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Music Monday: How To Lose A War

Published on October 7, 2013 By bmagnus

  I was reading the news over the weekend when I happened upon this Reuters story: Four soldiers belonging to the NATO-led force in Afghanistan were killed by insurgents during an operation on Sunday, while a fifth was shot dead by a security guard over the weekend in the country’s south. Of course I am saddened that […]

Quite Possibly the Most Offensive Christmas Song Ever

Published on December 3, 2012 By bmagnus

Don’t play it if you don’t have a sense of humor. Don’t play it if you don’t want to hear “bad words.” You probably shouldn’t play it at work.   In Closing: the choice to fail; the majority of Americans want common sense; tweeting pope; and you thought American banks were bad; on the economy; explaining […]

The Shorties Inside

Published on September 9, 2012 By bmagnus

Japanfilter: Mt Fuji is at risk of eruption. Expect Republicans to call for NASA spending cuts in 3…2…1….: NASA explains the last decade. A few items on Employment, Unemployment, and Job Growth: Why have millions of Americans given up looking for work? Why mostly young people? How many jobs do we need to create each month to keep […]

And Now for Something Completely Different: A “Life Well Lived” Special Post

Published on November 22, 2011 By bmagnus

Ok, I know this isn’t what most of my readers are used to. If it isn’t your cup of tea, I bet you can find the “In Closing” bits in their usual location at the end. I’ve been asked by the nice people at BlogHer (see that banner ad over there? Great!) to write a […]

Ignore Them

Published on April 5, 2011 By bmagnus

I am completely disgusted with pretty much all politicians, and even more so with politicians that try to position themselves as “I’m a [insert noun] first, not just another politician.” Those ones are dangerous because half the time they don’t understand what the heck they are dealing with. I’m talking to you, Dr. Joe Heck! […]

International Women’s Day

Published on March 8, 2011 By bmagnus

Maybe I’m not the world’s best feminist. I believe that if I do the same work as a man to the same quality, there’s no way in hell I should earn less money than he does. I believe I should have the right to go where I please, do things that are legal, and manage […]

Wouldn’t that be nice?

Published on October 8, 2010 By bmagnus

Taken at Clark High School in Las Vegas. In Closing: Foreclosure mess (update, Bank of America has halted all foreclosures nationwide); new 300 year old Vivaldi concerto; progressive agenda; we have to be better; I hope the FDIC bankrupts these [redacted]; always check your work; on Afghanistan; 30% of unemployed have been out of work […]

Senate Republicans Acting Like Toddlers

Published on July 27, 2010 By bmagnus

Or, Senate Decides its Just Fine to be a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Fortune 500 and Special Interests. Seriously. The Senate voted 57 to 41 on largely party lines to defeat what Harry Reid called “a bill whose principles both parties once supported and that 9 in 10 Americans want us to pass,” despite […]

The Shorties Saga: New Moon

Published on December 5, 2009 By bmagnus

Merry Zappadan: It has been brought to my attention that Zappadan began last night. Felicitous greetings those who celebrate, and of course the admonition to dance like a fool and not eat yellow snow. Can’t He Eat Dinner in the Toilet? Geez!: That is what some ignoramuses are really saying when they tell a lactating […]