All Blog Posts Tagged 'Current Events' (481)

How Cozy Is the Astronomical Neighborhood

 

Hubbel telescope finds galaxy from the time of the Big Bang

I have no idea how to interpret this.  I just thought it looked cool.

I read this morning that astronomers have discovered a nearby star with seven earth sized planets circling the dwarf star.  At 40 light years…

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Added by Rodney Roe on February 22, 2017 at 9:26pm — 11 Comments

Pragmatism vs Idealism at the DNC

Just read this story and it has me turning my head inside out as I consider what should be "right" as opposed to what might "work" for the Democratic National Committee in 2017 and the Midterm Elections in 2018: Ellison holds edge in DNC race survey.  In my heart I hold nothing but respect for Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) who in a new survey of DNC members holds an edge over former Labor…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 22, 2017 at 5:31pm — 33 Comments

Squeezed

 

I'm trying to push through a man-sized head cold and fever. Work doesn't go away so I try to handle what I can from the laptop and phone. For the most part things are under control but generating new business is impossible when you know a sneeze that sounds like Tarzan on a vine may burst out at any…

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Added by alsoknownas on February 22, 2017 at 10:00am — 50 Comments

Faux News and Tucker Carlson Manufacture Alternative Talking Heads

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had a hard time booking Olga Lexell, the creator and co-organizer of the nationwide Not My President’s Day protests on Monday. So, after repeated refusals, Carlson’s show instead booked Shane Saunders, a Los Angeles-based actor and casting agent, who Lexell said “was not affiliated in any way with our rallies and was not an organizer.”…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 21, 2017 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Bizarro World Reports: Source of Alternative Facts in Texas

Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants:

No word if these redneck dumbasses voted Republican, but you gotta love…

Added by JMac1949 Today on February 20, 2017 at 9:00am — 24 Comments

The Cult of Donald

 

Sometime in the early 1990s a young woman sped around me, cutting me off from the turn I wanted to make, and flipped me the bird in her rear view mirror.  She had a WWJD bumper sticker.

During the same time period I went to the restroom in a vegetarian restaurant in Asheville, NC – a city known for the fact that…

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Added by Rodney Roe on February 20, 2017 at 2:32am — 24 Comments

Whenever the World Seems to Hit a Shitstorm This Makes me Smile

Open Call from the King of the hill, top of the heap:

What's yours?

Added by JMac1949 Today on February 17, 2017 at 11:42am — 10 Comments

A Second Minion of the Beast Bites the Big One

The question is will Republican Senators revolt against the Beast "51" nominees for SCOTUS.  Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nominee:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 15, 2017 at 4:07pm — 9 Comments

Despite Strong Criticism Of Trump By GOP Senators, They Mostly Fall In Line

When Ronald Reagan was elected president I literally became ill. It was unexpected as was his victory tally, but as difficult as it was to digest I accepted he was chosen by the preponderance of the American people.

Not so with Donald Trump, who under a flawed and archaic system achieved high office, but it wasn’t because more Americans were drawn to his bigoted, outrageous utterances.…

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Added by Michael Russnow on February 14, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Has Anybody Been To A Movie Lately?

I know. I know. I’m about to do that thing again where I’m bemoaning that something’s changed, and it’s not like it used to be. But, seriously! Come on. Have you been to a movie theater lately? And I’ll be honest, I don’t have the fondest memories of the theater experience itself while growing up. The movies? Yes! The theaters? No.

First of all, it used to be that if the newspaper listed a movie as starting at 4:45pm, IT STARTED AT 4:45pm! If you walked in at 4:47, then you’d missed 2…

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Added by Kage Alan on February 13, 2017 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

Report from Bizarro World: Here in Texas We Finally Caught a Fraudulent Mexican Voter - Who Voted for Republicans

In a state where we spend over 2 1/2 times to incarcerate each convicted criminal than we spend to educate each of our children...

...we've…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 11, 2017 at 10:15am — 12 Comments

The Fourth – Not So Real – Estate

Estate is a confusing term.  Used alone it means either a large tract of property with a manor owned by someone of wealth, or all of the wealth of an individual at death.  Those are simple enough concepts, but when used preceded by an ordinal number the word, it turns out, depends on time and place.

In the Ancien Regime or old order of France there were three, Clergy, (first estate), nobility (second estate) and commoners (third estate).  This order continued until the…

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Added by Rodney Roe on February 9, 2017 at 7:00am — 14 Comments

A Failure To Grasp Our Current Leadership

It’s not a good way to start each day feeling like you should be apologizing to the world for who’s now leading your country. I don’t like the man, personally or professionally, but I haven’t called him a name since he took office. And I’m going to try my best not to. It bothered me to no end when Obama took office to see the complete lack of respect from the opposing party. Then, two years into office, we heard Mitch McConnell utter this little gem: “The single most important thing we want…

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Added by Kage Alan on February 9, 2017 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

USA Presidency

USA Presidency ? Really ? The legitimacy ought to be scrutinized.

Added by Heidi Banerjee on February 9, 2017 at 3:44am — 7 Comments

WTF? Someone Explain What the Hell the Tea Party Senate is Thinking with This BS.

That Tea Party Republicans are dumbass troglodytes is abundantly clear, but this one takes the cake:

So Bernie and the Dems came on strong with payback:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on February 8, 2017 at 11:43am — 21 Comments

I STAND WITH THEM

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.

Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

The Resistance Report of Feb 6, 2017

Today, I have had great difficulties listening to Robert Reich's report because of constant disruptions within the video.

After a while, and later in the day, I came to realize that someone had been trying to cause disturbance.

We have the proof now also because of the hacking of James Emmerling's and Kenneth Sibbett's account, using these two names in a combined account for advertising.

The information in regard to the desired impeachment of Donald Trump is so important…

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Added by Heidi Banerjee on February 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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