s skippy the bush kangaroo: November 2013

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, November 30, 2013

saturday night banjo

the environment does not negotiate

"make no mistake, there is a retirement crisis"

how corporate front groups distorts the marketplace of ideas

maryland will return to paper ballots in 2016
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Friday, November 29, 2013

black friday

a wal-mart thanksgiving, by charles dickens

speaking of which, the national wal-mart boycott starts today

and here's why wal-mart's plan to pit workers against consumers is failing

and a former wal-mart executive leads smear campaign against black friday activists

attend a black friday protest near you

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

i've got plenty to be thankful for

the retail industry's war on thanksgiving

and here's a handy guide on how to to handle obamacare debates around the family table today

what some people that time magazine considers famous are rhankful for

ceos against grandmas

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

long wednesday

pentagon's doctored books conceal epic waste

methodists find pastor guilty of officiating his gay son's wedding

major airports may soon be as congested year-round as they are during thanksgiving

the unhealthiest restaurant dish in america
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

tuesday session

it's time to kill the notion that cutting taxes on the rich geows the economy

is ikea the model for the conservative movement?

almost half of the cia's employees are women

wal-mart asks employees to donate food to needt co-workers
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Monday, November 25, 2013

monday bride

wal-mart sales dip as low-income americans close their wallets

teacher beats up student for making fun of his football team

why the filibuster had to go

k-mart shoppers threaten boycott for early thanksgiving hours

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

sunday drive - early november

the 14 habits of highly miserable people

the great middle class identity crisis

has being a young adult always been a financial nightmare?

scripps-howard news service will go dark after 96 years

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

saturday night at the world

how the recovery isn't a recovery for everyone

microsoft and facebook fund right-wing lobbying firms that pose as think-tanks

there's a whole website dedicated to the many failures of michigan gov. rick snyder

astroturf floats
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Friday, November 22, 2013

History Repeats Itself: A Fifty-Year Timeline

"They Buried Innocence That Year"

And then they pillaged its corpse with Iran-Contra:

And buggered the ravished remains in the name of "War on Terror":

Into each generation, a Slayer is born...

Rquiescat in pace, JFK.

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friday night blues

new mexico cops force medical anal rape on suspects

us airways kicks blind man and his seeing-eye dog off flight

ken starr's plea for a confessed child molester

happy 50th birthday, dr. who!
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

probably on thursday

the world agrees, inequality is a major problem

picket, fight, win

capitalism takes democracy

man calls 911 because neighbors wouldn't drink with him
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

just wednesday

12 ways a slave, a gop production

the whitest jobs in america

rally to overthrow obama draws slightly fewer than the millions expected

youth football enrollment drops 10 percent
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

tuesday night music club

record number of international students attend u.s. colleges

wall st. user feecould relieve 1/3 of the sequester cuts

climate change: dying by 2 degress

america has a mass incarceration problem
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Monday, November 18, 2013

skippy's monday night music club

time for a martini. pink martini...with a storm chaser.


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twitter #whalefail or one hell of a fun time reading the q's?
after jpmorgan’s #askjpm hashtag went viral on wednesday, in rushed a deluge from everyone, it seemed, except eager econ majors looking for work. a p.r.. manager asked, perhaps worried, “do you have any self awareness?” an editor at the atlantic, riffing on the london whale trading loss, tweeted, “what’s your favorite type of whale?” many were not so mild. for example: “did you always want to be part of a vast, corrupt criminal enterprise or did you "break bad"?”; “did you have a specific number of people’s lives you needed to ruin before you considered your business model a success?”; “what section of the poor and disenfranchised have you yet to exploit for profit, andhow are you working to address that?”; “why aren’t you in jail for sending a literal ton of gold bullion to Iran in violation of sanctions?”; “when jamie dimon eats babies are they served rare? I understand anything above medium-rare is considered gauche.”

by early wednesday afternoon, the daily beast editor and columnist daniel gross tweeted, “oh my lord, the #askjpm session. will go down as case study in corporate use of social media.” (“bad idea!” company spokesman brian marchiony later told reuters. he declined to comment further when reached by e-mail.) - the new yorker


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zimmerman has a gun problem...again

can't we get this smirking jackhole in jail now?
george zimmerman was charged monday with assault after deputies were called to the home where he lived with his girlfriend, who claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said. - huffpo


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climate change

is driving the weather off the charts.
...with the global average temperature up over half a degree celsius since the 1970s and with more warming in store, we are starting to witness weather anomalies so severe we need to update our metrics and extend our graphs. - treehugger

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monday bar

the lasting impact of poverty on the brain

conservatives tried to hide 10 years of speeches from the internet

follow the fracking money

even right-wingers become liberals whenthey turn off fox news
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

sunday down in tennessee

7 things the rich don't want you to know about taxes

top ten jobs with the most psycopaths

7 stores that won't ruin their workers' thanksgiving this year

5 ways the super-rich are abandoning america

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

saturday night at the movies

the most dangerous states in america

meet walmart's worst nightmare


upset over lara logan or richard cohen? call cbs and e washpost and let them know!!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

friday night at the drive-in bingo

how stressed are you?

emily dickinson and war in 7 words

one guns and ammo editor favors gun control; he resigns

richard cohen's racial gaffe about bill di blasio's family isn't the worst thing about that washpost column

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

skippy's thursday night music club

lets. get. funky.


