31 Jul 2012

RIP: Gore Vidal

All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.–Gore Vidal Gore Vidal, author, intellect, anti-war activist, openly gay literary icon of leonine presence, has died in Los Angeles. He was 86. I remember reading about him as celebrity–at Studio 54, seeing him on TV, long before

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31 Jul 2012

Let’s Pick-Fresh!

This is about what we are getting every day or two days or so . . . Rosemary, thyme, oregano, fennel fronds, green zukes, yellow crookneck (baby one in pic), pole beans, chives, basil, chili serrano’s, Black Krim ‘maters, Beefeater ‘maters, Yellow Pear ‘maters, Red Pear ‘maters, Roma ‘maters, DELICIOUS

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31 Jul 2012

Harry Truman and Memory of Mass Murder

Harry Truman spoke in the U.S. Senate on June 23, 1941: “If we see that Germany is winning,” he said, “we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible.” Did Truman value Japanese lives

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31 Jul 2012

Late Night: “Brady Bunch” Goes Modern

The “Brady Bunch” is getting some modern touches for a 21st century relaunch.

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31 Jul 2012

Late Night: “Brady Bunch” Goes Modern

The “Brady Bunch” is getting some modern touches for a 21st century relaunch: Mike and Carol were previously married, and their respective ex-spouses are still in their lives. Plus, they have a kid together. No word regarding Alice or Sam the Butcher’s revised characters (the best butcher shop I know

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31 Jul 2012

The Syrian Strife and ‘The Mouse That Roared’

Time magazine’s Rania Abouzeid, from within Syria’s Idlib Province, recently painted a bleak picture… Going Rogue: Bandits and Criminal Gangs Threaten Syria’s Rebellion “They (the FSA) get more support than we do, but our support is delivered to us, theirs doesn’t make it to them. That’s the truth,” he says.

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31 Jul 2012

Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law

What could be the reason that Republican governors (No Democratic governors are pressing for voter ID laws) are trying to get voter ID laws into place?

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31 Jul 2012

A Kernel of Wheat

This is a true account of two farming community events during the Great Depression as told by Letty Owings, age 87 Joe Jones: Men and Wheat (mural study, Seneca, Kansas Post Office), 1939 By americanartmuseum Smithsonian American Art Museum, creative commons, flickr Author’s note: For those of you following the

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31 Jul 2012

Deportation Reviews Mostly Didn’t Happen

Rep. Steve King has been threatening to sue the Obama Administration over their new directive to stop deportation proceedings and instead offer work permits to DREAM-eligible undocumented immigrants. King continued that threat yesterday.

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