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I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & ...
by Ed Tracey
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun May 18, 2014 at 08:30 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
They're baaack and trying to make us like them with slogans like "You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” Hmm. (Includes poll.)
by maxfolger
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 05:06 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Is McDonald's tolling the bell for thee? Amazingly, they are admitting to the end of the middle class.
by maxfolger
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 08:57 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
We don't know. We don't know which way it was flying . We don't know if or why the plane turned around . We don't know where the plane ended up . We don't ...
by therehastobeaway
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 06:43 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
I was at Anytime Fitness Tuesday morning and as always the wall-mounted flat screen TVs were set to various news channels, all of which were busy conflating Secretary of Defense Hagel's proposed ...
by pwoodford
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 09:47 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Couple of things. One, this screen grab from Google News. It was taken a few days ago, right after the New York Times published an investigative report on the September 11, 2012 attack on the US ...
by pwoodford
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 03:09 PM PST with 8 Recommends
I saw on the news that George Zimmerman has a truly hideous painting for sale on ebay and bids are up to almost $100,000. Appalling. So I decided to do something about it. I created my own Ebay ...
by Stevie Z
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Dear readers, that sound you hear is not your cat coughing up a hairball. It's me trying to suppress my gag reflex. This first item ...
by pwoodford
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 02:05 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Hi so this diary actually grew out of a series of exchanges I had with people here about the saying 'the ends justify the means'. To be frank I was rather frustrated with what was being said and ...
by duhban
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
and glad that I will again be teaching government (among other things) come August. A major part of my approach to teaching government is to connect students with what is happening in the world ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 05:25 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
In our too sad department: 4-year-old boy accidentally kills dad in Arizona I had a snarky comment about the 2nd Amendment, but this is just too sad for levity. The lessons this story contains, ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 230 comments on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 06:38 AM PDT with 276 Recommends
So far it's been a thuggish week. The Boston Marathon bombings. The media frenzy and over-reaction that followed. The Senate demonstrating, once again, just what it thinks of all this crazy "...
by pwoodford
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:26 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I hope the bomber suspect is made of green screen so we can all project our most feared skin color onto him. "I'm leaving CNN to spend more time with my sources. Unrelated: so lonely. So very, very ...
by jbou
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 03:05 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Unless you have been avoiding any news anywhere for the last few days you should already be roughly familiar with the horrific and horrifying situation that has been going on in Steubenville Ohio. ...
by Toriach
Comment Count 175 comments on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM PDT with 149 Recommends
65-year old Vietnam vet, who was due in court to answer a firearms charge, is still holding a 5 year old first-grader with ADHD and Asperger's syndrome in an underground self-made bunker in the ...
by louisev
Comment Count 181 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:52 AM PST with 143 Recommends
Today, the rest of the United States is beginning to realize the truth of the far right that there is a detailed, yet secretive, Muslim plot to take over America. Yes, Al Jazeera is coming to America.
by Chris Tomas
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 09:54 AM PST with 25 Recommends
And even the Onion bares its soul . Nothing else to say.
by Memory Corrupted
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 01:26 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Remember how, when you were in school studying Latin, you translated Roman accounts of the barbarity of the Druids and their habit of sacrificing humans? Remember how the Romans (of all people) ...
by Diana in NoVa
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:28 AM PST with 14 Recommends
A kid has to apologize cuz he disrespected his elders by calling their entertainment product “filth.” Which doesn't begin to describe most everything these days; from our politics to sports ...
by Michael Alton Gottlieb
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:35 AM PST with 2 Recommends
One does not rule a country for over forty years without having a colossal ego, intense personal confidence, and the ability to adjust to situations. Muammar Gaddafi accomplished what few in his ...
by idahospud44
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 08:31 AM PST with 16 Recommends