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Alexander and the Very Good No Bad Very Bad Day… … doesn’t seem like it would work expanded to 80 minutes.  I suppose they’ve fleshed out a trope of a family of “lucky” people for the no-luck Alexander to clash in, but… … my 3rd grade teacher read this book relentlessly to us

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“I saw Joseph Biden.” “Joseph Biden?” “Joseph Biden.” Apparently, he did.  Eating ice cream.  To, you know, have to choke back that type of “gaffe” where he accidentally says something truthful but inconvenient.  … Blah blah blah… Did you hear that one about Sau

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It’s always amusing to see foreign press on American elections.  Here’s what’s at stake for the midterms… Obama’s Legacy… the Alaskan Pipeline.  And… anything else matter? No.  It’s goddamned Canada.  Who cares if the tax code shifts here or there? I like the “Less t

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On the 50th anniversary of the “Free Speech Movement”, when Mario Savio jumped onto the car and… … hm… ignited Ronald Reagan’s bid for the California governorship by poo-pooing the “Filthy Speech Movement”. Ah, the contradictions of the 1960s.  It was either very political or

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In early first term dark musings about how the President would be “conveniently assassinated” if he stepped out of line… Security Breaches with right wing Security Detail stepping aside. Yeah, well.  The problem is I’m hard pressed to know what Obama is doing that’s terribly Kennedy-esque.

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Simpsons.  Family Guy.  Team Up. The Simpsons Jumps the Shark.  Again.  Then again, when a Fox cable network showed a marathon of all the Simpsons episodes with Memorial weekend, lists came out from different media sources of key episodes and when they were on.  The lists pretty well stop half way through the run. When

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  Wait. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s leading Republican opponent says she shouldn’t have helped a Louisiana State University football fan drink upside-down from a beer keg at a recent tailgate party. Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy said people shouldn’t applaud the widely circulated photo

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I was wondering what the “Don’t make the illegal trek northward” jingle that the government is promoting below the border would sound like.  Now I know. Launched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the multi-million dollar ”Dangers Awareness Campaign,” the agency arranged f

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Interesting argument being made for Kansas Democrats, who have dropped their nominee to back the Independent.  The Republicans say they need a replacement. Kobach argued Thursday that state law required Democrats to provide a new candidate. He gave them a week to come up with a replacement and suggested the ballots might b

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Trying to gauge the exciting Mississippi race pitting Thad Cochran — the surreal favorite of black Democrats — Travis Childers, trying to woo white Republicans… and the ghost of Chris McDaniels, who… is arguing some precedent that I can’t make heads or tails of to reopen his case. In a legal br

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What happened to the last Caliphate. Fascism in the Ukraine. Woodrow Wilson and Jesus Ben Carson on why Evolution is a myth. Teachout embarrasses Cuomo. Boston and Militarized Police. Worth posting just for the photo art. Clever Net Neutrality campaign. So… Mencken.    

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“What is the deal with –” Wait.  Is this an old Seinfeld monolouge?  Ah, observational stand up cliches.  Yay! “Lyndon Larouche?” No. “Cool Guy … or a Real Douche?” No one is going to say “Cool Guy”. I have a family member that’s part of his organization.

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Interesting idea from the Democratic Party on how they can solve the problem of the low rating held by the Democratic Party while capitalizing on the low rating held by the Republican Party. Run with the Independent. They’re doing this in the Kansas Senate race and the Alaska Governor race. I theorize that the frivolo

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We see the Oregonian is on the “War on Marijuana Legalization” kick.  It’s editorial position is made crystal clear in its headlines. I note I’m a little weary.  In a vacuum, I’d probably be opposed to this measure — wait for either a better legalization measure to pop up or decriminali

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In the latest issue of Mother Jones: I.  A quote from Paul Begala about how for the first time he’s known, “the Left has its shit together”, visa vie a David Brock project defending Hillary Clinton from conservative attacks. II.  An article about how Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton has promoted fr

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Biff!  Pow!  Zoom!  Comics Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore is, naturally, the classic comic book oriented title of the post 80s era.  Covering superheroes such as Watchmen and arty comics such as Raw. This title?  From the New York Times, of all places. Comic Books Even Teachers Can Love Erm.  Strikes me more like

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They gave me a ripped dollar bill back for change.  It’s about 60 percent of a dollar bill.  Didn’t notice it until an hour or so later. Other than that, things went well. Do I hand it over to someone when I need to spend 60 cents?

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So it is… Connie Johnson… 50,180 … 57 percent Jim Rogers … 37,935 … 43 percent 93 percent of the vote tallied. What does this signify?  More or less than this… In Vermont, less than a quarter of registered voters were expected to turn out Tuesday, but the colorful races included a Democr

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The strange complications of Alex Jones and the Prison Planet / Infowars matrix is in bloom with Ferguson.  Because on one hand, it does the narrative of the emerging police state and taking away of rights.  On the other hand, it comes up against the attack on New World Order dominated “political correctness”.

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Sign of the emerging (probably should have ceased using the word “emerging” a few years’ back) new Cold Cold War with Russia.  It figures that it comes from the great symbol on the End of the Cold War. Russia’s consumer protection agency has filed a claim accusing the restaurant chain of violating gover

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From Reason magazine, Krist Novoselic asked about gun ownership. reason: One of the odd things about rock stars is that oftentimes they’re great capitalists but they’re also explicitly anti-capitalism. Always a weird one… some are, some aren’t… Was Nirvana ever, really? They oftentimes have guns but te

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Random sighting of liberal bloggings… the governor of Missouri… out of the running for vice presidency due to recent ugliness and etc. I think the Republicans, due to Hillary Clinton’s inevitability on the Democratic side — which I note is not any thought I had back when she was deemed so in 2008 , a

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“What is this — Russia?” It occurred to me that I needed to ask as follow up… “Czarist Russia, Communist Russia, or Putin’s Russia?  And is there any difference between the three?” “Putin’s… and probably not.” From there, I spot this quote in from New Republ

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I overhear someone- in poor taste in my humble opinion — some mocking quotations of one celebrity on the impact of Robin Williams.  The undertone here is that the celebrity is insincere in his praise of personal relationships of Robin Williams… and it is worth noting, the celebrity being quoted in question is s

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Is this the end of the line for Gordon Allen Pross? Besides abolishing taxes, Pross believes in securing America’s border with drones, restoring the American dollar, ending the Federal Reserve banking system, bringing back a military draft and putting an end to “the tyranny” in American government, he said

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So, what’s going on in this Senate race in Mississippi? The endlessly complicated aftermath of Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary added a new layer of complexity late Tuesday, with reports that the man who had accused the campaign of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) of buying votes is now accusing a spokesman f

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  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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