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June 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

My “day job” (now there’s a laugh!) is that I’m a criminal defense attorney.  This morning while in court, I received a phone call from the family of one of my clients, who was supposed to be there with me in court.  He wasn’t coming. Now I’ve represented this kid off and on for some […]

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Tags: Political Discourse · Politics-In-General

Meltdown & Revival

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments

I was going to call this post, “California Dreamin’” because what finally broke through my “not writing on Unspun™” barrier has to do with California’s pension “crisis,” which is really just one more aspect of California’s generalized budgetary crisis. But given what’s going on around the rest of the country, “Meltdown” seemed the more appropriate […]

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Tags: Administrivia · Blogs & Blogging · California · Economy · Government

Should America Try Real Socialism?

November 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

True capitalism does not exist.  Anywhere.  In the Known Universe.  At All. You think I’m kidding? Name me one place where true capitalism, as a social structure driving the economy of a real country, actually exists.  It just doesn’t.

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Tags: Social Issues

I’m Not Goin’ Ta Talk About That

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I took extensive notes during the (vice-)presidential debate and was hoping to have the time for a post on the subject.  Unfortunately, my other life has some major deadlines looming, so in-depth analysis will have to wait. However, this SNL skit pretty much sums up the direction I was moving and was much, much funnier.  […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election

For God’s Sake, Will You Just Answer the Question?

October 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’ve rather deliberately been trying to lay off the issue of Palin’s lack of experience and the absurdity of McCain picking her to soon become — as likely as not — the President of the United States.  As we head into the Vice-Presidential Debates tonight, I am no longer able to restrain myself.

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election

Economic Surprise

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Congressional leaders were recently “stunned” to learn that the United States was “literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system.” Why stunned?

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · Economy

Two Horrid Bills

December 6th, 2003 · No Comments

Some time back, I complained about Molly Ivins’ writing. One of the things I took her to task for was that her articles were written in such a way that only good liberals would read them; others would be too put-off by the constant barrage of insults and digs.

This particular article of hers is more palatable in that regard and is chock-full of facts that everyone should know.

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Tags: Politics-In-General