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oil boooooooooom in another texas town

and we are not talking about the financial boom. we're talking serious flat out ka-boom


a massive explosion of a 10-inch chevron natural gas pipeline near a drilling rig in milford, texas, led the company to ask law enforcement to evacuate the entire town on thursday. milford, in rural ellis county, is about halfway between dallas and waco. the cause is still unknown, and the fire is expected to rage for another day. - climate progress

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and now a public service announcement...about blogging snark

hey bloggers,

the snarky joke is when you strike thru the intended, angry truly descriptive joke words, and replace them with civilized, proper language. it doesn't work if you reverse it.

this is not how to do it

now, do you understand, you morons eager students?
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outlook for thursday

40% of american workers made less than $20,000 last year

military sexual assaults may be more pervasive than previously thout

what will america's coastlines look like once the global ice caps melt?

the 1% really believe that greed is good
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

big wednesday

10 corporations control almost everything you buy

dr. paul wheeler: asshole of the decade

gop candidate endorses death penalty for rebellious kids

upton sinclair and freddy hayeck debate fdr's social security on the 1936 edition of crossfire
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

skippy's tuesday night music club

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help the philipines relief funds

the mercy corps

the red cross

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tuesday night fever

calif. marine reservists accused of scamming $870,000 from fake travel vouchers

our do-nothing congress will do even more nothing next year

fewer men are paying for sex

or, maybe not
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Monday, November 11, 2013

skippy's monday night music club

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monday at the hug & pint

american hunger and the christian right

ted cruz: the mask of sincerity

study finds lullabys reduce pain in children

somali pirates hates britney spears
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

skippy's sunday night music club

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sunday date

the gop's war on the poor

food stamp cuts are a bipartisan scandal

alec's attack on labor

scientists decipher doggie tail-wags
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Saturday, November 09, 2013

skippy's saturday night music club

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saturday night again

student homelessness is at an all-time high

6 ways unions build a strong middle class

500 kids die from gunshot wounds every year

why is broadband more expensive in the u.s.?

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Friday, November 08, 2013

skippy's friday night music club

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friday night

religious rights, taxes and corporatism - whose rights are they?

mcdonald's scam on america

cdc: we've reached the end of anti-biotics

release the kraken!!
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Thursday, November 07, 2013

skippy's thursday night music club

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one thursday morning

gop youth vote dropped 14% in virginia election

alec moves to block paid sick days in philly

racism linked to gun ownership

5 reasons obama never shouod have trusted the insurance industry

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

skippy's wednesday night music club

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In Jersey Anything's Legal, So Long as You Don't Get Caught

I have nothing to say about Greg Stillson's re-election in my adopted state that Charles Pierce didn't say better:

31 percent....

That's the percentage of self-identified "liberals" that voted for Chris Christie, essentially endorsing the idea that he should run for president of the United States, since that was the real purpose of the New Jersey gubernatorial election yesterday....[T]he only issue in the election became whether or not you think Chris Christie should run for president. And 31 percent of the liberals who voted assented to that proposition. How the hell did that happen on a night when the state also kicked him squarely in the nuts by overwhelmingly reversing his veto of an increase in the minimum wage, a veto that is the perfect expression of everything Chris Christie stands for as a politician? If you want to know why actual liberalism continues to be a dead parrot in our politics, and why the only real political dynamic in the country revolves around a choice over whether we will drift slowly to the right or stampede headlong in that direction, look to that number. [emphasis mine]

The man who is determined to destroy the best public education system in the country, whose idea of "fixing" the State's pension fund is to avoid funding it during his terms and to leave the mess to his successor, and whose staff didn't deign to answer confidential questions that could have put him a heartbeat away from the Presidency is now the odds-on favorite to be the Republican nominee in 2016. (The previous nominee is already genuflecting in front of him, Whittington-like, which is more than he ever did for the American people.)

In other words: in two years, he's your problem. Too.

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ash wednesday

5 reasons why cutting social security would be irrational

the out of control nsa

old train stations become hip german homes

science proves: everybodybstares at tits
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

skippy's tuesday night music club

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tuesday morning

only white, male ceo's make the big bucks

chickens outperform toddlers in math tests

gop = grifters on parade

dining in the world's oldest restaurant
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Monday, November 04, 2013

skippy's monday night music club

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rustling nuts

a seriously crime in some parts of california.
a brazen crime wave is threatening to push farmers out of business. the latest in a series of walnut thefts is the largest yet, with the farmer nearly taking a half-a-million dollar hit. thieves took off with more than 140,000 pounds of walnuts from gold river orchard, and the san joaquin farm bureau federation says these crimes have been escalating. “it’s brazen; it’s aggressive,” said bruce blodgett, san joaquin farm bureau federation. - cbs sacramento


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might as well be monday

scientists find fossil in autralia of a wombat the size of a car

koch brothers couod make $100 billion on keystone pipeline

assassin in clown suit kills mexican drug cartel captain

how a poisonous toad became a paris fashion accessory
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Sunday, November 03, 2013

sunday blue

4 pro-active tips to get you off the fiscal cliff

23 reasons to avoid gmo's

5 reasons america is in trouble

digital piracy not harming entertainment industries
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Saturday, November 02, 2013

saturday nite

let's get this class warfare started

nyc teen arrested for shopping while black

gun sellers using instagram to evade background checks

numbers prove old movies are better than new ones
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Friday, November 01, 2013

friday let me down

how to get the attention of your congressperson without being a big buck donor

today's food stamp cut will affect 900,000 veterans

6 ways privitization often ends in disaster

what happens when a woman wears axe men's body spray for a week?
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