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In The United States Of Amercia We All Look Superficial

Not many of the Facebook and Twitter accounts that mocked Amercia yesterday will be used today to comment with more penetration on substantial political issues. There isn’t room on their users’ screens for all the words. [...]

How Did Tea Party in Congress Vote on Seizing Library Records without a Warrant?

Later today, the U.S. Senate is expected to enter into a very brief debate followed by a vote to reauthorize the surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act, most likely for four years. If you’ve been following the issue of the Patriot Act, you’re aware that it permits a wide net of surveillance, searches and [...]

Congress Reveals Government can use Patriot Act to find out who Reads about the Second Amendment

In this past Thursday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, there was a very interesting question-and-answer period between Senator Dick Durbin and the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy. Senator Leahy proposed an amendment to curtail Patriot Act powers so that records of book purchases couldn’t be collected by the government unless the government [...]

Impovertwitting Online News

I encourage Gunzburger not to give up the Politics1 site for good. It’s been online and active for many years, and that makes it worth quite a bit, even if that value isn’t translated into financial form at present. It would be a shame to see Ron Gunzburger devote the worthy content within his skull to the benefit of the owners of Twitter and Facebook, rather than to preserving his own independent stage. [...]

Words On The iPhone

i culd not read web pagws on iphone n it tok me 20 min to type tgis rticle on te tinny kybord [...]

New Look For Irregular Times

At the top is Theodiclus Locke, Mr. Odd Clock, our long-lived irregular man character, now in sharper focus. He’s still got a little bit of graininess around the edges. [...]

Philadelphia Should Tax Cars Instead Of Closing Libraries

Philadelphia could have reduced traffic, better educated citizens, improved public safety, and kids who know how to swim – or it could save car owners one hundred dollars every year. Mayor Michael Nutter is nutters for choosing cars over community. [...]

Palinism of the Day: I Read All the Newspapers and Magazines

Interview of September 29, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio:

Katie Couric: When it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?

Sarah Palin: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for [...]