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100 down… Somewhere between a few and an eternity to go.  Depends on if he’s impeached or suffers an unfortunate death in the next day or two, or the other way declares himself Dictator for Life and finds seemingly sci fi solutions to limitations on human longevity through hidden “Infrastructure” fu

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Santiago Ramón y Cajal, “the father of modern neuroscience, and the archetypes at the cellular level. America’s history of turning kids into snitches, and it’s weaknesses and failures. Advertisements for desserts – should they include bite marks? Trumpers versus anti-Trumpers at Berkley. Trump endorses one

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Jon Ossoff, Democrat of Georgia, attempts to get to 50 percent plus one in tomorrow’s special election for a Congressional seat once held by Newt Gingrich. It’s worthwhile looking at the ad that the group supporting the Republican Party, in their drive to keep Ossoff to 50 percent minus one, has running. All rig

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From the end of a largely uninteresting and banal New Yorker article on the evolution of Stephen Colbert at his CBS gig, and broader and narrower pitfalls and implications therein. (Emily Nussbaum, “Authority Always Wins: Stephen Colbert’s New Role)… Colbert bantered, gamely but tamely, with Sarandon, who

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Democracy Now debate: Julian Assange vs. Allan Nairn … so, um… what the heck were you doing there with this last election? Where did Kendall Jenner’s ad come from? Flat Earthers and Nazis — the vinn diagram at stormfront. Portland radicals try to disrupt Lewis and Clarke anti-immigrant group, Muslim

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Hm. When I think of the Nationalist Socialist regime of Adolf Hitler, I do not think of a drastic cut-back on federal funding of the “Arts”.  Granted, maybe we do at some points in the sphere land on the age old question “Yes.  But is it Art?” — I’m sure Leni Riefenstahl was pretty well

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Well.  As some major newspaper op ed writer out there had it, as interpreted by the liberal anti-war op ed writer Normon Solomon, “The way Donald Trump needs to prove / assert his independence from Russian is by bombing everything.” Regardless of one’s opinions on air-strikes on Syria, and on to a “

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Russia’s war against Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Power of Pepsi — not so good with protests against racism than the power of Coke with a damned pool boy. (Political and societal subtext aside, isn’t this the same damned premise ad naseum?) Yes.  “All publicity is good.”  And… blah de

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Protest and counter-protest.  The 4 chan revolt to stop Shia LaBeouf*’s anti-Trump video streaming website.  Imagine if they would tack their intelligence into pursuits more… intelligent. When they had a good idea of the flag’s coördinates, a /pol/ poster who lives in the Greeneville area drove around and h

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Pol Pot’s followers become cadres for Capitalism. William Powell, author of Anarchist’s Cookbook, passed away awhile back.  renouncing his angry legacy. Putin ignores the Revolution of 1917. When Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood took on a potentially warring neighborhood. Hells Angels Trademark Law Fetishism Inve

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I’m been stuck ona couple unexamined class assumptions in the New York Times as of late. First a reasonably cognizant article examining some middle class or even lower middle class entries into university, but told in a quasi-anthropology way — the line that throws me for a loop is that there is no applying for

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History’s Mystery.  Ecco il fico The Republican Civil War — Ike versus McCarthy. … and the fallout from “TrumpCare, in twitter form”. Dick Cheney calls Russian Meddling “Act of War” Russia Protesters are “paid“, says Putin. Bluntly put, I wish women had sucked it in and

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“My aunt… watches Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy religiously.  Every single day. And Dancing with the Stars. She has a spread-sheet, where she’s kept track of every contestant over the past 15 years… … who won and who lost and with what… So someone looked over and saw she had her laptop o

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Something in this op-ed from Ross Douthat, on the trouble with any political entity latching onto the culture of the past — in this case the “alt right” and Jane Austen and the obvious attempts at reclaiming standardized gender norms — caught my eye. This is an idea with a powerful hold on the libera

