31 Oct 2012

A Dream Come True, I’ll Live There ’til I Die

I have been otherwise occupied, but here are some things that are supposedly things: Shorter Newt Gingrich: My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy Senator who knows this kid who’s going with the girl major network journalist who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last

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31 Oct 2012

The fire next time…

As with almost all of the big questions Obama and Romney both have rotten politics when it comes to the environmental causes of global warming. Obama and Romney support the polluters who policies create global warming and the megastorms that have caused havoc.  from hurricanes like Andrew, Katrina, Sandy (they

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31 Oct 2012

A tale of two universes: debating on dailykos.com

(Republished from that great blog you should all visit, Voices on the Square) It appears there are two universes operating here in the blogosphere.   One universe is the world of rational debate, in which people test each other's arguments with reasons.  This is the universe in which the phenomenon

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31 Oct 2012

Respectable Murderers: An Open Letter to Dan Ellsberg

Dear Dan, You and I are getting ready to tape a debate on the question of whether to vote for Obama (in “swing states”). It will air on Lila Garrett’s “Connect the Dots” show on KPFK next Monday. I’m looking forward to it, if for no other reason, because I

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31 Oct 2012

California’s Prop 32: The Most Dangerous Ballot Measure in the Country

If you live in California, thanks to the Electoral College system, the box you check next Tuesday in the section of your ballot for the two presidential candidates won’t make an iota of difference to the outcome of the election. But further down the ballot is the second (if not

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31 Oct 2012

Late Night: I’d Like To Meet His Tailor!

Hello everyone! Phoenix here, enjoying a nice dry Samhain and thinking about the things that go bump in the night as they search for beef chow mein. (Which, by the way, you really can get at Lee Ho Fook’s. Seriously.)

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31 Oct 2012

Spooky: The Secret Bridge

There is a hint of a chill in the air as the leaves of the trees bleed out their spectrum colors, fall is culminating and succumbing. The Hallows Eve approaches, as the land of mythical and magical, fearsome and fanciful. I was shown something special, something of which I can only share a part of.

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31 Oct 2012

Preserve Marriage Washington Feigns Surprise Over Their Purchased Facebook Likes

Preserve Marriage Washington, the group opposing approval of Referendum 74 and Washington’s freedom to marry law, has for the first time responded to reports of their apparent purchase of fake Facebook “likes”, saying: RE: “PMW Facebook Scam” PMW maintains its own Facebook page. We have told our vendors explicitly, ‘Do

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31 Oct 2012

Why We Should Politicize #Sandy

Starting Monday I’ve been politicizing #Sandy.

I can almost hear in my head the right wing radio blowhards responding to this comment with their mocking strawman “The left want you to believe that WE are responsible for hurricane Sandy! Preposterous! It’s like when they blamed Bush for Katrina! My friends, these are “Acts of God! We had nothing to do with it!”

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