Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mar 31 2017

March Madness: 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals (Round of 4)

7:30 ESPN2 South Carolina-Stanford First of all, South Carolina. Secondly Stanford (whom I’d normally root against because they tolerate Condoleezza Rice) because it sets up the Samuelson sibling matchup. 9:30 ESPN2 UConn-Mississippi State C’mon. What about ‘Go Huskies!’ are we not understanding? UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe. Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, …

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Mar 31 2017

The Conspiracy To Deceive Is Not Going Well

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott And what a tangled web Donald Trump has woven for himself. This all started with a lie in a tweet to deflect the news media, the FBI and two congressional committee from investigating the possible collusion of his campaign with …

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Mar 31 2017

The Breakfast Club (Raining Down)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Mar 30 2017

Snitchin’

First to sell out gets the best deal! Frankly it’s a classic Prisoner’s Dilemma. Game Theory says that over extended numbers of rounds Tit for Tat is the best strategy, in a constricted environment betray at the earliest opportunity and keep doing it. When I had to participate at a leadership conference I was already …

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Mar 30 2017

Speaking of Consistent and Obvious Lying

2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ADAM GOLDMAN, The New York Times MARCH 30, 2017 A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, a Republican and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that …

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Mar 30 2017

Fake News (again)

Many news reports and columns recently have suggested that ‘Fake News’ is passe, a pre-election problem. Not co-incidentally most of them are from the very same publications and people who made it an issue. While somewhat equally divided between Left and Right in service of the false gods of objectivity, fairness, and balance, what the …

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Mar 30 2017

Pondering the Pundits

“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Mar 30 2017

The Breakfast Club (Unrehearsed)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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Mar 29 2017

Why We Fight

Hint: It’s not because “they hate our freedoms.” Behind Trump’s Bloody War in Yemen: A Saudi Offensive Against Iran By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet March 28, 2017 Saudi Arabia is seeking to oust a government dominated by the Houthi tribe, who are mostly Shia and more loyal to Iran than to Saudi Arabia. … The battle …

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Mar 29 2017

Solidarity Forever

Yesterday was not just a good day for Women’s Hockey or Women’s Sports, but for Labor in general. The U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team , by increasing their training stipends from $6,000 (yup, six THOUSAND dollars paid in increments of $1,000 a month for ONLY the 6 months leading to the Olympics) to $70,000 annually …

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