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Move Over, Mother Teresa

Posted January 12, 2011 | 18:36:18 (EST)

While members of Congress spend today's session memorializing the victims of the Arizona massacre, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fights for her life following a devastating gunshot to the head, and a devastated Tucson community prepares to shield mourners at little Christine Green's funeral from the ultimate Christian Hatemongerer -- Fred Phelps...

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The Incredible Edible Salmonella

Posted August 23, 2010 | 17:40:38 (EST)

I love eggs. Chicken eggs, specifically. Sunny side up, scrambled, soft-boiled or poached, these high protein, low fat, perfectly-packaged ovals of bliss are the epitome of the typical American breakfast. What a culinary miracle they are! Without eggs and their amazing properties of stabilization and emulsification, there would be no...

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Climate Change You Can Believe In

Posted July 26, 2010 | 15:41:10 (EST)

Exactly how large a majority is required for Congressional Democrats to take a stand on an important issue without fear of what the Republicans might (shudder) do to them? It's not enough they control the White House and both Houses of Congress (for now, anyway); now they need a super-majority...

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Spies Like Us

Posted July 19, 2010 | 15:53:39 (EST)

It's official - there are serious flaws in the US intelligence community. Why this is breaking news is anybody's guess, as the Bush Crime Family did everything inside (and often outside) its power after 9-11 to contort agencies to serve the Family's goals of global manipulation and domination. How often...

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On Their Own

Posted June 23, 2010 | 17:05:19 (EST)

That seems to be the attitude from BP and our own government regarding the residents of Gulf Coast communities soon to be decimated by the biggest oil disaster in history. Local communities are being left to their own devices to come up with plans to protect their fragile seashores and...

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Afghanistan by the Numbers

Posted June 14, 2010 | 13:11:23 (EST)

Here are some interesting digits: What do all these have in common? Nine, Ten, Two, One-trillion, and One-thousand? Read on:

While the nation is focused -- and rightly so -- on the burgeoning Gulf oil disaster caused by BP and out-of-control-Bush/Cheney era deregulation, other global issues are escaping unnoticed.

One...

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Don't Mess With Texas

Posted May 28, 2010 | 14:31:17 (EST)

When coyote-shootin' Governor Rick "Dippity Do" Perry suggested last year Texas secede from the Union over the possibility that President Obama might raise taxes, Texas Teabaggers snorted Pabst through their noses with delight while other (a bit closer to normal) citizens of the Lone Star State cringed in...

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Primary Concerns

Posted May 18, 2010 | 16:55:43 (EST)

If you're an incumbent office holder, be afraid. Be very afraid.

A poll out this weekend finds that just 35 percent of Americans surveyed say the country is heading in the right direction and a mere 36 percent say they want their own member of Congress re-elected.

The primary...

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Revolutionaries

Posted April 19, 2010 | 15:18:01 (EST)

On yesterday's date in 1775, poorly-armed militiamen assembled on local village greens to contest the British assault on the thirteen colonies which soon would declare themselves to be the United States of America. An unknown militia member fired the "shot heard 'round the world" and with the ensuing battles of...

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Cake, Anyone?

Posted April 13, 2010 | 20:50:46 (EST)

The stock market may have set a record of sorts these past few days, but so has the nation's unemployment numbers as the disparity between rich and poor continues to expand like Rush Limbaugh's Sans-a-belts.

While the national number of long-term unemployed set yet another all-time record in...

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Spring Fever

Posted April 6, 2010 | 18:03:20 (EST)

How nasty, divisive, and uber-partisan is the current condition of Washington politics? Interactions between Republicans and Democrats on the Hill have always seemed artificially cordial, with the saccharine salutations such as "my good friend from the great state of _______ . . ." or "the Gentle lady from the other...

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April (Gun) Showers

Posted March 30, 2010 | 19:33:11 (EST)

Ah, April.

Time to break out the breezy floral prints, shine up the white Mary Janes, dye some eggs...and reinforce the barbed wire on the electrified fence surrounding your split-level Cape Cod.

April is a dangerous month, and not just because of the thunderstorms, floods, and tornadoes.  In middle America, it's raining gun-crazed Tea baggers. ...

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Wrong. Terribly Wrong.

Posted July 8, 2009 | 17:42:26 (EST)

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara is dead. He died in his sleep at 5:30 a.m. Monday. He was 93.

There is a monument dedicated to his military and geopolitical expertise in Washington, D.C. It is the Vietnam War Memorial. It lists the names of 58 thousand dead Americans who...

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Collateral Damage?

Posted June 8, 2009 | 20:52:21 (EST)

More bodies were pulled from the mid-Atlantic over the weekend near what is presumed to be the crash site of Air France flight 447.

As reported in today's New York Times: But the answer to why the Airbus 330 jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed...

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Tiananmen

Posted June 5, 2009 | 12:47:00 (EST)

It was twenty years ago today that the Chinese "People's" Army opened fire on thousands of Chinese people gathered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. They -- for the most part university students -- were there in solidarity, supporting each other in the belief that the government was considering the easing of...

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Nukes and Missiles and Bombs, oh my!

Posted May 27, 2009 | 21:18:31 (EST)

You may have missed this when it was first made public, so here it is again: Former Bush Crime Family capo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sat on the board of a company which sold two light water nuclear reactors to North Korea - a country which is...

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14th Amendment: R.I.P.

Posted May 26, 2009 | 18:17:55 (EST)

The California Supreme Court today upheld a voter-approved ban -- the recent so-called Prop 8 -- on same-sex marriage, but in the same ruling decided that the estimated 18,000 gay couples who got married before the ban took effect last November will continue as legally married couples.

Is that not...

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Dominus Vobiscum

Posted May 21, 2009 | 17:12:46 (EST)

What is it with the Catholic Church and children? Why does this blood cult insist on violating the innocence of defenseless kids and then giving those who might complain the Papal middle finger? How long has this been going on? Decades? Centuries?

The latest example of these hideous acts of...

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"Sadistic . . . violent . . . inhuman"

Posted May 13, 2009 | 17:43:07 (EST)

They must be horrific. So violent, in fact, so obscene, so counter to even the basic tenets of human decency that President Barack Obama sought today to block the release of hundreds of photos showing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused, violated, tortured. He ordered this reversal of his...

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"Soldiers work for corporations, not for the people."

Posted May 12, 2009 | 12:06:01 (EST)

"Soldiers work for corporations, not for the people."

Now, that's a statement sure to make angry nearly every man or woman - and their families - who ever served in the U.S. military. (I did not.) But, a person's reaction to the above is really of no consequence. The statement...

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