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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 31 2012

Ignore history and you are doomed to repeat it

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The chart provides a quick reminder of how we got here: tax cuts, deregulation leading to the banking meltdown, and war. Of the current 13.6 trillion dollar national debt, 10 trillion dollars were piled up under Republican presidents. The remaining 3.6 trillion could be attributed to Obama in the sense he was sworn in when it accrued, …

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Dec 30 2012

The Boehner bottleneck

President Obama hit the Sunday talk show circuit this morning, finally, to heap pressure or blame on the GOP for jacking the nation. Just thinking how the Will of the People is being held up by one over pampered spoiled prick is enough to make me give up on our version of democracy:

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Dec 30 2012

2013 could be the year of the comet

If you’re as old as I am you have reason to be skeptical about comets. Comet Kohoutek in 1973 and the much anticipated return of Comet Halley in 1986 both failed to live up to their potential. But ISON may yet redeem the genre and prove spectacular:

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Dec 28 2012

Hobby Lobby theocrats refuse to cover “slut” pills

    You have to hand it to wealthy self-absorbed theocrats these days. Hiding behind the thin veneer of religious freedom, they feel entitled to break the law of the land at the drop of a hat. Such is the case with Hobby Lobby, owned and operated by yet another over pious social conservative clan pretending …

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Dec 28 2012

Why I liked Norman Schwarzkopf

Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf passed away thursday from complications from pneumonia, he was only 78 years old. Schwarzkopf gained national celebrity status during the Gulf War. He was the primary architect of a strategy that led to what can arguably be called the greatest lopsided defeat in a major war in modern history. But that’s not what …

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Dec 28 2012

Another day in the life of a middle aged peasant

Update: Medical students, cardiopulmonary specialists, and heart patients, this is an actual post written while I was having what was later diagnosed by a cardiologist as a relatively ‘mild’ heart attack. Bear in mind no heart attack is truly mild in any sense of the word. Read below, learn what NOT to do when having symptoms. So I’m …

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Dec 27 2012

It’s a Festivus miracle!

The previous Christmas-time tornado record was 12. We beat that by quite a bit this year:

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Dec 26 2012

Talk about self serving BS

Please. Just stop. It’s bad enough when some random elitist self entitled dumbass plays the “I never wanted to be President, it’s the last thing I wanted, but the People drafted me and America needed me! I couldn’t tell my countrymen no!” .:Eye/roll:. Ay-yi-yi. Mittens actually let his elder spawn shit out that hilarious whopper:

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Dec 24 2012

Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like religious intolerance

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In a special Christmas eve address Pope Ratzinger takes time to remind the faithful and hellbound heretics alike that both Yahweh and his only child Republican Jesus hate teh gay. The aging ex Nazi Pontiff also added that nothing threatens world peace quite like reproductive freedom:

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Dec 24 2012

Nearby star is loaded with planets

A nearby star that’s been a staple of sci-fi and sci-fact for years may be loaded with planets, including at least one that may be able to support liquid water on the surface:

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