Monthly Archives: September 2012

Easy to Get Behind This Guy

In the news again: everybody’s favorite ‘Pub Gov in the state everybody loves to hate: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey rose to stardom in the national Republican Party by promoting himself as a fiscal conservative willing to make the … Continue reading

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Brew Ha Ha

I am settled in comfortably at the Liquor and Rubber Balls Sports Emporium and Deworming Clinic, surrounded by the regular crowd of laughing lesbians  who quarrel good-naturedly (mostly) over football minutiae as highlights from the weekend’s games are displayed. Don … Continue reading

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Obama BH and Other Brazil Nuts

The American election system has justifiably been characterized as a zoo and a circus, a tribute, I suppose, to its abundant supply of shit and clowns.  But in Brazil, world famous for its annual Carnival, they’ve pushed on past to … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Rosh Hashana

“Jew Pond” renamed! N.H. Residents can vote at a town meeting Tuesday whether to petition to officially change the name, which appears on a 1968 map but not on any town signs. Some say the name is inappropriate and disrespectful. … Continue reading

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Dumber Than Deaf

A deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been prohibited from signing his own name because school administrators believe the gesture he uses looks too much like a gun. Hunter uses Signing Exact English or SEE — a form of … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Straitjacket

So, between news of ambassadors getting assassinated and wingnuts screaming it’s because Obama apologizes too much, this catches my eye today: British schools now do a better job than American schools of lifting students up the social ladder, the Organization … Continue reading

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Low Class Warfare

My dining companion today, a famous bloggist and social media-ite, deploys an expression that causes the mouthful of rice and beans and plantains I’m chewing to snork north by northwest into my nasal cavities.  While discussing the upcoming election, he … Continue reading

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