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Chuck Taggart
Attended Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
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President-elect Donald Trump has given his first televised interview since winning the electoral vote - sitting on a gold throne.
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Brilliant, hilarious, and a perfect illustration of Scalia's hypocrisy.
Justice Antonin Scalia issues a strangely worded dissenting option after the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality.
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Yeah, the guy was an accidental racist who accidentally flew flags of apartheid-era South Africa and white-ruled Rhodesia and accidentally attached a Confederate license plate to the front of his car, accidentally planned this for six months, then accidentally went to the historically black church, then accidentally asked who the pastor was, then accidentally sat next to him, then accidentally listened to and talked to the people there for almost an hour, and then accidentally almost decided not to kill them because they were so nice, and then accidentally decided that no he had to continue his mission, and then accidentally stood up, and then accidentally pulled out his gun, and then accidentally said he was going to shoot black people, and then accidentally shot nine of them. You fucking cabbage.
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+Daniel Djang's fantastic article on Silver Lake's The Black Cat and its importance to LGBT civil rights and civil rights in general. Stonewall gets all the attention but the Cat's story needs to be told too, if not more so. "It wasn't a riot, it was a demonstration" and predated Stonewall by over 2 years. I'll bet you didn't know all this local L.A. history -- I didn't.
#LGBT #gay #civilrights  
An interview with Alexei Romanoff, the last surviving participant of the historic LGBT demonstration that took place at The Black Cat in Silver Lake.
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One thing the #SadPuppies  and #RabidPuppies  slate campaigns have succeeded in doing is putting a lot of truly subpar fiction onto the #HugoAwards  ballot. The short fiction ranges from ordinary to dull to execrable.

There is one story from their slate I might have considered voting for -- it was well-written and engaging, but as I saw the ending coming I realized I had already read it in Flowers for Algernon when I was in eighth grade. Points off for lack of originality, but the author is promising. It was good but not Hugo-worthy. If this is what the Puppies think is truly deserving of one science fiction's two highest honors, then they wouldn't know good writing if it bit them in the ass.
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PRICELESS. (But perhaps only if you've been following the clusterfrak over this year's #HugoAwards.)
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Bernie Sanders for President. http://www.berniesanders.com/
In his most revealing interview, the socialist presidential candidate sets out his vision for America.
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"History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley once said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as the Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort what they had done and why. The resulting mythology took hold of the nation a generation later and persists — which is why a presidential candidate can suggest, as Michele Bachmann did in 2011, that slavery was somehow pro-family and why the public, per the Pew Research Center, believes that the war was fought mainly over states’ rights.

"The Confederates won with the pen (and the noose) what they could not win on the battlefield: the cause of white supremacy and the dominant understanding of what the war was all about. We are still digging ourselves out from under the misinformation they spread, which has manifested in our public monuments and our history books."
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It's your "heritage?" Your heritage is betraying your country and trying to start a new one based on the ownership of other human beings. Your heritage is shameful. Stop celebrating this part of it.
"The flag that Dylann Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, endorses the violence he committed." -- Ta-Nehisi Coates Read the article at...
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+Wesly Moore's a star!
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Happy May the Fourth! So say we all! You can't stop the signal! (Live long and prosper.)
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She was the first Star Trek cast member I ever met, at a ST/SF con called "Vul-Con" in New Orleans when I was 12. She was delightful. And I will never forget.
News - StarTrek.com pays tribute to Star Trek's Yeoman Rand, Grace Lee Whitney, who has passed away at the age of 85.
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Expatriate New Orleanian living in Los Angeles, marinated in whiskey, wrapped in bacon and enrobed in rich, dark chocolate. Writing, drinking, making drinks, cooking, music, sf geek. And stuff.

I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar ...

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Producer/compiler and book co-author of the 4-CD box set "Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans." Former music programmer & DJ on Los Angeles public radio stations KCRW and KCSN. Oh, and I do that that web site thingy. Gumbo something.
Education
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
    M.A., Communication Arts / Film Production, 1982 - 1986
  • Loyola University, New Orleans
    B.A., Communications / English, 1978 - 1982
  • Holy Cross School, New Orleans
    Jr. High & High School, 1973 - 1978
  • UCLA Extension
    Irish Language, Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking
  • Beverage Alcohol Resource
    BarSmarts Advanced bartender education, 2010
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