Daily Archive: 01 Nov 2013

Nov 01

“Michelle” and My Aching Toe

I was planning to write more tonight. Unfortunately, I had a small accident. I was going to take a badly needed bath. So while I was waiting for the tub to fill, I grabbed my guitar and tried to play Paul McCartney’s beautiful and unique “Michelle.” As usual with just about anything I do, I …

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Nov 01

The Abortion Mess in Texas

What happened in Texas this last week is really bad. And I am not especially talking about what it means for reproductive rights. As you have probably heard, on Monday, the US District Court in Austin stopped part of Texas’ new anti-abortion law from going into effect because it was likely unconstitutional. Then today, the …

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Nov 01

Editing Cranky Girl Limerick

Over the weekend, I found this Cranky Girl comic strip. I’d never seen it and now that I’ve looked into it, it’s pretty good. Of course, it’s not quite up to Pearls Before Swine. (Rat is my hero!) What I was struck with was that it had a limerick in it. And it’s not a …

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Nov 01

Selective Conservative Outrage

Let me see if I can put some perspective on this week in politics. Today, 47 million Americans are seeing their Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits cut as a temporary program comes to an end. Of these, 47% are children; 8% are senior citizens. But according to the Republicans in Congress and on …

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Nov 01

GOP Filibuster Abuse Never Left

It’s been a quiet week in Washington, where all the staff members are strong, all the pages good looking, and all the Republicans well below average. It has been a quiet week. The big story of this week is the same as it was last week: the Obamacare website. Normally, reporters claim this kind of …

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Nov 01

Bigot and Singer and Collette, Oh My!

On this day in 1920, “commentator” James Kilpatrick was born. You probably remember him on 60 Minutes battling it out with Shana Alexander. This is the first example of I know of where the media provided a very clear skewing of politics. Alexander was the supposed liberal, but she was actually more of a moderate …

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