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Why is the New Yorker selling a bright eyed, androgynous Millennial Hillary?

Cheaky Bastards. The New Yorker pulls Sy Hersh, and their covers are establishment all the way. There have been four Trump covers, as many for Hillary, and curiously none for the senator from Vermont. This week’s issue touts a resilient … Continue reading

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Occupy Denver: not as badass as they pretend to be

DENVER, COLORADO- Occupy activists were making their usual cacophony on Friday night when Denver police cruisers began converging into a familiar disproportionate show of force. Experienced skirmishers though Occupiers are, we couldn’t help whispering to each other as we watched … Continue reading

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Someone liked Maurice Sendak

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Judging the New Yorker by its cover

There are two qualities about the New Yorker I find irresistible though I’m loath to praise any part of the established press. No matter how suddenly forthright or honorable their editorial might appear, it’s only a feint. The Grey Lady … Continue reading

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The Wondrous Tale of Brer Lamborn, Brer FOX & Obama the Tar Baby. Uncle Remus and Racism in Colorado Springs.

COLORADO SPRINGS- If US Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) remembered one thing from the Uncle Remus stories, it was not to touch that Tar Baby! You know, the one Brer Rabbit mistook for a cute black infant who would not tip … Continue reading

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I’m voting early, and I vote NO

I’ll show you an absentee ballot. As the election looms, the Klieg lights intensify on the TP bogey-persons, TV talking heads harp about what a nail-biter this will be, pollsters dance with them that brought ’em, Michael Moore does his … Continue reading

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Paradigm, Buzzword, Keyword, and persuasion

Paradigm is a “consciousness” term. One of the best known ways to demonstrate it is visually, not verbally, there’s a really famous illustration of three forms, if looked at one way, the form in the middle would be the first … Continue reading

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Counterfeiting Iran’s Green Movement

Here’s an interesting twist on currency counterfeiting: the forged defacement of Iranian banknotes. Sure it’s a real bill, with real doodles, but did it circulate beyond anyone’s kitchen table? Hmm. At this moment, Iranian students are protesting a video aired … Continue reading

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Weathermen for a Democratic Society

In 1969, the Radical Youth Movement (RYM) within Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) expelled the passive participants to reconfigure the SDS to Bring the War Home. At left, Bernardine Dohrn uninvites the Progressive Labor Party (PL) and the Worker … Continue reading

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The gilded age and the police nightstick

A legacy institution of the Gilded Age is the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. Most of us only know it from the nutty salad, the mysterious Red Velvet Cake recipe, Thousand Island Dressing and Veal Oscar named for the famous maitre d’ hotel. … Continue reading

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Money As Debt video

There is a short 45 minute video called Money As Debt that gives a great explanation of the current Financial Crisis. It is thoughtful, easy to understand, and a well done video with illustrations and quotes from insiders used as … Continue reading

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Transit crash used as excuse for taxpayer-paid LA cop fest

Hundreds attend funeral of LAPD officer killed in Metrolink crash And just why is it that cops get paid to go to this funeral and it makes headlines for the cops? There were at least 24 other people that have … Continue reading

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US liberal radicals silent about ‘self determination’ now that South Ossetia and Abkhazia want it

One of the most aggravating things about American (and British) liberals has been how they consistently line up with the US government shouting ‘Self-Determination! Self Determination!’ every time the Pentagon uses some small nationality against another government. When Australia wanted … Continue reading

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If Iraq was about oil, was 911 about oil?

(Editor’s note: illustration below is meant to include blank space for sky, where the WTC would have towered, to suggest its far higher value compared to the oil barrels for which the twin towers were traded.)

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Industrial Society and Its Future

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski on how to get published (paragraph 96):   “If we had never done anything violent and had submitted the present writings to a publisher, they probably would not have been accepted. … In order to get our … Continue reading

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Why don’t they arrest Dumbya?

As we are treated to picture after picture of our president traversing the globe, don’t you wonder why one of those nations doesn’t arrest the little prick? How is it our war-monger emperor doesn’t find himself shaking hands with constables, … Continue reading

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The evolution debate ist tot

We’re going to see the dinosaur tracks in Pinon Canyon this weekend. We’ll hike along the Pergatoire River which runs through southeastern Colorado and retrace a quarter mile long trail left by a brontosaurus.   At issue for my companions … Continue reading

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What happens after you drink the Kool-aid

Drinking the Kool-aid is an interesting illustration, a cliche to lampoon those who do not question what their leaders tell them.   To drink Kool-aid at all seems stupid enough, but do we forget Jonestown, Guyana and what was in … Continue reading

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Jesus and the recalcitrant camel

So some rich Christians are trying to work their way around Jesus’ admonition about Christian wealth. “Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man … Continue reading

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