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Friday, August 22, 2014

thank god it's friday

germany's green grid is one of the most reliable in the world

inside the right-wing plot to derail medical marijuana in florida

wife of texas anti-gay activist leaves him for another woman

dinosaurs had the worst luck
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

interlude - thursday

aclu:  the first amendment is suspended in ferguson

children deported from our border wars killed in their own countries

from public service to lobbyist: the revolving door is on auto-pilot

exxon is building the most controversial oil rig ever

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

a wednesday in your garden

lazy corporate monopolies are why we can't have nice things

is your website being blocked in the uk?

what combat veterans see in ferguson

the entitlement of the very rich
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

hungover on a tuesday

are we sure ebola isn't airborne?

tesla wants $500 million for its gigafactory

1 black man is killed every 28 hours by police or vigilantes

the science of waiting in line

and rip famous announcer and the voice of saturday night live, don pardo
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Monday, August 18, 2014

monday struggle

greens and civil rights activists bring coal to its knees in mississippi

the truth about the u.s. post office

how chuck todd could improve meet the press

300-year-old jesus statue has real human teeth
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

sunday blue

study: white people support harsher prison terms if they think black people have been arrested

climate change is devastating europe's forests

why does the economy grow more under democrats?

the rape crisis on campus

and happy 79th birthday to social security!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

saturday night fish fry

plane accidentally sprays high school band with pesticide

the 1% are literally rich beyond measure

the worst pain known to man comes from an ant

coco the cat finds free wifi

and wooden coaster fans say goodbye to the colossus at six flags magic mountain in socal
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Friday, August 15, 2014

dear doc maddow

i love your show and watch it every night.  it pains me when you make a simple mistake.  "the anti-war protests turned violent" means the protestors were violent.  your story quite clearly pointed out it was the police who rioted and turned violent.  technically it was the anti-anti-war protests that turned violent. please broadcast a correction.

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posted by George at 2:28 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, August 14, 2014

sumter county friday night

nypd's "broken windows" theory targets minorities

parents of better-educated children live longer

why do our elites act like sociopaths?

guess which country is the world leader at smoking marijuana
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ice cream thursdays

is new york city going under water in the next few decades?

'pro-troop' charity pays off tea party cronies instead

the 7 truthiest nyt columnists

stop the presses:  the rich run everything

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what happened to tradition?

ferguson police are using tanks and assault rifles on black demonstrators?  what happened to the traditional fire hoses and german shepherds?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Too Soon

Michael Hutchence, David Carradine, and Robin Williams walk into a bar....

You know how it would unwind: there are primarily noted criminals from the Old West and a small gathering of (far too many) teenagers nursing Shirley Temples and Horses Asses. And for the first fifteen minutes Williams is riffing on all the Hanged Men, until he notices that Hutchence and Carradine have joined the teenagers and figures out why they are all together.

And for the next forty-five minutes—maybe longer—he does an "Oh, ****, that is what I was supposed to be doing" riff that leaves everyone else, er, gasping for air. Starting like this:

and ending like this:

But it's probably too soon. Even worse, the guy who could pull it off isn't around to do it.
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11:35 on a wednesday

linkedin will pay $6 million to employees who worked overtime with no pay

it's time we treat police brutality as a national crisis

the government is the largest creator of low-wage jobs

the end of reefer madness?

and rip iconic movie and stage actress lauren bacall
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

welcome back, blogger

a big skippy hello to the return of max speak, you listen!
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hot hair tuesday

fact checker has "lost track" of how many times they've debunked climate change deniers

