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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 10/24/2014 13:17:54

As the keeper of the Friday blog let me apologize for being so slack in content. Sometimes inspiration strikes and sometimes your brain only wants puppy cuteness.

But seeing as next Friday is Halloween let me introduce you to something that's equal parts cute, disturbing and a little terrifying...

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43 comments (Latest Comment: 10/24/2014 20:35:11 by Will in Chicago)

Good Morning!
Author: Raine    Date: 10/23/2014 13:39:08

I actually had a decent sleep last night. Here is the result: a Stu
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45 comments (Latest Comment: 10/24/2014 00:40:38 by Scoopster)

Priorities, Priorities
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-22 10:24:31

If you've turned on the news recently, you'd think there was an ebola epidemic occurring here in America. Every news cycle supplies breathless new updates about the 3 - count 'em 3 - people in the U.S. that contracted ebola. Apparently the pet dog of one of the patients has been cleared, though, so that's good news.

The ebola "crisis" supplants the previous must-do-something-now urgency of the situation in the Middle East with ISIL. Despite the lack of coverage, they are still there, and they are still doing horrific things, but no Americans have been executed recently (at least - not over there. Texas may be a different story), so there's been "nothing to report". Sure they've gotten their hands on American armaments meant for the Kurds (or taken from retreating Iraqi troops), but hey - that just means more American jobs building replacements. Ooops.
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Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/21/2014 10:41:50

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,762nd day in Afghanistan, and our 124th day in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,349
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1.127
There has been one casualty in our return to Iraq.

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through:

$ 1, 574, 280, 925, 000 .00

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38 comments (Latest Comment: 10/21/2014 20:22:29 by Mondobubba)

House guest just left!
Author: Raine    Date: 10/20/2014 13:05:58

In the meantime, I've a friendly reminder. It's something that seems to have been lost in the viral mess of Ebola and the constant drumbeat of war with and by extremists -- here and abroad:
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41 comments (Latest Comment: 10/21/2014 11:59:17 by Mondobubba)

Open Sunday
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 10/19/2014 14:20:27

Overslept after working late last night.
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Consequences of Inaction
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/18/2014 12:55:01

Go and read any major newspaper in the country today. There’s bound to be a story about the general incompetence of the government regarding this whole Ebola outbreak. I made the mistake earlier this week of skimming through the comment section of one such story, and the ignorance and venom out there almost made ME go to the ER for exposure.
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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 10/17/2014 13:09:55

Just woke up a little bit ago, off again today.
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26 comments (Latest Comment: 10/17/2014 21:02:03 by Raine)

Yes We Fan
Author: Raine    Date: 10/16/2014 13:02:30


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58 comments (Latest Comment: 10/16/2014 20:23:46 by Mondobubba)

Fighting the Inevitable
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-15 10:12:44

With the recent Supreme Court non-decisions, the legality of gay marriage was decided in numerous states, as Federal District court decisions overturning anti-gay-marriage bans were allowed to stand. That means gay marriage is now legal in 30 states. While gay-rights supporters were jubilant, those who fear and loathe their fellow citizens who happen to have been born gay are having an opposite reaction.

As Amanda Marcotte writes, Gay marriage opponents [are] reduced to blabbering incoherently. She cites the example of Family Research Council President Tony Perkins who makes the hilarious claim that legalizing gay marriage is just like ignoring gravity:
“You can act like it’s not there, you can act like gravity doesn't work, but I'm going to tell you it will catch up with you sooner or later and you are going to hit the ground and culturally we are going to hit the ground by ignoring the realities of marriage,” he said.

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