Category Archives: California

Frisco Flix Fascist Nix

By ann summers Hollywood North is not San Francisco South, nor North Hollywood or South San Francisco. But maybe in an age of media crime fascination there can be high-tech tours of location specific cinematic crime, something better than the Alcatraz … Continue reading

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From Ronald to The Donald: “There are Two Donald Trumps” like there are (at least) Two Amerikas

By ann summers We’ve moved from figures of speech to violent acts of speech on bodily figures; the history of the GOP and its Southern Strategy is now manifest in its ur-candidate, the WWE The People’s Bro-maniac tRump. As Ben Carson of … Continue reading

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Google versus GO – it’s enough to commit seppuku

By ann summers Like John Nash’s humiliation in A Beautiful Mind, it may be the case that like Mishima’s loss to Kawabata for the Nobel Prize, our lives may be determined by more banal activities. In Nash’s case it’s a … Continue reading

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A Balkanization too far: taking back The United Counties of America

By ann summers Malheur Wildlife Refuge’s standoff even with its indicted malingerers demonstrates the abject FAIL of the Bundystani attempt to create a county-level bantustan near Burns, Oregon. However, chances are the armed farces now cruising Burns in their flag-flying pickup trucks have nothing … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PRAISE

by Nona Blyth Cloud After the frantic weeks from Thanksgiving to New Years, we’re all ready for that “long winter’s nap” we never got in December. But in the U.S., that can be hard to come by. Most of us … Continue reading

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Questions for the GOP candidates at their December 15 debate: 70,000 Cuban refugees coming to the Southern US border

By ann summers Dear GOP POTUS candidates in the 15 December debate on CNN:  In the fervor to deny refugee status to Syrians because TERROR, what of the possibly 70,000 Cubans now trying to gain egress past the as yet … Continue reading

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Spree Killings in Colorado Springs & San Bernardino: 2 types of not dissimilar political extremism

Let’s be clear: These spree killings are all, in their own ways, acts of terrorism. Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It … Continue reading

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