Category Archives: Politics

Fran Frey obit

Fran Frey sang 26 sides for George Olsen’s band in the 1920s and early 30s. I got this obit from Ancestry.com; registration is required, so I signed in and downloaded this clip from the Los Angeles Times of December 8, … Continue reading

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Mexico Obesity Rate Surpasses The United States’, Making It Fattest Country In The Americas

It’s hard to break old habits. With all the fun things we can do just sitting around the house, it’s not an easy thing to tell yourself that you have to keep the weight off if you want to stay … Continue reading

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You can find ANYTHING on the Internet. Really.

When I was 5, my family went to West Virginia on vacation. We took a ride on the then-new Cass Scenic Railroad. I bought a 45rpm record and played it till the grooves were gray. It was lost probably in … Continue reading

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One of my favorite SF books.

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is quite fashionable, here in 2013, to say of this novel that it is “rather uneven, with a messy plot.” Flow My Tears … Continue reading

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Dead Pope John Paul II to be made a saint.

This is such a travesty of justice that it beggars words sufficient for description. Untold numbers of children cried out in prayer, some perhaps even to Pope John Paul II, hoping for some sort of companionship, even if only spiritual, … Continue reading

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The only film of Annette Hanshaw.

I’m putting this here because, well, it’s MY blog and I love this music.

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Not the death of the Voting Rights Act

Somebody on scotusblog.com was just talking about the “historic” nature of the decision on the Voting Rights Act. The headline on HuffPo says “Supremes Gut Voting Rights Act.” As usual, it’s reasonable to assume that the noise will drown out the truth. … Continue reading

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