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A Swift Boat Load of Lies

By at October 14, 2014 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

A Swift Boat Load of Lies

“Gov. Tom Corbett, who claims he opposes legalization of marijuana, was seen behind a barn smoking weed. Just a-puffin’ and a-grinnin’.” “Tom Wolfe was speeding and driving drunk through the streets of York. If he can’t obey traffic laws, why would we think he’d obey the Constitution if elected Pennsylvania governor?” “That commie socialist fascist […]

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Star Gazing: Comets, Actors, and Angelina’s Right Leg

By at March 7, 2012 | 11:35 am | 3 Comments

Star Gazing: Comets, Actors, and Angelina’s Right Leg

In 1973, some friends and I went to the rooftop of our apartment building to watch Comet Kahoutek, touted by astronomers and the media as the comet of all comets. We were sure we’d see it since we had the requisite equipment—binoculars and beer. But we didn’t see the comet. Not that night nor the […]

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The Sanctimonious Scavengers of the Penn State Scandal

By at November 23, 2011 | 7:55 am | 5 Comments

The Sanctimonious Scavengers of the Penn State Scandal

There is nothing the media love more than a good celebrity sex scandal. Since the story of Scarlett Johansson’s purloined nude pictures had run its course, and the media squeezed every drop of ink it could from the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries engagement/wedding/marriage/divorce, they had to find something else to feed the beast with the insatiable […]

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New Hampshire or Bus: Sarah’s No-Campaign Campaign Tour

By at June 13, 2011 | 7:28 am | 1,357 Comments

New Hampshire or Bus: Sarah’s No-Campaign Campaign Tour

Speeding along city streets, going from somewhere to somewhere else, was the Sarah Palin “One Nation I’m Not Running for Anything But Follow Me Anyhow” bus chase. Following her were about two dozen reporters and photographers from the national news media, and now and then some local news teams, many of whom violated traffic laws […]

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