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Political discourse.

  According to this cover of the National Review, Abraham Lincoln is crying because of the poor performance of Illinois’s current governor. This might be an interesting way to proceed for covers of political journals when they publish critical pieces admonishing current state governors.  For instance… the next

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Though its vocabulary was not altogether intelligible, it talked in terms of power energies, mechanics, efficiency, elimination of waste, and these, even more than its utopian promise of $20,000 a year incomes, were calculated to capture the American imagination.  Howard Scott, its progenitor, had been a familiar face in r

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Okay, this National Review article is insane.  Yes, it is. Which is to say that the nerds of MSNBC and beyond are not actually nerds — with scientific training and all that it entails — but the popular kids indulging in a fad. Hit a Nerd where it hurts, why don’t you?  Why, I bet [...]

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Scattered about in a neighborhood in Portland: We’re Going to Throw Apples onto the Rooftops of Jeff Merkley Supporters No Paychecks…. No Future It’s a real puzzle. This would send a message, I suppose.  Message:  Monica Wehby supporters are real jerks.  And… incomprehensible jerks at that.  What

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He thought he had the perfect gig.  The pinnacle in a long line of ill gotten undeserved government appointments.  Oh, he heard what they always said about him.  The Symbol of Everything Wrong in American government, a corpulent  corrupt spoilsman with no business getting anywhere near the White House.  And Chester Art

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  “Smarter Than Thou”… “America’s Nerd Problem”? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the recipient of a seemingly bizarre political backlash — after the conservative magazine National Review penned a takedown cover story on the “Cosmos” host last week depicting him as a smu

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It appears to be a fraternity / sorority thingy going on.  A bunch of young college kids running around in white sheets — something that never happened before the movie Animal Farm, incidentally. Overheard conversation: “Hey.  What is this?” “I  don’t know.”  Then he yells “Hey

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So.  Senator John Walsh, interim and soon to be candidate for six year term, in Montana… and his own particular manifestation of the “Biden Problem“… Sen. John Walsh (D – Montana) is being accused of plagiarism for failing to properly cite the work of others in the master’s thesis he wrote while

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Nothing to do with the politics or policies in this headline… but… this is getting to me. The misuse of the word “Hope”. Promises of Hope Tarnished by Lack of Change. I first noticed this with John Edwards, who offered in 2004 that “Hope is on the Way!”  Impossible.  As it is an implied

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This is interesting.  Donate to the Republican Party, and get yourself … a Reagan / Bush ’84 shirt. To go alongside the “Oliver North for President” t-shirt I once saw, sort of akin to an “Alfred E Neuman” shirt or … you know… all the permetations of satire that come with the

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WW1 Anniversary coming up... Parsing the number “74″ in terms of “school shootings”… not quite.  But it’ll be hard to pester that into any conversation.  If you can figure out whether it matters or not. Teletubbies coming back Mars is for Introverts. What did Hillary Know?  Anything? 

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There was a man walking around, at a spot near some prominent gay clubs… a spot that is going to be tacked off for “Gay Pride” events this weekend… He was holding a sign saying “I Am An Ex-Gay”. To which I can only think, “Yeah, good luck with that one.”

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The one curious item in the race where David Brat defeated Eric Cantor… No doubt hoping that conservative voters would bail on Brat’s candidacy, Cantor labeled him a “liberal college professor,” which FactCheck determined was inaccurate. The site asked conservative economist Richard Rahn for his asse

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Okay, so there’s talk of Elizabeth Warren getting drafted for a Presidential run… even though she pretty well categorically nixes the idea.  The Progressive magazine has a pretty horribly written article where the author begins with a premise that there’s some lull in young women activists’ enthusia

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The temporary portapotties at the grocery store are right next to the flowers to alleviate the smell.

