Month: July 2014

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The King’s English

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I’m not sure Oak Ridge National Laboratory importing the ideas of Dr. Henry Higgins is such a good idea: The rain in Spain won’t be falling mainly on the plain after all, at least not at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Tennessee-based research facility canceled what it had billed as a “Southern accent reduction” class […]

The Lawsuit

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On July 31, 2014

I guess I’m less than convinced that in this period of Republican extremism, the House GOP’s frivolous lawsuit against Obama is going to come back and bite them, certainly not to the point

It just occurred to me that my daily output at Raw Story would make for a damn fine Pynchon novel: Pro-choice satanists align with bare-breasted anti-gun advocates and a liberal pope against a cabal of baby-penis-sucking Orthodox Jews controlled by a blowhard television personality calling his followers to “rise up” against an abortion clinic where […]

Beaned

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On July 31, 2014

Whoa — I didn’t see this coming. I agree that it’s a good trade for both teams. The A’s get an ace starter not only for the postseason but for the push to avoid the one-game pl

The More Effective Evil

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A good contrast to Mississippi is the lovely bluegrass state. Kentucky’s governor is Steve Beshear, who is not particularly progressive but is nonetheless a Democrat. As a result, the state has accepted the Medicaid expansion and is actually trying to ensure that as many eligible citizens as possible are enrolling. The result is a substantial […]
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