Featured Blog Posts – November 2016 Archive (57)

Doing Ok

        Im listening to eulogies about Gwen Ifill.   What a wonderful lady!  What a legacy.  She never faked anything...detail oriented, professional and fun.  I enjoyed her company on PBS for many years.  She just looked trustworthy.  Beyond looks...she embodied what a true journalist is…

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Added by Zanelle on November 19, 2016 at 5:51am — 20 Comments

The pivot point of the 'memoirs'...

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Is happening, right now.  Has been decided, but I just don't know.  There's the elections, the protesting going on where I grew up, and then my oldest son. 

I've typed and deleted, and typed and deleted, typed and deleted every morning now, for the last 4 months.  Here, there, everywhere.  It's out there.  An hour every morning, to where I almost feel like I could do this as a 'job'. It's damn sure not 'art'. 

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Here it…

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Added by Julie Johnson on November 19, 2016 at 5:30am — 203 Comments

Trump Settles Trump University Fraud Case for $25 Million

Trump Settles Trump University Fraud Case for $25 Million:  President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to end the fraud cases pending against his defunct real estate program Trump University.  And now that he’s settled the fraud charges against him, its time to get busy cleaning up all the corruption in Washington. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 18, 2016 at 11:01pm — 4 Comments

Digging: Your New Manchurian Candidate Will Not Be Exposed in Sensationalism

Progressive/Left anger/disappointment is not unreasonable and I share it. It's excesses that we daily witness via Exclamation Point conspiratorial rig-charge headlines do not do Progressives or America proud, nor good; continuous, high dudgeon outrage, mourning buttressed by nothing remotely pointing to the potential for eventual substantiated charges, after a time, they're an…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on November 18, 2016 at 7:53pm — 22 Comments

One Sentence Friday: On Draining Swamps

Trump's supporters at his rallies invented the chant "Drain the swamp!" because they wanted him to end the influence of money in Washington but his appointments look for all the world like he's stocking it. 

Added by koshersalaami on November 18, 2016 at 4:25pm — 11 Comments

The Emotion Scale - 7 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Clarity Nice visits the headquarters of Herbaline in Orange County, a herbal, diet and weight prevention company, known for its aggressive marketing methods. Seeing on a corporate chart that the president of the company, Lyle Matchett, has never been seen and is not shown anywhere in the annual report of the company, Clarity decides to…

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Added by Workstudio on November 18, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

President Elect Trump: Concerns of a Young Lawyer

I've come to the conclusion that ethics and morality are easy if you live in a bubble, isolated from society-at-large, as well as tempting situations and circumstances. The true test of character comes from holding fast to your ideas and principles when the hold world seems to be crumbling before you, with countless people either choosing the path of evil, or indifference, with few sticking up for the principles of decency, freedom and justice. As Emerson once, said, "[i]t is easy in the…

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Added by Rob Wittmann on November 18, 2016 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Hoping Against Hope: 21 November 1922

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on November 16, 2016 at 8:46pm — 8 Comments

Guest Post: The Election was Stolen – Here’s How…by Greg Palast

Was Trump able to make this statement because he knew that the fix was in?:…
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Added by Ron Powell on November 16, 2016 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

Wheels coming off Trump transition team already!

Added by Dicky Neely on November 16, 2016 at 5:43pm — 3 Comments

Book Review: Avid Reader by Robert Gottlieb

     Robert Gottlieb is a fortunate man who knows it, takes his fair share of credit but doesn't beat his chest.

     As an editor at Simon and Schuster in the 50's who "stumbled" into the job (rather than being born into it) educated at Columbia rather than Harvard, he worked his way up the ranks to become editor-in-chief of Knopf--easily one of the most prestigious and profitable publishing houses in the land and then editor of The New Yorker.  It doesn't get better…

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Added by Ben Sen on November 16, 2016 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

Hillary Won the Popular Vote? Update

We'll never know.

Absentee and provisional ballots are not counted unless and untill the race is still undecided after the counting of ballots cast at the polls. If, as in all states this election, the number of absentee EVER counted.

