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What Really Happened in Garland, Texas?
Texas police now say SWAT team officers were involved in the shooting that left two gunmen dead outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas. Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/05/2015 61 11 - -
How About a Pam Geller Cartoonfest?
She is listed as one of America's most dangerous hatemongers . Geller got her start by posting on Little Green Footballs, but its founder, Charles Johnson was obliged to repudiate her in a Guardian ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/04/2015 28 16 - -
Ongoing Pot Wars (and Tax Wars) in Washington State
Nancy Reagan's "War Against Drugs" is still wheezing on in Washington State. One of the latest, and bordering on damn nasty, conflicts occurred in a city council meeting in Federal Way on 21 April. ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/01/2015 3 16 - -
Is John Dimitri Negroponte the Father of Modern Islamic Violence?
In 2004 George Walker Bush named John Negroponte as Ambassador to the newly conquered nation of Iraq. Mr. Negroponte has an interesting history during the Reagan administration in Honduras (1981-1985)
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/28/2015 7 7 1 -
Fighting Words
I undertook a quick and dirty look into how often the word "fight" or some variation of the same occurred in the Qu'ran and the Bible. Do not leap to any conclusions but the numbers were 94 to nil: ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/27/2015 16 2 - -
The Enjoyment of Sex Makes a Woman Beautiful
Damnation to those who think otherwise: " It is necessary to control women's sexual urges ," says Hakim, a stern, bespectacled man in a fez. " They must be chaste to preserve their beauty ." I had ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/26/2015 69 74 2 -
The Koch Brothers Will Never Die...
Dick Cheney is immortal... This from 2007: Lately, word has been spreading that US Vice President Dick Cheney, who was recently the target of an allegedly unsuccessful Taliban assassination attempt ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/24/2015 6 3 1 -
Dirt
Happy Earth Day! Let's talk about dirt. In particular: Azotobacter, Rhizobia, N. europaea, nitrobacter winogradskyi, Actinobacteria (which could possibly be flushed out and about in a heavy ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/22/2015 4 4 - -
Parsing the Lingo: Holy Moles
First of all, be advised: Tale spinning runs in my blood. The correct term is: Holy Moles! Moles plural, pronounced Moh - lays, with reverence. More on the moles below:
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/17/2015 3 4 - -
I Went Out Into the Wide, Wide World ...
Where I had not been for a while ... And oh, it had changed. Considerations below.
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/14/2015 11 7 - -
I am not naked.
Your hair is naked , your arms are naked; according to God’s law, you are naked. Mona Eltahaway, in a New York Times opinion piece today, discusses her history with the hijab. Her family's move ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/11/2015 71 99 1 -
1915 April: Armenian Genocide
The Armenian Genocide : Hayots Tseghaspanutyun, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, traditionally by Armenians, as Medz Yeghern, "Great Crime", was the Ottoman ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/08/2015 10 9 2 -
God Is Not a Vegetarian?
Generally I prefer the archaic complexities of the King James version but for clarity and simplification, I have used the New Living Translation, Genesis 4:9: ... the LORD asked Cain, “Where is ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/07/2015 19 3 - -
The Nordic Model on Transactional Sex: Arresting David Vitter
The following is my edited version of Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment , SPACE International's explanation of the Nordic Model: The Nordic Model ... is a gender-neutral law ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/26/2015 5 10 - -
Arrest "The Vitter", Not the Exploited Woman ... or Girl ...