23 harrowing confessions about sexual assault in the military

this week in water

"man-feels park" by jane austin

we are shocked and saddened; rip our improv buddy robin williams
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Monday, August 11, 2014

monday strikes

pray the regulation away

study finds republicans lie more than democrats

ann coulter wants to deal with our border issues like netanyahu deals with hamas

two theories of poverty
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

sunday bloody sunday

climate extremes: expect more cold snaps and heat waves

the charter school profiteers

5 decades of middle class wages

taco bell manager:  i was fired for hiring hispanics
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Saturday, August 09, 2014

saturday night fever

how a hate group lost its influence on cable news

in san francisco real estate even a million can't buy much

these three companies should start paying the bad boss tax

reaganbook.com is the latest conservative fail
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Friday, August 08, 2014

stupid friday

building a progressive alternative to alec

nra removes video calling for arming the blind

we might be in the early days of the sixth mass extinction

managers are twice as likely to get paid leave as service workers
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Thursday, August 07, 2014

i keep thinking it's thursday

wall street has raked in almost a billion dollars helping companies move overseas to dodge taxes

these are the companies abandoning the u.s.  to dodge taxes

is the fbi creating terrorists to pad convictions rates?

new lego set of all-female scientists sells out in a day

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

working wednesday wait for you

nyc's smallest piece of private property is the size of a large slice of pizza

america's wealthiest are increasigly 'earning' their fortunes by inheiriting it

top 10 reasons we're against unions

someone left the (wedding) cake out in the rain
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

hooray for tuesday

the va scandal exposes the folly of metrics

beware the mayfly

here's a map of boston with a 7.5 coastal flood

the u of chicago has an underground robot library

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Monday, August 04, 2014

monday street

the war on women rages in texas

man shoots 17-year-old girl after she tells him not to drive his lawnmower over her property

pharma hasn't developed ebola vaccine 'because virus only affects africans' says uk top doc

confused cats against feminism
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Sunday, August 03, 2014

sunday best

mary poppins (really kristen bell) got the minimum wage wrong

america's biggest nuclear dump is still leaking

the auction based on emotions

galaxy quest: an oral history
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Saturday, August 02, 2014

happy blogiversary!

to our good buddy jill over at brilliant at breakfast!

it's her decablogiversary, and we wish her luck, whatever she decides to do.

blogging is hard and usually unrewarding work, so she deserves (as does anyone) major mad props for being able to do it for 10 years w/o killing someone.

good job, jill!
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saturday night facts of life

there is no link whatsoever between ceo pay and performance

don't let your kid become an ivy-league zombie

sometimes "what would reagan do?" is the wrong question

the cia and dr. zhivago
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Friday, August 01, 2014

she left me on friday

woman overhears ibm execs say they wouldn't hire women because they get pregnant

stand your ground laws lead to more homicides, don't deter violence

how extremism becomes mainstream

asshole can't find a pen, writes entire nyt column about it
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

how i spent my thursdays

we keep saying this:  we don't mind if you're rich, we just mind if you cheat

keep your fingers crossed for the bad boss tax

the first book ever printed in english just sold for over a million pounds

alcohol improves your sense of smell - in mideration
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

woke wednesday

how to talk to republicans about impeachment

darth vader polls higher than all presidential candidates

the strange relationship between global warming denial and speaking english

islam is just another scapegoat in u.s. history

and rip npr journalist margot adler
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

happy tuesday

america's middle class: poorer than you think

chinese company that can 3d print 10 houses in a day

world breaks temperature record for june after hottest may

subtle sexism in academia
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Monday, July 28, 2014

monday star

41% of american women have been sexually harassed or assaulted in public

the typical u.s. household is worth 1/3 less than a decade ago

plastic trash islands forming in ocean garbage patch

largest sentence reduction in history approved for drug offenders
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

sunday barbecue

as far as women are concerned, science has an image problem

is cheap, fast internet possible?

how democrats pander to big business

13 things you need to know about social security disability as the gop tries to dismantle it
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

saturday night dream

make no mistake:  google is the establishment

does decriminalized prostitution decrease rape?

why are there malnourished people in the richest nation on earth?

getting the government out of your wedding
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Friday, July 25, 2014

on a friday

at least in hong kong, democracy is bad for business

multi-generational houses on the increase in the u.s.

here's the story of tama, the cat who saved an electric railway company

update on little girl's science project vs. marine biologist:  it's the media's fault
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

houston street, thursday afternoon

how your tax dollars fund climate denialism

man puts his hospital bill on line and it went viral

you are allowed to discuss your pay with co-workers

stop the jerktech
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