Category Archives: Commentary

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TSA screening – the good and the very, very bad

I know other news sites, blogs, and media outlets have covered the whole TSA "RapeScan and/or Sexual Assault Grope" situation.  Me, I come down on the side of liberty and the belief there simply isn't anything we can (or should) … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished: The Legacy-enning

The new Bush Library is deciding whether or not the president's notorious "Mission Accomplished" banner will be one of the 43,000 artifacts in its collection put on display when the library opens in 2013 via Mission Accomplished | Talking Points … Continue reading

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Four Loko – you gotta be kidding.

With states quickly moving to ban Four Loko and other caffeinated alcoholic drinks (and the FDA looking into a wider prohibition) the drink's producer says they are dropping caffeine from the recipe. I'll admit to not fully understanding the phenomenon; … Continue reading

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DST vs Standard Time

In the modern era with our post-agrarian society, daylight savings time-changing makes no sense whatsoever.  From a personal perspective and preference though, I'd much rather have an extra hour of sun at the end of the day than at the … Continue reading

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(Re)inventing the wheel

As the world's attention span continues to shrink, Amazon plans to introduce a breed of Kindle e-texts that are no longer than "a few chapters" of those hefty analog books that a few people still bother to read. (snip) With … Continue reading

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The “Foreclosure” crisis explained

Let's pretend mortgages are meat. No, no — bear with me, this will make sense in a moment. In the olden days (circa 1990s), banks and other financial institutions would write mortgages, which were backed by the asset — known … Continue reading

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Commitments

Posted by frizbeesf over on Americablog: I WILL WORK JUST AS HARD… I will work as hard for Barack Obama as he has worked for me.. In the weeks ahead when I encounter insane lies and distortions about the President’s … Continue reading

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Not one of us

Anticipated reaction of the Teabagger fundamentalist contingent upon learning of Christine O'Donnell's admission  she'd "dabbled into (sic) witchcraft" while in college: Eleven years ago a boisterous Christine O'Donnell confessed to Bill Maher and his ABC audience that she'd dated a … Continue reading

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A double-dog dare

Intel Thursday confirmed that the “master key” to anti-piracy software for movies shown on HDTVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes circulating on the Internet in recent days is indeed the real thing. But, says the company, which created it, pirates … Continue reading

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Political commentary for our times

Funniest damned thing I've seen in a very, very long time.

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