All Blog Posts Tagged 'Current Events' (541)

The American Drama-Comedy: The Political Crisis (Hope Believe, Change, Forward)

Every time congress and the President has to make a “decision” (also known as: do their job) it is a media circus and the political script is already set, “the US is coming to an end”; jobs will be lost, seniors will lose healthcare, our military will not be paid, social security checks will not be sent on time, our airports will be crippled, the military and law will stop protecting us etc, etc, etc. Maybe this time, imagined crisis has had its moments of instilling fear into…

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Added by John Fleshman on March 5, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

IF IT LOOKS LIKE SPRING AND FEELS LIKE SPRING IT IS SPRING

Pay no attention to the date, it's all about what you see and feel when you step outside.  Today in NJ it is 50 degrees.  I stepped outside and the sun was shining.  I set out to see if anything was shooting up from the ground.  I saw the tiny green shoots of the crocuses, and even some green tulip shoots.  But the…

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Added by Pam Malone on February 28, 2013 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

"Stand your ground, Don't back down!"

Controversy with Fred time!

(And, yes those are cameos by George Harrison and Ringo Starr!  But I digress.)

The following is the actual statute in Florida.

Let's dissect it like a frog in 10th grade biology and append the idiocies with commentary recognizable as such {CAPS IN THESE BRACKETS} while not throwing out the tadpole with the pondwater. 

But let me preface this by saying from the outset that "OF COURSE TRAYVON WAS MURDERED IN…

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Added by fred hallman on February 26, 2013 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

WHY JOIN OUR SALON! (or ?) (But heck, why not both!?)

WHY JOIN OUR SALON?

Meet Larry.  He's on one of them big blogging sites and he has stuff to say!

"MY BUTT ITCHES!"

Larry blogs every day, twice on Saturday.

"MY TESTICLES SMELL LIKE CHEESE!!!"

Larry think people at Big Site read him.

They don't!

Larry says, "Screw you monkey balls!! I'm going to go someplace where I'm appreciated!"

So he…

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Added by Tinkerertink69 on February 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE SNOW/PLAY IN IT

Do not be afraid of the snow.  It's getting so every time we have a snowstorm they try to scare us.  We all have P.T.S.D. after Sandy.  But for heaven's sake, a little snow, even a lot of snow, is normal.  It is Winter after all.

And let's not lose sight of the fact that snow can be beautiful.  Like…

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Added by Pam Malone on February 11, 2013 at 2:29pm — 3 Comments

The Whistlepig, the Chili Feed, and other life lessons learned the hard way.

Last weekend found the Methow with a flurry of events. The events, as I can appreciate, were the only flurries occurring. As Wilbur the Whistlepig (or groundhog as you may know him) told…

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Added by Din Mutha on February 10, 2013 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

CHUCK HAGEL IS A NECCESSY ADDITION TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION & WHY

 

 

Obama Picks REI Ceo Jewell To Head Interior

by Gabe Spitzer
 
February 07, 2013…
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Added by mary gravitt on February 7, 2013 at 1:37pm — 4 Comments

GOP CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE IT'S SPOTS?

 
Too Many Iowan Families Struggle To make Ends Meet

By Anne Tanner Iowa City Press-Citzen Thursday, June 7, 2012

 

A new study, "Cost of Living in Iowa," said that a single parent with two children would need to take home $42,540 a year after taxes to pay for basic…

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Added by mary gravitt on February 6, 2013 at 3:15pm — 2 Comments

PRINCESS DI, LOSS OF INNOCENCE

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Princess Di was truly a princess in a fairy tale.  She was…

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Added by Pam Malone on February 6, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

THE NIGHT THE SNOW SPARKLED FOR SARAH MAJORAS AND MR. PEEPERS (poem and painting)

The snow sparkled

under the full moon

the night she disappeared

as we walked in the moonlight

happy with wine on our anniversary

She crossed the bridge

and lost her life

Her body submerged in the Canal

where we walked, hand in hand

Mr. Peepers, a…

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Added by Pam Malone on February 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

The New Immigration Bill, Yawn

 

Why We Can’t Stop Illegal Immigration With That Bill.

The newest proposal to change Immigration laws does very little to change illegal immigration. The Bill suggests that adding more Immigration Officers to patrol an extremely porous border will have an effect on the problem. It won’t.

The only way to tighten a border is to attack the reasons for border entry. In the case of Mexico and the US it is Economics. So let’s look at the real economics using a real and a…

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Added by Pierre Angiel on January 30, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Please enjoy my student's success!

This from my former student, Jamelle Bouie.  I taught this fine young man in 10th grade honors world lit., and again in 11th grade AP English Language & Comp., a nonfiction analysis course.  He is so knowledgeable, so articulate, so passionate.  I thought he would be the first Black president, but....  The American Prospect, Salon--I'm so proud!

http://ning.it/WnUohx

Added by The Good Daughter on January 28, 2013 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

GOP 5TH COLUMN CONGRESSMEN ATTACK JACK & HILL

JACK AND HILL  

John (Jack) Kerry and Hillary (Hill) Clinton

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Added by mary gravitt on January 28, 2013 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

#UnityTour2013

Please sign my petition urging the President and Congressional leaders to host local town hall meetings throughout the country in 2013. 100,000 petitions by February 23, 2013 get a White House response. My goal is to create a critical mass of citizens which will compel our leaders to act now. Please sign and pass on - encourage your friends, family and neighbors to be part of what could be an historic citizen's movement.



Join the movement…



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Added by Phillip W Johnson on January 27, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

I Am An Oscar Whore

You see, I am a whore for the Oscars. I am. And, yes, I feel a level of shame in this fact. I’m not necessarily a beautiful, shorn, singing, consumptive whore like Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables. But a whore none the less.

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Wow, my life sucks.



I know, it’s all fixed,…

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Added by Left of Plumb on January 25, 2013 at 9:27pm — 2 Comments

The Golden Globes – My Lady Parts Are All Tingly

I know there is a glut of Golden Globes commentary floating about the web-o-sphere. I also know that I couldn’t pass any opportunity to barf out my opinion if I tried.

I had a lady boner all night for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

(I will give credit where it is due right now – I got the term “lady boner” from the fabulous Jen at http://jeneralinsanity.com. I want it put on my gravestone when I die.)

I believe they are two of the…

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Added by Left of Plumb on January 25, 2013 at 9:23pm — 3 Comments

WHY DOES THE NRA WANT TO DESTROY THE WHITE MIDDLE CLASS?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[…

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Added by mary gravitt on January 25, 2013 at 6:14pm — 10 Comments

WILL/DID OBAMA INTERFERE IN NETANYAHU'S ELECTION?

Obama Inaguration Speech

 

 

If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith…

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Added by mary gravitt on January 23, 2013 at 2:20pm — 4 Comments

Lockdown

All this chatter and posturing over guns has me wondering how many of the chatterers have actually experienced a real live campus lockdown. Not a drill, but an actual credible threat-induced campus lockdown.

The week before Christmas break, my campus had a lockdown involving multiple credible threats. It wasn’t my first, but it was the most legitimate.

It started during the always-chaotic lunch period. Our campus has four thirty-minute lunch periods, A – D. Somewhere during the…

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Added by Carole Reardon on January 17, 2013 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

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