Whitey: United States of America vs James J Bulger (2014, Joe Berlinger)

Categories: 2014 and Movies.

Somebody once said, it’s not integrity that matters, it’s the perception of integrity. One of the reasons people freak out at the more minor of political scandals – the ones where there are only hints of impropriety, or where bureaucrats or politicians are accused of over-spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars when the budget is in the billions or higher – is that the assumption of integrity, the appearance of integrity is violated. We are supposed to be able to trust our government and the perception of corruption is, in some ways just as bad as corruption itself. Read More

Boston’s Golden Age: Enjoy it while it lasts

Categories: 2011 and Sports.

So Boston appears to be going through a golden age in sports. In the last ten years or so every Boston team in the major sports has one at least one title. I can’t say that I hate that fact, though I don’t like it. I hate the Red Sox (not as much as the Yankees, but more than the Braves now, probably), I hate the Patriots (who doesn’t?), I don’t hate the Bruins but I don’t like them, and though I dislike the Celtics I have a respect for them, because they have always been associated with “hard working” Read More