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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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Gay Marriage Ban in Oregon Overturned

The Court DECLARES that the Equal Protection Clause requires recognition of marriages of same-gender couples legally performed in other jurisdictions, where those marriages are in all other respects valid under Oregon law, and that no...Show More Summary

Some Personal Notes on the Death of H.R. Giger

The artwork of H. R. Giger is familiar to anyone who has seen the motion picture Alien. Giger designed the alien spacecraft and the alien itself... Giger paints strange, grotesque beings: decomposing fetuses, beautiful women with mechanical attachments and diseased skin, machines with vaginas, snakes coiling in human skulls, endless piles of bones.... Continue reading ?

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges (part 3 of 3)

  by Walter Brasch    [Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry. Part 2:Show More Summary

A Mother’s Day Tribute— That Should Not Have to Be Written

  By Walter Brasch   Nine American mothers will not enjoy Mother’s Day this year. Their sons were killed in the past month in Afghanistan. This past Wednesday, a family of nine was killed by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. On Friday, 9 Pakistani soldiers were killed. Show More Summary

An Oliphant Always Forgets

This is ALSO the antithesis of a free press, and is nothing less than a fascist attempt to control information and bully the so-called mainstream press, aided and abetted by the craven and ignorant stenographers who have supplanted actual reporters in our American newsrooms. Continue reading ?

Health Care! Health Gauze! Healthgazi! Benghazi!

The "stock footage" of the Crimean elections was undoubtedly every bit as phony as the "Taking Down Saddam's Statue" show of camera trickery was in Iraq. Continue reading ?

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges (part 2)

(part 2 of 3)  [Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry.] by Walter Brasch...Show More Summary

Dying to see our post-antibiotic future

The old diseases are coming back. We fought them to a standstill in the Twentieth Century and the Twenty-first seems ripe for their comeback. Continue reading ?

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges

  (part 1 of 2) by Walter Brasch   Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., has become a prostitute. The administration doesn’t think of themselves or their college as a prostitute. They believe they are doing a public service. Show More Summary

SitComs Not Always a Laughing Matter

by Walter Brasch   My favorite new TV comedy is “Growing Up Fisher.” It’s the story of a blind lawyer, his 12-year-old son, a mid-teen daughter, and an ex-wife who is trying to return to her adolescent years. The show is based upon the experiences of D.J. Show More Summary

Short and Sweet for the Quisling

Attkisson won't say anything about that. Because she's going to work for Rupert now, selling her "Americanism" and patriotism to a foreign scumbag who sells fake patriotism in a dozen countries when he's not busy selling sex as "news." Continue reading ?

“Free Speech Wins Big” in McCutcheon Ruling? It’s FALSE NEWS!

The news hit the political front with the expected clash of ideologies. The left was appalled at yet another blow that would flood the political process with a tidal wave of cash. The right hailed their newfound “freedom” to extend their political reach with that tidal wave reaching across the entire nation. Show More Summary

Are You XPerienced?

XP X-its: Microsoft displays the same callousness that's come to be the hallmark of the Redmond, Washington company, who probably don't realize that their high handed behavior is contributing to Microsoft's doom -- more rapidly than they realize. Show More Summary

Tragedy in the 24/7 News Media

by Walter Brasch CNN is the 24/7 media trumpet for news about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that is presumed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean, southwest of Australia. On that flight were 227 passengers and 12 crew members....Show More Summary

The Media Scandal That Wasn’t

SO: WHY THE HECK IS IT BAD FOR (as Hinderaker alleges and which I reject until and unless proven beyond a reasonable doubt by someone OTHER than a Koch mouthpiece) journalists to collaborate with political parties? Continue reading ...

Hinderaker, Putin, Koch and Climate Denial, Oh My!

The Koch Brothers CONTINUED to do what they do, including, most recently, the "defense" of these "great Americans" on the floor of the US Senate by Ted Cruz, and then the EXACT SAME PHRASING and "Luntz words" were used by several Koch stooges. "Private citizens" being oppressed by the U.S. Senate! Continue reading ?

Of Rubik and His Cubes

We used to use the term "natural philosopher" for those persons, like Benjamin Franklin or Leonardo da Vinci, carefully observed nature and made fundamental discoveries about the nature of our relationship to the universe that, mysteriously, had NOT come from repeated reading of the mythic words in the magic book. Continue reading ?

It’s My Tenth Blogiversary

It had a very intimate feeling, and I availed myself of the amazing free comedy improv show for months. Once Harvey Lembeck asked me why I was auditing, and I told him that I wanted to write comedy dialogue, and understanding the actors' process would help me and help them. He liked that and let me stay... Continue reading ?

IRS Agents “Sabotage” Tea Party Activists? It’s FALSE NEWS!

It’s another day in the never-ending saga of the menacing IRS agents against the beleaguered Tea Party, some four years after the first set of applications made their way to the Cincinnati Tax Exempt Determinations Unit. The implication...Show More Summary

Vlad the Assailer in: Annexing the Sudentenland!

The Soviet Union’s Russian Republic’s greatest per capita consumer of Viagra® has played his dictator card again, following the template he established with the military bullying of Georgia (the country, and not the American  state which has long since left civil society). Show More Summary

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