Monthly Archives: April 2011

Will The Real Dick Durbin Please Stand Up

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is a member of the Senate’s “Gang of Six” (and, yes, I do hate the “gang” imagery) made up of three republicans and three Democrats who are “negotiating” deficit reduction. Durbin, who proudly describes his voting … Continue reading

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Visiting Urbana

I had an interview in Urbana and visited my friend Lance. Nine photos below: No iframe support

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Our Tax Dollars At Work

As I thought I discussed earlier, the Obama Administration has chosen not to defend the Discrimination Defense of Marriage Act in circuitĀ courts where there is a higher bar to judging its constitutionality. Since I cannot find the post (maybe it … Continue reading

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Last Word On This Topic

Although I have referred to them, I have not specifically written on the topic of the Birthers – those racists who are unhappy with a non-white President of the United States. They attempt to delegitimize the Presidency of Barack Obama … Continue reading

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The Thought Police Strike Again

And to think I applied to a school in Tennessee thinking it was not “too far south.” Of course, Kansas is farther north and I avoided that place. Anyway, the Tennessee legislature is considering legislation that would make it a … Continue reading

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Do You Have Current TV?

Keith Olbermann has announced the start date for his new show on Current TV (co-founded by Al Gore) – June 20 at 8pm Eastern. I unfortunately do not have access to Current TV; it appears to be only on the … Continue reading

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Please Sir, I Want Some More

Another in the long list of republicans trying to drag America back to the Dickensian era with debtor’s prisons and workhouses for the poor. In Michigan, state Senator Bruce Caswell (R-MrBumblestan) proposed legislation that foster parents may only buy clothing … Continue reading

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Easter 2011 / Elliot’s Birthday

Below is a slideshow of the 8 photos from Easter and Elliot’s birthday. No iframe support

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Solar Mosaic

From Solve Climate News, “Solar Mosaic [is] a web-based marketplace for community solar initiatives that launched on April 15.” By using crowdfunding – small donations from many people – Oakland is making ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gases while at … Continue reading

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Mal-Employed

So here’s a term – from the 1970s – which is new to me, and seems to be a subset of “underemployed.” Mal-employed refers to college graduates who are working jobs which require no degree – waiting tables, retail sales, … Continue reading

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