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Month: September 2009

Senate Finance Committee Ignores Public in Public Option Debate

Senate Finance Committee Ignores Public in Public Option Debate

From The New York Times: WASHINGTON — After a half-day of animated debate, the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected efforts by liberal Democrats to add a government-run health insurance plan to major health care legislation, dealing the first official setback to an idea that many Democrats, including President Obama, say they support. All of the other versions of the health care legislation advancing in Congress — a bill approved by the Senate health committee and a trio of bills…

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Glenn Beck Brings Freak Show to Seattle Tomorrow

Glenn Beck Brings Freak Show to Seattle Tomorrow

This Staturday, the mayor of Mount Vernon is going to give Glenn Beck the key to the city.  If it was closer, I would go up there and let everyone in Mount Vernon know what I think of Glenn Beck… From the AP: Mount Vernon Mayor Bud Norris came up with the idea to honor Beck, proclaiming Sept. 26 as “Glenn Beck Day” as a way to honor his success as a nationally known broadcaster. The event at which Beck…

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Has Anybody Seen this Man?

Has Anybody Seen this Man?

Where did he go? David Michael Green wants to know why all those people that loved him back in 2001, 2002, and 2003 have abandoned him. …the troglodytes of the right seem to have disappeared their former grand hero almost completely these days.  Isn’t that odd?  They never talk about him anymore, as if he had never even existed.  They seem quite desperately to want to vanish him entirely, like the body of some beaten-to-death prisoner at Abu Ghraib.  Hmmm. …

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Obama Backsteps on Unlawful Detentions

Obama Backsteps on Unlawful Detentions

This is disappointing: The Obama administration has decided not to seek new legislation from Congress authorizing the indefinite detention of about 50 terrorism suspects being held without charges at at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday. Instead, the administration will continue to hold the detainees without bringing them to trial based on the power it says it has under the Congressional resolution passed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, authorizing the president to use force against forces of Al…

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LOLzPorn site is a funny new site

LOLzPorn site is a funny new site

A couple days ago I was chatting with a friend bouncing ideas off each other and he was asking me what I thought about the website icanhascheezburger.com ? see more Lolcats and funny pictures I told him that I thought it was a pretty funny site.  He next asked me what I would think about a site that posts porn images with funny LOL speak captions.  As we discussed this,  would we both started laughing and determined that it was…

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Happy 60th to The Boss – Bruce Springsteen

Happy 60th to The Boss – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born sixty years ago today in Long Branch, New Jersey. Today he is featured on “the cover of The Rolling Stone“… er, uh… I mean On the cover of the  AARP Magazine. So listen to Born in the U.S.A. today. “I’m a long gone daddy in the U.S.A.”

Friday Night Videos – Bobby Bare, Jr., Harry Nilsson, and Birds

Friday Night Videos – Bobby Bare, Jr., Harry Nilsson, and Birds

Bobby Bare, Jr. loves Seattle (especially Ballard), so he comes here a lot. Tonight’s he’s bringing along his band to the Tractor Tavern. You should go to the rock ‘n roll show. Here’s a video from a full band performance he did in Portland about a year ago.   I loved Harry Nilsson’s “Coconut” song when I was a kid, and it’s been going through my head for the past few days.   It’s from his album Nilsson Schmillson that alos…

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