My response to “Kerry Sucked.”

This was my comment on “Kerry Sucked” on AMERICAblog: Face it. He was a shitty candidate. My question is why it’s ok to talk about everyone else who screwed up but not Kerry? OK, count me in the “unwilling to turn on Kerry” column. I don’t agree that he sucked… unless, of course, we as… Continue reading My response to “Kerry Sucked.”

I can’t believe I’m posting one of those stupid quizzes

Well, if you’re reading for the politics, just ignore these. Sadly, if I’m bored again there probably will be more. You scored as Mushrooms. Shrooms! You’re still goin for one of the most natural drugs. You’d like to visit a whole other world, and see things you’ve never seen before. Fucking trippy. Mushrooms 81% Ecstacy… Continue reading I can’t believe I’m posting one of those stupid quizzes

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In light of all the “Attack on Christmas” crud

There’s been a lot of discussion in the blogosphere about the right-wingers’ claims of an “Attack on Christmas” and frankly it seems to be entirely hot air … to the point where I’m not sure whether the discussion of it at all in the left-wing blogosphere isn’t simply giving them undeserved attention. Or maybe it’s… Continue reading In light of all the “Attack on Christmas” crud

Ironic, in light of my last post.

From Today’s Daily Illuminator: It’s A Wonderful Life In 30 seconds. Re-enacted by bunnies. Right here. If this doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit, we’ll try again. You’ve been warned. No direct link, sorry, it’s on the AngryAlien front page. And not up to their prior horror parodies. But worth passing on nonetheless.

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It would’ve been a Wonderful Life

Sunday’s Maureen Down column in the NY Times: RUMMY, dyspeptic: Holy mackerel! Take me to Dick! CLARENCE: Dick and Lynne run a bait, tackle and baton-twirling shop in Casper, Wyo. You didn’t exist, so you never gave him those jobs in the Nixon and Ford administrations, and he never ran for Congress or worked for… Continue reading It would’ve been a Wonderful Life

A bit of blatant shilling…

I’ve added a link to my Amazon wish-list and an Amazon search box. The former is mainly for my family although I suppose if some anonymous fan of the blog out there wants to get me a gift you’re welcome to do so. The latter, well, is there if you are going to be ordering… Continue reading A bit of blatant shilling…

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Rolling over in her grave…?

Well, not quite — Ursula Le Guin is very much alive, and has thoroughly (and IMO deservedly) panned the film Earthsea which is loosely based on her novels Wizard of Earthsea, Tombs of Atuan, and The Farthest Shore… I stress loosely… I saw the first episode last night, and it’s entertaining enough, although I’m glad… Continue reading Rolling over in her grave…?

20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA

“Did you know…. “1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S. “2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry. “3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers. “4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold… Continue reading 20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA

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