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|Voting matters---Pa. Drops SNAP asset test
One consequence of Corbett out and Wolf in: From today's Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania will eliminate the asset test for food stamps as of Monday, a spokeswoman for the Department of Human ...
|Corbett's "Healthy PA" plan ain't all that healthy
In today's Philadelphia Daily News there are two articles, just one page apart, that cast a light on present-day Republicans view of health care expansion to the uninsured. On p. 18 a Jeff ...
|Importnt as Ferguson is, there are other world events worthy of coverage
Important and tragic as the developments at Ferguson are, electronic media coverage illustrate what seems to be an inherent weakness when taken to excess, its apparent inability to walk and ...
|Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap: A businessman's legacy of social and environmental awareness
I subscribe to a bi-monthly magazine entitled German Life (better than it's prosaic title) :) . The Aug./Sep. issue is an article by Kim Carpenter "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap"about Emanuel ...
|Reince preibus and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, Lebron James announcement
So one day reince announces GOP convention to be held in Cleveland, then Lebron James selects the Caveliers as his once and future basketball home. Bam! Goes reince's plan to have a June convention ...
|Impeachment Pa. style: wherein Pa. GOp committee chairman one-ups Issa
A Pa.. State House Committee held a hearing today to consider impeaching Kathleen kane, newly minted ag, ostensibly for liking the gays and deciding not to let what she considered a weak sting case ...
|Doctor Who spinoffs/plots?
How about a not deep diary on tweeks, etc. you'd suggest for the Doctor Who universe? For one, I recently saw an episode (I haven't seen a number of the 21st Century produced ones yet) called the ...
|Christie & the Pinelands Gas Pipeline
Last week the NJ Pinelands Commission, by a 7-7 vote, prevented a Chris Christie backed plan to push a gas pipeline through the Pinelands to South Jersey. But will Christie try again? More below:
|The Whig Party is back (sort of)
Philadelphia Inquirer article today by Bob Warner details Robert "Heshy" Bucholz successful effort to establish a political foothold for the Modern Whig Party in Philadelphia. He outpolled his ...
|UK Tories and GOP House: together in not learning from the past?
Matthew Matthijs, in the Sep./Oct Foreign Affairs, looks at David Cameron's revisiting UK exiting the EU. This Conservative threepete ploy seems curiously like the Cruz TPer apparent attempt to go ...
|An example of Corbett voter suppression law's "working"
An article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer illustrates the absurdities inherent in the Pa. voter suppression law currently being appealed. A 70-year-old Scranton woman (who's bio sounds like a ...
|Pa. voter disenfranchisement worse then predicted
In today's Philadelphia Inquirer it's reported more than 758,000 registered voters do not have photo id cards from Penndot or other approved forms. That's 9.2 % of Pa. voters and (surprise, ...
|Coming soon to london: The Romneys excellent dressage adventure
Woo hoo! Hey Ann Romney, where're you going. I'm goin' to London to win a dressage medal from those European sons of bitches. From the Los Angeles Times Ann Romney’s dressage horse, Rafalca, ...
|Latest global warming sign: NJ peachy peach harvest
In today's Philadelphia Inquirer Local section is an article titled "Hot start is yielding a bumper crop", by Edward Colimore. It notes that orchards throughout NJ and PA are harvesting 2-3 weeks ...
|Blackout and All Clear redux
Okay, I’ve read both books. Now for some comments, and hopefully a few answers to a few questions I have. I have to say that, despite some reservations, the books do hold your attention and are ...
|Hawaii's (and the world's) beaches, slip slidin' away?
In the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, reprinted from The New York Times, an article by Cornelia Dean discusses what all but American Republicans would view as strong evidence of climate change ...
|Early trilogy? the incomplete enchanter
Before the Lord of the Rings trilogy (okay, it wasn’t really a trilogy…at least until legend became myth) there arose three tales that it could be argued (???) became precursors to ...
|Armey's Army (of 5) failed attack on Medicare (are you listening Willard?)
The Genesis for this posting was Romney's budget plan targeting Medicare and SS for cuts and discretionary spending for humongous cuts, and also an article in today's Science section in the ...
|Did droids get shafted in Star Wars?
A long time ago (1977) in a galaxy not so far away george ...
|Downton Abbey Upstairs Downstairs remake?
This diary was immediately set off by an article on p.2 of the Philadelphia Inquirer by Dianna Marder discussing Downton Abbey.
|Sci-Fi novels: Black Out and All Clear
These are two novels by Nebula Award winning and member of Science Fiction Hall of Fame American author Connie Willis. I have an inclination towards well done time travel or alternate world ...
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