7/27/15

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

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7/14/15

Socialized telecom in action

We have been off the grid for two weeks while attending a family wedding in England and encountering a string of problems getting on line. Precious regular readers, please forgive us. We expect to resume normal service next week via good ol' Time Warner Cable.

6/29/15

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy  of Dung Beetles has dropped its nauseating  Dungie Award on the Milwaukee Art Museum  for acquiring a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict, made out of 17,000 non-lubricated condoms, by artist Niki Johnson,  who told WITI television in Milwaukee: "What I did was inter-stuffed them and folded them in order to create the tonal range I wanted."   More  [ECS]

Nuclear war looms again

A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think, writes Max Fisher.  "It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had grown out of its control. The Russian air force began harassing the neighboring Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which are members of NATO. The US pledged that it would uphold its commitment to defend those countries as if they were American soil, and later staged military exercises a few hundred yards from Russia's border...." Read it all
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6/27/15

Scathing Scalia says Supremes are 'threatening our democracy'

In his fiery dissent to the monumental same-sex marriage ruling that legalizes gay marriage in all fifty states, Justice Antonin Scalia warns that the Supreme Court has become a "threat to American democracy."
"I join THE CHIEF JUSTICE’s opinion in full. I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy," he declared in the first line of his dissent. Though he said that the particular substance of  the ruling is "not of immense personally importance" to him, it raises an issue of "overwhelming importance: "Who it is that rules me." Accusing the other justices of "constitutional revision," Scalia said the decision ultimately "robs" the people of the "freedom to govern themselves"

6/26/15

Ted Cruz sez...

 "These are some of the darkest 24 hours in the nation’s history.” Ted Cruz told Sean Hannity that the Supreme Court rulings from both yesterday and today were “naked and shameless judicial activism.”
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6/23/15

Loonie lefties [2]

Dr. Ashwini Tambe, associate professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, who has called for “men control,” bashed Rush Limbaugh, and wants women studies taught in high schools. Tambe, whose faculty profile says her major areas of research include “transnational feminist theory” and “sexuality studies,” has weighed in on a variety of national conversations during her time in the Twitterverse.