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History’s Greatest People: They’re All Awful

February 24, 2014

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Yes, that is a single tear running down statue-Cobain's cheek.  It's meant to represent the kind of maudlin, faux- sentimentality that showed up in his music never.

On Friday, the city of Aberdeen, Washington announced “Kurt Cobain Day” and unveiled a statue of the deceased rock legend.  The mayor hopes this will make Aberdeen “the next Graceland,” and I think there’s about a 100% chance of that coming true. What was really amazing, though, was TV’s King 5 news’ hugely snide, sarcastic, […]

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I Reject Your Appeal of My Rejection of Your, Uh, Rejection, Um… Where Was I?

September 14, 2012

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A quick Friday story of why you just have to love the state of Oregon. Meet Governor John Kitzhaber.  Governor, everyone.  Everyone, the Governor.  Now, Kitzhaber is a doctor with serious moral issues with the death penalty, which is still legal in Oregon (it’s been outlawed twice and made legal twice). When he was governor […]

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Well, That’s “News” To Me

June 27, 2012

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I wound up seeing the morning “news” while waiting for a ride in a lobby yesterday.  The stories?  A guy was filling his gas tank and playing with a lighter and set himself on fire.  A man pushed a woman out of a moving car.  There was a fire at an old folks home, and […]

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We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident: Some People Are Equal, Some Aren’t.

May 10, 2012

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As you’ve undoubtedly heard, North Carolina has amended their state Constitution to ban gay marriage.  Why not just pass a law, you ask?  Because a law like that would be unconstitutional.  But if you change the Constitution?  You can make any crazy law you want!  Bear in mind, regardless of your opinion on gay marriage: […]

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Today, Ma’am, DEA Stands For “Darn Earnest Apology”

May 4, 2012

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Terrifying News item: After a drug raid at UC San Diego, engineering student Daniel Chong was questioned by DEA agents, after which he was locked in a 5-by-10 windowless room.  He was left there for 4 days without food or water after agents “forgot” he was there.  After being accidentally discovered and spending 5 days in […]

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