July 2011


Is it me? because it seems to me that this whole debt ceiling angst can be solved by threatening to propose a bill that taxes credit-rating agencies (since they stand to cut America’s triple-A credit rating). Really, if you take the Republican’s modus operandi one step further, it’s not just me.

And where was the veracity of these credit rating agencies when they triple-A rated mortgage-backed securities????  I suspect in the pockets of the top 1% that finance the Republicans.

That’s me!  I’m channeling Kurt Cobain and playing the power chords to Teen Spirit.  I’m at the Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle thanks to John’s conference there.  The evening also included a trip up the Space Needle too.

I loved Seattle.  It’s my favorite (American) city yet.  It’s walkable, I relished the daylight to well after 9 p.m. (summer solstice), Pike Place Market gives it a lively focal point, it possesses a wealth of beautiful old buildings (visit the Seattle Architecture Foundation for guided and self-guided tours), and I LOVE their library by Koolhaas (much to my dismay).  AND we were treated to amazingly bright, comfortable, summery weather.  It was the “perfect storm” that left me sufficiently entertained.

I’m definitely going back.