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Back to My Roots RockThe Soggy Liberal

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 18:31:39 +0000

I just downloaded the new Springsteen album from iTunes. It’s awesome! Must have tracks: “Magic,” “You’ll Be Comin’ Down,” “Last to Die,” and “Long Walk Home.”

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Meet the Candidates: Rudolph William Louis Giuliani (Update)The Soggy Liberal

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:39:41 +0000

Okay, I was wrong. A week ago last Sunday I wrote this about Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani’s single biggest weakness right now is his support for the occupation in Iraq and his continued support for neo-imperialist wars. This is almost certainly calculated to draw as many fundamentalists and industrialists to the primary polls as possible, but […]

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Let’s Play the Forest Fire Blame Game!The Soggy Liberal

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 04:43:46 +0000

Politicians in California and the federal Government have already begun their bickering over who is responsible for the poor response to the fires in southern California, with Ruben Grijalva, the head of California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, blaming the Marines and the federal Forest Service’s poor leadership for grounding two dozen water dropping […]

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Just Say No (To Drug Laws)The Soggy Liberal

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 03:50:02 +0000

Turns out that punishment doesn’t decrease the number of people smoking marijuana. My source? No, not Cannabis Culture. Actually, the British Crime Survey (the equivalent of FBI crime statistics) released today found that the number of 16- to 24-year olds using marijuana has fallen 7 percent in the last decade, even though it was downgraded […]

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How to Identify Different Types of Pseudoscience From Very Far AwayThe Soggy Liberal

Sun, 21 Oct 2007 06:06:09 +0000

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of diseased imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead— your next stop, the Pseudoscience Zone! (Intense apologies to Rod Sterling.) This is the second post of a three-part series (first […]

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Meet the Candidates: Rudolph William Louis GiulianiThe Soggy Liberal

Sat, 20 Oct 2007 11:02:00 +0000

You may recall that, way back in February, I started a series on the presidential candidates. I’m afraid, dear hearts, that there’s only two more (Giuliani and Fred Thomson). Not because I’m leaving (deity-of-your-choice forbid!), but because Hilary Clinton is so far ahead of her competitors that the primary campaign might as well be over. […]

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I’m Back (Re-Redux)The Soggy Liberal

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:54:23 +0000

This is, if I haven’t lost count, the third time I’ve had to take an extended hiatus from blogging, and the second time for a surgery. I now have screws, pins, and pieces a dead guy’s hip in my back. So, once again, I apologize for my body’s noncooperation. Yesterday, I woke up to the […]

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I Do Love My StateThe Soggy Liberal

Sat, 14 Jul 2007 21:27:04 +0000

I have been sans internet (and worse, sans news) for the last several weeks, so I’m sorry for the sudden disappearance of sane, conservative-taunting, bleeding heart commentary you’ve come to expect from me. With that out of the way, I have this little bit of news I heard last night listening to my local Air […]

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She Invented. She Invented. She Invented.The Soggy Liberal

Thu, 10 May 2007 09:17:06 +0000

There’s a lively discussion at Feministing over whether Google’s algorithm is sexist (it isn’t, everyone else is) and whether D&D fans are all misogynist teenage boys (all the ones I’ve known are). Turns out that if you search for “she invented” on Google you get as a recommendation “he invented.” Now, as a self-identifying geek, […]

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