Tag Archives: Matt Taibbi

After Journalism

This is getting boring. What more is there to say about Hillary Clinton? She’s a lying harridan who left top-secret stuff out there on her personal email server for anyone to find – unless she sold it for fun and … Continue reading

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Between the Potency and the Existence

In 1925 – the year that F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby and we had that epic Scopes trial in Tennessee over teaching evolution, or even science, in our schools – T. S. Eliot was in London and in … Continue reading

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Escaping the Great Vampire Squid

Sometimes songs just lose their potency – like Take This Job and Shove It – the big Johnny Paycheck hit from 1977 that was later made into a movie – but not a very good one. But it was the … Continue reading

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Desperate Voodoo

Ah, another day, another data dump – the Congressional Budget Office released a new report on income inequality – and it shows, to no one’s surprise, that the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are just drifting … Continue reading

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Induced Panic

Panic is meant to be shared, but often it just cannot be passed along. Women know this when they’re panicked about not having anything to wear to that big party, really, while the man just grabs anything, slips it on, … Continue reading

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Getting Somehow Serious

Aside from the job being impossible – the antique COBOL mainframe application that made it possible to build a locomotive or two a day was absurd – those two years in Canada were quite fine. Setting hockey aside, it does … Continue reading

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Our Days of Win-At-Any-Cost Sociopaths

August Sundays are a bother. It will be good when the NFL season starts and the day is given over to watching crazed giant mutants on steroids smash into each other. And there is a bit of sweet justice that … Continue reading

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