s skippy the bush kangaroo: September 2013

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, September 30, 2013

lonely monday morning

putin's unholy alliance with the church against gays

401(k)s have made the rich richer and the rest of us poorer

9 foods with more sugar than a krispy kreme donut

f*ck america, vote republican
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

sunday sunrise

economic inequality is reaching a tipping point

middle class takes home more earnings in states with high union membership

republicans are ready for hillary

ocean acidification is happening now
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

saturday night shoot out

4 ways the gop is attempting to murder democracy

pretty much nobody wants ro defund obamacare

damn that online dating, making america politically polarized

feral pig steals beer, gets drunk, starts fight with cow
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Friday, September 27, 2013

freaky friday

afghan policewomen say sexual harrassment is the norm

more americans define themselves as "lower class"

the rich are getring richer even faster than you think

speaking of rich, george bush the elder was a witness for a gay wedding in kennebunkport, maine

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

jersey thursday

the gang rape epidemic in india

10 members of congress who voted against food stamps recieve farm subsidies

charter school gravy train runs express to fat city

twitter v. facebook: a tale of two sites
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

wednesday week

the myth of the free market

subprime lending execs back in business 5 years after the crash

why do republicans hate americans

a laundry list for cleaning up the everglades
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

tuesday session

nome alaska: the first u.s. city to run on geothermal energy

a govt. shut down will cost us billions

medicare part d, which polls favorably today, had even less support when it started than obamacare does now

salvador dali illustrates the zodiac
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Monday, September 23, 2013

little jacky monday

we have become the billionaire bail-out society

overcoming ptsd after iraq

5 things the gop should cut instead of food stamps

sign the petition to tell nbc to apologize for chuck todd's refusal to correct gop lies

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

sunday sunday

the koch brothers' secret bank

navy sexual assault reports rise 50%

wal-mart workers plan massive strikes for black friday 2013

wtf is this thing?? nobody knows
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

saturday night riot

7 rip-offs you shoukd know about

employers actually plan to hire more full-time employees as obamacare takes effect

climate report coming out this month is going to be bad news

1928 yiddish-english dictionary may be first official instance of "meh"
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Friday, September 20, 2013

every friday afternoon

map shows 170 years worth of hurricanes

kkk fliers left in people's yards

smaller testicles linked to caring fathers

and rip former heavyweight champ ken norton

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Corporate Meritocracy Explained

  1. In the midst of a rant, a truth from Gawker:

    Specifically, according to Forbes, he was worth $16 billion [four years ago]. So in the course of his first two terms as mayor, Bloomberg gained $11 billion. As of this past spring, his third term had seen him gain another $11 billion.

    It's a biographical oddity. For one thing, it means that Bloomberg L.P. has flourished wildly ever since its indispensable chief executive officially removed himself from the company's operations....Getting rid of Michael Bloomberg as CEO would appear to be the most lucrative business decision Michael Bloomberg ever made. [emphasis mine]

  2. From today's FT, page one, paragraph one, right column, above the fold*:

    Stephen Elop is to receive an €18,800,000 pay-off to move from Nokia [back] to Microsoft, our about €1,000,000 for every €1,000,000,000 [not a typo] of market value lost under his leadership of the mobile phone group.
Tell me (again) about the Superstars, George. *No link, since the FT doesn't allow its subscribers access to its website without paying 50% more and going through a labyrinthine login process.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

holy thursday

why wall street is very, very angry with richmond california

mosy companies aren't trimming workers hours for healthcare law

every nuclear reactor in the country should be shut down

la teacher: we don't need ipads, wee need help
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

skippy's wednesday night music club

don henley at farm aid. speaking of farms, have you thanked a farmer lately?


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1 in 5 people in santa barbara

live in poverty. thousands go hungry each day. schools can't afford to pay teachers. roads aren't paved, they are patch worked together. homelessness is getting worse. and, yet...

....our resident uber-1%er, ty warner (worth $2.6 billion) fails to mention $3.1 million dollars of his income that he stashed away in a secret offshore bank account. seriously....how much greed is enough?

in santa barbara we have homeless people put in jail for no reason other than being poor.

ty warner deserves to be in jail more than those people.

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wednesday night prayer

welcome to the new gilded age

the top 5 ways to manage your passwords

half of the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history happened in the last 6 years

are wallets on their way out?
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

skippy's tuesday night music club

fiona apple meets chipotle

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 11:19 PM | 0 comments

earthquakes...nuke meltdowns...now typhoons

japan just isn't getting a break from it all.
500,000 flee as typhoon lashes japan. the year’s 18th typhoon shot through central and northeast honshu on monday, unleashing torrential rain and strong winds on much of the main island, including fukushima prefecture, where radioactive water was discharged to prevent the troubled complex from flooding - japan times

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 11:12 PM | 0 comments

unleaded, please

lead may be good in pencils...but it ain't so hot in humans.
outdated lead exposure regulations threaten thousands of american workers. lax federal regulations allow some workers to accumulate dangerous amounts of lead in their blood, but california is taking the first steps toward safer standards.- scientific american

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 11:07 PM | 0 comments

Noted for the Record

If this blog published pieces as badly reasoned as this POS, there would be no reason to come here except for the Music Club.

posted by Ken Houghton at 8:33 PM | 0 comments

A Little King Crimson....

