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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Round two

By CarlSo the Teabaggers have another chance to pick off a few incumbent Republicans that they deem as too cozy with Obama.What? Voters head to the polls today in six states to cast ballots in a the latest round of primary and runoff elections in the heart of nominating season. Show More Summary

Who's blowing those pipes and where is he leading us?

By Capt. Fogg There's something happening here What it is ain't exactly clear -Buffalo Springfield- Another day, another school shooting, or so it seems. It's not clear yet as I write this, just what happened to the perpetrator except that he's dead and I'm only using the male pronoun because face it, almost all rampage shooters are male. Show More Summary

Big news: Hillary Clinton gets paid a lot of money to make speeches and Diane Sawyer needs a laxative

By Richard K. BarryYes, compensation is out of whack in America. Diane Sawyer wants to be what? outraged? that Bill Clinton has earned more than $100 million making speeches and Hillary more than $5 million so far?SAWYER (to Hillary):...Show More Summary

June 8, 1949: George Orwell’s 1984 is published

By Richard K. Barry That 1984 is now 30 years ago, and the book of the same name was published 35 years before that is a bit of mind-bender. George Orwell's vision is of a dystopian world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. Imagine that. (Cross-posted at Culturolio.)

Republicans suck

By Carl Really. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.Even in the first hours of Bergdahl's handoff to U.S. Show More Summary

In memoriam: Don Stewart

By CarlIn addition to the vacuum left by the death of Maya Angelou – and I am thankful to my 10th grade English Lit teacher who forced us to read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – another tragic loss happened in my circle yesterday.He was a man you probably never heard of, yet his actions, his energy, changed your world for the better. Show More Summary

Infectious dis-ease

By CarlIt appears our ammosexuality is contagious: (CNN) -- In a country often stereotyped for being too genteel, the Canadian city of Moncton prides itself on a special distinction: It was named the most polite.So what happened here...Show More Summary

By your leave

By CarlI meant to blog about this when the baseball season opened in April but it slipped my mind. Thankfully I have a second chance to: CHICAGO -- New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy and his family will be guests at the White...Show More Summary

The price of freedom

By CarlPeople are allowed to think, say, and yes, even tweet whatever the hell they want, so long as their actions do not contravene the law. They are still American citizens: Since Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2009, his father had become an expert on Guantanamo Bay’s detainees. Show More Summary

Transient Sanity Events

By Capt. FoggParticles do escape from black holes, or so argues Steven Hawking. the phenomenon is called Hawking radiation. Things do escape beyond the event horizon at the NRA as well apparently. It's called a Transient Sanity Event.Members...Show More Summary

Impeach Obama, Court Martial Bergdahl

By Capt. FoggDamn the troops, Damn everything. We're the RepublicansDidn't you see it coming? The release -- let's call it a rescue -- of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the clutches of the Taliban after 5 years should have been a feel-goodShow More Summary


By CarlBy now, you’ve read or heard about the terrible tragedy in Santa Barbara last week: some rich white kid shot up a college campus apparently missed the one thing that would validate his entire existence.A hot babe: The “prettyShow More Summary

Ornette Coleman - "Lonely Woman"

By Richard K. BarryThough used book stores are closing up everywhere, there are still a few out there. In one today, over lunch, I came across an interesting collection of essays on jazz: interviews, profiles, narratives, etc., by Martin Williams called Jazz Masters in Transition: 1957 to 1969.I was not familiar with Mr. Show More Summary

Run Elizabeth run!

By Richard K. Barry Sen. Elizabeth Warren got a standing ovation at a progressive conference on Wednesday in Washington. She was encouraged by some to run for the presidency as they chanted "run, Elizabeth, run!" She, however, made it clear for the umpteenth time that she would not be doing that. Show More Summary

The awesomeness of Ryan Shazier, new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker

By Michael J.W. Stickings I haven't done much blogging recently -- well, any. Not in well over a week. I've just had a lot on the go and haven't had any time to write. But I hope you've been checking in, as we've had some content from Carl and Capt. Show More Summary

Modern alchemy

By Carl Well, now... God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Then a trio of physicists said, "We have a simple idea for turning that light into matter" – and they may set off a race to demonstrate an idea first proposed 80 years ago. Show More Summary

Exporting our national experience

By Carl This is going to be an interesting and intriguing visit to Cooperstown by President Obama today: WASHINGTON (AP) - Promoting travel to the U.S. as a job creator, President Barack Obama is planning new steps to make it easierShow More Summary

Used teabags

By Carl I wrote a few weeks ago that the Tea Party was a drying wart on the American political landscape, a view cinched last night: Tactically, the Republican establishment is routing the Tea Party. The insurgency's backslide has been...Show More Summary

Never Forget?

By Capt. FoggIt's hard to find a coherent picture of Barack Obama in the roar of inflamed rhetoric. The rhetoric itself is incoherent, mixing accusations and metaphors with the most bizarre results -- and such is the passion for defamation it's probable that no consistent pattern will emerge for a generation. Show More Summary

Your basic quagmire

By Carl The more I think about the Chelsea (fka Bradley) Manning situation, the shape it takes gets more and more bizarre: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — The Pentagon is considering transferring Ptv. [sic] Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison...Show More Summary

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