Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Once in a Lifetime

Paul Krugman repurposes David Byrne's lyrics to fit 2007 era conservatives:

Above all, people claim to be shocked by the Bush administration’s authoritarianism, its disdain for the rule of law. But a full half-century has passed since The National Review proclaimed that “the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail,” and dismissed as irrelevant objections that might be raised after “consulting a catalogue of the rights of American citizens, born Equal” — presumably a reference to the document known as the Constitution of the United States.

Now, as they survey the wreckage of their cause, conservatives may ask themselves: “Well, how did we get here?” They may tell themselves: “This is not my beautiful Right.” They may ask themselves: “My God, what have we done?”

But their movement is the same as it ever was. And Mr. Bush is movement conservatism’s true, loyal heir. [From Same Old Party - New York Times]

Krugman acknowledges his borrowing in a subsequent blog post:

A number of readers seemed to enjoy the Talking Heads reference at the end of yesterday’s column. Here’s how it happened: I knew the piece would be about various ways in which Bush is just like previous conservative standard-bearers; writing it, I found myself using a repeated phrase — “People claim to be shocked” — and realized that it had a preacher-like tone to it; and that led me to David Byrne’s preacherish lyrics. [From Once in a lifetime - Paul Krugman - Op-Ed Columnist - New York Times Blog]

jah division - dubmission

Monday, October 08, 2007


soon enough.....

Shoveling, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Blackbird employee opening duties, no doubt.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Streams of Whiskey (trucks)

Streams of Whiskey (trucks)
Streams of Whiskey (trucks), originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Everyone should have at least one slow-motion shot of traffic in their (flickr) stream, right?

(title in homage to Shane MacGowan of the Pogues, et al)

Friday, October 05, 2007

No Reason at All

taken from the Chicago River (architecture tour)

No Reason at All
No Reason at All, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

another view of Progress Lighting the Way for Commerce

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Contrasting Religions

Contrasting Religions
Contrasting Religions, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

West Loop somewhere.

"Oh my God! Are You all right?!!"

I could hear her from a block away.

Apparently everybody was, well, except for the jalopies.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Do Not Oil Probe Shaft

or else

Do Not Oil Probe Shaft
Do Not Oil Probe Shaft, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

West Loop

Mysterious and Blue

Mysterious and Blue
Mysterious and Blue, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Alleyway, Lincoln Park