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Kent State University, May 4, 1970

To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH.  One of my … Continue reading

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GM: Back in Black After Bankrputcy

Old news by now but I wasn’t blogging when this appeared and since I wrote on it earlier, thought it worth revisiting. In case you missed it, GM recently reported profits of $4.7bn on new vehicle sales.  As if that … Continue reading

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Historically, Geographically Challenged Bachmann Once Again Shows Her Ass

Bachmann made the journey to and settlement in colonial America seem like a bit of a “melting pot Carnival Cruise culminating in a rainbow coalition of unity, with all settlers holding hands, singing “Kumbaya”. Continue reading

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Nature’s Way of Telling Us (We’re Assholes)

One of my all-time favorites of the period was Spirit, a west-coast band of formidable talent and creativity. Spirit had a decent following, but never matched the financial success of many contemporaries, despite writing some of the decades’ most memorable songs. Today, as I watched the oozing crude billow menacingly in the Gulf Coast, I recalled an old saw by Spirit that’s no less pertinent today than the year it was released. Continue reading

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Has HOPE “Jumped the Shark?”

“Hope” felt good. Unfortunately, as it became a rallying cry and slogan, it also became a marketing tool. Advertisers, marketers were quick to notice that the concept of hope could be reduced to a branding tool…something useful to sell product…a stamp that helps turn ordinary items into something special. Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip:Teddy Pendergrass

In the late 70s, Teddy left the “Notes” to embark on a successful solo career, in which he morphed into a steamy, sex-charged love balladeer with wide appeal, including women of all ages. In 1981, he had a car crash that left him paralyzed. Many thought that he’d never perform again but a force of nature, Pendergrass proved them wrong, performing through the 90’s. Continue reading

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Virgins Wait Due To Martyr SNAFU

HEAVEN: Allah reports that over 1000 virgins scheduled to greet 14 bomb-bungling Muslim fundamentalists whose bus loaded with explosives blew up early killing all of them before they could fulfill their mission must wait until better skilled martyrs arrive. The … Continue reading

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Hannity, Moore and Jesus?

When asked how many terrorists he thinks there are, Hannity said: “Millions…I believe there’s millions who believe that there’s virgins in heaven if they commit a suicide bombing.” “All religions have their fanatics, wouldn’t you agree with that?, asks Moore. “Na, some–not all but most… are you one?,” asks Hannity. Continue reading

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Gunslingin’ Soccer Mom Shot Dead

According to the AP and SF Gate,com yesterday, a pistol-packing soccer mom and her husband were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Melanie Hain, who rose to national attention by showing up at her 5 year-old daughter’s soccer game openly “packing heat” and husband Scott were found shot dead yesterday at their home. Continue reading

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Rio de Jeneiro to Host 2016 Olympics

Rio do Jeneiro has much to clebrate as it prevailed to win the honor of hosting the 2016 Olympics. Since 2016 will be the first time that the games will be held in South America, Rio should turn the Olympics OUT! Continue reading

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