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Gerson

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On November 17, 2022

Someone is off to a special circle of Hell made for the people who create stereotypes of other countries in order to promote a holy crusade against nations the U.S. doesn’t like politically. Mic

Gallagher

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On November 11, 2022

I never really got why anyone thought Gallagher was that funny. How smashing fruit is supposed to be comedic, I just don’t know. Then he just became a racist, or maybe he always was and people s

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Lucianne Goldberg

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On October 27, 2022
If you’re like me, you aren’t sleeping tonight. Nope. How can life go on without Lucianne Goldberg? What a legend. What’s the best part of her life? Is it spawning Jonah Goldberg from her unnatural congress with Satan? Is it being the mastermind behind manipulating Monica Lewinsky so that Republicans could get at Bill Clinton? […]

Mike Davis, RIP

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On October 27, 2022

Before too much time passes, we need to note the passing of the great leftist writer Mike Davis, who has influenced so many of us. He was best known for his two epic books on Los Angeles, loathed by t

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Barbara Ehrenreich, RIP

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On September 2, 2022
One of the reasons Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed hit home so hard upon its publication in 2001 is that it came at a moment when both the Democratic and Republican parties had abandoned to the poor. The only time the poor got any attention in the media is when politicians decided to punish them […]

Rick Reed

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On August 28, 2022

Burn in hell asshole: Rick Reed, a Republican advertising executive whose work in the 2004 presidential race tarnished Senator John Kerry, the Democratic nominee, by attacking his record as a Swift bo

Jaimie Branch, RIP

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On August 24, 2022

This is just devastating. jaimie branch, a trumpeter who combined punk ferocity with advanced technique in her version of improvised music, earning acclaim within and well outside of jazz circles, die

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Wolfgang Petersen, RIP

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On August 18, 2022
We do need a word on Wolfgang Petersen here, as he has died at the age of 81. I see Peterson as one of a long line of European directors who directed amazing work at home, then came to Hollywood and became a competent studio hack. I don’t really use “competent studio hack” as quite […]

Gerald McEntee, RIP

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On July 12, 2022

Former AFSCME head Gerald McEntee has died. But he was perhaps best known for increasing the influence of the labor movement in electoral politics during an age of largely Republican rule, as Washingt

Caan

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On July 7, 2022

Should have had a better career overall and made a lot of very questionable choices (the list of roles he turned down is astounding), but of course he was great in The Godfather. RIP.

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