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Jacob

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Date registered: October 4, 2011

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  1. This Is Why We Limit Police Powers — January 5, 2009
  2. Of Ponies and Beer — January 5, 2009
  3. Where oh Where Was This When McCain Was Making an Arse of Himself? — January 5, 2009
  4. Happy Hour Discurso — January 4, 2009
  5. The Things I Learn Doing Research — January 4, 2009

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Jan 03 2009

Ha! Proof!

I’ve always said that black metal was modern-day classical music. The complexity and richness of it matches the greatest works of Beethoven and Mozart. Once you’ve gotten over the shell-shock of the death-grunt vocals and the double-bass, the beauty and sophistication of it becomes gloriously clear. And now I have proof that these genres go …

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Jan 03 2009

No Room To Whine (But O’Beirne Whines Anyway)

Somehow, it seems some loyal Bushies got the idea that they were immortal. Jim O’Beirne, special assistant to the secretary of defense for White House liaisons, is off in a snit because – gasp! shock! – Obama has decided that fuckwitted Bush political hires in the DoD should be shown the exits: On Tuesday, O’Beirne …

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Jan 03 2009

Felicitaciones, Ames! You’re Famous, Baby, Yeah!

The fireworks are for Ames from Submitted to a Candid World. He made Mike’s Blog Roundup on Crooks and Liars. ¬°Bueno excellente! Fame at last – hopefully fortune will follow. Ames is a fantastic blogger, and it’s good to see him getting the recognition he deserves. So good, in fact, that I got him the …

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Jan 03 2009

Because Bashing Rick Warren Never Quite Gets Old

Pastor Rick Warren is the gift that keeps on giving if you need a truly odious Godbotherer to get your blood boiling. Gays despise him, of course, as do people who understand why gays might get upset at their same-sex marriages being equated with pedophilia and incest. Those of us who look askance at Christian …

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Jan 02 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Does anyone know of any sites that are taking money on when the Cons will wake up and smell the reality? I’m placing a bet for 1,000,000 years: The LA Times has a piece today that makes a fairly obvious point: the Democratic majority in the Senate may be …

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Jan 02 2009

Friday Favorite True Crime Author

True crime books are my brain candy. I know, I know, I’m weird. But look – one of my main characters is an FBI profiler. So I justify my enjoyment by claiming I’m doing “research.” Really. That’s what I’m doing. Serious hard work. I’ve always loved a good true crime book. I love watching police …

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Jan 02 2009

Roland Burris is a Power-hungry Maniac

Roland Burris, who let Blago appoint him to Obama’s Senate seat, seemed to come highly recommended. The arguments against seating him have mostly revolved around the fact that the Senate said “no fucking way are we going to seat anyone Blagojevich appoints.” Perhaps it’s because they knew that anyone who would accept an appointment from …

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Jan 02 2009

Six Degrees of Crazy Christian Lady

Longtime readers may vaguely remember The Crazy Christian Lady. For those who need a refresher, PZ’s your go-to guy: Here it is: a good Christian homeschooling mom who doesn’t like gay people. And by “doesn’t like”, I mean “wants them stoned to death and everything they touch blown up.” A friend recently sent me this …

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Jan 02 2009

The Truce Continues

If you ask me, the “love thine enemy” stuff is getting laid on a little thick: Would someone please pass the insulin? Seeing as how it’s the new year and all, we’ve made a few resolutions: We’ll see how long that last resolution lasts…

Jan 01 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. It’s thin on the ground today, my darlings. But I’ve managed to dig up a few gems for ye this New Year’s Day. Let’s begin with proof that right-wing loons are equally idiotic the world over: According to the Israeli paper Ha’aretz, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni made a short …

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