Long as Cold-Eye Cotton and Diaper David Vitter hold up the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States (along with Mitch McTurtle, TomTom Tillis, Half-Hatched Hatch, Gone-...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/25/2015 3 8 - -
The Lexicon of "John"
Why did the commonly used name "John" become part of the lexicon of prostitution transactions? What did John do to deserve this distinction? For example, what about using the name "George", or "...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/24/2015 8 2 - -
School for Johns
This is a local action, specifically Washington State, specifically King County, specifically Seattle: “I was horny.” That’s the line Peter Qualliotine says he often hears when he asks men why ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/24/2015 14 6 - -
On Prostitution
When I lived in Alburquerque, stupid men there thought I was a prostitute. I don't mean to imply that all the men of Alburquerque are stupid but there sure was a bunch of them down there who were. ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/23/2015 61 183 1 -
In the Wake of Selma ... and Other Events
University of Alabama elects first black SGA president in four decades More: The University of Alabama Tuesday elected their first black Student Government Association president in almost four ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/11/2015 1 1 - -
Here's the Deal on Tom Cotton ...
Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, ManTech International, Boeing, Oshkosh Defense and Booz Allen Hamilton , among other military contracting firms: In an open letter organized by freshman Sen. ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/10/2015 11 36 - -
Liberté, égalité, sororité?
The burqua. Should it be banned? For many Muslim women, recent converts in particular, the burqua is a public proclamation of their faith , and worn with pride. I am from an alien culture whose ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/09/2015 9 2 - -
Suffer the Little Children . . . and Molest Them Not
I always thought that was understood. Maybe not so in Arkansas. Yesterday we introduced you to the honorable Justin Harris, a proud Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, who ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/08/2015 8 13 - -
The Insidious Criminality of Original Sin ... and Benjamin Spock
The concept of Original Sin is just a damned religious excuse to beat kids with a stick. The Bible sez : He who spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes. (...
Karen Hedwig Backman 03/02/2015 8 12 - -
Remembering the Other Spock
There were two iconic Spocks in the 20th century: Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) and the Spock created by Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991) and Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015). When he died, Dr. Benjamin Spock ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 02/28/2015 10 8 - -
The Glare of the Spotlight on Jeffrey A. Eisenach
Firstly, brethren and sisteren and otheren, let us pry open the mouth of Jeffrey A. Eisenbach and examine closely his twisted tongue. Statement before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary On “Why ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 02/27/2015 5 5 - -
Simply Stated, Any Idiot Can
Make a bomb. Ancient stone images of the Buddha can be blown to bits by fools with bombs. The Taliban has never been known for a generosity of spirit or interest in cultural diversity, and as I say,
Karen Hedwig Backman 02/08/2015 2 5 - -
Kitty McCullough AKA Kelly Kimbrough AKA Kelley McCollough Robertson AKA Kitty McCullough Robertson
I believe that the woman known as the various names listed above has finally settled on the name Kelley Robertson: Kelley Robertson Partner Kelley Robertson designs and leads public policy campaigns ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 02/02/2015 5 6 - -
Parental Consent; Parental Notification
At present only six states and the District of Columbia do not have parental notification or parental consent laws regarding abortion . Republican state senators in Washington State are seeking to ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/31/2015 12 15 - -
Kissing Charles Grassley's Cornfed Buttocks at 5AM!
Five AM IN THE MORNING! Damn it! In my very own bed! By a honey-voiced female on NPR. Dear Senator Grassley was wed in the Little Brown Church ... Dear Senator Grassley is a simple corn and ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/28/2015 2 1 - -
You Cannot Say: "The People Speak" in Saudi Arabia
The people do not speak in Saudi Arabia. Only men speak. Men are not the people . Only men speak in Saudi Arabia. Only men are visible in Saudi Arabia. Only men have names, individuality, ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/24/2015 26 10 - -
Don Siegelman "Tours" the Country ...
Don Siegelman, former Alabama Governor who was railroaded into prison by a party of Karl Rove toadies in the United States Department of Justice, has been hidden away and incommunicado since his ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/22/2015 22 65 - -
His Supreme Infernal Unholiness Himself, Richard Bruce Cheney -- and Iran
Actually the story starts far earlier than our man, Richard Bruce Cheney, roughly beginning in the middle of the past century: the takedown of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran in ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/21/2015 4 6 - -
Interrogation
I want my country to embrace the Geneva Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as having our military and the CIA adhere to the provisions of the US Army Field Manual on ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/17/2015 7 4 - -
Re: Don Siegelman, Short Note
From his daughter Dana: I cannot sleep because, to my knowledge, my father is still being held in solitary confinement, without warm winter clothes, in strange prisons and jails, "en route" to ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/14/2015 59 212 2 -
Where the Hell Is Don Siegelman?
