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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

Swamp Rabbit and I huddled next to the wood stove and pored over a cheery Christmas article by economist Arthur C. Brooks, who wants people to make an attitude adjustment regarding possessions. He urges readers to “collect experiences, not things,” and to “steer clear of excessive usefulness” meaning don’t make it a rule to do […]

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Talking about standing up against the tide! This idiots are just trying to delay the inevitable: Gay rights activists were ecstatic: Come Jan. 6, they thought, Florida same-sex couples would be lining up at courthouses around the state to get married. But that is not what the people who issue marriage licenses in Florida — […]

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No one really gives a shit about ordinary people’s concerns anymore: (Reuters) – For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. In at least a handful of places, the […]

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Yep. Microsoft and other cloud services are furious that U.S. surveillance is ruining their overseas business: Microsoft’s fight against the US position that it may search its overseas servers with a valid US warrant is getting nasty. Microsoft, which is fighting a US warrant that it hand over e-mail to the US from its Ireland […]

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What could possibly be wrong with allowing high-spending right-wing billionaires to dictate what’s taught to high school kids? Public high school students in North Carolina will be taught from a lesson plans and worksheets prepared by a organization closely tied to the billionaire Koch brothers, if the state’s Department of Public Instruction gets its way. […]

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Oh, if only Ed Rendell cared as much about the working class as he does about the Eagles: TRENTON — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell unleashed on Gov. Chris Christie’s football preferences on the radio today, calling New Jersey’s executive “pathetic” for being a Dallas Cowboys fan. Rendell, a former two-term governor and former Philadelphia […]

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No. 20

It almost feels like there should be a mercy rule. How many times did he do this? Supermodel Beverly Johnson has joined the ranks of Bill Cosby’s accusers with allegations that the comedian lured her to his home in the mid-1980s and drugged her “with the intention of doing God knows what.” There was no […]

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Geeze, they’re not even subtle anymore. If there was any doubt that the fox was in the henhouse, this little episode has clarified things considerably, am I right? Think about this: The president of the United States and unindicted criminal Jamie Dimon were working together to push a bill that will bail out Wall Street’s […]

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Jake Tapper shows occasional signs of actually doing his job: Former CIA director Michael Hayden on Thursday defended the agency’s use of rectal rehydration, calling it a “medical procedure.” The back and forth with CNN’s Jake Tapper was in reference to the Senate’s report released this week that describes interrogation techniques the CIA employed in […]

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Party at Jamie Dimon’s house! Looks like this thing passed the House. Goes to Senate now. pic.twitter.com/EY0HKuYsex — GovExec (@GovExec) December 12, 2014 Never bet against torturers or Wall Street. — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 12, 2014 And the conservative/Libertarian base is all excited because nothing says conservative small gov like another Wall St bailout. […]

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