Monthly Archives: January 2014

Young People Today and their Wicked, Wicked Music

I shouldn’t consort with Little Green Footballs, but they do report that Glenn Beck and Bryan Fischer agree that pop music is Satanic. Was singer Katy Perry’s performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday “demonic?” That’s how Glenn Beck described … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin, WWTD (What Will Trig Do?)

For a former vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin sure hates the government. Here is her Obamacare-hating response to last night’s State of the Union Address, with some Ted Cruz for good measure… Ronald Reagan said the nine most frightening words … Continue reading

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That Slutty Woman Taking Care of Grandma

I remember my first paycheck for a week’s work in a nursing home. I just stared at it–stunned that I could be paid so little for the hardest job I’d ever done. Although training and pay have improved since the … Continue reading

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Cult Zombie Reading Project Part 2–Saved by Gossip

So, I’ve read through memoirs of Scientologists, escapees from Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints polygamists, Hare Krishna, Pentecostals, and some nice Mennonites. Now I’m down to Moonies. Interestingly, Kindle has almost nothing to offer and I’ve had to send … Continue reading

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John Green on the Voting Rights Act

I’ve lived in Rhode Island since 1974. I was born and raised in the South. When I was fourteen, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act in the presence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To my way of … Continue reading

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Cult Zombie Reading Project–Part 1 Saved by Trashy Pop Culture

In search of an answer to the age-old question, “why are people like that?” I am reading a lot of cult confessions. Groupthink happens every day wherever there are people. We take our cues from those around us. A famous … Continue reading

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Milo Stranger Part 10- Ghosts of the Mills

Back when Talking Heads played at Lupos and Lou Miami and the Cosmetix had us dancing with death we staked our claim on the mills. Promenade Street along the river to Olneyville. Wandering through the brick courtyards searching for numbers … Continue reading

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WPA 2.0 Answer to Unemployment Crisis

Today Sen. Jack Reed is proposing a bill to continue unemployment insurance coverage. Republicans say the answer is more jobs. But how do we whip up a bunch of jobs so all those Americans lounging around inside houses and eating … Continue reading

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Would Steven Seagal Treat Arizona Like He Treated His Wife?

So, Steven Seagal is discussing running for Arizona governor with that bane of immigrants, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Maybe Seagal is worried about securing the borders so his ex-wife can’t fly to the US and give him a piece … Continue reading

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Should Your Boss Play Doctor?

Here’s a preliminary take on the temporary injunction that lets The Little Sisters of the Poor cut birth control coverage from their employee insurance policies. The order, which employs hundreds of workers at 30 homes for the elderly throughout the … Continue reading

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