Ostensibly he is located at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center: 7410 S. MACARTHUR BLVD OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73169 Phone: 405-682-4075 Fax: 405-680-4043 He has a hearing tomorrow in Atlanta: ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/12/2015 13 12 - -
You Must Be Very Proud!
To be an American. To have such an enormous effect on the entire world. Oh, America, the powerful! We see your wonderful power in the wild environs in France where a bloody, bullet-flying ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/09/2015 22 - - -
"Dauntless America"?
That's what the Scottish historian Niall Ferguson, comfortably ensconced at Harvard, says. He is borrowing the term from a dystopian novel by Veronica Roth which visualizes a future society torn ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/05/2015 8 8 - -
The Republicans Are HERE!
It is Monday, January 5, 2015, and the Republicans have arrived. They are measuring the windows for new draperies, stocking the liquor cabinets. Meanwhile, torrents of tornadoes torment the South: ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/05/2015 10 3 - -
Criminal Justice Begins in the Womb
Comprehensive and reliable sex education, access to reliable contraception, access to safe and legal abortions, preventing teen pregnancies. It can be justifiably argued that the states with the ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/04/2015 2 6 - -
No One Is Above the Law ... Including the King ...
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta: One of the first tipping points in favor of the recognition of human rights took place on English soil in the year 1215. The rule of aristocracy ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 01/01/2015 11 9 - -
Comrade Alexandra: On Prostitution ...
Comrades, the question of prostitution is a difficult and thorny subject that has received too little attention in Soviet Russia. This sinister legacy of our bourgeois capitalist past continues to ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/31/2014 13 4 - -
Human Trafficking and Unregulated Capitalism
Prostitution, human trafficking, slavery, are an integral part of unregulated capitalism and will be impossible to eradicate until we are willing to morally gird ourselves to bring unruly, heedless, ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/30/2014 11 1 - -
Karl Rove Justice
One of Karl Rove's victims of injustice, former governor of Alabama Don Siegelman, recently made an appearance before a judge in Montgomery, Alabama, to plead his case. In Siegelman's transfer from ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/29/2014 10 12 1 -
Guns
As Christmas approaches, children across the nation are asking Santa for toy guns. But after two recent shootings in our home state of Ohio, toy guns no longer seem so innocent . Both incidents ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/24/2014 9 7 - -
Going in for the Kill at the County Level
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), of course. BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Conservative groups are opening a new front in their effort to reshape American law, arguing that local governments ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/19/2014 6 19 1 -
Deloitte & Touche: Out of Touch
Deloitte & Touche, a globally placed consulting (accounting) firm allied with the major banksters around the world, has a history: But it turned out that this error rate had been calculated with the ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/18/2014 8 11 - -
Ireland! Ireland! Ireland!
Woman. Merely a vessel for breeding. Do not grant her humanity. Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/18/2014 3 8 - -
The Eleven Commandments
I hope these are more or less my own creation. I find them in an old, undated file as I was deleting files (Bush Administration, Iraq, et al) and, to give myself some credit, they aren't too bad. ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/07/2014 4 4 - -
The Stigma of Bastardy
Today would have been my half-brother's 80th birthday. It is very likely that my mother was not married to my half-brother's father, a man born in Dublin, Ireland, who totally disappeared from the ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/04/2014 15 8 - -
The spiritual emptiness of, "Have you been born again?"
Or, "Have you been saved?", "Is Jesus your savior?" Not, "have you fed the hungry?" "Have you housed the homeless?" "Have you clothed the naked?" "Have you visited those who are in prison?" "...
