Monthly Archives: August 2015

Scott Walker favors a complete Canadian Border wall, what could it look like and would ex-Stasi get H-1B visas

By ann summers Scott Walker has supported the idea of a complete Canadian Border wall reminiscent of East Germany, so what could it look like and are the Koch Brothers willing to pay for it or would gastarbeiten or braceros … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Nanny-State: Lock-down those classrooms or I’ll hit you with my heroic lunch-box

By ann summers “We wanted to nip the problem in the bud,” (1990) A Second Grader in Widefield, CO, was subjected to investigation and evaluation after he responded to an assignment as to what he saw in the clouds by … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud Anonymous is an Afghan woman. I write blogs for different groups, and sometimes research for one turns into material for another. In this case, a news story found for a “War on Women” diary: Love, Poetry and … Continue reading

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What is a Democratic Socialist?

One of the running conversations here that carried over from that other place is between me, Bron and the other participants here trying to explain to him what socialism, and in particular democratic socialism, means. It is a fun interaction … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: August 24, 2015

According to AP: “Ferguson Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin issued an order on Monday that attempts to address some of the damage caused by St. Louis County’s practice of issuing arrest warrants and harsh penalties for minor violations, a revenue-driven approach … Continue reading

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Iconoclastically applying Mary’s geologist handle to The Donald

By ann summers Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after his rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. The Trump campaign moved tonight’s rally to a larger stadium to accommodate demand. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty … Continue reading

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Pilot saves lives by riding his plane into the ground instead of ejecting.

by Chuck Stanley There was a crash with fatalities at the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, England Saturday afternoon. A Hawker Hunter jet fighter was performing a loop, when it did not recover at the bottom of the loop. The … Continue reading

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Plunder the Lox: Trump would let Daesh sack Rome

By ann summers “I’d say ISIS wants to get you,” Trump said. “You know that ISIS wants to go in and take over the Vatican? You have heard that. You know, that’s a dream of theirs, to go into Italy.” … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PASSAGE

by Nona Blyth Cloud There are 93 days this year between Summer Solstice on June 21, and Autumnal Equinox on September 23. Today is day 53 of that in-between time. Even as temperatures scorch us, we are closer to summer’s … Continue reading

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So, this seven-foot sad clown walks into a bar….

by Chuck Stanley Puddles the sad clown. Puddles of Pity Party fame. Then he begins to speak….

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