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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:11188
Posts / Week:30.7
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

Private eyes are watching you

By Carl In all the uproar over government surveillance and the NSA wiretaps and what not, we seem to be ignoring a far greater invasion of our collective privacies: Celebrities can take back exits and limos with tinted windows to dodge...Show More Summary


By Carl So Karl Rove got caught with his tongue firmly up his ass cheek by one of his own media outlets and now he's been forced to jog back some comments: Last week, Karl Rove questioned her capacity for the White House and reportedly said she had brain damage. Show More Summary

Honey, we never had kids!

By Capt. FoggSomeone told me that the Church of the Latter Day Saints is the fastest growing religion in the world, but it isn't -- not if one can call a family of beliefs that share the philosophy that nothing you hear is true a religion. Show More Summary

As Republicans stick their heads even further up their asses, anthropogenic global warming continues to wreak havoc, with global catastrophe likely inevitable

By Michael J.W. Stickings From the Times: A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday. If the findings...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio is not Mr. Science

By Mustang Bobby Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declaimed on climate change on Sunday: "I don't agree with the notion that some are putting out there, including scientists, that somehow there are actions we can take today that would actually have an impact on what's happening in our climate," he said on ABC's "This Week." "Our climate is always changing. Show More Summary

Democrats are always black presidents

By Frank Moraes For a long time, I've puzzled over something. Why has the conservative treatment of Obama been almost exactly the same as the treatment of Bill Clinton. Yes, there have been little differences. For example, no one ever claimed that Clinton wasn't qualified to be president because he wasn't born in America. Show More Summary

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Is Spinning in her Grave. Laughing.

By Carl Who would ever have thought that the five stages of grief could apply to politics? And yet, Nick Gillespie (!) and The Daily Beast give us the first hard evidence that the GOP has reached acceptance: Last month, even as President...Show More Summary

Se Delan: "Beneath the Sea"

By Michael J.W. Stickings I must really like Se Delan. This is the third song I've posted from their fantastic debut album The Fall in just the past couple of weeks. (The others: "Tonight" and "Dirge.") (I really do.) This is my favourite track off the album. Enjoy!

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