Karen Hedwig Backman 12/04/2014 44 22 1 -
Kickstarter Campaign for Don Siegelman
Don Siegelman needs your help right now ! We need you to back this project so that the world will know about this travesty of justice. It's that important! A new judge has been appointed in the ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 11/15/2014 6 27 1 -
Technology's Conundrum
Empathy and Compassion 101 are not part of the STEM curriculum. “A mindset in which individuals are ultimately discarded will never achieve peace or justice ,” he writes. “Responsibility for ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 11/13/2014 6 3 - -
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW)
Pregnant, and No Civil Rights With the success of Republicans in the midterm elections and the passage of Tennessee’s anti-abortion amendment, we can expect ongoing efforts to ban abortion and ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 11/08/2014 3 3 - -
God's Abortions ... I've Had Three or Four ... or Possibly More of Them
Miscarriages, Spontaneous abortions. God's abortions. Surely, if there is a god, it must have been the Will and Work of Almighty God! But, whatever the cause of miscarriage, spontaneous abortion (...
Karen Hedwig Backman 11/07/2014 26 43 - -
You Talkin' 'bout God?
Forget the Trinity. Or any monotheistic god. Or the Congregation of Angels. Or the Communion of Saints. It's the Number Five, Numero Quinto, the Supremest Five of the Supremes, Scalia, Thomas, ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/29/2014 4 5 - -
The Brothers Blue
The Brothers Blue, rolling in green: ... Linden Stanley Blue and James Neal Blue were born to a wealthy family in Colorado during the Great Depression, went to Yale, served as Air Force pilots, and ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/28/2014 2 5 - -
Republicans Charge "Voter Suppression" in Washington State
Illegal mailers deceptively “support” Sheldon Oct 27, 2014 at 9:01AM OLYMPIA — An unregistered political committee called “American Values First” tied to the national Democratic ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/28/2014 6 11 - -
Evil Incarnate: The Irish Catholic Church
Ireland the nation, the Irish Catholic Church, unspeakably evil and cruel, are unable to acknowledge their corruption and iniquities, unwilling to step down from their pedestal of sanctimoniousness ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/23/2014 185 165 2 -
23 Indictments Vs. the Nine Lives of Mike Hubbard, Alabama
Mike Hubbard, Republican , member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing the 79th district in Lee County, currently serving as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. The ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/20/2014 2 9 1 -
About Menstruation
This is to test the news maxim: IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS. Jokes aside, I was astonished to learn that May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day: May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day . Period. To start the ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/12/2014 9 23 - -
First Americans: The Women
Anacaona : Anacaona (from Taíno anacaona, meaning "golden flower"; from ana, meaning "flower", and caona, meaning "gold, golden") was a Taíno cacica (chief), sister of Bohechío, chief of Xaragua. ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/12/2014 2 9 1 -
A Vote for a Republican Is a Vote for Ebola?
News, actually a bit of political rhetoric, from Alabama House District 93: Because Ebola, a Scary Story for October 06 Oct 2014 Jennifer Marsden, MD Candidate for State House, Alabama District 93 ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/06/2014 5 6 - -
WHITE
Is not the color of the Democratic slate of candidates for the 30th Legislative District of Washington State. White? That would be as in White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant. And Male. Immediately, I ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 10/04/2014 5 3 - -
Africa: Patrice Lumumba
Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo , as well as the country’s first democratically elected prime minister. After a ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/21/2014 7 7 1 -
The Physics of Planting Trees
Nadine Unger is an assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry at Yale. Is she right when she says: Deforestation accounts for about 20 percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide. The assumption ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/20/2014 5 18 - -
The Women of Pesh Merga
Unlike many neighboring militaries in the Middle East, the Peshmerga allow women into their military force. Female Kurds serve on the front lines alongside their male companions. Women are able to ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/19/2014 7 23 1 -
At the Very Least, Congressman Smith
I warned you to vote against Bucky McKeon's amendment because I'm not very impressed by the man. But you are the Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee and you've got these undying ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/18/2014 3 - - -
Why Is David Margolis Still Employed at the U.S. Department of Justice?
