Thursday, January 27, 2005

Departure of Undersecretary Douglas Feith

At last, one of the idiots who led us into the debacle in Iraq is leaving: DoD Announces Departure of Undersecretary Douglas Feith.

According to the cognoscenti, he was the worst of the bunch (and that's saying a lot). He was in charge of "Policy" in the DOD - which means he was the one who let us believe that the attack was necessary and (who knows) could be the one who ordered the devastation at Abu Ghrab and Gitmo.

The worst part of it is, his claim for leaving is "personal and family reasons." As someone who actually likes living creatures and as someone capable of the human emotion of love I resent that a moral vampire like Feith uses his family as an excuse for getting out while the getting is good.

I also resent the fact that the only Jews that Bush has in his employ are shameful; but I guess they best reflect Bush's worldview: "Weaker at home, shamed around the world."

Backpost finished 2/11/05, 12:20 AM

Sunday, January 23, 2005

AUGH - Johnny Carson Dies at 79

AAAAAUGH!! Late-Night King Johnny Carson Dies at 79 - When did this creep up?! Wow, what a shock. Oy, the great comic greats are dying.

Friday, January 21, 2005

The Definition of a Hack

William Safire wrote in his paean for the Second Bush Second Inauguaral that
"I rate it among the top 5 of the 20 second-inaugurals in our history."
No kidding. Safire really said that.

To be honest, Safire probably wrote those lines a few days ago in anticipation of his needed approval. Safire is an expert on language (even though his language columns reek with doctrinaire pedantry) and I challenge him to define himself as anything but a hack, at this point.

Shameless too.

Backpost finished 2/11/05

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Centre or Center?

As if you need more proof that the Kabbalah Center is evil, it appears that they are claiming that were they back in the time of the Shoah, they could have prevented it through the powers of [wait for it] The Kabbalah. On sale now, at the Centre.

See for yourself: Madonna's Kabbalah Center in Holocaust Row

Backpost finished 2/11/05

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Will Eisner dies, 87

My cartoonist hero, Will Eisner, died Monday, January 3rd.

Many of you don't know me as a cartoonist (I stopped actively drawing my sophomore year in college) but Eisner had the most profound impact on my art, lettering, and narrative. My cousin Garry introduced me to Eisner (as he has done successfully with a number of my favorites, including Dave Barry) when I was very young and I just fell in love with the Spirit. When people see me dressed in a wide brimmed hat, sharp suit & tie and gloves, I am dressed as The Spirit. Oh, Will, we'll miss you.