Catastrophic Disaster

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

During the almost four hours that I watched the Senate hearings involving Mr. Brown on C-Span, I waited for the senators to ask questions that never seemed to materialize. Time and time again Mr. Brown, the former FEMA director, insisted that we had to remember that, “this was a catastrophic disaster!” as though none of us were aware of that, or as though FEMA was just an accounting firm suddenly thrust into managing an emergency and everyone was being to critical of him. Isn’t emergency management the point of FEMA? […]

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Protecting the Ruling Class

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion

I wonder how it is possible that the general public is not aware of the president’s past, in particular, the relationship between his granddad Prescott Bush and Nazi Germany. Any thoughts? Oh, you don’t know about Prescott Bush? That’s my point, so look it up and post your comments.

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Right Over Their Head

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

Well, leave it to the Washington crowd to continue saying stupid things. For those that didn’t read about it, William Bennett, a secretary of education in the Reagan administration and drug czar in the first Bush administration, who is now a radio host, recently said, “you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.” He went on to say that would be a “morally reprehensible thing to do.” In his defense in todays New York Times he stated that his opponents make it […]

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Judy and Barbra Live, Almost

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

Judy and Barbra Live is the show for you if you enjoy the songs of Streisand and Garland, with a little humor on the side. The critics are raving about Tommy Femia (six time winner of the MAC Award, and the Backstage Bistro award): “Fabulous,” The NY Times, “A Pricelessly Sung Judy Garland,” Village Voice, and “Truly Amazing,” Time Out New York.  Tommy in another word, is brilliant! Together with Steven Brinberg, who has also won the MAC and Backstage Bistro awards is“Absolutely Brilliant,” Time Out New York, “Amazing,” NY Daily […]

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Venus Demars

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

Living Art Venus Demars and I sat for an interview. It was all so surreal. I was sitting on a bed at the Charlton Arms Hotel, speaking to Venus, lead singer of the Minneapolis-based dark glam band All The Pretty Horses, and wife Lynette. It felt as though I was in someone’s dream, and in a way, I was. “This is my installation,” Venus explained, referring to the artwork that covered every square inch of the hotel room: walls and ceiling.  Dominated by background hues of blues, the focal point of […]

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