Monthly Archives: October 2014

Edible Flowers: Gene’s Quick Chili

by Gene Howington Fall is here and it’s chili time.  I like all kinds of it too.  Traditional red, New Mexico red, New Mexico green, with beans, without, so long as it’s rich and warm when the weather turns cool.  … Continue reading

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Music for Halloween Night

Lai shreds Pachelbel’s Canon in D for Halloween.  Possibly the best Laotian refugee guitarist in the world.  Any world.  

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Jon Stewart Welcomes Koch Industries as a New Sponsor of “The Daily Show”

By Elaine Magliaro Last Night, Jon Stewart “welcomed” Koch Industries as a new sponsor of The Daily Show with a funny segment on the Comedy Central network. Stewart showed “a slick new ad” from the company that had appeared during … Continue reading

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Is Lindsey Graham Joking?

by Gene Howington South Carolina Senator and possible Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has, at best, an odd sense of humor.  Personally, I find him about as funny as red tide but apparently his audience at an all-male Irish Catholic Hibernian … Continue reading

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The Fifteenth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Louie Gohmert Says the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and Massages Will Make the Military “Vulnerable to Terrorism” (VIDEOS)

  By Elaine Magliaro It was just a matter of time before Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas became the subject of one of my posts in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series. Gohmert—who, Charles Pierce once said, was “perhaps the … Continue reading

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Smashing Pumpkins: Miles from Ferguson (MO) in a Thug-less Land Far, Far Away Drunken White Revelers Whoop It Up While Trashing a College Town in New Hampshire

By Elaine Magliaro I’ve traveled to Keene, New Hampshire, on many occasions. I used to go there every October to attend the wonderful Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival. I even served on the festival’s advisory board from 2006-2008. Keene … Continue reading

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My Second Post about Former Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra Who Was Fired by the New York Fed for Doing Her Job

By Elaine Magliaro On October fifth, I published a post titled The Case of the Secret Recordings: A Tale about Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra, the New York Fed, and Goldman Sachs. Segarra is a former bank examiner who once worked for … Continue reading

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In the Case of Michael Brown: Were Recent Grand Jury Leaks and Autopsy Reports a Deliberate Effort to Help “Set the Stage” for Darren Wilson’s “Non-Indictment?”

By Elaine Magliaro My curiosity was aroused the other day when I read several news reports about “selective” grand jury leaks and forensic experts’ analyses of Michael Brown’s official autopsy report. Many of the reports were based on information provided … Continue reading

Posted in Courts, Crime, DOJ, Equal Rights, Government, Justice, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Media, Missouri, Propaganda, Racism, Society, United States | Tagged , , , , | 133 Comments

The Fourteenth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Alaska GOP Congressman Rattles High School Audience with His Profane Talk about Bull Sex and Suicide

By Elaine Magliaro Zaz Hollander of Alaska Dispatch News has reported an interesting story about Don Young, a Republican congressman from the Land of the Midnight Sun. Tuesday morning, Young spoke to students at the High School in Wasilla. Hollander … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: Four Former Blackwater Guards Who Were Charged in 2007 Iraq Killings Found Guilty

By Elaine Magliaro TPM News has reported that four men who once worked as security guards for Blackwater were found guilty in the shootings of more than thirty Iraqis back in 2007. A federal judge ordered that the men be … Continue reading

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