Monthly Archives: August 2012

On the 99% by the Author of 1984

For the first time, the collected diaries of George Orwell have been made available in print.  This entry caught the eye of the reviewer: The Occupy movement will seize happily upon this line, from June 3, 1940, when Orwell responded … Continue reading

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Inka Dinka Doo

Here’s a south Florida story that McCrabass picked up all the way out in Chicago, and she handled it so well, and linked it so nicely, there’s nothing for me to add but a statement of my admiration.  Not only … Continue reading

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Grogan for Mayor of Miami-Dade

Does anybody remember this old campfire standard? Bill Grogan’s goat Was feeling fine Ate three red shirts Right off the line Bill took a stick Gave him a whack And tied him to The railroad track The whistle blew The … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly

While yesterday I managed to resist this sordid little tale from the Keystone state: Na Cola Darcel Franklin was only eight hours away from marrying the man with whom she had planned to spend the rest of her life. But, … Continue reading

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Vote Twice Today!

Oh, goody!  Here in the Banana Republic of South Florida (BRSF) it’s Election Day, which means FINALLY all those goddam fucking robocalls from candidates and their assorted paid committees will finally stop plaguing us. The one that thoroughly fried my … Continue reading

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The Lovable Losers

Now that the international horrorshow known as the Olympics are finally over, may I have my newspapers back?  Olympics-related non-news items have even leaked out of the sports section where they’re easily ignored to the front page, exacerbating the stench … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer

One tale, many takes.  Let’s get started. On May 19, [Emmanuel Alfredo] Tadeo, 27 and his girlfriend Andrea Jill Armintrout had a domestic dispute that turned violent. As the woman’s little Pomeranian pooch tried to protect her owner, Tadeo grabbed … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

Back in May, I reported on “Tan Mom,” expressing doubt that the Tanorexic had taken her 5-year old daughter into a tanning booth.  Today Mom is back in the news. Patricia Krentcil, the so-called “tan mom,” is revealing her new … Continue reading

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They Asked For It

Honk your horn if this surprises you even a little bit: When Richard X. Bove encountered this string of bad experiences at his Wells Fargo branch in suburban Tampa, he didn’t sit quietly and fume like other Americans who have … Continue reading

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Sikh and Ye Shall Find

…especially if you’re rummaging among the bottom feeding mouth breathers who populate teh internets like maggots on carrion: #28 August 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm luagha commented: We all know a Tea Partier would be smart enough to target actual … Continue reading

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