Category Archives: Reason

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Muse-“Uprising”

Listening to XM/Sirius “Alternative Nation” this afternoon, I heard “Uprising,” by Muse.  Now, this isn’t what I typically listen to but its deep, infections pop hooks, solid, driving tempo, 80’s retro groove and Blondie lift found me shouting the chorus … Continue reading

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America’s Flat Tire: School Funding

Educational funding is a sore spot in thousands of  communities across America.  With no universally accepted model, states  drum up funds that seem to guarantee little other than meeting minimum standards.  Frustrated by scant resources, teachers make do.  With household … 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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Apologies? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Apologies

The phrase “Nattering Naybobs of Negativism” is but one of many reasons I’m glad Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) appeared on Blind Woof Blintzen’s uh, “Situation Room” in the face of cacophonous criticism from the GOP. Continue reading

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GOP: Tell Kids That Porn Makes Them Gay

I talk about being Catholic. One aspect of Catholicism I find somewhat therapeutic is that we Catholics can confess and receive forgiveness for their sins. Penance can provide a relief valve for guilt, ideally salvaging self-esteem. Who knows? It does, however seem more positive than trickery and manipulation. Continue reading

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Be Proud of Who You Are

We have seen that when repeated enough, lies ring true. We must overcome this sad fact with honor. We must be better than them in principle, practice and in what we preach. We must lead by example. Should we fail, the nation and ultimately the entire world faces castigation in minds numbed by sanctimony and hubris. Continue reading

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Barack, Where’s the Transparency?

According to the LA Times, The White House appears to be enforcing an agenda of convenience as it falls back on Bush-era arguments to protect the identities of visitors, including key members of the health care sector. Continue reading

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Binge and Purge: The Wedding and “The Wire”

I blame HBO–and David Simon. On Monday, HBO on Demand threw up the second half of Season 4 of “The Wire,” which I’ve seen several times but may be my favorite (a nose ahead of Season 2) .

I’m hypnotized by “The Wire.” When it appears, I gladly suspend other meaningful pleasures including riding my motorcycle and sleep to watch and re watch it. I was up most of the night. Continue reading

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You Can Call Me Senator Franken

Al Franken is Minnesota’s senator elect, according to a unanimous 5-0 decision handed down today by Minnesota’s Supreme Court, most of whom are appointees of Rick Pawlenty, Minnesota’s Republicon governor, who had refused to certify election results in the face of sustained challenges by the incumbent, Republicon Norm Coleman. Continue reading

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Etheridge: Pot ‘Amazing’ For Cancer

In a case that underscores the cure being as painful or more so than the disease, RawStory reports that Melissa Eldridge’s recent bout with breast cancer and subsequent treatment left her nauseous, in severe, generalized pain she describes as  “like … Continue reading

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