s skippy the bush kangaroo: April 2014

skippy the bush kangaroo

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

wednesday nights

life as a mcdonalds worker

prop 8 defense attorney reveals his daughter is gay and getting married

china bans the big bang theory and 3 other shows

25 companies that spent more on lobbyists than taxes
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

for tuesday

obamacare is outselling playstation 4

republicans would prefer a minimum wage of zero dollars per hour

matt drudge deletes tweet incorrectly claiming clippers owner is a democrat

the majority of doctors think marijuana should be legal
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Monday, April 28, 2014

permanent monday

jp morgan admits trickle down economics  has completely failed

new jersey rejects atheist license plates, accepts baptist ones

heartland institute mis-quotes george carlin; gets royally busted

the daily caller is servicing the creepy old dude demographic
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

environmental stories sunday

i've been a little busy trying to get signatures for a "ban fracking" initiative on the ballot in santa barbara county...and, of course, it is campaign season so i've been volunteering for our local surfing assemblyman, das williams. oh, and in reading the news and meeting seriously angry voters...i'm suffering from depression.

so..what have ya'll been up to?

anyway...on to those stories you may have missed on the corporate controlled lamestream media.

flaming water: texas homeowner takes on a gas company. steve lipsky, an entrepreneur and businessman, lives to the west of fort worth in a sprawling mediterranean-style dream house. since he found methane contaminating his water well, he has waged a legal battle against the gas company range resources - al jazeera america

how gmo labeling came to pass in vermont. sen. bobby starr gives little thought to whether there are genetically modified organisms in his food. as chairman of the senate agriculture committee, he was dubious of a bill to require labeling of foods that contain gmos. but by mid-february, starr's committee had voted out a bill, and he was a supporter. - burlington free press

company suspected of dumping radioactive waste in montana ordered to stop. a louisiana trucking company believed to have illegally dumped radioactive waste in an eastern montana landfill for nearly two years has been ordered to stop by state officials - missoulian

ground zero for future of oyster farming. with consumers wolfing down millions of its shellfish every year and clamoring for more, hog island oyster co. should be sitting pretty on a bountiful estuary abutting point reyes national seashore. but the industry’s future is clouded by climate change, and hog island is at ground zero. - santa rosa press democrat

sweet crude on the seashore. tucked in a coastal canyon is the oil and gas processing plant known as the ellwood onshore facility (eof), which treats the flow of fossil fuels being collected by platform holly from deep beneath the ocean floor and sent to shore every second of the day - sb independent

texas family plagued with ailments gets $3m in fracking judgment. when the parr family started having serious health problems late in 2008, they had no idea it was associated with what they call "a multitude" of drilling operations that popped up near their 40-acre ranch in decatur, 60 miles northwest of dallas. - cnn

cuba’s burgeoning private sector hungry for flora and fauna. the lack of markets to supply raw materials for cuba’s new private sector, along with the poverty in isolated rural communities, is fuelling the poaching of endangered species of flora and fauna. forests, which cover just under 29 percent of the territory of this caribbean island nation, are suffering the consequences. - inter press

chemical banned in europe is probably on your apple - grist

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sunday papers

an antimicrobial found in soaps may help infections spread

at least 22 veterans kill themselves every day

republicans are following the nazi script for women to the letter

there are whales alive today that were born before moby dick was written
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

saturday night again

fox news is accurate about climate change 28% of the time

study shows artists' brains are wired different

the news doesn't report the news

mumps is making a comeback
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Friday, April 25, 2014

keep their heads ringing (it's friday)

your anti-depressants are freaking out the fish

ceo pay by state

sprint sends straight man homophobic email

don't be a glasshole
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

early thursday

what is male privilege?

f*ckin' juggalo crypto-currency, how does it work?

stone cold steve austin's defense of gay marriage

congrats to digby for winning a hillman prize!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

wednesday night waltz

navy scientists may discovered how to turn seawater into fuel

women veterans return from afghanistan in worse mental shape than the men

what works for the left and what works for the right

how do they get all that great food in westeros?  game of farms
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

feelin' tuesday

private prisons are not cheaper than state-run

how the media conned the public into loving the fbi

obamacare success ruining gop's mid-term strategy

an oral history of heathers
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Monday, April 21, 2014

pale blue monday

a guide to reasonable critiques of anti-depressants

pediatrician gets 5 years for waterboarding his stepdaughter

rigging the electoral system for the rich

and here's the top ten skippy the bush kangaroo videos on youtube

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

muppet christ superstar

happy easter!
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10 things i hate about commandments

as is our tradition here at skippy, happy easter!