Asked to explain how he's lasted for nearly fifty years as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, David Margolis answers bluntly : "I rely on guile, bluff, balls, and the good work of my ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/14/2014 8 11 1 -
Okay. I Exaggerated ... a Little.
Who knows what dark-moneyed political group is behind this malicious, hate-filled front. It could be Iranian, it could be Russian, it might be the Koch Brothers or Karl Rove .
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/12/2014 4 4 - -
Heating Up in Southeast Alabam'
To be precise, it's getting hot in the 93rd House District of Alabama comprised of Dale and Houston Counties nestling on northern border of Florida to the south, to the east bordering on the section ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/05/2014 2 1 - -
Rape Allegation Defense
The backlash has already begun: Students Expelled For Sexual Assault Turning To Lawsuits To Regain Diplomas Duke University , University of Michigan ,
Karen Hedwig Backman 09/03/2014 7 9 - -
Representing Women
Representing Women Is that so hard to understand? Then, I realized I was in a cultural black hole. When I say "represent," I mean the third meaning, according to Oxford: Act for, appear for, ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 08/28/2014 6 2 - -
Of course she was black ...
And, I'll bet anything that the cops were all lily white. Hell! It had to be Texas ... Forney, Texas . The dashboard camera shows that officers pulled Barbour over and ordered her to exit her ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 08/25/2014 12 9 1 -
Guns 'n Rapture
Dispensensationalism. John Hagee is awesomely porky. Imagine a 5 foot by 5 foot by 5 foot cube with a 1x1x1 foot cube placed squarely in the middle of the top plane, the total configuration ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 08/09/2014 12 11 - -
Hedge Funder Paul Singer to Make a Killing, Argentina's the Carcass
The hedge fund firm of billionaire Paul E. Singer has about 300 employees, yet it has managed to force Argentina, a nation of 41 million people, into a position where it now has to contemplate a ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/31/2014 20 6 1 -
John Negroponte and El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Jean Kirkpatrick, Vernon Walters, Thomas Pickering, John Negroponte and other US government representatives sent clear signals that the local military in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala were to ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/29/2014 22 31 - -
CCA: What the Hell Is Going on in Idaho?
Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/29/2014 13 33 1 -
Don Siegelman Update
Oral Arguments for Siegelman Appeal Postponed LA-Fed-Prison The Oral Argument to to made before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, tentatively scheduled for July 28, has been pushed back to ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/28/2014 23 109 2 -
Shari Song, 100 Percent Pro-Woman, Pro-Choice
Shari Song , the Democratic candidate for state senate in the 30th Legislative District in Washington State, came out swinging in her most recent campaign literature, hot from my mail box. To quote ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/27/2014 1 8 - -
Michael Servetus: Condemned as a Heretic
Michael Servetus (Spanish: Miguel Serveto Conesa), also known as Miguel Servet, Miguel Serveto, Revés, or Michel de Villeneuve (29 September? 1509 or 1511 – 27 October 1553), was a Spanish ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/26/2014 7 14 1 -
Washington State 30th LD, Shari Song, State Senate
Democratic politics are a bit convoluted in the 30th Legislative District of Washington State, like always. May 21, I attended the campaign kickoff of Roger Freeman, incumbent Democratic Rep for ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/17/2014 5 3 - -
Whale Poop
I weary of the festering sores of testosterone-induced violence throughout the globe. Festering sores in Gaza, Iraq, Syria, the Ukraine, the Sudan, Nigeria, undoubtedly countless other locations. ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/17/2014 8 7 - -
Seattle LWV Target of NRA Intimidation
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, voter education focused organization. It was created 94 years ago, when women gained the right to vote, for the purpose of educating the new electorate ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/16/2014 15 22 - -
Legacy: The Ongoing War Against Humanity -- Circa Dulles Brothers and Ronald Reagan
They, the innocents, the children, are pounding at our gates desperate for entry -- and freedom from violence, murder and oppression, the ongoing war against humanity engendered by those old hoary ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 07/02/2014 5 13 - -
Representation Without Taxation
The Roman Catholic Church. Corporations. Legislators and a judiciary which rules against the interests of women and working people, taxpayers all except for plutocrats' wives and children. Blue ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/30/2014 2 1 - -
What Color Is the Death Penalty?
