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Saturday Morning Cartoons

by THE Twank Sat Mar 28th, 2009 at 08:05:41 AM EST

Now I know what's missing from my Saturday mornings;  cartoons which were actually funny.  Enjoy!

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How does Europe handle poverty?

by THE Twank Sat Mar 14th, 2009 at 09:01:51 AM EST

A second article regarding the local Tent City has appeared in today's Sacramento Bee. This phenomenon is getting international attention and is generating strong feelings on many sides.  I'll reference today's article, cite some of the representative comments, and then ask ET/Europe, how do you handle poverty?  It's not a new phenomenon and is likely to get much worse.  Any suggestions for your Anglo neighbors?

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Another Terrible Idea from

by THE Twank Wed Nov 5th, 2008 at 02:17:58 PM EST

Before you start winding up to throw rotten eggs and soft tomatos, hear me out.  Then heave like crazy;  I'm good at ducking.

ET is my favorite (and only) clubhouse and I would like to contribute financially to the (your) cause.  Start throwing.

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Juke Box for American Election Day 2008

by THE Twank Tue Nov 4th, 2008 at 07:27:41 AM EST

Self-explanatory.  I'll add stuff as the day progresses.  Political songs, happy songs, high energy songs.  Add your own as you see fit. Let's get started.

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Farewell to John McCain

by THE Twank Wed Oct 29th, 2008 at 11:03:23 AM EST

Time will pass very quickly now and in a week we will have not only a new US administration in waiting headed by now Sen. Obama but Sen. John McCain will rapidly fade from the scene and be forgotten.  Let's take this opportunity to generate a compendium of sincere (and not so sincere) comments directed to John in his fading days.

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Paul Krugman live blogging at ET: Tuesday Edition

by THE Twank Tue Oct 14th, 2008 at 07:52:44 AM EST

I was on a mission from God Jerome to compose a letter of congratulations to Paul Krugman which will also serve as an effective invitation for him to come and star in a live blogging session at ET.  Composition of the letter doesn't appear to be a big problem but the possibility of getting Krugman to live blog at ET, now or in the near future, seems to be in doubt.  Before this project goes further the ET citizenry should decide what is a reasonably worthwhile goal, with good chance of success, for this project.

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Paul Krugman live blogging at ET: Monday Edition

by THE Twank Mon Oct 13th, 2008 at 12:34:30 PM EST

I'm on a mission from God Jerome to compose a letter of congratulations to Paul Krugman which will also serve as an effective invitation for him to come and star in a live blogging session at ET.  I'm probably the last person to be doing this but it was my idea so on we go.  This is a group project; anyone who wants in, step forward.

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Embryonic Police State : Installment 2x2 *

by THE Twank Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 05:50:10 AM EST

Sacramento can't pay its Police Force!  How will these cops maintain their comfortable lifestyles?  A proposal and ... spam?

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What does 911 mean to you?

by THE Twank Thu Sep 11th, 2008 at 08:05:11 AM EST

911 - it used to be the number you dial when you have an emergency.  I wonder if that went into choosing the date for the plane crashes? Anyway, PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, what do the events of 911 mean to you?

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To WE the FORGOTTEN

by THE Twank Tue Sep 9th, 2008 at 04:05:35 PM EST

Here's an idea.  During the period that the "Adults" are away in France whooping it up without us "Kids" left at home to fend for ourselves, why don't WE agree to be online at a prearranged time and have one hell of a drunken blow-out?

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Embryonic Police State : Installment trois *

by THE Twank Mon Sep 8th, 2008 at 06:48:50 AM EST

A review of headlines from the website of the TV series Democracy Now! from September 2 through September 5 covering the RNC convention.  Very appropriate for this series.  And Neil Young.

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Embryonic Police State : Installment zwei *

by THE Twank Mon Sep 1st, 2008 at 07:10:06 AM EST

A very brief outline of Fascist America, in 10 easy steps, by Naomi Wolf is presented.  Possible examples of these steps for California, USA are given and the reader is requested to give examples relevant to her/his locale.  And then, Gordon Lightfoot.

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Embryonic Police State : Installment 1

by THE Twank Mon Aug 25th, 2008 at 07:10:38 AM EST

This series was inspired by Keith Olbermann's use of the term Embryonic Police State in relation to current legislation considered by the US government.  Definitions will be presented; questions will be posed.    

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