Watching the Pasadena City Council meeting last night brought this to mind. I’ll let ‘Dormitas‘ do the heavy lifting.
Extra Credit (I recommend turning it up to 11).
My name is Neob and I am from the planet JohBirSo. I have tied Kelly up (for her own good!) and taken over her blog. She will be released depending on how she treats my dog, Precious. Continue reading “The Cover Up: A Mountain of Evidence”
Call me old fashioned, but I do enjoy my local Obon Festival. The Pasadena Buddhist Temple is holding its Obon this weekend (Saturday and Sunday)—details here.
The best teriyaki chicken east of the international dateline is being prepared right now. Thanks to a mild on shore flow, the whole neighborhood smells like teriyaki. If you’ve never seen taiko drumming in person, it’s worth stopping by. They have bonsai and ikebana on display, and there are karate and aikido demonstrations. We may even see the return of the Elvi dancers.
Photo courtesy of this site.
You can see my photos of last year’s Obon here.
Did you see Sandy Banks piece, A lesson in Senate hearings, in the LA Times today? Here’s a quote:
“Over the course of my career as a journalist, I have learned that people can see the same set of facts differently. That doesn’t mean they are racist or stupid or hard-hearted,but that their unique experiences have primed them with particular expectations, fears, and sensitivities.”
I’m going to repeat myself. “I have been a contributer to Pasadena’s Political Underbelly but have not posted there recently. Even though I am a contributor, I don’t have the ability to delete or edit posts written by others. This post (note sound of “wicked power-mad laugh”) makes that quite clear.”
In other words, I am not Dormitas. But you knew that, didn’t you?
Many, many thanks to those of you who responded to my request for money to help three kids go to summer day camp at El Centro. They are there now, and they are having a great time. Not only that, the kids get fed twice a day, and the report from them is, “We even get seconds!” My goal was to raise $300, and I raised $140. I’m happy with that amount. Church of the Angels has agreed to provide the rest. Continue reading “Thank You”