Daily Archives for May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

my first brief conversation with Tanner’s ear infection

Tweetme: “Jesus, the kid just turned one. Why don’t you pick on somebody your own size?” ear infection: “Actually, I’m made up of bacteria. I’m quite small, both individually and in the aggregate — certainly smaller than the boy who … Continue reading

01. May 2013 by Jeff G.
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May 1, 2013

Meet the pro-immigration reform “conservatives”…

Tweet…who are the moneymen behind “Americans for a Conservative Direction” and “Council for American Job Growth”: Seven technology companies and a software association – all with interests in shaping the immigration debate now underway in Congress — each spent more … Continue reading

01. May 2013 by Jeff G.
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May 1, 2013

“Ranger Up Presents: The Damn Few Episode 12: Gun Control”

TweetYou’ll want to wear headphones for this one, particularly if you’re at work or have impressionable youth about. But it’s worth the hassle. (thanks to Guido)

01. May 2013 by Jeff G.
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May 1, 2013

“The vanishing US labor force: New study suggests jobless rate is misleadingly low”

TweetNot to diminish your work, Jimmy P, but you may as well have titled your article, “New study suggests the very same thing all the old studies — not to mention our own eyes and ears and experience — suggested, … Continue reading

01. May 2013 by Jeff G.
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May 1, 2013

On the renewed push for gun control

TweetFirst, the left will never ever stop.  Ever.  This you know, and this you’ve read me write about here for like, ever. But disturbingly, what we’re seeing now is a kind of very cynical politicization of grief that goes beyond … Continue reading

01. May 2013 by Jeff G.
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May 1, 2013

May fundraiser begins! (sticky; new posts appear below; Monday update: the end is nigh; final WEDNESDAY update)

TweetOkay, so April having been tax month, I can understand the financial prioritizing by readerthat translated into a rather quiet month on the pw fundraising front.  But now that the stock market is going wild, and the economy is finally … Continue reading

01. May 2013 by Jeff G.
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May 1, 2013

variations on a theme: “Reactionary Republicans”

TweetFor years now I’ve brayed helplessly (though with quite a bit of outside help contributing to my helplessness,, if one counts omission as an overarching narrative ploy) about “conservative” opinion leaders who aren’t driving a “conservative” agenda that isn’t by … Continue reading

01. May 2013 by Jeff G.
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