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Shorties Fright

Published on August 2, 2014 By bmagnus

The Monk who Saved Lives: Ittetsu Nemoto. The Priest who Preached Happiness: Let’s hear it once more for Pope Francis. Israel and Palestine: Just a few assorted and random links. You know you want it: Here’s the NSA, privacy, FBI, CIA, War on Terror, and related links. Broken:  immigration and immigration reform problems. Wow: Larry Kudlow seems to have […]

Talking out both sides of their mouths.

Published on March 27, 2014 By bmagnus

The White House says they have a plan to end NSA collection of data, by which they mean they are going to make phone companies keep the data and see to it that the courts issue subpoenas when anybody with a badge asks have overview. Snowden says well hey, that’s better than nothing! And of course, […]

I saw the news today, oh boy.

Published on January 15, 2014 By bmagnus

I made the mistake of watching my local noontime newscast. Here were the items covered before breaking for weather: Yesterday’s school shooting!!! Complete with interview of distraught parents!!! Benghazi!!! No, nothing new to report. Just Benghazi!!! Firefighter pointing out what he thought was a deceased victim before the fire truck ran over her…. last year!!! […]

Shutdown, Debt Ceiling, and Hostage Taking

Published on October 9, 2013 By bmagnus

So here we are over a week into the Government Shutdown. From where I sit, it sure looks like the Republicans are being more like RepubliCANTs, completely unwilling to negotiate in a world where negotiation doesn’t mean “give us everything we want.” Not that the DemocRATS are angels here, please understand. Right now nobody likes Congress […]

Monday Music: March Fourth

Published on March 4, 2013 By bmagnus

It’s the only day of the year that gives a command.   In closing: the eternal burger; so much for saving lives; there are nun none; that’s a thought; Monster begs for science; shock doctrine; must be nice.

Music Monday: Happy New Year

Published on December 31, 2012 By bmagnus

  In Closing: My new favorite blog; disgraceful; AC saves lives; damned if he doesn’t sound reasonable; no deal may well be better than a bad deal, but it doesn’t matter because there will be no vote tonight; yeah, that does sound kinda dumb when you put it that way; Baby Boomer Nuns; they wouldn’t […]

Gridlock and Opportunity

Published on December 22, 2012 By bmagnus

The next session of Congress is either going to be complete gridlock, or an era of great bi-partisanship. I say this based on this chart from Nate Silver. In case you’ve forgotten, that’s Nate “the man who got all the numbers right when everybody else got them horribly wrong” Silver:   Let me point out […]

Oh sure, I totally know him.

Published on October 11, 2012 By bmagnus

I’m blaming Busted Knuckles for invoking his name in comments: In Closing: effing candyman; maybe a clue why is in the previous post’s comments?; follow up; more follow up (attackers knew irony?); Military wants to save you $3,000,000,000 but Congress won’t let them; sorry Wendy, when you serve burgers in paper wrappers on plastic trays, you […]

Time’s Wasting

Published on September 21, 2012 By bmagnus

Congress is officially out for the year. It’s the earliest departure in over 50 years, and the least productive Congress since World War 2. But there’s no point in beating your head against a wall to do nothing. Besides, by adjourning early, Harry Reid gave Scott Brown no excuse to miss his debate with Elizabeth […]

Oh Boo Hoo

Published on August 29, 2012 By bmagnus

Fortune Magazine tells us that “For banks, it’s getting harder and harder to earn a buck.” That’s because interest rates are so low. Or at least that’s what “conventional wisdom” would tell us. Please cry for the banks and demand higher interest rates! Not so fast. If banks are having such a hard time making an […]