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Excerpt From a Rejected 33 1/3 Book on Silver Jews' American Water (2010)
The Fall of 1992: From Watery
Domestic to American Water “I was listening to rock radio and I heard
“Aqualung” into “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” I almost crashed the car.”. Jesse Luscious The first thing I want
to say: we didn’t win. After the cold
war ended,...

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#Trump Speech (off-kilter #KennyG)
Let’s say I take a Trump Immigration Speech given in the
summer of 2016, but “massage” the text by changing just a few words--- “The fundamental problem with the [real estate] system in
our [city] is that it serves the needs of wealthy donors, political act...

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Thinking About a Facebook Post by Jasime Dreame Wagner
Why does it seem it’s easier to spew hatred and divisiveness
in a tweet While love needs a few paragraphs (of verses) to clean up
the mess? No matter what you tweet, it misrepresents? You put a tweet up about Trump, But you better put 6 or 7 up at the same ...

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Alternatives to ASKGOOGLE?
A 5 year old needs a bed time story, and perhaps I can be an
alternative to ASKGOOGLE ™. 50: “Did you know that once upon a time gas prices were much
lower?” 5: “Was that because there was more oil back then?” 50: “Yes, look at this football helmet. Isn’t t...

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Bye Bye Radiers, Hello Uber…..or what’s a stadium to you?
The talk that the Raiders and/or the Athletics may be
leaving Oakland has been going on for at least a decade. LA Raiders, San Antonio Raiders, San Jose Athletics, and Las Vegas
Raiders are all floated….According to the some, the city is just heading
away f...

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Oakland Warehouse Tragedy (Or, just SCREAM)
(Without Music) I’ll probably regret making this “public.” (Without Music). Forgive me if I seem to speak for other
people (as“we”). (Without Music) Please forgive me in advance if this seems
heartless. Because I’ve been so solitary (aside from my job) and ...

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“Joe Klein, The Specter of Citizens United & Political Advertising”---From #Trump#TIME
In the November 9, 2016, “President-Elect Trump” issue of
TIME Magazine, Joe “Primary Colors” Klein claims that “the American political
establishment has been toppled. As a long time member of the clan, I am writing
from beneath the rubble. The view from he...

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from #Trump#TIME
In the November 9, 2016, “President-Elect Trump” issue of
TIME Magazine, Princeton Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. predicts that most
pundits and scholars “will talk about the discontent of working-class white
Americans, how elites dismissed them with scorn ...

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I tried to cry Katrina into art that would do something In a feeble John Prine-esque country-folk waltz I packaged as a New Orleans Benefit CD (not the Red Cross,
dammit). I raised like $527, a lot for one who sucks at hustlin’. I saw people cry when I play...

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Post Election Blues
Post Election Blues The minor character said: Oh, the only vote they really care about Is how you vote with your pocket book. Every month, AT&T for President, Comcast for King of Kings, taxation without rep. The Emperors have their Colonial governors And gi...
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