
Cooking with Terry Hope Romero, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and Peter Singer. Photo by Mike Benedetti.

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