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Sunday, January 25, 2015

sunday on saturn

israel extends thousands of free abortions to women

pastor who "tried atheism" for a year no longer believes in god

french comedian jailed for facebook post

discriminating against single people

and rip talk show pioneer and enduring/endearing show biz personality joe franklin
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, January 24, 2015

saturday night sinner

police work is less dangerous than driving a taxi

gallup: americans are the happiest during the holidays

is ronald mcdonald racist?

here are all the senators who do and don't believe in global warming

and rip legendary chi cubs first baseman/shortstop ernie banks

posted by skippy at 1:08 AM | 0 comments

Friday, January 23, 2015

death on friday

15 mind-blowing facts about wealth and inequality

more proof that private beats public education

the fbi says more white offenders than black shoot police officers

military suicides are up
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, January 22, 2015

outerlude - still thursday

fact-checking site finds fox news tells the truth only 18% of the time

the gop should stop lying about obama's economic policies

and why obama's plan makes sense

however, it's a myth that obama is moving leftward

posted by skippy at 9:54 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ruby wednesday

is it possible to eat healthy on a tight budget?

over estimating the "other"

10 cities where americans don't have enough to eat

why pygmies aren't scared of the 'psycho' theme
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


the president has indicated he will ask for an increase in taxes on the wealthy in the state of the union.  it will get zero rapepublican votes.  what gives me a sad is he could have made this happen with zero rapepublican votes if he had just let the bush tax cuts expire.  instead, the great capitulator made the bush tax cuts permanent when the democrats controlled both houses of congress.

forget 11 dimensional chess master, he manages to lose at tic-tac-toe even when he has the first move.

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posted by George at 8:03 AM | 1 comments

maybe (tuesday morning)

most americans are one paycheck away from the street

the police were created to control the working life

the startling creepiness of jeb bush

scholarly mad libs and peer-less reviews
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Monday, January 19, 2015

monday blues

convicted 'eco-terrorist' freed after fbi admits it withheld evidence of entrapment

target exits canada completely abd takes a $5.4 billion loss

punk band finds $250,000 stolen blue dog painting in new orleans

airlines sue web site owner for sharing cheap travel trick
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, January 18, 2015

sunday night is fair

we educate racism away

u.s. scientists may have discovered a new super-antibiotic

the nypd is losing the war against mayor de blasio

the hotel that inspired "the shining" wants you to design a maze for them
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, January 17, 2015

saturday night shoot out

construction work is getting more dangerous, but only for latinos

how much pharmaceutical industry money goes to hospitals and doctors

torture advocates outnumber opponents 2 to 1 on tv

the number of people struggling with health costs has significantly decreased thanks to obamacare

posted by skippy at 4:24 AM | 0 comments

Friday, January 16, 2015

daddy don't ever die on a friday

the new congress is 80% white, 80% male, and 92% christian

is the broken windows theory of crime a broken theory?

courts and the myth of rescuing sex workers

26% of mammals are facing extinction
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

one thursday morning

the war on pensions

how the super rich steal from the rest of us

mexican former mayor charged with kidnapping in the murder of those 43 students

ceo who threatened to fire everyone if obama got elected just gave everyone a raise

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

resolution wednesday

18 things you should know about mass incarciration

18 libraries every book lover should visit

when rioting is rational

it's not the koran, it's us
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

lunch on tuesday

why hillary doesn't need to win the white working class

the senate's 46 democrats got 20 million more votes than the 54 republicans

moderates know less than partisans

open plan workspaces are the work of satan
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Monday, January 12, 2015

monday bloody monday

3 of jane goodall's horrible predictions for 2050 have already come true

money makes you selfish

6 gun owners that were shot by their own dogs

ancient worms may have saved the earth

and rip 50's sex symbol, movie star and famous trevi fountain wader, anita ekberg
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Sunday, January 11, 2015

sunday night

international monetary fund policies helped fuel the spread of ebola

congress will make law enforcement report how many people they kill

14 million an hour for 13 years: the cost of the war on terror

serpico thinks the police are out of control

and rip, hilarious character actor, comic imrpoviser, and personal friend, taylor negron
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 2 comments

Saturday, January 10, 2015

saturday night sever

when the teenager is the breadwinner

is chris christie's bromance with cowboy's owner jerry jones violating ethics laws?

what happens when low wage workers suddenly get a living wage?

study finds: absense of lead, not better policing, responsible for drop in crime

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Friday, January 09, 2015

blacc friday

a tax system tilted towards the rich

9 signs the koch brothers have created their own political party

yes, sacrilege, but we still agree:  college bowl games are corporate money bonanzas

the true cost if corporate welfare

and rip star of the birds and the time machine, rod taylor

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

one more boring thursday night in adelaide

the countries with the most and least internet freedom

the right wing plot you didn't hear about this week

walmart was found to have intimidated workers trying to unionize

here's how fast different animals are disappearing from earth
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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

our weekend starts on wednesday

the prison states of america

the monarch butterfly may be placed on the endangered species list

the racism of silicon valley

drunk birds slur their songs
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

love you til tuesday

here's the boston marathon bomber trial in a nutshell

2014 was the hottest year on record globally

80% of all americans live near or below poverty

no charges for police chief who asked teen to pose nude

and rip former miss america and perenniel "i've got a secret" panelist bess myerson
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Monday, January 05, 2015

monday beats

1 in 5 millenniels lives in poverty

loss of rain forests is a double whammy to the climate

christians more supportive of torture than non-religious americans

the senator who will lead the senate environmental committee believes barbra streisand is behind the conspiracy of the whole global warming hoax
posted by skippy at 1:13 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, January 04, 2015

sunday morning song

how big pharma gouges the public

in peru, greenpeace ruined fragile archeological sites to protest ruining the earth

4 things that were suppose to happen by 2015 if obama was elected

if you're a baby bird, try the catepillar defense
posted by skippy at 12:08 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, January 03, 2015

saturday night riot

the cold medicine racket

2014 was the best year for workers in a decade

misunderstanding risk factors has led to massive overtreatment of diseases people don't have and probably never will

here's the right way to exercise

and rip ellie may clampett, elvis's co-star and the "ugly" girl on the twilight zone, donna douglas

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Friday, January 02, 2015

big beautiful friday night

iraq was w's biggest blunder, says rand corp.

abortions in medical settings rarely have complications

are protests anti-police? (spoiler alert: no)

dogs are not that great at math (but wolves are better)

and rip former governor (and father of the cuurent governor) of new york, mario cuomo
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year Anyway...

