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Fred Shuttlesworth, RIP

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On October 5, 2011
Sad loss of one of the last living great civil rights leaders from the minister-dominated wing of the movement. Shuttlesworth was most noted for his organization of the Birmingham actions, but throughout the movement was a tough, action-oriented leader who could push King out of his comfort zone and into more direct action. He’s also […]

Hungry Muppet

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On October 5, 2011

Well, leave it to the always excellent Sesame Street to be one of the first major artistic endeavors to take on the current economic crisis, reaching to the growing number of hungry children with a ch

After doing this very thing, or more specifically saying that John Boehner playing golf with Barack Obama was like Benjamin Netanyahu playing golf with Adolf Hitler, ESPN has suspended Hank Williams, Jr. from doing his hideous Monday Night Football “Are You Ready for Some Football” intro bit. As Hank Hill once said, “Hank Williams was […]

The Appalachian Gut Shot

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On September 30, 2011
Building on my post from the other day about what the decline of coal is going to do to the already horrible economy of southern Appalachia, Brad Plumer weighs in on the matter. Like myself, he notes that while it’s probably best for the country to get off its coal addiction and for Appalachia to […]
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