Category Archives: Commentary

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This…

…is what global-warming related climate change looks like. A system of violent thunderstorms roared across the nation’s midsection Tuesday and Wednesday, killing at least eight people in three states as giant tornadoes caused extensive damage yet again. The high-powered storms … Continue reading

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Apocarapture Now!

Ah, sweet Oblivion, blessed Nirvana.  Looks like my ticket transfer went through, so my special Rapture(tm) package took me instead to the Buddhist heaven — which means I'm off the wheel!  Yay!  So long suckas!  Woohoo! (This was intended to … Continue reading

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Call & Response

Pretty much any critique or complaint from the radical right and neocons about a certain recent event can be answered with, "We thought you guys said you actually wanted Osama Bin Laden dead.  Or were you lying about that all … Continue reading

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In which the vengeance of God is justly meted out on earth | Sarah, Proud and Tall

I can barely credit that they have made a movie from that turgid nonsense by Ayn Rand. I have about eighteen copies of “Atlas Shrugged” – all signed in that self-consciously spiky handwriting of hers. Every Christmas from 1957 onwards, … Continue reading

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Technological innovations

Drug smugglers used a catapult to fire contraband over the border between Mexico and Arizona, authorities said Wednesday.National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system on Friday evening saw several people using the device beside a border fence near … Continue reading

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Giving

My sister-in-law is pretty much dirt poor…and yet I know for a fact she gives food away like it's a duty, and her favorite thing to do.  She even grows a far, far larger garden than she and her niece … Continue reading

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You can’t stop the signal

Once information is out there, trying to suppress it is a thuggish fool's errand. http://213.251.145.96/ If the Powers That Be shut that down, it'll just pop up somewhere else.  The data has already been mirrored and copied to hundreds of … Continue reading

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Happy-Thoughts Spirituality

In the last few decades we've witnessed the development of a number of "feel-good" spiritual movements, and they all seem to pursue one or both of two worthy goals:  Healing the self and healing the planet.  Unfortunately a great many … Continue reading

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In which we ponder credulity…

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do … Continue reading

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Airport Security: Some Humble Suggestions

Kevin Drum over Mother Jones has issued a challenge to those of us who object to the new Gate Rape procedures at American airports, where your choice may be reduced to 'virtual strip-search by machine,' 'sexual assault by TSA screener,' … Continue reading

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