Monthly Archives: July 2009

Quote of the Week

From the Economist, July 18th, the Lexington column: ÔÇťAtheists are broadly disliked in America. Only 5% of Americans admit that they would not vote for an otherwise qualified black presidential candidate, but 53% say they would shun an atheist. That … Continue reading

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The Immigrant Bounty

Last fall we had some leadership training offered in my division. It was aimed at first-level employees who were interested in promotion. I sat in on the first couple of hours to see how it was going. The instructor started … Continue reading

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Definition of Emergency

From firedoglake, I think: “While extolling the virtues of a balanced budget during a PAYGO debate on the floor of the House, Rep. Marsha Blackburn exclaimed: Let’s agree that we’re going to have PAYGO enforcement. That we’re not going to … Continue reading

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Grave Matters

If you like mysteries, here is a website for you: www.gravematters.com. I found out about them when I ordered a book from them, via abebooks.They e-mailed me the next day to tell me my book was in the mail. Then … Continue reading

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Infinite Jesters

Lark’s Lament Alan Gordon 2008, St Martin’s/Minotaur Lark’s Lament is the 7th or 8th book in Gordon’s Fool’s Guild series. These historical novels, set in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, follow the professional jesters Theo and Claudia on … Continue reading

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The Alaska Daily News Story

Go to this link and read this story. This is a thing that will be overlooked by many/most unless they are Sarah Palin watchers (of either stripe)or they are somehow involved with providing care to the elderly and/or disabled. This … Continue reading

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What Are You Guys So Scared Of?

We’ve all seen/heard/read the “wise Latina” remark made by Judge Sonia Sotomayor in a 2001 speech given at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Here’s the actual sentence the Republicans have been hopping up and down about: “[Second], I would … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“So far the recently verbose Mr. Cheney isn’t talking.” –Rachel Maddow, commenting on the program that the CIA hid from Congress. The Rachel Maddow Show

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My Kingdom for a Point of View

The other day I was someplace I had to wait for awhile, and I didn’t have a car book, so I bought a book at a drug store. (Note to self: Never let this happen again!) It was a terrible … Continue reading

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Bloggers on the Bus

Bloggers on the Bus Eric Boehlert Free Press Simon and Schuster, 2009 “In many ways Clinton was the AOL to Obama’s Google during the campaign season. Online, she represented the more lumbering, established giant, and he was the nimble newcomer. … Continue reading

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