Barring a nuclear war or an alien invasion, I don't see how this year will be any different from the last one. Or the previous three thousand, for that matter.

So why do I even bother anymore? I dunno -- there's no reason for mockingbirds to go on flying or singing, but they go on anyway.

I'm going on ten years as a guest blogger for the big roo. Ten years. I still don't know why skippy likes me. But I do know why I like him. I'd have to write a book to explain that.

Suffice to say, I'm still in one piece. And skippy is one of the reasons why.

Til further on...

posted by Jim Yeager at 3:41 PM | 2 comments

all is quiet on new year's day

3 ways the gop will screw the economy in 2015

how not to shoot civilians: tips from a police chief

right to work laws benefits ceo's, not workers

the secret history of cannabis in japan

and rip old man gilmore, fdr, and dozens of others portrayed by great character actor edward hermann

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

auld lange sein

the year in social media outrage

the biggest scientific break-throughs of 2014

10 notable women in science who left us this year

the worst cops of 2014 (and there were a lot of them)

the 21 stupidest things republicans did this year

the best sci fi and fantasy books of 2014

the 10 stupidest things said in 2014

and george will wins the covted misinformer of the year award
posted by skippy at 3:18 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

losing on a tuesday

the year in media errors and corrections

the greed kings of 2014

the year in news on twitter

tracking the most popular websites every year since 1996

the top me-first capitalism hypocrites of 2014

and, the most important updogs of 2014
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Monday, December 29, 2014

monday bar

the 2014 p.u.-litzers: the stinkiest reporting of the year

the best albums of 2014

police often provoke protesters, study finds

the nypd police union sounds like rogue cops
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, December 28, 2014

environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that don't seem to be talked about much in "impolite society" aka the sunday talking head shows.

california's plastic bag ban might be overturned. - laweekly

water source for california's almonds may dry up. - nytimes

pope francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and us churches. can pope francis achieve a feat that has so far eluded secular powers and inspire decisive action on climate change? it looks as if he will give it a go.. - the guardian

chardonnay and pinot noir under threat from climate change. the taste of fine wines like chardonnay and pinot noir is under threat from rising temperatures caused by climate change, scientists have warned. the telegraph

banff derailment a warning sign of potentially ‘disastrous’ spill on the horizon, researchers say. a day after derailed train cars spilled potentially toxic cargo into a banff creek, ecology and wildlife researchers warned there will likely be more rail crashes with far worse consequences for fish and wildlife - calgary herald

new jersey's osprey population continues to grow, report states. new jersey's osprey population continues to grow as more nests are producing more chicks, according to a state report. the osprey was one of the first animals added to the new jersey endangered species list when the use of pesticides — namely ddt — caused the bird's population to plunge - south jersey times

institute of marine and mammal studies: 147 turtles, 48 dolphins found dead in mississippi sound in 2014. the imms declined to comment as to what specifically caused the dramatic increase in marine deaths other to say that they perform autopsies on deceased marine life and send the information to agencies within the federal government. - biloxi sun herald

‘catastrophic’ earthquake and tsunami brewing off british columbia's coast. a giant slab of rock sliding in from the pacific is exerting so much pressure on the west coast of north america it is warping vancouver island, tilting it higher and squeezing it a few centimetres eastward every year. - vancouver sun

california drought brings smaller harvests, more hunger among farmworkers. under sodden gray skies, the 2014 drought feels far away, but its effect is just now being felt in the reduced agricultural yields of the southern central valley, where the drought so dried out the farm economy that farmworkers depend on charity to fill their pantries - san jose mercury news

kale and hearty: the salad bowl of america turns toxic. as nitrates seep into aquifers in california's salinas valley, a group of scientists is promoting a pilot program that has the potential to improve water quality and be replicated across the country - al jazeera america

los angeles could lose 70 percent of its water in the next 'big one.' of all the chaos a massive southern california earthquake could cause, the most challenging may be losing all four aqueducts supplying the vast majority the region's water, causing a year or more of extreme rationing - kpcc

christmas trees get their goat. friday marked the first day the truckee meadows fire protection district in nevada began using a unique – not to mention environmentally sustainable – method of recycling the symbol of christmas. pine needles and all. - latimes

no such thing as safe fracking in florida. a recent study at duke university found that 92 percent of water and drilling fluids remained deep underground. are these substances that we want to inject into our groundwater or allow to be anywhere near our aquifer? there is no such thing as safe fracking - st. augustine record

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posted by Cookie Jill at 3:27 PM | 0 comments

sunday morning nightmare

in miami, a person is 3 times more likely to be killed by police than in nyc

popular science: the most amazing images of 2014

the 8 best things to happen to renewable energy this year

but cjr has the worst journalism of 2014

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

saturday night ride

there's no real proof north korea hacked sony

how economic inequality and racism are linked to police brutality

the stupidest anti-science bs of 2014

the young turks name st. louis prosectutor bob mcculloch 'jerk of the year'

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