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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Around the Blogroll and Elsewhere: Is there ANY good news ANYWHERE?
Posted by Jill | 6:20 AM
Sorry about no good pearls of widsom from me this week, just crazy busy with work and too dispirited to come up with anything readable. So you might as well catch up on those who have been able to at least catch their breath. I have a day off tomorrow, only part of which will be spent working, so I'll try to catch up then.

Meanwhile, not all of this is from bloggers, but worth reading just the same.

Gaius Publius on the wholesale turning over of entire towns to corporations.

Gail Collins on Texas: Ground Zero for the Work Force of Tomorrow. (God help us. And by the way, why is Texas Governor Rick Perry, who wanted to secede, now looking for FEMA help when they hate the federal government? Fucking parasite.)

Mike Stark on Alaska Sen. Don Young actively participating in a rally supporting right wing militia leader Schaeffer Cox, who was arrested on March 10, 2011 for plotting to kill state police and a federal judge, and for possession of illegal weapons.

Rick Ungar is keeping an eye on Scott Walker, who hasn't actually DENIED that he's planning the kind of "financial martial law" that's taking place in Michigan.

I knew what I was doing when I added Tom Degan to the blogroll. Enjoy his look at the late, great Ernie Kovacs.

And finally....Roger Ebert reviews At Last, Drugged, a.k.a. P0rn for Paul Ryan.

I'm going to try to pull some thoughts together about the senseless and pointless death of Restrepo director Tim Hetherington.

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That Gail Collins piece was a hoot-and-a-half. Thank you so much for the link!

All the best,

Tom Degan

Blogger D. said...
MLB is taking over the Dodgers. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/sports/baseball/21dodgers.html?_r=1&hp

And Mike's Mets is back. Otherwise, yeah. This year is so fired.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Re Texas:

Don't know if I've said it here before, but I think of Hunter Thompson's comments re Texas in his book "Hell's Angels." He was talking about how the Angels are what is considered as "white trash," and added: "Texas is a monument to the type."

And given the levels of Retrograde and Stupid existing there, it's hard to argue with him....