Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pure Joy: “I Feel Love.”

By: Charlton Stanley This place could use an infusion of energy. I have the solution. If you can listen to this all the way through without grinning, you need help. Annette Stean is the vocalist with the Nashville based group … Continue reading

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It Must Be Fat Tuesday In King’s Landing . . .

Normally, I hate anything with a banjo in it, but for this I’ll make an exception. Winter is coming.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Beck!

submitted by Gene Howington Today is Jeff Beck’s 70th birthday! As a guitarist, it is hard to underestimate the influence Jeff Beck has had on me and hordes of other string benders. Versatile in genre, he is always a pleasure … Continue reading

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Louisiana, Moving Forward In Reverse

by GENE HOWINGTON If the war against women’s rights concerns you, avoid Louisiana. In yet another strike against the rights of women, a bill came before Gov. Bobby Jindal this week that is truly horrifying. Of course, he is expected … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Estate Law, Fundamentalism, Health Care, Hospitals, Jurisprudence, Local Government, Louisiana, Reproductive Rights | 25 Comments

In Remembrance of Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro Maya Angelou—poet/writer/activist/teacher—published many literary works during her lifetime. Her most notable work—I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings—is her 1969 autobiography about her early years. Angelou died at her home in North Carolina on May 28th. … Continue reading

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Chris Christie Cuts Payments to State Pension Funds Retroactively in Order to Balance Budget…NJ Still Manages to Subsidize the Private Sector to the Tune of $1.57 Billion

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO A couple of weeks ago, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey announced his plan to use more than $2.43 billion that had been earmarked for public worker pension funding to balance his state’s ailing budget. Salvador Rizzo … Continue reading

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Flori-duh Justice – “I’ll beat your ass!”

by GENE HOWINGTON Judge John Murphy of Brevard County, Florida, challenged veteran public defender Andrew Weinstock to a fight on Monday.  In court.  On camera. The disagreement?  Weinstock refused to waive his client’s right to trial. “Judge” Murphy allegedly punched … Continue reading

Posted in Courts, Crime, Equal Rights, Justice, Weird Crime | 9 Comments

Constitutional Amendment? Action, Not Words

by GENE HOWINGTON Political news website The Hill is reporting that Obama allegedly told a group at a fundraiser that he might be in a “strong position” to amend the Constitution. The supposed aim? To undo the damage done to … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finance, Constitutional Law, Government, Jurisprudence, Politics, SCOTUS, United States | 11 Comments

Fake News, Real Facts

submitted by Gene Howington Score one for truthiness! “According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center, viewers of The Colbert Report who watched Colbert set up a super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization during the last presidential election cycle were better informed … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finance, Corruption, Education, Media, United States | 10 Comments

“Learn to Speak Benghazi”—A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video

SUBMITTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Mark Fiore suggests that people should “think again” if they had thought that the tragedy that occurred in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2102, was a thing of the past. He said that House Republicans have … Continue reading

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