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When life was stultifying simpler: Yinzers of a certain age might recall Rege Cordic. . Continue reading
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Craig Ferguson: . Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Conservatives demonstrate that "individual liberty" and "state's rights" are simply empty slogans rather than deeply-held philosophies. . Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Major kudos to President Obama for his breakthrough with Cuba. Los Hermanos Castro have made ten presidents look foolish over the course of 55 years. It was getting embarrassing. . Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Taibbi: Apparently, the American political establishment isn't just afraid of new ideas, it's afraid of new people. It wants things so much the same, it's seeking blood guarantees, like the old Euro aristocracies that sealed military alliances with marriages. It's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
I've long thought that Watergate revelations wouldn't have happened, at least in the way they did, had Woodstein, Bradlee, and Graham known what they were getting into. Can't prove it, of course. you allow your interviewees to repeatedly say he was, aren't you obfuscating the truth To the élite journalist, offering a correction is evidence of bias since it's taking a side. Telling Cheney "You're wrong" is putting yourself in opposition to Cheney and therefore no longer being "objective". That's how they think. To return to St Timmy, I remember watching Russert on some panel admit that questioning a politico too toughly would simply result in making it harder to get guests to come on to the show. That, too, is how they think. Maybe it is all a conspiracy; but I'll not be signing on to that unless I see evidence (and surely by now *somebody* would have squealed). .
The crafty little beggars are going to be the death of us yet: Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought. Scientists have found that the animals are hastening the release of greenhouse... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Eh, I'm not going to sign on to the idea that there's a conscious decision to obfuscate. The fact o' the matter is that the élite news media are part of the ruling class and act accordingly. I remember reading an interview with St Tim Russert in which he mentioned what wonderful Christmas parties Mr and Mrs Donald Rumsfeld threw every year. Ben Bradlee used to vacation with JFK and Jackie, and St Katherine Graham was besties with Nancy Reagan. Regardless of what working class backgrounds some of them had (see: Russert, Tim, again) they've become financially and culturally insulated from that world. I'm in no way saying it isn't a problem - it is! - but it's nothing new and, again, probably not a deliberately planned thing. .
It's entirely possible, perhaps probable, that of the eight presidential elections from 1988 to 2016 there will have been a Bush and/or a Clinton at the top of the party tickets for six of them. If that doesn't demonstrate that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
So, 20th Century Fox is remastering Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Blu-ray and syndication. And the company is is making a hilarious, moronic hash of it. These are not smart people. . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Tailgunner Ted Cruz attempts to be clever, gets dozens of Obama nominees approved instead. . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Among Thomas Edison's many inventions was the porn industry: . Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
The government of the United States is still trying to overthrow the Cuban government and the results are as comically ineffectual as ever. Give it up already, it's long since become embarrassing. . Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Started again yesterday. The absurdity of the various ice packs attached to various parts of my body struck me. I'm guessing 4-6 weeks until my ribs are copacetic. Sleeping has become an unenjoyable, and frequently interrupted, activity. Yay. .
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on Sense Of Self at A Spork in the Drawer
It's impossible to overstate just how awful modern conservatives are. . Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
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Conservatives really don't do the whole "ethnic" thing very well. Witness Koch governor Scott Walker: "Thank you again and Molotov," read the note from Walker to Franklyn Gimbel, chairman of the Wisconsin Center District, a convention complex, who had asked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
The amount of damage this could do is incalculable: The Assembly of State Legislatures, a new group advocating for a convention of the states, met for the third time Monday and Tuesday in a small auditorium at the Naval Heritage... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Not one single person will be held responsible for the most monstrous acts committed by this nation in generations. But we'll execute black guys on the spot for making us feel uncomfortable. . Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
I'm more ice pack than man now. . Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Taibbi: Nobody's willing to say it yet. But after Ferguson, and especially after the Eric Garner case that exploded in New York yesterday after yet another non-indictment following a minority death-in-custody, the police suddenly have a legitimacy problem in this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Plenty old enough! And good music is timeless. .
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on Saffron?? at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
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Like Atrios, I have hard time remembering that the New Republic was ever a force for good (Lemieux has some counterpoints). For the last several decades, at least, its job has been to provide cover for some of the most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
I'm just mad about saffron. .
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on Saffron?? at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
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NYC police aren't to blame for murdering Eric Garner because of cigarette taxes. . Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer