Tag Archives: on the run

Whitey You Dog

The name Whitey belonged to one man in Boston for the last fifty years. Whitey Bulger, arch-criminal out of South Boston, had lived in the USA’s first housing project. His first arrest for larceny predated my birth by nine years. The FBI entered his name into the MOST WANTED list on 1999, despite his status […]

It ain’t over until it’s over

Some people just don’t know when to call it quits, as is the case for Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed Prim Minister of Thailand. Thousands of his supporters gathered outside the parliament. Police said 20,000. PPP organziers claimed 50,000. They were demonstrating against the new PM Abhisit Vejjajiva, despite his appointment by the King. 3000 riot […]

Thaksin hits the unemployment line

Whenever I hit a economic downturn, I review my employment options. Driver in Iraq – life expectancy 3 weeks. Go-go boy at a Pattaya Boytown bar – fired for being too old. Joining the priesthood – excommunicated for notvowing to abuse altar boys. The deposed Prime Minister of Thailand is in a similar position. Past […]