Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bon voyage, patriot

Second Lieutenant Drew Pham is being deployed to Afghanistan on Thursday.

To the Army, he is an "officer." To the federal government, he is a tax-paying defender of American democracy - "our boy." But to me, he is friend, comrade, and brother. It's the truth that he is important, he is special, and he is loved.

Be safe, Drew. We miss you already.

Photo by Chris Klarmann. Drew's art can be found here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

NO City Councilman Endorses "Jug Machines" as Public Works Investment

Sorry to have neglected you for so long, dear Friends of the Shtetl. Posts are forthcoming, one addressing how best to remember the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, and the other about one man's quest to be a great American despite the Fascist challenges inherent in the New Jersey Transit Corporation. Basically, what we provide here is a road map to outstanding patriotism.

For now, satisfy yourselves with this screenshot of a recent chat with a New Orleans City Councilmember about the reforms to the Recreation Department. I'm not sure what "jug machines" have to do with park safety, but that may well be addressed in a follow-up session.

Carry on.