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Monthly Archive: March 2008

Mar 31 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Tonight, I raise my glass high to another resignation within the Bush Administration: mucho mas, por favor! As a rule, having the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development resign in the midst of a national mortgage crisis seems like an unwelcome development. But in the case of Alphonso Jackson, …

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Mar 31 2008

(Un)Civil Discourse

I’m hamstrung. It doesn’t help that I took the knife to my own tendons in accepting Canadian Cynic’s “The CC ‘Canadian Dumbfuck Wanker Challenge.’” Yes, I know I’m not Canadian, and thus could have thrust my nose high in the air and proclaimed, “Well, I’m an American, so that doesn’t apply to me.” I’m a …

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Mar 30 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. We’ve got yet another Attorney General who thinks it’s his job to lie for Bush rather than uphold the law: Michael Mukasey has conclusively proven himself to be an exact replica of Alberto Gonzales — slavishly loyal to every presidential …

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Mar 30 2008

Mark Mathis Opens Mouth, Proves Stupidity (Again)

Someday, I’m going to write my Great American Novel, Cornflakes. I’ve been gathering material for it going on two decades now. It’s about the rampant stupidity of certain human beings. Mark Mathis, Associate Producer of Expelled, has earned his place within it, for verily, he is a corny flake. Well, actually, he’s a total fuckwit, …

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Mar 30 2008

Oh, Noes! They Got My Best Friend!

The hardest thing about embracing my atheism and deciding to do my part in calling creationists out on their bullshit is the wall it’s put up between my best friend and I. Take tonight. There we were, having a fairly decent conversation about life, the universe and everything. I can’t even remember how we got …

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Mar 30 2008

Pre-rant Catblogging

I’m a crazy cat lady: I own a crazy cat, and I am a lady. Well, female – the lady part is debatable. My cat is evil. I have no idea why. I raised her from kittenhood, and I don’t remember any traumatic experiences that could have led this. She was always fed, loved, played …

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Mar 29 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Pshaw, why would we need universal single-payer health care in this country when we have these quality health plans? Wal-Mart Sues Disabled Ex-Employee The Shanks didn’t notice in the fine print of Wal-Mart’s health plan policy that the company has the right to recoup medical expenses if an employee …

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Mar 29 2008

Nothing to Fear but PZ Myers

Just when the brouhaha over PZ Myers getting expelled from Expelled was dying down, this happens: Some of you know that the producers of Expelled had a conference call this afternoon…a carefully controlled, closed environment in which they would spout their nonsense and only take questions by email. I listened to it for a while, …

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Mar 28 2008

We Have a Poet Laureate!

I just want to draw your attention to the Official Poem of En Tequila es Verdad: tremendous wine tremendous wine, electrically translucent,whisper every puppet so manuscripts release dreams.imagine a fermented monkey–funny beneath lime. -courtesy of The Magnetic Poet, Nicole Yes, this is what she’s capable of given a handful of fridge magnets. Now just imagine …

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Mar 28 2008

Roots

Just so we’re clear: I’m one of those pathetic Americans who speaks a few words of español, a smattering more français, and for seasoning can add a greeting or two in Japanese, German, Russian, and sundry other languages. But I’m sadly unilingual. So why all the Spanish? Why not just celebrate my native tongue, unadulterated …

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