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PNN Correspondent Doc Hoosier went to EvilleCon 2014, and brought back some great pictures and a really awesome four-page essay about it. Even if you've never been to a fandom convention or don't really "get it," this article is an excellent read that helps get your head around "why people do these strange things"
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Share it.  Sign it.  Share it again.  The Supreme Court sent a message today to the American people.  It's time we let them know we heard it.
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The article that started it all, back in August of 2011, now with 100% more WordPress.  A closer look at the Motor City Motormouth and why for all his bluster and bravado what he really is, is one of the biggest cowards in modern American history.
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BTW, I'm looking at that shirt he's wearing in the picture. Isn't it treason to fly the flag of another nation? 
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A beautiful version of a beautiful song.  The stripping away of studio effects and enhancements on this particular take brings a whole new starkness, vulnerability, and grief to a song that was quite beautiful in its more popularly available versions.  Thanks for being a true artist.
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"You bear your burdens with aplomb and courage, sir, and I’m sorry that more people don’t recognize your genius."
I'm so sorry, Rush Limbaugh. It must be so difficult to be as wonderful as you.
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Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, April 7, 2014
Howdy there, Headliners. It's the birthday of songstress Billie Holiday . Lady Day was born on this day in 1915 and, because she loved the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear , we have a larger than usual assortment today:   529 – First draft of the Corpus Juri...
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The radical segments of both sides of this argument are missing the point and adding to the problem rather than creating a solution. 
How misleading language creates one factor in an impotent battle to regain some sanity in the face of gun violence in the US.
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Archive post from 2010 explaining how right-wing media uses the tactics of old carnivals to fleece the rubes who think they’re getting news and information
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Some songs just really get into your heart and head and stay there, maybe not always even welcome. JH brings you some intensely sad (but not always slow and quiet) music from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and three (and a half) other artists.
Nine songs that move me in a very deep and melancholy way.
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Parody of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," from the World of Warcraft
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You cannot be controlled if your mind is free.

Social-political-media analyst and fourth-string net.celebrity doing the best I can to make the world a better place and pay my rent thereby. In the US, I am considered quite far left; in the rest of the world, I am center-left (e.g. I am not "against corporations" but "against corporations that abuse their power;")

Born 1970, about to enter my second year of university after raising my daughter, who is now an adult and mother in her own right. Rock musician (drums), not currently active. "Liberal, politics, music, media, social, green, rational, freethinker."
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LowGenius.Net | Why Bother?

I make things hard on myself sometimes. People ask, why don't you just do what everyone else does, why not go for the easy money, the big nu

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You can not be controlled if your mind is free.

LowGenius.Net | Interlude: Doing Nothing

As I wait for an animation to render, I thought I'd give my friends and readers a little glimpse at what all this work I keep talking about

LowGenius.Net | Libertarians, Beer, and Regulation

A conversation about libertarianism, beer, and regulation.

Warning issued for Ion in Metro Detroit

While I was composing Metro Detroit bracing for Winter Storm Ion, WXYZ posted a video about the Winter Storm warning that begins this hour f

LowGenius.Net | Aspiring to Mediocrity

"When did mediocrity and banality become our highest aspirations?" - paraphrasing Bill Hicks

LowGenius.Net | Sexism versus Political Correctness

A meme sparks a few hidden assumptions about gender roles.

LowGenius.Net | Moderate Conservatism

Eddie Vedder was precisely right: there ain't gonna be any middle anymore.

LowGenius.Net | Guest Column: Human Rights

Reader Ryan Carter graces us with this excellent consideration of how all our rights are intertwined.

Political Moll - In the Fight for Truth, We've got Your Back.

First, welcome very much to your new best friend in political information. For my first article here at Political Moll, I wanted to examine

LowGenius.Net | Bill O’Reilly: Killing Journalism One Lie At A Time

Few things boggle the mind quite so much as why an award-winning investigative journalist would choose to become a prop mannequin working ti

LowGenius.Net | Five Bad Arguments…That You Use All The Time

A look at five (there are many others) bad arguments that nearly every one of us has used, and why we should stop using them.

LowGenius.Net | Mister Tangerine Man

A love sonnet dedicated to John Boehner, with apologies to Bob Dylan and many thanks for inspiration to my wonderful friend Erin Nanasi

Article from Think Progress

When I first started writing for the public, I wrote a few articles for a website called The owner of this site convinced

LowGenius.Net | Ethical Crisis IV: Another Non-Story For Profit

In our continuing evisceration of unethical journalists who care more about traffic than accuracy, JH takes a look at a recent "Raw Story" t

LowGenius.Net | Fear, Part 2

I don't believe in, all right, JH, enough wordplay. What does it all MEAN? An essay.

Is it really about policies?

The sign posted by a Facebook friend of the conservative persuasion said, "It's not the color of your skin but the content of your policies.

Profits over Politics - How The Media Divides Americans to Fatten their ...

"Conservative Host: Trayvon Deserved To Die And So Does ‘F*ggot’ Dan Savage (VIDEO)." "Watch Bill O'Reilly Shamed Into Apologizing For His R

Student sustainability video festival 8: Jamie Oliver's chicken nuggets

It's the end of the semester, which means it's grading time. It also means posts light on text and analysis until the grades are posted. Tim

Enbridge denied extension on clean-up, sued by Bell's

Enbridge isn't only having trouble with protesters who are climbing into pipes and chaining themselves to equipment. The company is having t