Ek hornbeck

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Date registered: 06/12/2010
URL: http://thestarshollowgazette.com

Latest posts

  1. Get Out The Vote! — 06/27/2017
  2. More Bi-Partisan Follies — 06/27/2017
  3. Zombie Tories — 06/26/2017
  4. Not Quite A Rant — 06/25/2017
  5. Formula One 2017: Baku — 06/25/2017

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Jun 21 2017

Coal

This is not really mostly about Coal but to set the mood let’s listen to Florence Reece. Come all you good workers. Good news to you I’ll tell. Of how the good old union has come in here to dwell. Which side are you on boys? Which side are you on? My daddy was a …

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Jun 19 2017

Mark Twain Visits The Land Of Davos Neo Liberals

(note: This passage is from A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court which is widely beloved by young and old alike who mostly mistake it for one of the many Bowdlerized, sanitized, Hollywood treatments it’s been given because- hey, why read the book when you can rent the video and have a night of Netflix …

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Jun 17 2017

America’s Cup 2017: Finals- Day One

Well the Battle Off Bermuda has come to this- Oracle USA v. Emirates/New Zealand. Please don’t tell me you’re surprised, this was completely predictable about 10 seconds after the close of the last series. As we proceed it will be first to 7 victories, Emirates/New Zealand will start at -1 (that’s right, negative numbers) because …

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Jun 16 2017

I Should Have Been A Girl Scout

Not that I have any unresolved gender issues (ok, maybe a few, see Twain about candlesticks and their holders) but simply because it’s an all together more worthwhile organization than Boy Scouts. My experience in the BSA was horrible and I regret every Jackass minute I spent watching a bunch of idiots trying to light …

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Jun 16 2017

Simon Doesn’t Say

In the new news Theresa May’s attempt to save her Prime Ministership by entering an arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland is still an undone deal a week after the British Parliament Elections. It seems there are a couple of problems. First, and probably not least (gonna give the Tories a break …

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Jun 15 2017

Liberal Rhetoric

Senator Tillis, I think you probably know who I am. I am the mother of a young man who died because he lacked access to health care. You had me arrested for trying to speak to you when you were Speaker of the House in North Carolina about the importance of access to health care. …

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Jun 13 2017

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Hie thee to Economics. This stuff is not rocket science. Going Private: The Trump Administration’s Big Infrastructure Plan By Dean Baker, Truthout Monday, June 12, 2017 During his campaign, Trump had made a point of complaining about the poor state of the country’s infrastructure. He had a point, as both the federal and state and …

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Jun 13 2017

Capo di Tutti

Have I mentioned I was capo di tutti? Well, I was. Right at the beginning, there was this hyper secret Executive Board training session which most incoming capos used to fête their team by buying an afternoon’s worth of booze (we do love our Chianti) and “bonding” (before we allowed women this usually consisted of …

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Jun 12 2017

Schrödinger’s Tapes

We live in a quantum state, hardly a democratic one. It’s not utterly impossible that an apple shall suddenly lift off the ground and fly back to its place on the branch, it’s just highly unlikely in this universe and though space is big, really really big, and time is long, really really long, it’s …

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Jun 11 2017

Abusing Bentonite- Not Quite A Rant

Just Say No! That makes me think that the Police Officer himself, that ‘”Certified Narcotics Officer”, is a moron. Wonder what the apple cheeked hate goblin is going to say on Tuesday. Of course it won’t be in public.

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