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"I voted straight Republican ticket." For those of us who are not of the authoritarian mindset, I think we view and can't understand the serious realpolitic of being stuck in an intolerant right-...
by philipmerrill
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Why do Republicans run away from smart public policy in favor of dumb-and-dumber rhetoric?
by Liberal Outposts
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 12:58 PM PST with 7 Recommends
This is where we have to go as formulas and algorithms were created for profit. They can be written for both "desired" and "accurate" results and the first is pretty much what we have today. The ...
by medicalquack
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 10:44 AM PST with 2 Recommends
I prefer to write my own material, but every once in a while, only the Bard will do: 2nd Witch: "Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm­'s sting,
by The Wicked Fairy
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Disturbing News for Consumers With Credit Scoring Adding New Data Analytics–Some of the Same Methodologies Used by Insurers With Flawed/Potential Erroneous Data–One More Reason to Continue ...
by medicalquack
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 02:13 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Imagine if you failed to report $1.6 million in income on 1040 form, or Insurance Application forms -- how long do you think you would be able to get away with it? Do you think you could ...
by jamess
Comment Count 65 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 08:05 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
I've been compiling a list of ancillary senses that some people have and others are missing. Which is, of course, also true of the basic information collectors (sight, sound, taste, touch and smell).
by hannah
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 02:25 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
A State Attorney in Arizona is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by local unions that seeks to overturn two laws passed earlier this year that would greatly limit union effectiveness. The ...
by WePartyPatriots
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 11:48 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
That's an observation credited to Chief Joseph, after it turned out that the treaties he'd signed with Washington didn't mean what he'd been led to think. That history seems relevant ...
by hannah
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 04:58 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The blog "A Gay Girl in Damascus", which preported to describe the life of a Syrian lesbian woman, has been conclusively revealed to be a hoax. ...
by lexington1
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 08:17 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
It’s worth noting that even if employees choose to withdraw from automatic dues payments, the unions are still legally obligated to represent them. 2011 has been a year ...
by WePartyPatriots
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 03:52 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
After reading MJ Rosenberg’s article Congress to Palestinians: Drop Dead , I decided to apologize. My ...
by Stratro
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu May 26, 2011 at 09:14 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Now that Newt Gingrich has formally tossed his hat into the 2012 ring, the GOP will have to determine for itself how willing it is to forgive a candidate with serious flaws. It remains to be seen ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu May 12, 2011 at 06:35 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Humans are a peculiar species in that they routinely prey on their own kind. Of course, when the predation is fatal for the prey, then we call it murder and classify it as a crime that's deserving ...
by hannah
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Voting along typical party lines, a panel in the AZ state senate has voted for a flat income tax plan that ...
by tytalus
Comment Count 48 comments on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM PDT with 56 Recommends
Tonight 60 Minutes ran a story on the $75 billion a year counterfeit drug racket that makes up 26% of the $289 billion U.S. market in pharmaceuticals.
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 176 comments on Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM PDT with 463 Recommends
The headline on the full page ad on the newspaper said: State zip codes turn up cash for residents The ad promises to send sheets of uncirculated two dollar bills. Since ...
by Thutmose V
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 08:53 PM PST with 2 Recommends
"Surveys show that in the online dating world, women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat." That's a quote ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 10:08 AM PST with 3 Recommends
This piece was partially inspired by a conversation that I had with Kossack smileycreek in the comments after my most recent Pique the Geek installment. That commentor's sig line included words to ...
by Translator
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Jan 28, 2011 at 06:00 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Don't Ask/Don't Tell repeal authorization, the DREAM Act, START ratification, and the Tax Cut Renewal (plus whatever else can be crammed into the bill) are all hurtling towards the end of the 111th ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Dec 08, 2010 at 09:15 PM PST with 18 Recommends