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It is not the end of the world as we know it

Posted 11 February 2011 by
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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

We have the Republican Party trying to zero out CPB funding, again. Moveon.org is trying to get people to sign petitions to save NPR and PBS. Apparently, the Left knows as much about CPB funding as the Right. Let your representative and senator know your opinion. And, do not panic.

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To fraking go where no one has gone before

Posted 23 January 2011 by
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Battlestar Gallactica, BSG-75

While there are bad episodes, most Star Trek episodes from any of the series bear re-watching. The episodes of Battlestar Gallactica are dark, brutal, violent, and sexual, sometimes much more than necessary to make a point. How far does art need to go to make its point?

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Free your Glee

Posted 29 August 2010 by
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Free your Glee

The Emmy Awards has placed Glee in the comedy category. They have also placed Mad Men in the drama category. Would they mind sharing what they are smoking with the rest of us?

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Support a Native Son of Everett: Glenn Beck

Posted 6 November 2009 by
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Glenn Beck

In August 2009, Glenn Beck was given the Key to the City of the place he calls his hometown, Mount Vernon, Washington. This makes Beck the second most important person in the world with ties to Mount Vernon. Even though Beck claims Mount Vernon as his hometown, he was not born there. Did you know [...]

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There’s a name I haven’t heard in a while

Posted 6 October 2009 by
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John Birch Society

On Monday evening, October 5, 2009, I watch the PBS program “Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times.” Knowing about the quality reporting attributed to the Los Angeles Times in recent times, I decided to watch this program. With its recognized quality today (even after a buyout from Chicago), I was a bit surprised to [...]

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Would Harvey Milk, MOF, survive media scrutiny today?

Posted 15 August 2009 by
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Harvey Milk in 1978 at Mayor Moscone's Desk

Harvey Milk filling in for Mayor George Moscone for a day in 1978. (Daniel Nicoletta, retrieved from Wikipedia on 15 August 2009 under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2) This past week was an interesting. It started with me asking my partner to put Milk on his Netflix cue so we could watch it. Why [...]

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Another Rick Larsen achievement

Posted 13 August 2009 by
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Hon. Rick Larsen on the Colbert Report

In honor of US Rep. Rick Larsen’s hosting of a medical reform legislation town hall meeting with about 3,000 people last night in Everett, it is time to honor Larsen’s other great achievement. Being on the Colbert Report. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Better Know a District – Washington’s 2nd – [...]

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