Because it's been a while. And just to show that I'm still alive...



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tuesday night music club

the pay gap between men and women still exists

do left-handed people really die young?

what's killing poor white women?

what isaac asimov thought 2014 would look like
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Monday, September 16, 2013

it sure is monday

the guide to the the most radical separatists in america

medical marijuana users: stand up for yourselves in court!

things are looking bad for ken cuccinelli

betty fokker shames the slut-shamer
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

sunday sunrise

want some fresh eggs? why not rent-a-chicken

support the living wage bill

children who are read to are less violent

and let's cheer for the most high-profile blogger whose bout with ted barlow disease is happily in remission, dave niewert, and his excellent blog orcinus

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

don't drink the water

seriously. and, no, not in mexico...but kinda close.
in louisiana.
yet another reason to avoid getting fresh water up your nose — even if you aren’t at a water park: louisiana health officials have confirmed that tests conducted by the centers for disease control and prevention found that a local parish has brain-eating amoebae in its drinking water. - consumerist

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 10:05 PM | 0 comments

saturday night party

u.s. poverty rates higher than in peer countries

computer program uses twitter to map the 'mood' of the nation

library book overdue for 59 years

and rip sound engineer wizard ray dolby

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Friday, September 13, 2013

black friday rule

the case of the (still) missing jobs

nyc's disappearing neighborhood hospitals

5 reasons small business owners should support a living wage

underwater bacteria that reproduce once every 10,000 years
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

gray thursday

white supremacist felon caught with 18 guns, 45,000 bullets, and a list of black and jewish leaders

write this down: sex is not about fun

man kills neighbors, cites stand your ground and the bush doctrine

be sure to tune on for the ig noble prize ceremony, live from harvard!

and rest in peace california late night car ads king cal worthington

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

wednesday night hop

isaac asimov predicted 2014 tech in 1964

marijuana reform is sweeping the country

a guide to the most radical separatists in america

contractors rake in $385 billion on overseas bases in 12 years
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

tuesday night fever

fox news ratings lowest since 2001

hello kitty planes coming to the u.s.

5 reasons we should tax wall street transactions

our buddy joe gandleman talks about cory booker, sexuality and the gop
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Monday, September 09, 2013

it might as well stay monday from now on

5 things you may not know about rainbows

here's a handy chart to help conservatives find a "white" trayvon martin

the history of scary clowns

innocent people killed in the war on drugs
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Sunday, September 08, 2013

sunday sunday

can fast food strikes revive unions?

swedish scientists confirm new element discovered

look for some new works by j.d. salinger in the next few years

10-year-old boy finds a mummy in his grandmother's attic
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Saturday, September 07, 2013

saturday night out

it costs $350 to make an artificial hip. it will cost you $30,000 to get one

parking garage where deep throat met woodward may soon be demolished

last person to see adolf hitler alive dies at age 96

thanks to bb for reminding us, we love in ironic times
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Friday, September 06, 2013

skippy's friday night music club

a little music for those late friday night evenings...

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black friday

a republican conversion to obamacare

flying and don't want to take off your shoes? cough up $85

billions wasted on fruitless bid to create paperless vet healthcare records

lawyers, hedge funds and consultants profit as detroit goes bankrupt
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Thursday, September 05, 2013

skippy's thursday night music club

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 11:30 PM | 0 comments

lake michigan is on prescription drugs

or at least....prescription drugs are in lake michigan. and that's a problem for those folks whose cities rely on the great lakes for their water source.
this ability of the drugs to travel and remain at relatively high concentrations means that fish and other aquatic life are exposed, so there could be “some serious near-shore impacts,” said rebecca klaper, an associate professor at the university of wisconsin-milwaukee. in addition, milwaukee draws its drinking water from lake michigan, although no pharmaceuticals have been detected in the city’s water. the researchers reported that 14 of the chemicals "were found to be of medium or high ecological risk," and that the concentrations “indicate a significant threat to the health of the great lakes." nevertheless, it is not clear what, if any, effects the drugs are having on fish and other creatures in lake michigan. - environmental health news

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 11:10 PM | 0 comments

dole cheque thursday

carribean has lost 80% of its coral reefs due to climate change and pollution

why do republicans hate obamacare

hooray! it's babes against biotech

be sure to buy some carlos danger weiners
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

skippy's wednesday night music club

it don't mean a thing.

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don't doubt the drought

this is lake cachuma. santa barbara's water source. it is currently 52% of its capacity.
we are so pooched...and parched.

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wednesday night

right-wing governors face tough road to re-election

huge majority think arctic warming will mess with the weather

former florida senator regrets his vote for stand your ground more than any other

and rip iconic scifi author and editor frederik pohl
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

tuesday morning

apparently naked camp counselor penis = horseplay, says church

wealth wealth creates narcissism

federal cuts blamed for yosemite fir spread

one of the first fruit trees planted in america is still alive
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Monday, September 02, 2013


if you like betty bowers, you'll love representative jack kimble
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if you're not back in love by monday

world's oldest forest found in upstate new york

gop schools superintendentaccused of plagiarism in anti-obama letter

5 reasons chris christie is as conservative as the kochs

and rip nixon interviewer and tv satirist david frost

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

sunday sun

dismantling the empire

digital activists are building alternate internets

indian farmers grows record yields with no gmo crops or pesticides

oregon stands up to corporations
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