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in your easter bonnet

how to be a more active progressive in six easy steps

 mississippi tea party candidate defends the sons of the confederacy

10 reasons millennials should be wary of rand paul's libertarianism

does art matter to atheism?

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

saturday night is the loneliest night of the week

could america become mississippi?

france makes it illegal to answer work emails after 6 pm

more evidence the deck is stacked against average americans

fired yahoo exec made more than the female ceo

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Friday, April 18, 2014

good friday

how banksters got control of the economy

fox news lied about the economy 73% of the time

how the dems can win back the white working class

and rip iconic author and nobel laureate gariel garcia marquez

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

each and every thursday

why whites support the death penalty more than blacks

is the internet killing religion?

how the corporate takeover of america is leaving us empty inside

psychopaths: how to spot one
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

wednesday night prayers

the anti-vax dr. who caters to california's rich, new age parents

technology's "bro" problem

science proves homophobes are latent

creationists aren't christians - they're a cult
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014


how turbo-tax fought free tax preparation

threatened pandemics and laboratories escapes: a self-fulfilling prophecy

allen west's latest book full of fake jefferson quotes

president bush... jeb bush
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Monday, April 14, 2014

other people's monday

you can hire someone to live tweet your wedding

the math behind why harvard doesn't take rape seriously

where to eat if you want to support restaurants that pay their workers a living wage

10 terrible horror movies with great titles
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

sunday on saturn

private equity is an infection that's destroying the world

rhe gop wants to stop the study of climate change

climate change destroying monarch butterfly

5 year-old discovers flaw in x-box security
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

saturday night (edit 97)

california truckers get $2.2 million in wage theft case

but there's still plenty of wage theft in silicon valley

thanx to the anti-vaxxers, mumps is spreading in ohio

worried about heartbleed?  here's a list of the passwords you should change right now
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Friday, April 11, 2014

just got paid (friday night)

how difficult is it to make ends meet with a low-wage job?

the multi-tenacled koch-topus

irs labels large televangelist group qualified as a chruch

what #cancelcolbert tells us about double standards
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

dole cheque thursday

watch cyber-attacks in real-time

lying to the food pantry

the stock market is rigged

amazon's dirty secret
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

wednesday night drinkball

atheists pass out humanist literature after christians hand out bibles in school

why the govt should provide public access to the internet

the marijuana effect on elections

how to write good
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

except on tuesdays

extreme anti-gay group will host an evening with erick erickson

watch the united states grow before your very eyes

why liberals are more intelligent than conservatives

the growing economy of cat videos
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Monday, April 07, 2014

one grey monday

on average, 22 veterans commit suicide each day

teachers strikes spreading across the land

the koch brothers are about to become even more famous

and rip great movie icon mickey rooney

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

skippy's sunday night music club

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das williams (d-santa barbara)

takes a stand against fracking
"last year, we attempted to pass a statewide moratorium on fracking, which i supported, but we fell short of the needed votes to get it out of the legislature. we ended up passing the strictest regulations on fracking in the nation. the regulations were a big win against the oil industry but we need to do more to protect our limited water supply, our environment, and to lower our dependence on oil."

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sunday night is fair

how deficit hawks are pitting millennials against seniors to attack social security

wal-mart admits its profits come from food stamps

sexual harrassment from uber

what procrastinators should know about tax time

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

saturday nite

the right's war on the "religion" of secular humanism

more proof corporate tax cuts have done more harm than good

why the men's rights movement is garbage

the sad map of where lions used to live vs. where they live now
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Friday, April 04, 2014

just another friday night

the top 20% of americans get 33 times more federal subsidies for their retirement than the bottom 20%

10 myths about poverty

the cities where it takes three full-time jobs to afford an apartment

blue states are healthier states
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Thursday, April 03, 2014

comeback thursday

the rape of appalachia

why some shootings get national attention...and some don't

budding liberal protest movements begin to take root in the south

even as the south recedes into the 13th century
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

wednesday mourn

more americans are being killed by police than by terrorists

feminism is optimism

s.c. gov. nikki haley violated civil rights when she arrested occupy protestors

ageism in silicon valley
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

everything's tuesday

americans woke up and realized they got screwed

the answers to the jesus wheel

police seize a shipment of cocaine addressed to the vatican

smoking pot may actually help lung function
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