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Non-descript politically active male seeks like-minded for purposes of restoring democracy.


The “Patriot” Act (enabling NSA reading on your emails) up for RENEWAL on June 1. Call your representatives in DC, and tell them what you think.

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Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Campaign at School Founded by Guy Who Blamed Gay People for 9/11

Notes: Audience was required to attend.
Some wore Rand Paul T-Shirts.
Cruz went to Princeton and Harvard Law.
He pandered for cell-phone numbers during his announcement.
He repeated the lie that “our laws come from God, not from man.” Hint, most of the founding fathers were diests. They were men. Most believed in deisim, which is not Christianity.

Stolen content:

This is the same guy, by the way, who once said:
“I think anyone in politics you’ve got a special obligation to avoid being a Pharisee, to avoid ostentatiously wrapping yourself in your faith,” Cruz said. “Because I think in politics, it’s too easy for that to become a crutch, for that to be politically useful.” The Pharisees were a Jewish sect known for strict observance of law.

Not only has Cruz wrapped himself in faith, he’s practically a mummy.

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I will vote for the Democratic POTUS candidate in the general election. Period.

Hillary may, or may not, be a “sure thing” if SHE runs, but Bernie would better represent me.

Make no mistake, I can’t understand why ANYONE would vote for a GOP POTUS.

But, I’m as tired as any of you of “third way” Clinton/Bush politics.

It’s time for a REAL change, and I think Bernie could win it all. I mean, just for example, who’s happy with making 30% less than we made a few decades ago, or NOT taxing the rich to pay for social security? THESE ARE WINNING ISSUES. Let’s advance them.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-identified socialist from Vermont, has met plenty of angry people in recent years.

“Some of them are in the Occupy Wall Street movement and consider themselves progressives,” Sanders said Monday at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank. “Some are in the Tea Party movement and consider themselves conservatives.”

Whatever their political bent, he said, “They have every right in the world to be angry.”

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Super Bowl Sunday is the highest of Holy Days for sports fans and NFL fans alike. But what about those outliers? What if your team isn’t playing, or you only care about college sports — or worse you’ve been invited to a Super Bowl Party but know nothing about who to root for or why?

Never fear, if you can’t get rah-rah excited about the Patriots vs. Seahawks showdown, you can definitely get excited about this year’s smorgasbord of political nuggets and subplots. If you can’t tap into that team spirit, here’s a list of 10 political reasons you might want to root for or against either team.

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Yeah, I know. Politicians lie. But how voters overlook the hypocrisy of Republicans continues to astound me.

Joni Ernst, the new Republican senator from Iowa who delivered the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, called in her address for cuts in government spending and described how her views grew out of her own “simple” upbringing, one in which her family diligently watched ever scarce penny, to the point where she owned only one pair of shoes.

But an investigation of public records by the Washington D.C.-based District Sentinel online news site showed that between 1995 and 2009, Ernst’s family received nearly a half-million dollars in government handouts, payments targeted toward subsidizing farms with taxpayer funds.

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At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance.

Those agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, began deploying the radar systems more than two years ago with little notice to the courts and no public disclosure of when or how they would be used. The technology raises legal and privacy issues because the U.S. Supreme Court has said officers generally cannot use high-tech sensors to tell them about the inside of a person’s house without first obtaining a search warrant.

The radars work like finely tuned motion detectors, using radio waves to zero in on movements as slight as human breathing from a distance of more than 50 feet. They can detect whether anyone is inside of a house, where they are and whether they are moving.

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Next year, the Roman Numeral thingie gets extremely boring.

Anyhoo, this years stupid bowl holds promise to be a good game.

Although Aaron Rogers holds the highest QB rating ever, Russell Wilson would be second, if he had 1500 attempts, instead of 1252. Tom Brady is currently fifth.

Two of the top cornerbacks in the league, in Richard Sherman and Darryl (sp?) Revis.

“Beast Mode” Marshawn Lynch, vs LeGerrette (sp?) Blount (“Beast Mode” in his own right).

Look, I’m not saying I know this will be a good game. It could be a lopsided blowout. But the number one ranked defense (Seattle) against the number 1 (AFC East, at least) ranked offense is going to be fun. Will Sherman play, or be healthy if he does? Will Brady throw his way (see previous sentence)? Will Russell Wilson try to throw on Revis?

Lots of questions for the head coaches to answer.

Who will run, the most? How will Blount run against the #1 rush defense? How will Lynch do against a pretty damned stout run defense? (This one is a no brainer, and beast mode WILL run on them. Period. One way or another. May be the game changer.)

I have more comments, but don’t want to bore you, especially if you’re not a football fan (or only cheer for one team).

Instead, check out the videos at this page:

Top 10 running backs ever

Amazing what some of those guys could do. Seriously, when you have time, watch the videos.

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Prolly NSFW.

Australian humor.

Glitter as a Service: want to piss off someone you dislike for only $9.99? Let us send them some stupid fucking glitter that is guaranteed to go everywhere.

I’d send some to WP. Just sayin’…

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…at an alarming rate.

Senator Ted Cruz appointed to oversee NASA in Congress

Cruz, a republican, has said it is “critical that the United States ensure its continued leadership in space,” but his stances on established science will no doubt be concerning: he’s gone on record, for example, denying that climate change exists. Cruz has also promoted himself as a Tea Party spending hawk, attempting to slash budgets across the government.

Put stupid people (like Ted Cruz) in charge of funding science, and you’ll get bad science.

The larger issue? Put stupid people in charge of government, and you’ll get bad government.

Teabaggers are absolutely, totally, out of touch with reality. And Ted Cruz is their king.

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The green chunk of ice will make its closest approach to Earth this evening, and won’t be back for another 8,000 years, according to the Mirror.


It should be viewable in Orion’s belt, appearing as a small, fuzzy spot. Although viewable with the naked eye, it is recommended that viewers use binoculars to look at the comet, and to do so in an area with as little light pollution as possible.

while you’re outside, you may as well look for the winter hexagon and winter triangle, too.

Featured in the winter hexagon/triangle is Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky!

Don’t be fooled by Jupiter, which rises later and is north of Sirius. It’s not a star…

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