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Astroturf’d

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On March 25, 2019
The NYT has a credulous story about how ACTUALLY restaurant servers don’t want to be paid for. I know the feeling — I have always advocated for decently paid tenured positions to be replaced by adjuncts making starvation wages. Who doesn’t want to be paid less, really? Anyway, funny thing about this: 2/ The NYT […]
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Ichiro Coda

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On March 25, 2019
I suspect that most of the LGMers were watching last Thursday morning when Ichiro played his last inning of Major League Baseball.  Scott, Dave and I were there for his first game in a Mariner’s uniform, and of course we were also there for the first Ichiro bobble-head day (I still have mine).  I wrote […]
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This is the grave of William Borah. Born in 1865 in Wayne County, Illinois, he was sent to a Presbyterian seminary, but was expelled for hitching train rides to spend the night in a nearby city. He then spent awhile acting in a traveling Shakespeare company before his father convinced him to return home. He […]

Music Notes

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On March 24, 2019

I don’t have anything particularly profound to say on music today. But we all need a break from the Mueller report and I have listened to a bunch of new albums recently, so it seems to be time f

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Men With Nothing to Hide

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On March 24, 2019
Fake cow suer Devin Nunes of course supports a fully transparent investigation…of the Obama administration: Devin Nunes tells Fox & Friends that Mueller's report should be burned and that Trump's DOJ should instead launch an investigation of the Obama administration. pic.twitter.com/V7GREE56dI — John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) March 24, 2019 Anyway, we can be 100% sure that […]

To the Streets

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On March 24, 2019

There was a huge pro-vote-on-the-actual-Brexit-deal-not-the-unicorn-bullshit protest in London today: Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, deman

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