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    Gonna try to make a film

    … and you can read about it on my Facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Runaway-Project/154930117857303?v=app_4949752878&ref=ts I’m planning to produce an educational video that’s going to be called “Runaway!” It’s a narrative story about a slave boy named Blanche who has learned to read and write. He thinks he has it pretty good, even better, his master has promised him emancipation the day he “puts on the wooden overcoat.” That day comes without warning | Read More »

    Neighborhoods

    I live in a neighborhood that’s designated “historical.”  If I want to make any alterations to my property, I have to get a certificate of appropriateness from the City.  And that’s what’s key.  APPROPRIATE.  I had to battle to paint my stoop.   In the final analysis, I got permission to use a brick red paint.  Had I asked for leave to paint it green or | Read More »

    Fun with “D” vs. “R”

    Democrat vs. Republican Drive vs. Reverse Detroit vs. _________________?

    Cojones

    So Sarah Palin says Mr. Obama doesn’t have balls.  I mean come on.  Just because he might not have a birth certificate doesn’t mean he doesn’t have balls.  I’m sure he has balls.  He’s fathered children.  That’s prima facie evidence in anyone’s book.  Non usage isn’t evidence of non-existence.  If he doesn’t have balls it’s because of Bush.  Right wingers are so dumm.

    Carrying water for ignoramuses

    Our President got elected by a coalition of government employees, people that depend on a government check, and ignoramuses.  If the ignoramus vote splits 50/50, there’s no way Mr. Obama wins.    Now we see that a gang of conservative lawyers are challenging the constitutionality of the AHCA (Affordable Health Care Act of 2009).  They argue that the Commerce Clause doesn’t grant the government the | Read More »

    The Movies, Avatar

    Me and the missus watched the last half of Avatar this morning, the film that promises to pay James Cameron $350 million.  You remember him, he’s the guy that called the BP engineers morons.  We watched the 2D version  –  it’s intended to be viewed 3D. Did someone say “what’s it about?”  Well… just imagine. What would have happened if there were 20,000 indiginous tribal | Read More »

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    Offshore moratorium fails on appeal

    So we got some good news today.   The government failed to show a “likelihood” that irreparable injuries will come about if offshore drilling resumes.  Appeal denied.  Reminds me of a joke.  A kid asks his father “can you tell me the difference between potentially and likely?”  His father sez “Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars. Then go ask | Read More »

    2nd chakra

    http://jezebel.com/5571867/media-rushes-to-the-defense-of-nobel+winning-sex-poodle?skyline=true&s=i   An excerpt:  When she resisted, he began “pleading for the release of his second chakra.”  Silly me.  And to think, all this time, me, complaining that he was a stiff.  More on the 2nd chakra at http://www.nothingbutyoga.com/2nd-chakra.html    Turns out the 2nd chakra is an inch below the navel.  Various sources list 5, 6, 7, 8 or even 12 chakras.  A system of 6 or 7 chakras | Read More »

    Media leaves South Park out to dry

    So says Diana West at http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/04/24/media_leave_south_park_creators_out_to_dry_105305.html Now for something more sophisticated… to the tune of “[We'll have] Manhattan”: We’ll have Mohammed Mullahs   And Ayatollahs too It’s lovely to subdue The Joooo It’s very fancy On old Damascus Street You know The camels charm us so When balmy breezes blow To and fro And tell me what meat Compares With goat meat In July Sweet | Read More »

    Fun with denial

    “A second inquiry has cleared climate researchers at the University of East Anglia of allegations that they distorted the scientific evidence for human-caused global warming. ‘There was no hint of tailoring results to a particular agenda,’ an independent panel of scientists said in a report submitted to the university on Monday.”  The New York Times, April 14, 2010  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/science/earth/15briefs-Britbrf.html?partner=rss&emc=rss “They are not near Baghdad. Don’t | Read More »