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The Right Wing Media Opinion Dervish

Over the last six months, I have watched as the Justina Pelletier story morphed into a right wing media sensation. I don’t know exactly when I first picked up the story, but it was well before Glenn Beck got his little piggies on it. I wanted more information, about the Massachusetts Department of Children and…

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Edibles are loveable

Edibles are in short supply in Denver. I had never anticipated the joy and wonder that edible marijuana – or better yet, marijuana in pill form – would impart to me until I was on a long flight across the country. I was lucky enough to enjoy a brownie my friend gave me on the…

This seemingly innocuous sign really says "“Association with EU means same-sex marriage, Ukrainian Choice warns.”

It’s a Bittersweet Victory, Ukraine

Uh oh. I’m feeling like a dupe again. I had been excited for the revolution in Ukraine. They are rejecting Russia’s hegemony and looking west – not to mention the fact that they deposed a corrupt, brutal, murdering dictator who was installed in his office by a foreign power. The barricades, the young people, they…

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John’s Genius

Part of growing up is to become indoctrinated in the music of The Beatles. It’s in the ether of society, so much so that their genius is taken for granted. Here are three songs that are so engrained in society’s psyche that it’s easy to forget how brilliant they are. Yes, they are all John…

Will liberal and godless New York and Massachusetts lead the way in another Civil War?

Dear Arizona: Get Out & Go Fuck Yourself

“O-M-G, Arizona is so embarrassing!” I couldn’t agree with you more, college girl. Arizona is an embarrassing growth that must be removed. The same goes for every state in the axis of evil: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. I remember when the Tea Party held its first mass freak out on…

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Drunk on Wikipedia: Ukraine

As I type this, Kiev is at what is hopefully the zenith of this revolution, and Viktor Yanukovych will be stepping down soon. In the likely event that does not happen, journalists and bloggers from inside and outside Ukraine will continue to take pictures and report from the scene. The people of Ukraine need some…

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Gimme Shelter, Gimme Love

Yesterday on my Facebook feed I was hit with a triple play of animal heartbreak. – First, video of a heinous teenager from Bosnia throwing a litter of puppies into a swift-moving river. With glee. – Next, a still image of two dead dogs hanging from a tree somewhere in France, with two monstrous teenage…