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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

President Newt

Charles Pierce is just as thrilled to read the praises of Newt Gingrich as I am… I think that the Parson Meacham over at Newsweek may have set the Sucking Up To Vicious Idiots bar so high that in response, Time may blow out an ACL trying to get over it. How else to explain […]

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Huh

Occasionally other progressives agree with me! Bookmark It

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Israel is special! Bookmark It

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The Hurt Locker

I really loved this movie, and so did my brother-in-law, whose job it was in Vietnam to disarm the booby-trapped bodies of American soldiers so they could retrieve them. I never understand why people get worked up about artistic license. No one ever said this was a documentary. Bookmark It

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Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad

Derek & the Dominoes: Bookmark It

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Yes, this is exactly my sense of things. I’ve always had an intuitive understanding that the world works in a very dark and different way from the official version, and I’m afraid I get very impatient with people who don’t see it. Jay Ackroyd over at Atrios’s place: At a conference I was at this […]

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Fixing A Hole

There aren’t a lot of notions stores anymore – you know, for the kind of little odds and ends you could only find at the five and dime. Since there aren’t any of those stores anymore, I had to go to Kmart this morning to pick up some hand sewing needles and thread. I have […]

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Tsunami Alert

Tsunami update: About one hour ago, Reuters reported that a bulletin from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said: “Urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property.” The warning also noted: “All shores are at risk no matter which direction they face.” Live stream from Hawaii here. The news agency reported: Geophysicist Victor Sardina […]

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Practically Speaking

I just finished reading “The Incendiary,” a devastating novel by Chris Cleave, a columnist for the Guardian. It said in the book that they’d made a movie of it, and so I looked it up. In the book, the lead character finds out that the government knew about a massive London terror bombing two hours […]

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Killer Quake

UPDATE for my Hawaii readers: Hawaii is expected to get hit by the tsunami around 4pm est and they are predicting the first wave to be about 6 meters. Horrible. I’m trying to remember if there ever was an 8.8 in living memory. This is about 700 times stronger than the Haitian quake: A massive […]

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