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Monday, November 30, 2015

Racing Extinction: December 2nd on Discovery Channel

Everyone please watch or record this incredible work.  Racing Extinction will be shown this Wednesday, December 2nd, 9 p.m. on the Discovery Channel.

The Oceanic Preservation Society is the group who created this film.  From their website:

We launched the Racing Extinction Fund to provide direct and immediate support to the brave people working every day to save vulnerable species. They are protecting habitats, changing behaviors, and holding bad actors accountable. The time to act is now. Join us and together we can win the race.

You can find more information Here, Here and Here.


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Saturday, November 28, 2015

GOP Statement: Robert Lewis Dear is a True American Hero

Now of course it’s an unofficial statement, since none of us Talibangelical Biblehumpers have the balls to say this publicly.  And that’s OK — we’ll just come up with a few kind-and-gentle scripted soundbites for our puppets/politicians to say to the media.

And in the meantime, the blunt truth is being shouted from the rooftops by our useful idiots — the inbred mouthbreathers who make up our “base,” and without whom none of us fucksticks would ever have a prayer of getting elected.

Anyway, here are just a few heartwarming examples:

“Planned Parenthood shooter has done more in one day to save black babies, then #Black Lives Matter has done in the last several months.”

“No sympathy for any pregnant female who was injured in the Planned Parenthood shooting that was there to get an abortion. She deserved it.”

“Active Shooter Colorado Planned Parenthood. I would think this brave HERO is saving innocent Baby lives!”

“Planned parenthood kills a million babies and no one bats an eye. but 1 brave hero tries to put a stop to that, everyone loses their minds.”

“Planned Parenthood ppl wants police to save their lives. Strange they don't give a fuck about babies lives.”

“ISIS would be a Justifiable End for These Baby Killers Please go To Syria and Leave these babies to Live a Free Life in America.”

Ahh, just warms the old cockles, don’t it?  Tell it all, Brother.  If Ted Cruz was dead (if only!!!), he’d be smiling and cackling from his grave.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Walmart Anti-Union Propaganda Message Leaked to Public

I'm not sure who Walmart's intended audience was, but becoming a viral laughingstock probably wasn't their intention.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Every GOP candidate needs to be asked THIS Question:

And make sure the question is asked in front of millions of viewers.  No hemming and hawing, no “clarifying previous statements,” no squirming.  Just answer the question!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

ALEC: a brief rundown

Friday, November 20, 2015

Should Advertising for Prescription Drugs be Banned?

The American Medical Association is pushing for a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices.  The AMA's reasoning is that the gazillions of dollars spent on drug ads are driving up health care costs.  An AMA news release stated:

Today's vote in support of an advertising ban reflects concerns among physicians about the negative impact of commercially driven promotions, and the role that marketing costs play in fueling escalating drug prices.  Direct-to-consumer advertising also inflates demand for new and more expensive drugs, even when these drugs may not be appropriate.  Physicians strive to provide the best possible care to their patients, but increases in drug prices can impact the ability of physicians to offer their patients the best drug treatments.

Can't argue with that.  But is this statement by the AMA actually based on their heartfelt concern for their patients' health?  Or is it just a turf war between two 800-pound gorillas?

I remember when lawyers, as well as pharmaceutical companies, weren't allowed to advertise.  (And tobacco companies WERE.)  For that matter, there was a time when TV commercials could not slam a competitor's product by name.  They could beat around the bush with compared to other products..., etc.  But until sometime in the late 1970s (if I'm not mistaken), you'd never hear Excedrin is better than Anacin or McDonald's sucks!  Go to Burger King instead!

What say you?  Should drug companies be prohibited from advertising prescription drugs and medical devices?  And if so, what other industries (if any) should be banned from advertising their products?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

P.F. Sloane: 1945 - 2015

P.F. Sloane was famous mostly for being the composer of Eve Of Destruction.  The only other thing I knew about him (until today) was that he had written the Turtles' best song (IMHO), Let Me BeLet Me Be was their next single after It Ain't Me Babe, and it went nowhere.  I had to buy the record just so I could hear it.  Maybe that's why it was my favorite of all Turtles' songs; it was about the only song by the Turtles that didn't get played to death on the radio.

Until learning of his death today, I had no idea P.F. Sloane was such a prominent player back in the day.  He also composed You Baby by the Turtles, as well as She's a Must To Avoid (recorded by Herman's Hermits) and Secret Agent Man (recorded by Johnny Rivers).

P.F. Sloane was also an accomplished session guitarist in L.A. during this period; he was part of a group of session players called the Wrecking Crew.  He was one of the original members of the Grass Roots, and he performed the falsetto vocals in Jan and Dean's Little Old Lady From Pasadena.


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Meet the New Bigoted Redneck, Same as the Old Bigoted Redneck

Time marches on, but people's paranoia and prejudices remain the same.

In 1939, during some of the worst Nazi atrocities, Americans were asked:
Should the US government permit 10,000 mostly Jewish refugee children to come in from Germany?

More than 60% responded No.

Haven't made much progress, have we?

Or we could take the glass-is-half-full approach:  the human race isn't devolving or deteriorating.  We've always been this fucked up.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Cut off one Hydra head, and...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jeb Bush Relegated to the Kids' Table on Thanksgiving

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