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Dan Hartung
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Lived in Janesville, WI
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OMG the other guy is Art Fensterman from Night Court.
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My friend Yuri, a Russian-American journalist, has these thoughts on how the political situation in Russia may have played a role in the mindset of these particular young men who chose to express their resentment through terrorism.
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Via +Brad Lichtenstein -- As Goes Janesville may now be rented on YouTube.
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So Vine turns out to be the ideal app for Oscar recap stuff.
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Facing some potentially bad news today.... Good thoughts appreciated.
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Good thoughts and universe came to an understanding. Thanks.
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I live at the Jersey Shore. Did you see Brian Williams of NBC reporting from the hardest-hit area? That's where I live. The area has been devastated. Entire towns were destroyed. There are mile-long lines for gasoline at the few stations that have any. I'm hearing a lot of people in other parts of the country complaining that people shouldn't “politicize” this natural disaster, and I have one thing to say to them:

Shut up.

Just shut the hell up. There's an election next week, and this is politics. Now is exactly the right time to point out that we have one candidate who wants to eliminate or cut FEMA (it depends on which day you ask him), who thinks the states should handle this stuff themselves, who thinks disaster relief should be a for-profit enterprise. One candidate who said that it is “immoral” to borrow money to help disaster victims. One candidate whose idea of “small government” is to leave people to fend for themselves.

Mitt Romney staged a photo op pretending to collect canned goods to send to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. His staff spent a few grand at Walmart and handed out cans for people to be photographed handing back, and he got his picture taken picking up boxes of stuff. What a jackass.

Remember when Paul Ryan got his picture taken pretending to volunteer at a homeless shelter? At least the thing he was pretending to do would be good if other people actually did it. The Red Cross neither needs nor wants your canned goods. All that does is create a logistical problem to transport the items. They don't accept that kind of donation because it doesn't help.

More to the point, we don't need your canned goods. Canned goods? Really? Do you think we don't have grocery stores out here? We have more canned goods than we could ever possibly need. How clueless can you be and still be seen as a viable candidate for president?

What we need is power. We need the lines and transformers and substations fixed. We need a more resilient infrastructure. And we need gasoline, very badly – but fixing the power will take care of that, too.

Mitt Romney thinks the states should take care of all of this themselves. He thinks New York City should be pumping out its own subway tunnels. He thinks the president shouldn't have brought FEMA to New Jersey with him, or sent those Navy ships to land the helicopters on. He thinks the power companies whose services go out every time it rains need less regulation. He thinks the market should be left to deal with the cleanup. He compared it with his experience cleaning up a school football field after a celebration. And he thinks what we really need is some canned soup.

Heckuvajob Brownie – remember him, from Katrina? – said the president responded to Hurricane Sandy too quickly. That's the Republican philosophy in action. Need to rebuild your home? Borrow money from your parents!

Meanwhile, Romney ignores questions from reporters about his intentions for FEMA. His party insists that disaster relief funding requires offsets. And now they're attacking our Republican governor, Chris Christie, for doing his job and working with the president to help the people of his state, rather than adhering to the Republican religion. We're all very grateful that Gov. Christie doesn't adhere to that religion.

But Mitt Romney does, and Paul Ryan does, and the party in general does. No state has the resources to deal with this kind of thing, and privatizing it would be despicable. We live in a society; let's act like it. Let's elect people who act like it. Not people who stage photo ops pretending to do things that won't help anyway.

Meanwhile, if you want to help, we don't need your old clothes or your dusty cans of cream of mushroom soup. Text “redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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Republicans have two ideas at this moment in time: massively increasing income inequality and massively decreasing the participation in democracy of Democratic-leaning groups. That's why I cut President Obama and other Democrats quite a bit of slack, even when they flat-out refuse to bring the financiers who destroyed the economy to justice, or pursue Bush-like national security policies, or otherwise let us down. To me, the #1 political issue in America is how badly the poor and middle class are going to be screwed. When Republicans have their way, their answer is: the poor and middle class are going to be screwed as much as we can get away with screwing them. They are far, far worse than Democrats.
THIS IS THE GOP'S PLAN FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY In the spring of 2012, some people believed that Mitt Romney might beat Barack Obama and Republicans might win both houses of Congress. What would have happened then? What will happen in 2016 if Marco Rubio wins the White House and has GOP majorities ...
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Herve Attia has a new video visiting the locations of Blade Runner.
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The Bradbury Building is burned into my mind.
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This is a great post about the Tallman House in Janesville, Wisconsin, a beautifully-preserved (never modernized) 19th-century Italianate mansion. In case you don't know I practically grew up in it, as my dad was director of the Rock County Historical Society.
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Lots of Words and Few Facts From Ted Cruz
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Boston Marathon Bombers and Russian Nationalism
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Much has already been, and will be written about the Boston Marathon bombers, but this article in New Yorker about the Russian reaction to t

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Un...
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In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga

Cathy4theboard
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Thank you for visiting my page. I'm running for Janesville School Board because I want to try to restore a sense of community within the dis

Your Oscars 2013 Live Blog
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Moment-by-moment coverage of Hollywood's biggest night, from the red carpet to the show and all the winners, with Richard Lawson.

Enterprise, We'll Miss You: Awesome Graphic Recounts Carrier's History
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With the the world's first nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, set to retire tomorrow after 50 straight years of Navy service, Hunting

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Netflix original series House of Cards makes for really good TV, even if you'll never watch the show on any broadcast or cable network. That