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Moment of Silence

Published on December 7, 2014 By bmagnus

December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor. Last week, I did see one of these on the road:   These guys are still out there. In Closing: having a hard time working up sympathy for the lady who’s so scared of being a “bag lady” that she buys a fur coat. Thank heaven at least one person — […]

The truth is, None of Us Can Breathe

Published on December 6, 2014 By bmagnus

So, please mark December 5, 2014 in your calendars. It is the day that I agreed with George W. Bush, when he said the Eric Garner grand jury results were “hard to understand.” Sure, we look at the video and say “how the heck can a cop get away with choking out a man on a […]

Music Monday: Oooh Shiny

Published on November 10, 2014 By bmagnus

  In Closing: a few words on the disconnect between the economy as you know it and the economy as some others know it; banned in Vegas; a few words on the elections and what it means going forward (thanks, Doctor); walk in, walk out; she’s not pink, but she’s still blonde; showing up is […]

But What Would be the Point?

Published on November 7, 2014 By bmagnus

Wednesday, I thought I’d put up an open letter to the President to the effect of “Hey, listen, America needs you to be a grown up when Congress inevitably sends you piles of doggie doodoo.” But, as my title says, what would be the point? He not only hasn’t delivered on a bunch of things […]

The Town that Dreaded Shorties

Published on October 23, 2014 By bmagnus

Dinosaur Mystery: This huge-armed dinosaur is stranger than imagined. Underwater Mystery: Amazing shipwreck pictures. Women’s Issues: OTC birth control pills? Obama: Apparently somebody else realized that the guy is a tweak to the right of Nixon. Oh yeah, and how dare he actually work with others around the world rather than just telling them all how […]

Double Down

Published on October 12, 2014 By bmagnus

The Freakin NSA The Executive Director of Google says that the NSA is going to break trust in the internet, and thereby break the very internet itself. I don’t think the government cares. The NSA will do whatever it likes, thankyouverymuch. Further, it will do what it likes in whatever country it chooses! Ed Snowden […]

A few items on job creation

Published on October 5, 2014 By bmagnus

Ok, by now everybody’s heard that really good job creation and unemployment numbers were announced Friday, right? Good. There were even jobs for people without a lot of education! I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet — I’ve only been talking about job creation numbers for a decade or so — but I […]

A Legitimate Question

Published on September 28, 2014 By bmagnus

  Ok, good for the NFL deciding that beating the **** out of your wife or girlfriend is a bad thing. But in the interest of fairness, why not suspend any player facing felony charges until everything is settled in the courts? After all, Joe Average would probably lose their job (mostly because of the […]

3 Premieres and a Re-Run

Published on September 24, 2014 By bmagnus

I’m not much of a TV or entertainment blogger, but thought I would share my thoughts anyway. Here goes. Madam Secretary: I wanted to like this one right until I started hearing the radio ads describing it as a “new hit series.” Um yeah, think we can just maybe wait until the first episode airs before […]

Music Monday, Might Be Tuesday: Elementary

Published on September 22, 2014 By bmagnus

Turns out chemistry isn’t as hard as I feared. In Closing: voice actors; only when it comes to spending that helps normal people; anybody have any idea why our government cares about ISIS/ISIL more than Boko Haram? (Is it just oil? Could there be a faint whiff of racism?); money money money money; I bet […]