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Socialist-Catholic writer educated in Houston, Austin and Toronto. Forty-two years in Washington DC. Political godfather Eugene J McCarthy. Prose godfather JF Powers.

Gender: m

Location: dc

Occupation: writer

Hobbies: books, music

Home Page: http://myspace.com/slangist

Twitter: Thooleramawn

Diaries published: 102 (90 days since last diary on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 07:00 AM PST)

Comments posted: 817 (63 days since last comment on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 10:04 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 894

Total Comment Ratings: 1609

Most Recommended Diary: Anti-Obama "Times" Editorial Gutted, 392 comments, 390 recommends

People Following slangist: 10

slangist's Most Recent Diaries:

by slangist
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 07:00 AM PST with 18 Recommends
The first media critic I ever read was the Village Voice 's "Dr. Pressclips" column in the 1980s, reported by Alex Cockburn. I think he went on to do the same for the Nation . In the column he ...
by slangist
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 04:28 PM PST with 0 Recommends
No Corporation Is An Island after John Donne, as modified by Mr Justice Scalia No corporation is an island, Entire of itself. [see below for completion]
by slangist
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 11:03 AM PST with 0 Recommends
crossposted from the Progressive Populist Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann just has the worst luck. In the last few months ...
by slangist
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 01:43 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Below is a little piece of snark, as ferocious as I can make it. It is designed to take a flat, uninspiring piece of Villager propaganda and turn it into a a more accurate, if slightly too hopeful, ...
by slangist
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 05:15 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
For those predisposed to disliking jovial old frauds of whatever persuasion, the 100th anniversary of Ronald Wilson Reagan's birth is an appropriate time to commemorate the death of a salesman. ...
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Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 09:35 PM PST with 18 Recommends

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