Two men have died, John E. Winfield, Missouri, Marcus Wellons, Georgia, are dead John Ruthell Henry, Florida, is scheduled to die. They are all black. Three out of three. All black. Strange ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/18/2014 3 3 - -
It's Going to Be Ugly But We Need to Know
The ugly truth about children born to unwed women in Roman Catholic Ireland: TUAM, Ireland — That 796 children, mainly babies, died at St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home between 1925 and its ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/11/2014 35 14 2 -
Hey, Arch! Here's a Bulletin! Priests Are Not God!
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson testified last month that he wasn’t sure whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children while he served as chancellor of the St. Paul and ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/10/2014 11 11 - -
Lockdown. Take Shelter.
I hate saying the Pledge of Allegiance. I think it's stupid to salute a flag. Despite the fact that I like the American flag and what I think it stands for, like the right to burn the American flag ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/06/2014 20 11 - -
Six Down at Seattle Pacific University
SEATTLE -- At least six people have been shot at Seattle Pacific University and a suspect is in custody, Seattle police said. Seattle fire officials say a gunman is also wounded. The victims' ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/05/2014 168 90 2 -
Man vs. Wild? Harrumph!
I had no idea! Naming one's children Huckleberry! Or Sky! Or something icky like Marmaduke! Who the hell names their kid Marmaduke? And, they're damned Calvinists! Man vs. Wild! Humbug! We ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/03/2014 3 1 - -
ACA, Medicaid ... and Alabama ... and Bentley
Back in September of last year: MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Gov. Robert Bentley reiterated his stance against Obamacare today but also said he thought it was a mistake for Republicans in Congress to ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 06/02/2014 1 6 - -
How Do You Do Mental Health?
Mental health is the thing that America likes to shove under the carpet. The problem doesn't exist. We can ignore it. Or maybe America is utterly clueless about what mental health is. What is it ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/28/2014 10 - - -
Doctor! Doctor! Who's Got the Cure ... for Alabama?
As far as I know at present, there are three medical doctors running for public office in the State of Alabama in 2014. The present governor of Alabama, up for re-election, Robert J. Bentley , is ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/26/2014 4 7 - -
NOT.ONE.MORE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOU . . . . . . ...THE..COLLECTLY..CRAZED..GUN..NUTCASES... ....HAVE..HAD..ENOUGH..BLOOD.... IT SHALL ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/25/2014 6 2 - -
MedicAid Expansion Now Possible in Alabama?
Chairman of the Alabama House of Representatives Ways and Means General Fund Committee, Representative Steve Clouse, R-Ozark , has recently told media outlets that he favors the expansion of ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/23/2014 4 9 - -
Initiative Measure No. 1329 - Washington State
I-1329 30-Word Concise Description This measure would urge Washington’s Congressional delegation to propose amending the Constitution to clarify that Constitutional rights apply to natural ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/21/2014 2 4 - -
Moon Shines in Alabama ...
Doggit, them thair revenooers took out another moonshine factory ... in Barbour County, 18 barrels of the stuff: MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Agents with the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board on ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/18/2014 3 3 - -
Triggering the Trigger
Being a culturally illegitimate person (bastard, perhaps?), I need to have obscure terms that the culturally hip elite understand instantly. Stochastic, for example. You look it up and you get a ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/15/2014 15 14 - -
Killing Women
I was wrong. In my post yesterday, which I will shamelessly flog , I claimed that the United States currently ranks 48th internationally in terms of maternal deaths. Robert Reich corrects me: ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/13/2014 12 17 - -
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