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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Coming Soon to the Flickers It was looking like a better-than-average year for movies. Then August came along and the celluloid offerings shriveled up and died. Fortunately, it looks like things are poised to pick up this fall. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert gives Hillary Clinton pictures of naked men as consolation prize

A great many people felt a sinking feeling when Donald J. Trump won the race for president of the United States last November. For a select few, it meant they didn't get to strip on TV. Lose-lose situation. SEE ALSO: Yes, Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary

The Antiquated Law That Lets the United States Claim Any Unclaimed Island That Contains Bird Poop

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a slightly nauseating yet informational video essay, Half as Interesting explains in great detail about the Guano Islands Act, an antiquated law that allows any citizen of United States to claim for their country, any random, unclaimed island containing deposits of bird excrement aka guano. In the 1850s guano was selling in the US...

There Are No Good Options When It Comes to North Korea. Here’s Why.

President Trump stood in front of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning to warn of North Korea’s total destruction if it threatened the US with force. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself, or it’s allies,” he said, “We will have no choice but […]

Trump’s UN speech delivers just what his voters wanted

In his speech to the world’s leaders, President Donald Trump delivered the message of the voters who elected him. “The United States will forever be a great friend to the … Click to Continue »

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Remix)” (Feat. Kodak Black)

Right now, the #2 song in the United States of America is "Bodak Yellow," an unlikely street-turned-crossover smash from unlikely great rapper Cardi B. Cardi's song title is a reference to Kodak Black, the troubled young Miami rapper, and the title serves as a tacit admission that she patterned her flow on the song after…

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Avast…or something. It's me...Captain Billybeard, swarthy fear-instiller of the deep blue kiddie pool. Today is the most blow-me-downest day of the year: International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  And arrrway...Show More Summary

5 LA projects by modernist master Gin Wong

In honor of the late great architect Earlier this month, influential (though often overlooked) modern architect Gin Wong died at the age of 94. Born in Guangzhou, China, Wong moved to the United States as a child and grew up in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Great Lakes states renew push for new lock at critical point

Officials from Great Lakes states are making a renewed push to win approval of a long stalled proposal for adding a new lock to the Soo Locks complex, a critical … Click to Continue »

Polish party leader denounces anti-Semitism, praises Israel

Poland's most powerful politician has denounced anti-Semitism and praised the "great" state of Israel at a ceremony honoring Poles who protected Jews during the Holocaust. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chief of the … Click to Continue »

Today’s Must-Read: “How Party Bosses, Not Voters, Pick Politicians in New York”

Great Shane Goldmacher in the NYT: For decades, New York seats have traded hands this way in what amounts to one of the last, most powerful vestiges of Tammany Hall-style politics in the state. Election laws here grant politicians and … Continue reading ?

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … The Week Ahead Monday The Senate votes to invoke cloture and pave the way for a final vote on the National Defense Authorization Act, which will funnel $700 billion to the military-industrial complex.Show More Summary

Vanderbilt fans chanted ‘We want Bama’ after win over Kansas State. Bama’s up next.

The Commodores are 3-0, with a win over a ranked team and a great defense. Now the Tide are coming to Nashville. NASHVILLE - It was faint, because 20,000 of the announced 38,000 sellout crowd in Vanderbilt Stadium were Kansas State fans, but you could hear it: “WE WANT BAMA. Show More Summary

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Every year, I ask mentees to contribute blog posts as a part of their year-long mentorship with me. Tania Said, director of education, David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana and I have had some great conversations. Show More Summary

Here's where to look for the best fall foliage in east Tennessee

After last year's drought in the eastern part of the state, experts are expecting a great year to see the leaves change colors.        

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

Daily   Kos   Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Daily   Kos   Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Ick, Ick Ick Edition “Sen. Ted Cruz's Twitter account last night ‘liked’ a pornographic video about a woman who finds a couple having sex on her couch. Show More Summary

What to Read When You’re Thinking about Florida

In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we've compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the "Sunshine state."

2 Million Dead (or More): Why the World Is Not Ready for War with North Korea

Dennis P. Halpin Security, Asia It would be a tragedy like no other.  The label of the North Korean state as a Marxist-Leninist regime, even of the particularly repressive Maoist Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution variety, is a misnomer. Show More Summary

Stock Market Participation Varies Greatly by State

From Torsten Sløk: In Vermont almost 50% of households that make between $100,000 and $200,000 own stocks. For similar households in Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, and West Virginia the stock ownership percentage is closer to 30%, see chart below. Show More Summary

What Was Amazon TV Thinking?

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Earlier this week, Kayleigh wrote at length about the state of Amazon TV, and I will just say this: it obviously doesn't have as many great shows as Netflix, but a few of those shows are as good or better...

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