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The America files

• The peopling of the Americas....

• Some European vs. (v.) American English...

• What happened at WTC 7?

American fatness...

Walking is not normal in suburbia, and maybe not acceptable without an excuse....

America, destined for great stupidity — March 2012...

TSA, bright blue happy and watching you...

• I wonder how many people who would abolish the penny because it "costs more than one cent to make" would also defend the dollar bill.

Central Oregon drivers go weak in the knees when they see a pedestrian. — October 2011

• Americans, more obeisant in the 21st-century — September 2011

• Re-discovering the extreme, unnerving friendliness of Americans — September 2011

I left the United States in 2000 with a 90-day round-trip ticket, and returned 11 years later.

Americans think busy — May 2011

Eason Jordan sneaks out of CNN. — 14 February 2005

• The American left is ineffective against Bible-loving patriots — December 2004

• Election? Trial by jury. — 30 October 2004

• An unnecessary war for our own time. — October 2004

• If the world were a democracy — 11 September 2004

• "Look how you allocate your time" — from an expert in time-management, ex-president Bill Clinton. — 2 August 2004

Ronald Reagan was senile. — 12 June 2004

• I remember Ronald Reagan. He pinched education spending and increased motivation to join the military. — 8 June 2004

• The fall of Bush (from a bicycle [as perceived from The Netherlands.]) — 25 May 2004

Brandon Mayfield released. His mother always said he was no terrorist. — 21 May 2004

The end of the empire...

Arrogance works — February 2004

Success and justification — 17 December 2003

• The voice in the wilderness? — Kerry almost criticizes the war in Iraq. — 19 May 2003

Total Information Awareness — Spring 2003

Three journalists killed in one day — Iraq, 9 April 2003

Volunteer troops; semi-rational anger — April 2003

• Now that I have a computer at home.... some quandary of malaise or something. Against the war. — 18 February 2003

• Laura Bush's poetry symposium attracts an antiwar element — she cancels it. — 3 February 2003

Business morality — Unrestrained capitalism is not good even for shareholders. — July 2002

No shit, Sherlock — merging missile defense and missile offense. June 2002

• Tech stock bubble and bust, and my small part in it. — 17 November 2002

Preemptive strike, the other shoe dropping — 23 September 2002

• The difference a year makes — September 2002

Twisted — Gingrich, Kissinger, and Billy Graham — October 2001

Worried about America — Worried about what it will do. — 18 September 2001

Fear for my country — 16 September 2001

Bush not elected — Autumn 2000


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