Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Kitchens

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Kitchens

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the best-known political sound bites in the U.S. is attributed to Harry S Truman: “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” One of the best-known American folk songs has a refrain that goes “Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah…strummin’ on […]

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on “A Billion Here, a Billion There…”

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on “A Billion Here, a Billion There…”

Opinion, By Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon quotes former [U.S.] Senator Everett Dirksen (R-Ill): “A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” And again: “A billion here, a billion there, a billion somewhere else, three to five billion for public works. You haven’t got any budget balance […]

Opinion: The Curmudgeon Among the Believers

Opinion: The Curmudgeon Among the Believers

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, the Curmudgeon was invited to attend the inauguration of a photographic exhibition entitled “Chávez: seeding the fatherland, harvesting the revolution”. This event is part of the Worldwide Journey “Chávez Passed by Here” (“Por aquí pasó Chávez”). In Brazil, the Journey’s kick-off was […]

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