Spontaneity? Not in this country

There was a rare unplanned moment at Turner Field tonight. A portly fellow in a wedding dress rushed the field to cheers but, before he could toss his bouquet, was tackled to the ground by a phalanx of security personnel. Threat averted. Imagine what would’ve happened to the two guys who chased Hank Aaron around the base paths after he broke Babe Ruth’s record. Two sniper’s bullets to the noggin I suspect. Where have you gone, Morganna the Kissing Bandit? A nation turns its paranoid eyes to you.

A well-paid media personality quits over money and takes democracy with him

The wailing and gnashing of teeth from Daily Kos diarists over Keith Olbermann’s departure from MSNBC makes for an easy parody — no editing required. I’m sick to death over this, and it is yet another piece of the puzzle of the Shock Doctrine in full view of our eyes.  It is disgusting, and we must have a complete plan of action to raise our voices, and I don’t just mean complaining or canceling Comcast. I’m talking real action here.  I welcome your ideas.  What can we do as a community to stop this vicious and final take over of what little…