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Month: May 2009

Limbaugh Calls Sotomayor an Angry Racist Bigot

Limbaugh Calls Sotomayor an Angry Racist Bigot

While watching this morning’s news I saw a clip of Rush Limbaugh calling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist. Media Matters has the full quote from Limbaugh’s radio show: “…she’s an angry woman, she’s got a — she’s a bigot. She’s a racist. In her own words, she’s the antithesis of a judge.” Really?  Of all the people who could attempt to get away with saying something like that, Limbaugh would be last on the list.  I guess that kind…

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Good White Wine Should Not Be Served Too Cold

Good White Wine Should Not Be Served Too Cold

Many years ago I did not drink much wine.  I drank a lot of good beer – gallons of Grant’s Ale.  Wine just did not interest me.  Looking back I am pretty sure that’s because I wasn’t drinking very good wines (Thunderbird at Lake Padden!  Need I say more?) and some very sweet, syrupy wines at my parents’ house.  I also remember going to a wedding reception at a very swanky bar at the top of a hotel in Bellingham…

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Liberals and Conservatives have Different Moral Values

Liberals and Conservatives have Different Moral Values

If you have spent a great deal of time with someone on the opposite end of your political spectrum, then you know that there’s something quite different about their world view.  Sometimes their positions are so incomprehensible that you get very aggravated and have to dismiss them outright lest your head explode.  Well in today’s New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof, he explains that what separates liberals from conservatives can be attributed to different moral codes: How’s this: Would…

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“Liberty” University Bans College Democrats Club

“Liberty” University Bans College Democrats Club

from Fox News: RICHMOND, Va. — Liberty University has ordered its fledgling College Democrats club to shut down, saying the group stands against the conservative Christian school’s moral principles. Club president Brian Diaz said he was shocked to be notified by e-mail last week that the club was being banned by the private university in Lynchburg founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The university first recognized it in the fall. … Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said the club’s previous…

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Yes, Waterboarding is Torture, so says Erich “Mancow” Muller

Yes, Waterboarding is Torture, so says Erich “Mancow” Muller

Everybody who doesn’t know already wants to know if waterboarding is torture.  They simply aren’t satisfied with what our own courts have decided or what Jesse Ventura said on the Larry King show not long ago: Larry King: You were a Navy S.E.A.L. Jesse Ventura: Yes, and I was waterboarded [in training] so I know…It is torture…I’ll put it to you this way: You give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the…

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Friday Night Videos – Nick Cave, Flunk, and Wilco

Friday Night Videos – Nick Cave, Flunk, and Wilco

On Tuesday of this week the newly remastered first four albums by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds were released by Mute Records.  Each album also comes with a DVD that includes the album in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound plus extra tracks and “a specially commissioned short film made by acclaimed UK artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.”  I’ve been listening to the CDs for the past couple of days, and there is a noticable improvement in the quality of sound and the mix.   Nick’s…

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Hot for Teacher Night with your host Mary Kay Letourneau!

Hot for Teacher Night with your host Mary Kay Letourneau!

You think I’m kidding right?  A convicted child rapist hosting a night at a club with her former victim, 26 years younger and now husband, spinning Top 40 dance tracks?  Not kidding… KOMO News reports: SEATTLE – The odyssey of Mary Kay Letourneau, which began years ago when she was a 34-year-old teacher who raped a sixth-grade student, has now evolved into “Hot for Teacher” night at a Pioneer Square bar. But the bar’s owner says the event is all…

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Fascist Republicans Lose Bid to Rename Democrats “The Democratic Socialist Party”

Fascist Republicans Lose Bid to Rename Democrats “The Democratic Socialist Party”

An unusual thing happened today.  The moderate wing of the Republican Party prevailed over the far right wing.  A week after the Republican National Committee drafted a resolution to rename the Democratic Party the Democratic “Socialist” Party, the resolution has been dropped. The moderates argued that if they passed the resolution, the public would view them as a party so devoid of new ideas that all they can do is resort to petty schoolyard name calling. RNC Chairman Michael Steele…

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Sunlight + Dog Water Bowl + Wood Deck = Fire

Sunlight + Dog Water Bowl + Wood Deck = Fire

This is weird.  The probable cause of a Bellevue house fire last weekend was sunlight shining through a glass dog-water bowl that acted like a magnifying glass focusing the Sun’s rays into a point on a wooden deck.  The Seattle Times reports: After ruling out other possible causes, investigators for the Bellevue Fire Department blamed the blaze in the 17100 block of Northeast Fifth Street on the dogs’ glass water bowl. The partially-filled bowl apparently concentrated the sun’s rays like…

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