Archive for the 'John Backderf' Category

RACISM HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT…

April 1st, 2014

Like me and Roldo Bartimole, Derf has been a long-suffering advocate for eliminating the racist Chief Wahoo image and the Cleveland Indians name from our city. So, just stop for a moment and consider how you would react to a baseball hat with any of these logos on the front. Not all offended? Who about […]

RUPERT MURDOCH POSSESSED BY SATAN…

March 19th, 2014

Just last evening I was discussing Cosmos with one of my students and remarked that I was not all that happy that the show was controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his Fox Broadcasting company. We were discussing the segment focusing on Giordano Bruno’s story. I remember Carl Sagan discussing Copernicus and Tycho Brahe in the […]

GEORGE ORWELL MISSED THIS BIT…

March 13th, 2014

THIS DOESN’T END WELL…

February 26th, 2014

BUT, THEY DO MANAGE TO KEEP THE MONEY…

January 29th, 2014

I understand Derf’s frustration, my own reaction upon reading this bit of obscenity in the news was similar, but we make an error when we pretend that just because the people holding the money didn’t actually earn the money, they must be idiots. That may be the case, as it was with a few monarchs […]

ALWAYS SAGE ADVICE FROM DERF…

October 30th, 2013

SO, WHEN IS SWEEPS WEEK EXACTLY…?

September 11th, 2013

WE NEED OUR NEON MANGO TANGO…

August 24th, 2013

This so reminds me of how our four dogs react when one of them sees a leaf get blown across the yard in an odd (or maybe just interesting) way: total chaos and a deafening cacophony of yips and barks that can only be translated as “Panic! Panic! Panic!”

NO DERF TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE…

July 29th, 2013

What ever will the trolls do now?

WE HOLD THESE TRUTHISMS TO BE EVIDENCE…

July 8th, 2013

A BETTER HERO THAN LEBRON EVER WAS…

May 15th, 2013

NO ONE WHO DRAWS A SALARY WILL BE SAFE…

February 4th, 2013

People are naturally terrified when the economy is not growing. Technical change becomes the great evil, and gives people something concrete to blame for their economic woes. It also provides a handy scare tactic for those want to squeeze wages and workers, and a cover for politicians who push austerity policies and object to government […]

NO ORC WOULD WORK FOR WORST ENERGY…

January 21st, 2013

THIS WOULD ALMOST BE WORTH THE COST…

December 11th, 2012

And congratulations to Hermy and Yukon Cornelius…

BACKDERF, THE CITY, DECEMBER 1990…

December 9th, 2012

You never know what you’ll find in mom’s basement…

SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU…

November 6th, 2012

ISN’T IT BETTER TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE…?

October 29th, 2012

Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

SURVIVAL ECONOMICS ARE NEVER SIMPLE…

October 1st, 2012

In The City…

JOSH WAS A ROSH HASHANA LUNCH TOPIC…*

September 17th, 2012

*The conversation wasn’t pretty…

IS THAT A STEVE PRESSER CAMEO…?

July 16th, 2012

0531: The City By Derf

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