Monthly Archives: September 2014

Clown Down

This is the saddest news since the Reno Clown Car Tragedy of 2006: ‘It’ll be kind of hard to smile’: Friends mourn death of ‘Creeky the Clown’ at 98 Floyd V. Creekmore, better known as Creeky the Clown, died last … Continue reading

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Pillow Demons

I have just learned that I am haunted by some kind of evil pillow spirit. Makura-gaeshi TRANSLATION: pillow flipper ALTERNATE NAMES: makura-kozō HABITAT: bedrooms DIET: none APPEARANCE: Makura-gaeshi are a kind of zashiki-warashi: a child ghost which haunts specific rooms … Continue reading

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IT’S A GIRL!!!!!

MY NEW GRANDDAUGHTER IS THE CUTEST THING EVER! She weighed in at 8 lbs, 7 oz. Mom and Dad are doing fine. Still no name yet. Her name is Lily.

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Two Unicorns In Every Pot!

From the fever swamp called Salon: We need a new constitution: Here’s how we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths and the 1 percent The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that a clear-cut majority is disgusted with the … Continue reading

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This Is Your Brain On Koolaid

What has Glenn Thrush been smoking (and where can I get some?) Seriously, man, the dude is fucking high: Why Holder Quit The backstory of how Obama lost his ‘heat shield.’ It’s oddly fitting that Attorney General Eric Holder – … Continue reading

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It’s a Girl!

Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth to Baby Girl Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter named Charlotte, the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky announced … Continue reading

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Playoffs, Baby!

SFGate: In the end, it didn’t matter how it happened or where it happened. Just that it happened. Thanks to an event occurring 2,000 miles away, the Giants clinched a National League wild-card spot 6½ hours before Yusmeiro Petit threw … Continue reading

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Put Down The Koolaid And Step Away From The Punchbowl

Two entries from the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up. First, Ron Fournier: From History’s Lips to Obama’s: Waging War for Peace at the U.N. With Wilsonian echoes, a pacifist president tries to rally the world on ISIS, … Continue reading

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Losing My Illusions

Heather “Digby” Parton at Salon: GOP’s vote-suppressing militia: Why Scott Walker’s thugs are getting violent Scott Walker may want to be president, but he’s got to win statewide first. And he’s pulling out all the stops It seems like a … Continue reading

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Weird Wednesday Open Thread

Live Science: Nazca Lines of Kazakhstan: More Than 50 Geoglyphs Discovered More than 50 geoglyphs with various shapes and sizes, including a massive swastika, have been discovered across northern Kazakhstan in Central Asia, say archaeologists. These sprawling structures, mostly earthen … Continue reading

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Nobelol Laureate Bombs Syria

MSLSD: More than 50 airstrikes launched against ISIS The U.S. with the support of several Middle East partners began a heavy bombardment of more than 50 airstrikes in Syria at 8:30 p.m. Monday night aimed at the headquarters and bases … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Quickie

Victor Davis Hanson: Versailles in California California is run from a sort of Pacific Versailles, an isolated coastal compound of elite rulers physically cut off from its interior peasantry. To understand how California works — or rather does not work … Continue reading

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STEM the Tide of Immigration

From “The Fate of STEM PhDs (and More)” by Norm Matloff at Normsaysno: My second item before turning to the NSF report is this job-seekers advice column by Laszlo Bock, Senior VP of People Operations (read “HR”) at Google. (I … Continue reading

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A Little Something To Brighten My Day

So I got a call yesterday from a friend. “Guess who’s in jail?” he said. My Psycho Ex-Girlfriend was the answer. So I did a little research: Date: 8/18/2014 Source: Merced Arrested for: 11377(A) Possession of Controlled Substance 11378 Possess … Continue reading

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Show Me The Booty Open Thread

(This post has been retitled in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day) This has gotta be Sir Mix-A-Lot’s new favorite video. In other news, I am adjusting to having the little ones underfoot. It’s been years since I … Continue reading

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Nicolle Wallace is a Back-Stabbing Bitch

Mollie Hemingway: The View From Hell: Nicole Wallace And Hostility To Conservative Women For a long time before I became a reporter, I never paid attention to bylines — the announcement of who wrote a given article. That all changed … Continue reading

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz vs. The Bus

The vipers are fanging each other: Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as … Continue reading

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What A Fool Believes

Some people on the right will tell you that Obama is a socialist. Others say he’s a closeted Muslim. There are people on the left that claim he’s a conservative. Obama’s supporters think he’s a genius. His detractors believe he’s … Continue reading

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Totally Awesome Open Thread

Because the last one is full, dude!

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Falling Down

Where does civilization come from? More importantly right now, where does it go when it ends? Roger Cohen at the NYT: The Great Unraveling It was the time of unraveling. Long afterward, in the ruins, people asked: How could it … Continue reading

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