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Only the very very rich matter in America now

Sigh. Why do the comics have to tell us this (again)? On the other hand, once we all know this is true, we can get on with breaking the U.S. into smaller and better countries. I really think that’s the … Continue reading

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Why nature utterly freaks me out (episode #16,492)

Ew. Wonder if this will ever start happening to humans. If it hasn’t already and I just don’t know about it. Ew.

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Will do to CA what she did to HP

Which was not good: “‘Q: You cut jobs at HP, you know what it’s like to cut jobs, you made tough choices – so are you saying that you want to go to Washington, DC to cut jobs? Is that … Continue reading

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Soon we won’t even be able to say “Thank God for Mississippi”

“California is winning a race to the bottom and our children are paying the price. The report finds that, when compared to other states, California ranks: • 50th in student to teacher ratios, with 21.3:1 compared to a national average … Continue reading

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Reason 9,819,956,056 California is messed up

Good work by the LA Times! “Orange County pension records show that convicted former Sheriff Michael S. Carona collected about $215,000 last year in retirement payments — and he was just one of more than 400 county pensioners who received … Continue reading

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Overcrowding at County Hospital

“Along with Molina, health department officials, physician and hospital trade groups and independent consultants all urged that the new hospital be built to hold 750 beds. Advocates said that capacity was needed to allow the county to provide life-saving care … Continue reading

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cAts and iPads

Welcome to the Hackenblog: documenting the inevitable since 2003. Just what the world needs: a $500 cat toy. Of course it’s a guys’ cat. Spoiled rotten, probably (the cat, I mean).

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Let’s have a Bitburg Day, too

“So, sure, let’s teach Reagan’s legacy. But front and center of that legacy is the AIDS crisis. He stood by as millions died, including some of his supposed friends from his movie days. Reagan’s inaction directly led to many needless … Continue reading

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Lest we forget the real Reagan administration

And the real Reagan: “Ronald Reagan destroyed unions…cut the budgets for education, EPA, poverty programs, etc…engaged in a public policy initiative aimed specifically at screwing over the poor…advanced the prison-industrial complex….hollowed out the Federal government to the best of his … Continue reading

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California still sinking

“In his interview with NBC’s David Gregory, Schwarzenegger dodged a question about what he would do if the federal government does not come up with extra money to help plug the state’s $20-billion budget gap. “‘I never really think so … Continue reading

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Harpers 2009 Yearly Review

“Chicago rats fed a diet of bacon, cheesecake, pound cake, Ho Hos, and sausage began to behave like rats addicted to heroin, and a Minnesota man pleaded guilty to driving a La-Z-Boy while intoxicated. China created a small black hole, … Continue reading

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California implodes. And you are there!

“As of July 2009, California’s budget shortfall was 49.3% of its general funds. States have considered drastic options to fill such gaps. “‘I looked as hard as I could at how states could declare bankruptcy,’ said Michael Genest, director of … Continue reading

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Arnold Bucks are baaack

“‘State controller John Chiang warned today that if legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fail to come up with a budget-balancing package in the next week, he would begin paying California’s bills with IOUs on July 2.’” (via Calitics) Y’know, this … Continue reading

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At least 35,000 people depend on the State of California to stay alive

“People with HIV or AIDS and their providers rallied at the State Capitol today to oppose the governor’s proposed budget cuts to a variety or programs which literally keep people alive. During the public comment period of Conference Committee, people … Continue reading

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Guns, Obsession, and the LAPD

“About a month before LAPD Det. Stephanie Lazarus allegedly beat and shot to death the wife of an ex-boyfriend, she confronted the woman at work and told her, ‘If I can’t have John, nobody can,’ according to a lawyer for … Continue reading

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Japanese solutions for modern people

You know you want to know, so just click on the images. No one ever has to know you did. It will be your secret. (via Furies Publishing)

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In addition to being a heartless bastard

Arnold can’t do math: “In the short-term, expenditure reductions in any of these programs (CalWORKS, etc.) have significant implications for the state economy. The multiplier effects for these programs are found to range between 1.05 and 1.44, meaning that output … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Domestic Terrorism

And at a church, no less. “KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Kansas doctor who was a controversial provider of so-called ‘late-term’ abortions was shot and killed at his church on Sunday, local media reported. “The Wichita Eagle newspaper reported … Continue reading

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People who should never ever work with children

“A former probation department guard convicted of child abuse for letting five minors beat a boy who she wrongly believed had taken her cellphone at a Los Angeles juvenile hall was sentenced to a year in jail. “Diane Buchanan was … Continue reading

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Hell bent for a Libertarian Paradise

For those of you wondering what the hell is going on in California: “Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, Chair of the Budget Committee, spells out slowly for everyone the structural problems and false assertions about the California budget process.” (via) “But the … Continue reading

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But the Anarchist’s Cookbook is probably okay

“Enter Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian refugee and legal resident of Britain who had found work as a janitor after drug problems derailed his college career. According to his lawyer, Clive Smith of the human rights group Reprieve, Mohamed traveled to … Continue reading

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All children belong to the Patriarchy

“Tamera Jo Freeman was on a Frontier Airlines flight to Denver in 2007 when her two children began to quarrel over the window shade and then spilled a Bloody Mary into her lap. “She spanked each of them on the … Continue reading

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Bailout bastards

A very useful sidebar widget: As seen on Seeing the Forest.

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Rabbit

Film Drunk’s Trippiest Video of 2008. And, yes, there’s more at the link. Very disturbing, but you’ll be able to say you saw it here.

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Rick Warren to speak at inauguration. WTF?

Update 122008: Joseph E. Lowery. Well, okay, but Obama, don’t scare a middle aged woman like that. Rick Warren to speak at Obama’s first inauguration. Let me understand this: the Democrats did win this election, didn’t we? I mean, supposedly … Continue reading

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Credit cards: The Next Crisis!

“While Hirsch chose to use a champagne bottle and waterfall to illustrate how credit card receivables became asset backed bonds. I feel that a trough and pack of wild hogs would have worked out just as well, though it would … Continue reading

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Walmart killer crowd victim

I’m late with the temp stock clerk who was murdered at Walmart and other people injured in the stampede story. I read a woman miscarried due to her injuries, which is equally shocking. I doubt Walmart is doing anything to … Continue reading

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President Obama has his work cut out for him

“Pakistani intelligence sources report that Siddiqui was in Pakistani detention until the end of 2003 and that her son Suleman fell ill and died during that time. It is known that terrorism suspects often spend a period of time in … Continue reading

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Middle aged white women are killing themselves

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. suicide rates appear to be on the rise, driven mostly by middle-aged white women, researchers reported on Tuesday. “They found a disturbing increase in suicides between 1999 and 2005 and said the pattern had changed in … Continue reading

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Thanks for the reminder, David

If Barack Obama is Assassinated The Blood is on John McCain’s and Sarah Palin’s Hands, Fablog, October 10, 2008

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