Ek hornbeck

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Date registered: August 21, 2007

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  1. Zombie Tories — June 26, 2017
  2. Not Quite A Rant — June 25, 2017
  3. Definition — June 24, 2017
  4. The Jimmy Kimmel Test — June 23, 2017
  5. Lines in the Sand — June 22, 2017

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Zombie Tories

Brains! So the Tories have thier deal to maintain their tenuous hold on the British govenment. Two votes, 317 Conservatives plus 10 Democratic Unionists (don’t forget they’re anti-Brexit because of the Irish border) give them a bare majority (325 is a tie) How did they get it? Good old fashioned bribery (like their U.S. counterparts …

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Not Quite A Rant


(noun) The ability to distinguish between one muscle and an adjacent, similar muscle. Don’t let summer distract you from the fact that the news is still bad! Here’s your weekly nightmare roundup. The New York State Senate You can tell it’s European because it seems intellectual, it’s filmed in Black and White, and it makes …

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The Jimmy Kimmel Test


Lines in the Sand

So the draft Senate version of ‘Repeal and Replace’ is out and it’s every bit as horrible and disingenuous as its secretive genesis would suggest. Far from making any substantive changes to the deplorable House Bill, it endorses and reinforces its most heinous aspects. The principle goal of both Bills is to steal $800 Billion …

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Lived Experience


The Usual Suspects


This is not really mostly about Coal but to set the mood let’s listen to Florence Reece. Come all you good workers. Good news to you I’ll tell. Of how the good old union has come in here to dwell. Which side are you on boys? Which side are you on? My daddy was a …

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Mark Twain Visits The Land Of Davos Neo Liberals

(note: This passage is from A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court which is widely beloved by young and old alike who mostly mistake it for one of the many Bowdlerized, sanitized, Hollywood treatments it’s been given because- hey, why read the book when you can rent the video and have a night of Netflix …

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America’s Cup 2017: Finals- Day One

Well the Battle Off Bermuda has come to this- Oracle USA v. Emirates/New Zealand. Please don’t tell me you’re surprised, this was completely predictable about 10 seconds after the close of the last series. As we proceed it will be first to 7 victories, Emirates/New Zealand will start at -1 (that’s right, negative numbers) because …

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