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Jan 01

New Year’s Resolutions

Well, they’re made to be broken, but it is with neck snapping swiftness that Republican legislators have done a complete 180 from the Deficit Busting $1.5 Trillion Cut Cut Cut Bill to a “renewed” sense of fiscal rectitude. As U.S. budget fight looms, Republicans flip their fiscal script by Kevin Drawbaugh and Roberta Rampton, Reuters …

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Dec 31

Now, This Is Funny

Sometimes I feel the need to scrape off the ick. Who better to turn to than John Oliver? Regifting Revised Resolutions An All Dog Version Of The Blue Man Group Lost Graphics Lost Graphics Part 2

Dec 31

Your Andrew Dice Clay Moment

Hey, I write about cultural stuff too. For those of you who don’t remember Andrew Dice Clay was a foul mouthed, bigoted, homophobic, misogynistic “Comedian” who enjoyed a brief bubble of popularity in the late 80s/early 90s. His public persona duplicated his personal prejudice and he was roundly despised by almost everyone who ever worked …

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Dec 30

Web Exclusive

Well, maybe not all of it, but this week between ek’smas and New Year’s is tough and depressing and without much new news to share and I’m not about to finish my 127 Chapter Autobiography “13 Years A Slave, An Intertubz History- 10 Years Of DocuDharma, 7 Years Of The Stars Hollow Gazette And Why …

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Dec 30

Negative Press Covfefe

Despite Misadministration insistence that George Papadopoulos was little more than an unpaid intern delegated to fetch coffee and other menial tasks, The New York Times today reveals, in a story sourced by “four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge” (none of them named), he really played a much more influential role …

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Dec 29

Other True Things

I think, based on 40+ years of Economic studies, multiply sourced, that Republican policies are objectively bad for the United States, not that NeoLiberal, Third Way, New Democrat, D.C. Consensus Centrist policies are much better mind you but the bar is lower than a snake’s belly. You may disagree with my enthusiasm for Modern Monetary …

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Dec 29

What Makes Real News “Real”?

Let’s face it, most writers on the Internet are not what you would call “journalists” in the sense that they go out on the street or get on the phone and present original information they gather from named sources, let alone factual descriptions of events they personally witnessed. Instead we, meaning I at least, read …

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Dec 28

Monopoly Power

My family hates to play games with me because I’m very, very good and I have no mercy. If you beat me, you do and I’m not upset or angry about it nor do I make excuses. When you win it should have extra satisfaction because I tried my best. Monopoly, however, is not just …

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Dec 26

Hessians

A reprint from 2007 but as true today as it ever was. As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow By Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart, Reuters WASHINGTON Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:17am EST The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack …

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Dec 26

Boxing Day

Boxing Day. On the day after Christmas… In feudal times the lord of the manor would give boxes of practical goods such as cloth, grains, and tools to the serfs who lived on his land. Many years ago on the day after Christmas servants would carry boxes to their employers when they arrived for their …

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Dec 25

The Queen’s Speech

  Well, if you were watching the Doctor marathon on BBC America you would have seen it already. I told you about Acela didn’t I? Liz is a sport she is. It may seem a little Jesusy for me to feature but don’t forget she’s like the Pope of Episcopalians.

Dec 25

Happy Life Day!

Ok, so it’s the worst Holiday special ever. It’s still canon and you are responsible for the material.

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