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Looking over the results of the Mississippi Senate Primary between “Establishment” Republican Incumbent Thad Cochran and “Tea Party” “Insurgent” radio shock jock figure Christopher McDaniel… McDaniel … 49.46% Cochran … 49.02% Thomas Carey … 1.53% And who the heck i

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I was reminded of this bit from an old review of a New York Times Review of a musical stage play adaptation of the movie “Heathers“… This means — and how strange is this? — that “Heathers: The Musical” is nostalgic for a more innocent time, when a plot about killing off high school royalty [...]

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DOWN GOES DIANE SARE!!! Roy Cho 91.15 percent Diane Sare 8.85 percent Cho will face Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.) in this North Jersey district come November. Although Cho faces an uphill battle, he won headlines last year when rap star Ghostface Killah, a member of the legendary Wu Tang Clan,” endorsed his candidacy on Twit

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  And in case Tri Met wants to expand beyond these two public transit safety slogans… Don’t Let Christian Rock Unite You With Christ Don’t Let ROTFLMAO become ROTPMAISFO  (rolling on the pavement; my ass is falling off) Don’t Let Death Cab for Cutie become an actual Death Cab for Cutie. Don’t

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Middle school teacher tries to teach kids about our history of blackface, gets suspended. Some attempt at relating the latest mass killer to one’s own experiences of late adolescence and … hm… “I guess?”.  (This is always a tricky gambit.)  (I like the first comment from a woman rolling their

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Petition for Alaska to be returned to Russia reaches 10K signatures… Obama Administration may have to respond. Chris Christie’s lawyer issues report that totally exonerates Chris Christie. “Michelle Obama has recently started wearing wide, straight eyebrows. Does she want to subtly distract us from politic

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Some interesting government censor stories… Item… Government Agency in Turkey tries to block Twitter, doesn’t hold.  Everyone takes to Twitter to complain and kvetch. Finally fed up, Mr. Erdogan tried to shut Twitter down on Thursday — 10 days before important local elections — after lashing out at th

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Two points to anyone who can find the most absurd or insane protest / picket staged by Westboro Baptist Church. Maybe Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson? Have they ever picketed an Abba Cover band? I suppose this is the absurd response that they’re getting now, as in… why bother going to the high ground?  It [..

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Hm. Near the end of CNN’s special primetime report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Wednesday, anchor Don Lemon read a pair of tweets he received from viewers suggesting the plane’s disappearance could be the result of a “black hole,” Bermuda Triangle or an occurence akin to the television series &

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Not that it matters, as she’s running in a safe Democratic seat, but here’s an interesting Republican nominee for Congress in Illinois. Christian Militia Leader Wants Others To Sign Up To Assassinate Obama. How a robot wrote an LA Times earthquake story. Putin’s popularity jumps skyhigh. Ron Paul doesnR

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In the grand scheme of things, more important than the side-show of the Kesha Rogers campaign in looking at the Larouche Movement… Michael Billington impeach Barack Obama.  This is An interesting search phrase to this site, which came via the Russian search engine Yandex. A summary of what is spiking the q rating for

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So… read this news story about how our government’s studying Vladimir Putin’s body language for clues on what is to be done with the Ukraine and Russia. And now… study this body language of both men and organize policy around it.  It’s John Kerry and his Russian doppleganger, Sergey Lavrov.  

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Most of this article about the new information coming out of documents from the Clinton Administration isn’t very revealing or interesting.  Yes, anyone who was paying attention could pretty easily reconstruct what was going on behind the scenes during the months after the 1994 midterm elections from what was going o

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Just in case you’re curious on what Doc Hastings’s final fights are all about… Wind Farms versus Eagles. An environmental conundrum, I can assure you.  Harness the Wind, or let the eagle soar? Oh, and… the never ending thing about Hanford… which will be there after his successor finally decide

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Kim Jong Un wins election in landslide of all landslides. Pat Robertson warns about horror movies causing demons to wreck cars. Girl Scouts selling cookies runs into the culture wars. Rob Ford botches Daylight Savings Time. The East German Stasi Metadata. US Bases in Okinawa… a history.    

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