Monthly Archives: August 2009

Health Care Reform Event in Ashland, Or. August 22, 2009

Shot last week but posting now. I split it up in five pieces because I felt it was important to have all of Sen. Bates remarks preserved. Please feel free to pass along.

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Ted Kennedy: 1932-2009

Seriously, God. You couldn’t have waited a little while longer… Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a son of one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew triumph and tragedy in near-equal measure and who … Continue reading

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"Inglourious Basterds"

Short version: It’s a film destined to piss off both History and English teachers. Slightly longer version: It’s Tarantino putting every World War II film trope into a cocktail shaker and then putting that in a paint mixing machine and … Continue reading

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EARLY WEEKEND VIDEO DUMP: NANCI GRIFFITH EDITION.

From her Wikipedia Page. Nanci Caroline Griffith, (born July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. Griffith’s career has spanned a variety of musical genres, predominantly country, Folk, and what she terms … Continue reading

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RANDOM NOTES 8-19-09

-Remember in the old “Popeye” cartoons when Popeye would say “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!” and then pop some spinach and then deliver a red ass beat down to Bluto? Well, it looks like someone’s … Continue reading

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Geeks getting jiggy with it!

(H/T to the “Wheaton”.) Felicia Day…YOU COMPLETE ME!!!!

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A response from Jeff Merkley.

I had dropped a note to Jeff Merkley (D-Or.) yesterday and I was going to supplement it with a call to his office today. But it looks like he’s saving me the trouble. Dear Richard, Thank you for contacting me … Continue reading

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PUBLIC PLAN…SCHUBLIC PLAN?

Hey, White House! Seriously…SERIOUSLY!! First, you’ve got Obama at a town hall in Grand Junction, Colorado on Saturday saying this… “All I’m saying is, though, that the public option, whether we have it or we don’t have it, is not … Continue reading

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"District 9"

I don’t know what’s more impressive, the fact that it’s a balls-out Science Fiction epic made for just thirty million dollars…. OR… That you managed to turn a mid-level bureaucrat into a genre hero. Well played, Mr. Blomkamp. Now get … Continue reading

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An open letter to Sarah Palin.

Dear Ms. Palin: Well. By now, your little mash note on Facebook has been thoroughly and righteously debunked and Mr. Olbermann has manged to, in his own whimsical style, give you the rhetorical equivalent of a public flogging. EDIT: 8-6-10 … Continue reading

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