MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

April 2010


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More irony from the Tea Party crowd

Rachel Maddow on Tuesday made light of the New York Times story (on which I commented here) that presents the painfully obvious, yet lost to some, point that picketing against the government after having traveled…



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Our brilliant state rep

I was never more proud of my adopted state of Georgia this week upon learning that Rep. Paul Broun, who happens to represent the district in which I live, illegally returned his census form with…


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‘… Thy daily Train’

I also touched on this here, but for those who may be interested or curious, here is the passage from which the “Our Daily Train” portion of my blog gets its name. It is the…


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And I feel fine …

This is a picture of what scientist believe was a meteor that possibly came between Earth and the Moon on April 14. It was visible in five Midwestern states that night. Here is what James…


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Tax day conundrums

Well, tax day is in the books for another year, and I commemorated the heralded day by covering a Tea Party rally here in town, one of many across the nation. But I have found…



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Going vogue

As it turns out, one can make more money selling books, hosting TV shows and giving speeches than being a barely competent, unlettered governor who at least knows a thing or two about capitalism. Visit…


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Vale of tears, ctd.

The woes continued for the Catholic Church this week as documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Joseph Ratzinger, then-cardinal, now Pope Benedict XVI; Pope John Paul II; and other church officials were, by any…


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