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Commercialism 101

“buy one, get one free..” Translation into Real Language: The regular price is more than twice as high as it should be and you’re being gouged. Rectally and with a blunt instrument. Political Science is a perfect mirror for that … Continue reading

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Opiates: still the Religion of the People

As <wiki>Huxley</wiki> paraphrased Marx in Brave New World Revisited: Once upon a midnight bored out of my freakin’ skull and pondering the imponderable, as oftimes I do, comes The Commercial for a “Happy Pill”, refreshing in its brutal honesty.  WellTabs, … Continue reading

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Jeep declares war on intellect.

They’re sponsoring Call of Duty:whateverthehellnumber : BlackOps. In the Jeep commercial they show screenshots of a Black Jeep SUV in some tropical location that exists only in the imaginations of the designers of the game, who never got closer to … Continue reading

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Boo-McHaa-McHoo, Kids NOT being McBranded

McDonalds is upset. Their Corporate “News” McPartners are upset. San Francisco voters ratified a law requiring that toys only be placed in McHappy McMeals that don’t exceed the recommended daily allowance of calories. Which, the vast majority of their food … Continue reading

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“Clean” Coal on defensive, downplaying REAL Clean power

So they’re spending a few hundred million nationwide promoting their bid for MORE unsupervised unregulated Mountaintop Removal Coal (and other minerals) Extraction, with the accompanying subsidies they’ll get if WHEN the Tame Departments of Interior, Defense and Energy and the … Continue reading

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Americans fail survival: “Par ce-que c’est vous etes beaucoup Putains.”

My original title was going te be “Survival Show teaches non-survival”, we’ve been watching Discovery Channel nature shows, today there was a show about swarms of various animals. One of the segments showed these flies that every 28.3 days (lunar … Continue reading

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King Soopers v Unions, just a thought.

I’ve noticed lately they’ve got signs up all around the stores saying “Our People Make The Difference” and similar themes, to the effect that they value the workers, really they (say they) do. So why the continual Big Scary Hassle … Continue reading

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Alfred Lownstein and Carrion Fowl Capital

We got our satellite TV today, and on History International there’s “History’s Mysteries”. War Profiteer/Wall Street Weasel (ok, so the European version thereof) financier Lownstein is flying across the English Channel. End of life history is he’s reported to go … Continue reading

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Dead, in concert-redux

This is just a follow up, there is more to be said, sadly. There is, according to yahoo news from yesterday (I think) about Mrs Irwin approving an action doll of the Croc Hunter. I liked his style of ambush … Continue reading

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Super bowl Janet Jackson and Republican morality.

This is something I published a couple of years ago. Every bit as relevant as today. And every bit today as then, some things are timeless.This one contains a “dirty” word, so you might go ahead and set your browser … Continue reading

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