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Archive for May, 2014

May 31st, 2014 - 1:28 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene

A Black Man’s Thoughts on The Hoodie

A man in a police uniform scares me more than the biggest strongest dude wearing a hoodie ever would. Lets be honest, its not a hoodie, nor is it a puffy starter jacket that people fear.  Black men were feared way before the modern day hoodie was invented so please try again.  Can we just [&hellip[...]

May 31st, 2014 - 7:08 am § in Misc.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is News (TCA)

The Television Critics Assn. Awards nominees have been announced for this year.  Isn’t it  interesting that “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central) is nominated in the News and Information category, not in Comedy?  Does this mean it is OK if we learn our news from Stewart rat[...]

May 30th, 2014 - 9:41 pm § in Uncategorized

A Conservative Reform Movement?

An article in The Atlantic discusses a nascent reform movement on the right.  While it’s encouraging to hear there are still conservatives who believe thinking is a good thing, and solving real-world problems is even better, they are operating under many ideological and practical restraints, [...]

May 30th, 2014 - 9:02 am § in Misc.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY: US Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Cuba!

President of U.S. Chamber of  Commerce arrives in Cuba President Romney announced today that Thomas J. Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, arrived in Havana, May 27. Donohue and a delegation held talks with Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Relations and Rodrigo Malmie[...]

May 30th, 2014 - 8:16 am § in America

What Real Republicans Need!


May 30th, 2014 - 3:00 am § in Misc.

25th Anniverary: Goddess Of Democracy In Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen at 25: China’s next revolution may already be underway[...]

May 30th, 2014 - 1:39 am § in Uncategorized

Bad News About Grass!

From The Local: Pregnant pot smokers can damage kids’ brains An expectant mother’s use of cannabis during pregnancy can prevent a child from forming certain connections in the brain while growing in the womb, a Sweden-based researcher has revealed.   “Despite the present climate r[...]

May 29th, 2014 - 9:49 am § in Misc.

Photography by SMS

Isley Brothers, Tacoma 2012 (c) SM Schwartz[...]

May 29th, 2014 - 9:01 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: CANADA … Porn vs Cocaine in Toronto Election

Porn star Nikki Benz has announced her candidacy against Rob Ford for Toronto mayor.[...]

May 29th, 2014 - 3:27 am § in Misc.

Why The US Economy is NOT Working!