February 2017 Blog Posts (345)

I Might As Well Be In Uzbekistan

I was looking out of the kitchen window this morning as I washed a couple of glasses reflecting on how different the process is in one’s home as compared to a restaurant or bar, wondering how the neighbors wash their glasses.

We live at the end of a short street and after eight years are not friends with any of the neighbors by mutual agreement.  With the possible exception of the Hispanic family at the other end who might have voted Democrat, I’m sure the rest of the street voted…

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Added by Rodney Roe on February 26, 2017 at 3:45pm — 11 Comments

February Moment

February thaw

spring not far…

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Added by M. C. Sears on February 26, 2017 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

1-Sentence: Where the BBC's Banned

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), while it may often be picked up in these places thanks to the exigencies of technology and nature, is banned officially in these rogue nations and facilities (among others): Iran, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, North Korea, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, The People's Republic of China,…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on February 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Juxtaposition, Just a Thought

 

The last time I put this juxtaposition up, nobody got it...

Can anyone see what I…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 26, 2017 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

All Hail the US Buck

From time to time in these endeavors, I've weighed in on the question of the USofA foreign trade deficit. From the quant point of view, narrowly, the question boils down to: is having US dollars floating out on the planet a good thing (that can only happen if the US runs a deficit), and if so, is there a limit to how much is too much of a good thing?

My argument has steadfastly been that from the beginning, Bretton-Woods, when the buck became, nearly, de jure New Gold to now, when it…

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Added by Robert Young on February 26, 2017 at 11:56am — 10 Comments

The Stolen Jobs That No One Wants: Guest Post and Question

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The government estimates that more than 80% of America's crop workers are Hispanic (mostly Mexican), and more than half are illegal aliens. But Rob Williams, the director of the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project (which represents farmworkers in court), considers those numbers grossly misleading…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 26, 2017 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

For the Eminently Practical, the Blues Don't Come Easy

WESTLAND, Mass.  In this western suburb of Boston, “starter” homes are typically priced just over a million dollars, leaving many in less-affluent communities nearby to say “nice start” when told their neighbors are moving up and on.  “It doesn’t really bother me,” says Linda Putzinski, a stay-at-home mom in Walford, the “servant’s town” across the border that regularly beats Westland teams, helping their rich opponents build character.  “I grind my teeth and gnaw at the inside of my cheeks,…

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Added by Con Chapman on February 26, 2017 at 9:57am — 4 Comments

Jump on My Bandwagon

Finally, someone has joined my epithet bandwagon. It's Linda Stasi of the New York Daily News, which is a left-leaning tabloid. Perhaps the only one on the planet.



How in hell do the American people think this is OK? It's never OK to bar the press in a society that guarantees freedom of the press. Who is Donald Trump? Kim Jong Un with a…
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Added by Robert Young on February 26, 2017 at 9:12am — 5 Comments

Isn't THIS interesting...

So now Hillary supporter Tom "Hillary Lite" Perez is taking over as the head of the DNC from Donna Brazille, a corrupt Hillary supporter, who took over from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, a corrupt Hillary supporter.  

Isn't that special!

He did this with full support of the DNC…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on February 26, 2017 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on February 26, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Golden Books Turn 75

If you grew up in the 1950s and 60s you probably read little golden books among your first books. Yesterday on NPR, they featured a short segment on what was the most revolutionary series of children books in the 20th century. Before Golden Books, children’s books were expensive and so owned by the well to do. After GB children’s books were accessible…

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Added by Terry McKenna on February 26, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

New EPA Chief Calls for Aggressive Rollback of Environmental Regulations

New EPA Chief Calls for Aggressive Rollback of Environmental Regulations: During his recent speech at CPAC, Trump’s new head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, called for an "aggressive agenda of regulatory rollbacks,” while criticizing the Obama administration…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 25, 2017 at 11:11pm — 6 Comments

Losing my mind, but only the useless bits

I did my regular check-in with the neurologist to see how I was doing and to get my prescription refilled.  The medication is great - holds off the mysathenia 95%, and that remaining 5% is way way over to the right, a part of my vision field I don't much use.

He did a cursory examination - had me Follow The Finger, poked at inflated cheeks to try to deflate them, tried to pry open squinched-shut eyes, had me press upwards against his hands, took his Maxwell's little silver hammer to…

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Added by Myriad on February 25, 2017 at 7:17pm — 11 Comments

Protectionism

It is high time that economists, especially those of the left, give some thought to producing more jobs for average folks.

If they don’t come up with something, they leave the field to Trump. He may be all wet, but it will take a while for his voters to find out. In the meantime, Republicans will run rampant over the institutions that our nation has built up over the last century to protect average folks from the harm that comes from an untrammeled free market. From Social Security to…

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Added by Terry McKenna on February 25, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Fight For Obamacare And Obama's Fallacy

"I'm sorry I helped fuck Bernie."


First off, let's separate the reality of Obamacare from its symbolic representation. For purposes of this discussion I'm only going to talk about… Continue

Added by cheshyre on February 25, 2017 at 12:52pm — 11 Comments

Follow the Dream

Twenty-two and a half hours until the solar eclipse as I start typing. I have been obsessed to the point of madness but I think I've finally hit the path through. The nightmare was followed by the best dream imaginable the next night so that's better. Give it up to the universe. I'm accepting that I need to rework my diet, for real this time, because I am having heartburn so bad with some food that it burns…

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Added by Phyllis on February 25, 2017 at 9:54am — 9 Comments

Oops, US Customs Puts the Screws to the Wrong Muslim

Ali's son detained by immigration at Fla. airport

Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after returning from speaking at a Black History Month event in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They were pulled aside while going…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 25, 2017 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

The Barbershop Quartet and Black History

The musical format known as the Barbershop Quartet is ordinarily associated with traditional "white" music and is most often and popularly depicted as a group of four white men wearing straw hats singing in, or in front of, a barbershop with the standard candy stripe barber pole nearby.

In fact, if you…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 25, 2017 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Cyndi Timmons, Cynical Assistant Deli Manager

I swear to God these freaking hair nets drive me CRAZY!

How in the hell am I ever supposed to attract a second husband when I look like a refugee from a 50s hat rack?

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I’ll just take it off for a minute, Rob is up front checking IDs on beer sales for the dingbat high school girl in the express lane.  There–now any eligible male walking by can see my thick, lustrous hair.  Thank God for Prell…

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Added by Con Chapman on February 25, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

You're Fired!!

Demented Ronnie earned his cred with the rich lunatics by firing the PATCO workers.  Well, Kim Jong-Don has his shot at immortality.  He's been at swords' points with "the intelligence community" at least since the first reports of Russian interference. "I don't really think [Russia] is, but who knows? I don't know either. [The intelligence community] don't know and I don't know."  Of course, they know.  And I'd bet a buck they've got him talking to some Russians.  He's behaving like a perp…

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Added by Robert Young on February 25, 2017 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

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