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(May.05.10) -

Further GOP adventures in oppositeland  ---»


Two quick drivebys in one short Associated Press piece, “Senate GOP proposes alternate consumer plan”, for the daily dose of strain-your-brain. In it, Republicans want big, big, big federal government at the expense of state rights; and second, they want all the power of banking and consumer finance to fall under the rule of a […]

(Feb.02.10) -

Dems vote with Repubs to make Medicare concept illegal  ---»


As previously written about, the Freedom from Choice in Healthcare Act, a Teabaggers nationwide push at the state level to make it illegal to have taxes go to a healthcare system, continues its inexorable crawl forward, fueled by opportunist fear: Virginia’s Democratic-controlled state Senate passed [Conservative-Led] measures Monday that would make it illegal to require […]

(Feb.01.10) -

Denied: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act  ---»


A classic for the annals of future tautological history (or non-history, as it goes): Conservative lawmakers in a majority of states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates. The proposals would assert a state-based right for people to pay medical bills from their own pocketbooks [pay for it yourself if […]

(Jan.02.10) -

Drunk History Series  ---»


History, American Style: Derek Waters Presents: Drunk History Filmed, Edited & Directed by Jeremy Konner Drunk History vol. 1 Starring: Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Derek Waters, Ashley Johnson Drunk History vol. 2 Starring: Jack Black, Clark Duke Drunk History vol. 2.5 Starring: Jack Black, Jayma Mays, Derek Waters Drunk History vol. 3 Starring: Danny McBride, […]

(Oct.01.09) -

Ugh. Socially Paradigmed Authorship Metaspace Vooks.  ---»


Mod Down: A new form of “Hybrid Book” is being designed by (a) marketing firm(s) who believe they have seen the future of writing, and it is the “VOOK” [btw, ‘vook’ is the name of the company, ™]. The ‘Vooks’ started out as multimedia self-help books, fittingly, and look towards a future where authors as […]

(Sep.16.09) -

Carl G. Jung Red Book (Liber Novus)  ---»


The Jung Red Book, by psychoanalyst Carl Jung, aka Liber Novus (The New Book), soon to be released from Norton ( here on Amazon , $195? Really? Oygh.. NYC psychoanalysis fees in book form?), which will be on display at the Rubin Museum of Art starting oct. 7, has a longwinded explication in the NYT […]

(Jan.20.09) -

New Era, New Foundation: Asimovs Foundation Trilogy, The Movie  ---»


Psychohistory, Mathematics, and the cataclysmic end of history. Sounds like a recipe where Hollywood 3D cgi special effect farms are blended with auction battles and IP lawyers over ownership rights of one of the longest running typewriter-based imaginings of near-to-all-time: Fans of Isaac Asimov still haunted by the film adaptation of his “I, Robot” will […]

(Oct.17.08) -

Ernst Bloch  ---»


Ernst Bloch on exposing the failure of the Democratic process in the face of recent Republican strategies, updated from 1932, to relate better to the eternal political use of the “Joe the Plumber”, aka “Joe Six-Pack”, syndrome: “First, one must distinguish the falsely from the genuinely nonsynchronous contradiction, the latter from the synchronous contradiction, and […]

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