There are several million absentee ballots Absentee ballots are approximately 2/3 Military. Who tend to vote 2/3 republican.

Hillary "won" by 200,000 votes?

very doubtful. But,

We'll never know.

We DO know who won the…

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Added by Token on November 16, 2016 at 11:42am — 15 Comments

I was flying in my living room!

     I rose up from the sofa and tipped over slightly.  My feet came off the floor and I was thrilled at the feeling.  I straightened up a little and realized I could control the movement upwards if I wanted to.  I inched out over the sofa and headed above the dining room table.  I was…

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Added by Zanelle on November 16, 2016 at 10:17am — 16 Comments

What's New is Old

Francis Fukuyama once wrote that, with the fall of the Soviet Union, we were witnessing the "End of History." Basically, his argument was that the ideological conflict between Western Liberalism and Communism was the last great philosophical, geopolitical conflict in world history and, once resolved, would usher in an era of shared values, gradual global enlightenment and universal progress, and a decrease in human conflict. As the conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, and later, in the former…

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Added by Rob Wittmann on November 16, 2016 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Philando Castile - officer charged

It just happened and I can't find that a video of the announcement is available yet. The officer has been charged with second degree manslaughter, and multiple counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. The…

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Added by nerd cred on November 16, 2016 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Where Did the Pretending Get Us?

Morning e-mail often has something in it from a small group of friends who stay in touch. We've known each other since our teens. Some is meant to provoke others into early a.m. screeds. It generally works.

My friends were in a confab about the detriments of over-intellectualism. One…

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Added by alsoknownas on November 16, 2016 at 8:00am — 47 Comments

Guest post: The US will no longer feel like a haven for Jews under Trump by Jonathan Freedland

from the Guardian, link below







To the long list of things that Donald Trump’s election has upended, we should add one more: the way Jews see the world.



For most of the last century, Jews have regarded America as a safe haven. While Europe had inflicted on its Jewish population a history of expulsion, persecution and eventually industrialised slaughter, the United States had given them a place where they could survive, and thrive.



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Added by koshersalaami on November 16, 2016 at 7:04am — 48 Comments

Thought For the Day - 16 November 2016

In 1964 Goldwater, or as he was known to his followers AuH2O, ran as the President of not governing. He lost. Reagan ran the same way, but won. Neither, at least once the job's purpose became manifest, shirked their duty. Much of what they did was to turn governance to lining the pockets of the wealthy, but at least they governed.

Make no mistake, what you see going on with Trump is a purposeful effort to destroy governance. I see the various pundits, the not Breibart wing,…

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Added by Robert Young on November 16, 2016 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

When Mascots Clash, Make-Up Sex Produces Weird Offspring

KEOKUK, Iowa. “Stormy,” the mascot of the Keokuk Grizzlies Arena Football League team, is a cute fuzzy bear who wins the hearts of kids with high fives, pictures and autographs. “I don’t know why they call me ‘Stormy’, and there aren’t too many bears in Iowa, but I love my job,” he says through a mesh screen covering his big grin.

Despite his gentle nature, Stormy is not one to back down from mascot fights, which are staged to provide entertainment for fans but frequently escalate out…

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Added by Con Chapman on November 16, 2016 at 5:49am — No Comments

BLANK CANVAS

BLANK CANVAS





If my life was a palette,

you'd be my brush.…

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Added by The Songbird on November 15, 2016 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

NEW BLOG POSTS

Trump scandals mounting up

Posted by Dicky Neely on October 19, 2017 at 10:26pm 1 Comment

Apologists for Empire

Posted by Rodney Roe on October 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

For So Long?

Posted by Robert Young on October 19, 2017 at 9:30am 2 Comments

nasty

Posted by ABG 2.0 on October 19, 2017 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Gone Home to Bobcaygeon

Posted by Boanerges on October 19, 2017 at 7:28am 8 Comments

Kabuki Diversity.. DNC Style!

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on October 19, 2017 at 6:30am 5 Comments

MURMURRATION

Posted by The Songbird on October 18, 2017 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Sauce for the Goose-Stepper

Posted by Tom Cordle on October 18, 2017 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

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