by Scoobie Davis
One of the reasons I haven't blogged much lately is that I'm working in the USC area. The other day, I saw a woman at USC wearing this t-shirt. She was too far away for me to say "Right on."
At USC, the Larouchies, the followers of whacko conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche, had a table on the sidewalk across from the campus. They were blocking the flow of sidewalk traffic so I said, "Hey Larouchies, you're blocking the path of people trying to walk on the sidewalk." One of the Larouchies then asked me if I was a "closet Larouchie." I told him I wasn't because I wasn't the follower of an ex-con nut job. Quick notes: my funniest things about LaRouche: 1) the pamphlet he circulated attacking his then-bete noire Henry Kissinger (in recent years, Dick Cheney has taken Kissinger's place) titled "Kissinger: The Politics of Faggotry";
2) When two LaRouchies won Democratic primaries in Illinois in 1986, a couple of them appeared on CNN's Crossfire. Arnaud de Borchgrave, who at the time was the editor of the Moonie Times, was the guest host (on the right, of course). The LaRouchie guest began referring to de Borchgrave as "Count" and claiming that de Borchgrave was behind myriad conspiracies. It was fun watching the member of one cult slam the representative of another cult.
Football: My previous prediction: Ohio State 24, Miami U. 12. REALITY: Ohio State 34, Miami of Ohio 14.