I try to reserve October postings for horror themed works to go with the spirit of Halloween (not really sure why), and considering that this work is about a terrorist attack that takes place at a kind of hippie bar in Tel Aviv, it seems to fit. It is an interesting work describing the events that led up to, included, and the aftermath of just one of the seemingly endless bombings that take place in Israel, giving details on the lives, loves, and personalities of various people involved. Apparently, it is made by the same people and relates to the documentary: Blues by the Beach. I have not seen it and don't want to give false comparison, but I will say that while this work is very good it either needs to have several characters and events cut to streamline it, or it need to increase its length by about a third to do justice to the various characters. As is, it feels rushed and truncated, so that I felt I was missing some piece of information, or an important interaction that was cut from the final draft. This may not be true, but is the impression that I get. Still, a poignant and powerful read.
Remember how Democrats held America hostage after Medicare Part D passed? Remember how Democrats pushed the country toward financial Default over the Bush Tax Cuts? Remember how they shut down the government over the Iraq War?
No, you don't; because it never happened. In fact, Democrats helped implement these programs they hated, because they passed in the legal way the Constitution requires.
The Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare") passed the House, passed the Senate, and was signed by the President. And just for good measure, the Supreme Court gave it an "OK" as well. And then Obama went and won a second term against a guy who promised to dismantle Obamacare.
But the Republicans, who claim to love the Constitution, say that none of that counts.
Tell me again that there's no difference between the two Parties. Tell me again how "both sides do it."
True story about how my Mom gained citizenship.
The Brownbag, an online magazine "dedicated to providing news and opinion on the Arts, Culture and Society of our times, in the New York area and beyond" is hosting another of my comics. Take a look as they changed the layout in a really cool way (or wait to see the comic on this site). If your interested in the Brownbag--and you should be--subscribe here.
Steven Colbert makes a hilarious mockery of right-wing talk shows and their egotistical hosts in his over the top satire that actually is more informative than most news segments.