Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Monday, March 19, 2007


Last Friday Raymond Nasher died at 85 in a Dallas hospital. He was a major contributor to Democratic candidates. During the administration of President Lyndon
Johnson, Nasher served on various government commissions, and was a U.S. delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations. He was also named to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities by all of our last three Presidents. On the morning of September 11, 2001, he was hosting a political reception for Senator Joe Lieberman's wife Hadassah at his Dallas home.

The Boston native had lived here since 1950, having married a Dallas native that he met when she attended Smith College. He made a fortune as a real estate developer, most notably for the Northpark shopping center, and gave back to the community by establishing the world-class Nasher Sculpture Center in downtown Dallas. His collection of statues was internationally known, and news of his passing was reported all over the world. He and his late wife leave behind three daughters and three grandaughters. There was a family memorial service today at Temple Emanu-El.

The local paper carried his obit and another article about his legacy. There's more on the web about him in this article (from Boston University, where he got his Master's), this interview (with Jim Lehrer at PBS), and this interview (in Panache).


Gonzalesgate: The Emails Tell The Story video
Will Gonzales Fall For Attorney Firings?
U.S. Attorney Purge Timeline
A Gloved Alberto Gonzales Plans Search To Find Real Killer
Overblown Personnel Matters by Paul Krugman
Gonzales Pleads the Ken Lay Defense
Daily Show: Gonzales gives 'pleasure to the President' video
Aborted DOJ Probe Probably Would Have Targeted Gonzales
Gonzales Implicated In Another Scandal Olbermann video
Alberto Gonzales: A Willing Accessory at Justice part 1 of 4
Sen. Pryor: Attorney general lied to Senate
Colbert’s Word on Gonzo’s Purge video
The Road to Rove
Bush got Iglesias axed: "Republicans habitually make claims about voter fraud. But the charges are almost invariably bogus. And in most if not every case the claims are little more than stalking horses for voter suppression efforts."


Texas Realizes Dixie Chicks Were Right
Texas Senators Unite To Block Voter ID Bills
Governor Perry’s Middle East Junket Paid For By Corporations With Business Before The Legislature

The new IRaq (hilarious video)

Before Walter Reed, there were Fort Stewart and Fort Knox and ...
Serially Abusing the American Military

The Cover-Up Continues torture at Guantanamo
The Confession Backfired
Psychology legend blasts detainee torture
U.S. allies in Africa may have engaged in secret prisoner renditions

Fox News at Its Finest why Dems dropped them as debate host
Fox News can't take a punch
Fox Attacks: Black America

Eliminationism in America (part one of a great series of ten articles, and check out the scary quotes in the Appendix)

Cheney's Murder-Death-Kill Talk
And from Darth Cheney: After a survey shows that Dick Cheney is less popular than torture, a commenter says "In fairness to torture, it might be more popular if Cheney wasn't dragging down its poll numbers."

Do You Dubai? Halliburton flees the country
Debunking the NYT's sloppy hit piece on Gore


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