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Wacky Democrats

Published on March 14, 2015 By bmagnus

So today I received a “One question poll” on which Democratic accomplishments make me the most proud. Let’s examine these a little more closely. Health Care Reform: You mean Romneycare 2.0? I concede that Obamacare is an improvement over what we had. However, it still “fixes” the problem by forcing us to do business with […]

America the Beautiful

Published on January 27, 2015 By bmagnus

So, I got an email from “the White House” titled “Protecting one of America’s most beautiful places”. It included a link to this item on protecting the Arctic Refuge. I immediately thought of another beautiful thing in America I’d like to see protected: The Bill of Rights, specifically the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. That is, […]

Music Monday: “$50 for a T-Shirt??”

Published on January 14, 2013 By bmagnus

I thought the song was great. Then I saw the video. In Closing: Sprint sucks and other reasons not to trust the GPS; Mexico City; that could be bad; shaving is officially no longer a “feminist” issue; on margarine; Colin tells it how he sees it; and this is how cold it is in Vegas […]


Published on June 5, 2012 By bmagnus

It’s June, and I’m already really tired of the 2012 election season: delegate shenanigans; voter suppression (oh the irony of toting out the GOP’s token black man for this!); shoddy fact-checking; shoddy spell checking; fear mongering; birtherism; austerity. Blah! Some people are asking — and reasonably so — whether it’s even possible to have a constructive campaign […]

Things I Learned from the President

Published on August 26, 2011 By bmagnus

Nixon: It’s possible to proclaim innocence too much. Clean air and water are good things. Chinese food is tasty! Ford: Be Careful! Sometimes success is stepping up when you happen to be in the right place at the right time. Carter: It’s possible to be a good man and not-so-good a President. Telling people the […]

Shorties Horizon

Published on January 6, 2011 By bmagnus

Dead Zombie Horse: a few thoughts on health insurance reform. And Immaculate Infection. Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree: you make a fine fish habitat. Laughing all the way to the bank: Only $3 billion? Pshaw! Let me get my checkbook. Speaking of Banks: FDIC may sue executives of failed banks to try and get […]

Oh Sharron.

Published on August 5, 2010 By bmagnus

I hate to waste a lot of space on a Senate race, but this is Harry Reid we are talking about. Since he is the Majority Leader of the Senate, and it is polite to say that our other Senator is “embattled,” this is a big deal. Senator Reid’s opponent, Sharron Angle, has really been […]