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Totally unpredictable news

The grand unifying theme of the news the last few days has been “who could possibly have predicted..” A brief summary: • North Korea is expanding its nuclear facilities. Surprise! • Sen. McConnell is determined to ram through confirmation of … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

It’s baaaack! The Monster that Will Not Die! The persistent claim that vaccines cause autism! OOOOHHHH!!!! NO!!!!! So, this got posted to my wall on Facebook: “International scientists have found autism’s cause. What will Americans do? Five clear, replicable, and … Continue reading

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Handicapping the 2020 Race

OK, I’m supposed to be getting some work done, but I have this irrepressible urge to write a blog post. Let’s see if I can get it done in one sitting without wasting time on silly research and stuff. We’ve … Continue reading

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Vaccines and Autism: the Final Word

OK, let’s do this… I grieve for the state of public discourse in this nation. It’s seems that way too much of the discussion and debate is focused on endless reiterations of the same tired arguments which, to any sensible … Continue reading

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Who’s to Blame?

The unthinkable has happened. Unless there’s an unprecedented revolt by the electors in the Electoral College, we’re about to inaugurate the vilest President imaginable, a person who embodies the worst traits of America: bigotry, misogyny, arrogance, pseudo-Christian hypocrisy, wealth-worship, anti-intellectualism, … Continue reading

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The Coming Re-Alignment

A few years ago, in the course of a political discussion with some friends, I made a comment something along the lines of “if we must have a two-party system, couldn’t we at least have one where the current corporate … Continue reading

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[unconvincing] Reasons to Support Hillary Over Bernie

OK, let’s do this… I’ve been ruminating on this post for a few months, but I haven’t sat down to write it, because I need to work for a living, and—frankly—nobody reads my blog. But I can’t get the idea … Continue reading

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you really, truly, can’t make this up…

I don’t usually pay much attention to the ads on my gmail account, but this one caught my eye. And blew my mind. Keep “Hanoi Jane” off TV Sign Petition to keep Hanoi Jane off this major TV network! www.moveamericaforward.org Nothing says “move America … Continue reading

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more youtube adventures

Oh, why do I do this to myself? My pathological obsession with the loony right wing has continued unabated. I’m fascinated by the [made-up] facts, [twisted] logic, rhetorical techniques, and general paranoid hysteria of the right wing. For example: the … Continue reading

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medical marijuana info

I’ve just posted a series of documents of interest to anyone following California’s medical marijuana adventures. Some of these docs are recent court decisions, such as the Kha decision, which relates to law enforcement being required to return improperly seized … Continue reading

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