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If You Do as the Chemlawn people tell you,

You could miss out on a field of buttercups.

Zak Carter Puts out the Call to Start Organizing Alternative Party Debates for 2016 … Now

Zak Carter, an organizer of third party presidential debates in 2012, is still riled up about the Democrat and Republican duopoly and wants to do something about it in 2016 — starting today. Irregular Times received this organizing call just a few days ago, and to help find anyone who might be interested in what [...]

If Your Mother Wrote Bohemian Rhapsody

I’m just a poor boy Nobody loves me You’re not a poor boy Stow the gun, grumpy Eat your sandwich, take a nap and you’ll feel much better

With Corker and Clayton out of the Question, Write in Jim Maynard for Senate in TN

If your politics are anywhere to the left of Pat Robertson, the two major parties offer no viable option in the Tennessee Senate race.

Consider the Republican incumbent, Bob Corker. Corker may have good hair, but he’s got a nasty policy record. In 2011 Corker blocked a move to end special tax breaks for big [...]

CafePress Announces Big Price Hikes for Buyers, Big Commission Cuts for Sellers

CafePress may try to dress up today’s announcement with a barrel full of hand waving, a slapdash cloudiness of vocabulary and a few other mixed metaphors’ worth of dazzling PR-speak, but what their news release all boils down to is this:

1. Come June 1, the print-on-demand corporation CafePress will increase the prices shoppers pay [...]

Happy Isaac Newton Eve!

Writing for the New York Times, Olivia Judson observed yesterday that more than one luminary’s birth has been pegged to the day of December 25: Isaac Newton was also born on that day, at least under the older Julian calendar. That makes today Isaac Newton Eve.

Judson somewhat jeeringly suggests that supporters of science [...]

Invest in a Donkey

For this alternative form of transportation, you’re going to need a stable, pastureland of at least five acres, and probably some supplementary food, unless you happen to have full donkey nutrition growing all around. Veterinary care is also called for. [...]

When is a Bike Lane a Bike Lane?

In my travel this weekend to the city of Bloomington, Indiana, I found myself driving in from the north on College Avenue. As the Avenue transitioned from two to three lanes, I noticed signs on traffic poles announcing the existence of a bicycle lane and bicycle icons painted on the rightmost of these three lanes.

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Who Is The Creature Creator?

Who are you going to let be the creature creator? Will it be you doing the creating, or will you need to hire the software super geniuses over at Electronic Arts to give you a paint-by-numbers canvas? [...]

The Dishonest Dichotomy of Sarah Palin

I don’t support everything that Obama and Biden say that they want to do when it comes to solving the energy crisis. They give too much support to the nonsense of expanded offshore drilling, and they don’t support sustainable energy as strongly as I’d like them too. However, it’s absolute nonsense for Sarah Palin to say that Obama and Biden would do “nothing at all”, and the Obama-Biden plan is much better than Palin’s outdated proposal to drill, baby drill. [...]