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  Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed. Day 1 in Cab School. When will Obama speak up, like John Quincy Adams did? The Beer Hall Putsch beings here: Nazis in Portland. Canada bars diplomats from using cardboard Justin Trudeau figures. Churchill never said it, even if he meant it. If

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Now would be a good time for the NEA to fund a “Piss Christ” revival. A work that is conspicuously absent from the USA Today’s round-up of great works aided with NEA grant funding. In a USA Today series off the heals of a series of graphs showing various rural states beating out Cali and […]

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If I’m understanding this “Benedict Option” correctly… and as we are Looking for other “Benedict Option” parallels — basically other sub-cultures…  the idea of sub cultures it the ideal here and the reason this whole thing falls flat to me… The desire to withdraw from a

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What has actually happened with the collapse of a “Religious Right“… some commenters disagree. Debating Middlebury. Finnegan’s Wake.  The movie. Quoting Beyonce and “Cultural Appropriation“.  (Stick to country music then?) Graveyards and anti-commemeration. On Steve King’s tweet.

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I.  Remember him?  Another term is beginning to crop up — one I’m reluctant to utter. It makes me think back to a lone protester, waving a nine-foot-long banner on a Palmer street corner during the Obama years. A Lyndon La Rouche, fan he proudly advertised that affiliation along with his bigger message. The man [̷

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Actually the line I’m thrown out by is… “If you did this to Andrew Jackson 200 years ago, he’d call you out on the street…” Mention Andrew Jackson on a Saturday Night Live sketch? He does have a point.  Andrew Jackson killed a man, didn’t he? So.  When is Trump going to make his f

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One observation about Donald Trump and that there accusation that Obama had been wire-tapping him… … as per the revelations made by wikileaks release dump… It does show a concern for civil liberties, on down to the lay person  or lay political protester level, doesn’t it?  Theoretically… Bore

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Why is this popping up… … when I skip through the “Washington Monthly” website? Shouldn’t it appear when I skip through, oh, The National Review?

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  I suppose the challenge comes in trying to make this message, the message of this sign, something of not a reality.  It’s a sign that, at the time it made news near the beginning of the Obama Administration begged the question “Is this… Pro Obama, or anti-Obama?”  It seemed to be readable in bot

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Where Sasquatch roams. Why Steve Beshear is the Democratic Response to Trump’s address. Social Justice College… The Social Life of Food. Monafart and Russian Blackmail. Combodian authoritarian government uses Trump as example in demands for Press to “Respect the State”. working the crowds, government

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I ponder why I’ve never thought one way or the other about above ground pools. On her first show after the election, Samantha Bee, the comedic equivalent of a Facebook “share if you agree” post, said, “America has done the diplomatic equivalent of installing an above-ground pool. Even in the best case scenario a

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Alan Colmes passed away last weekend. He presided over a strange corner of politics — the token liberal on Fox News, the “Fill in the Blank” that Roger Ailes had drawn up for the line-up to figure a “Hannity and Blank” Show. As oft derided by the electoral left, he did have a rather engaging [&

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David Frum’s cover article for The Atlantic as per gauging the signs for Authoritarianism. White House Correspondence Dinner snubbed.  I hate to say it due to the man in question, but that’s one good he’s done. Conan O’brien doesn’t do political, except when he does:  in Mexico. Jan Chapman:

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I’m against this new Major League Baseball rule change. Le Pen poised for victory, winning over female French Trump admirers. 10 Senate seats wavering about in 2018. Proceed in the comments for varying political ramifications on that “.6 percent of the population” (transgendered). Why The Trumps ended up i

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Bill Maher does some victory lap in bringing on Milo Yiannopoulos, though he’s largely denounced for mainstreaming him by having him on his program.  (I note the cartoon in an alt weekly which has Bill Maher slapping Milo’s hand and saying “You Go Bro!”)  The theory lies in the “sunlight expo

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I like the libertarian magazine Reason’s claim right about here.  “Of course, Libertarians are leading the fight against Trump“. To be sure, this is a look over at a British publication and a slight lack of nuance on American politics — And to be sure, the “Great Libertarian” or libertar

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