Ek hornbeck

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Date registered: August 21, 2007

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  1. Sucky Blogging- I’m not kidding. — August 20, 2017
  2. Many, Many Sides — August 19, 2017
  3. Republicans Want To Murder You — August 18, 2017
  4. Neo Liberalism and the Ascendancy of Markets Over Humanity — August 18, 2017
  5. The Antifa — August 17, 2017

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Web Exclusive!

As it turns out Sam Bee’s most viral piece wasn’t even broadcast. From The Guardian– One of your most popular segments on Full Frontal speculated that Trump can’t actually read, which now has 4m-plus views. How hard was it to find evidence? That was a personal theory of a couple of people on our research …

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Sucky Blogging

Among other things I’ve stolen from Atrios (like a shorter style, extended quotes I stole from digby) I shall be forever grateful for the phrase, “Sucky Blogging.” I’ve been rather rigid in the past about schedules and sticking to them and everything I’ve said still applies, it creates an expectation of regularity in your audience. …

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The Front Page Poem

  Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, an’ a’ that; The coward slave-we pass him by, We dare be poor for a’ that! For a’ that, an’ a’ that. Our toils obscure an’ a’ that, The rank is but the guinea’s stamp, The Man’s the gowd for a’ that. What though on …

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Bring out your dead.

  Here’s one. That’ll be ninepence. I’m not dead. What? Nothing. There’s your ninepence. I’m not dead. ‘Ere, he says he’s not dead. Yes he is. I’m not. He isn’t. Well, he will be soon, he’s very ill. I’m getting better. No you’re not, you’ll be stone dead in a moment. Well, I can’t take …

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More Zombie TPP

As have I, Dean Baker has taken note of the recent spate of stories lamenting the abandonment of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Mostly the argument is- Trump Bad, Trump Kill TPP, TPP Good! That is the shallowest, most cynical non-reasoned pleading I’ve heard in a long time. Look, I don’t like Trump but appealing to …

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Marcy, Marcy, Marcy Media Madness!

Is she on a book tour or something? I’d call her a friend of the site except I suspect she hardly remembers we exist. In any event it’s always a genuine pleasure to promote her, here she is talking with The Real News about Robert Mueller and Russiagate. Does Mueller’s Russia Probe Threaten Trump?

Meet The New Boss

Just as James Comey is not the knight in shining armor and beacon of integrity his current propaganda suggests, so too Christopher Wray, his successor as Head of the FBI, is no saint worthy of hagiography. Marcy Wheeler explains on Democracy Now. Wray Confirmed as FBI Director as Questions Swirl over His Past Record & …

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The Stealth Fundamentalist Evangelicals

What do Hillary Clinton, W, and I have in common? We’re all baptized Methodists. It was founded by John Wesley, his younger brother Charles, and George Whitefield. John and Charles had participated in the Holy Club at the University of Oxford. Members took Communion weekly, fasted, abstained from “sinful” pursuits, and practiced charity. They were …

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A Good Walk Spoiled

I might have mentioned I golf. My Grandfather was a fanatic and very good at it. His best gift to me ever, at least from his standpoint, was a set of plastic play clubs which I took to instantly. I, unfortunately for him, am very bad at it. My scorecards are filled with double pars, …

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Honor, Code, Loyalty

We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. Today is the anniversary of the United States Coast Guard (in Lego) but I’m not here to talk about that. Instead I want to discuss heroism. Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, …

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