In case of emergency … my data’s on the keychain.

Let’s assume the worst.  Something happens to me.  Something tragic. Now outside of the entire staff of the Albany Times Union having a parade upon hearing the news … What if a rescue worker found me – and needed to know my medical conditions?  Or who to contact in case of an emergency?  If I’m…

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I’m really getting sick of this …

So there’s some chuds in Kentucky who, over the weekend, participated in the recent St. Jerome Catholic Charities Picnic, which is the unofficial start of the Kentucky political season.  Sure enough, Kentucky Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the crowd at the gathering. Meanwhile, during the event, there were some – shall we…

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So now I’m in the Pine Hills Review… swank…

I’ve known Professor Daniel Nester for a long time.  He and I used to be Times Union community bloggers together.  Then we left to open up our own blog portals.  I’ve also known Daniel to be a dedicated fan of the band Queen (because everybody should be a dedicated fan of the band Queen), as…

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Ilhan Omar loves America more than you think she does

So it looks as if the President of the United States has found his new target.  Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has now become the de facto “Lock Her Up” dogwhistle. The problem is, most of the things you hear today about Ilhan Omar are slurs and vulgarities created by Trump and his band of…

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Don’t ask for my support after you’ve kicked me in the kidneys…

As I’ve said before … I am fiercely loyal to those who have treated me with respect.  I have always stood by my friends in times of need, I have donated without question to organizations that benefit the greater good, and I will be a loyal fanboy to my favorite teams and athletic endeavors. By…

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Can CivMix take the spot of All Over Albany?

Let’s first remember the great website All Over Albany, the independent site that featured the best and most interesting and noteworthy happenings in the 518.  Such a great site.  I still miss it today. And with that, I have news.  There’s a new Albany-based cultural website that just went live earlier this week. It’s called…

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Ann Coulter uses discriminatory slurs, film at 11…

Let’s get this on the table right away. Ann Coulter is a demagogue.  She’s a fearmongerer.  She’s a baiter who fancies herself as a polemicist.  She’s a shit-stirrer who wants to use your silverware for stirring the shit. Every so often, she ventures out from under the bridge and tries to charge a toll.  She…

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Do not mess with Katie Porter. EVER.

Currently, the House of Representatives has some amazing new members who have, for lack of a better term, shaken up the old guard.  Of course you know many of them – Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar – and, of course, these brilliant members of Congress have been lightning rods for the…

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The #NoGoodWay Challenge – eliminate the R-word from your vocabulary

My friend Jad Crnogorac is a fitness instructor and model.  She was also one of the chief operators of the Halifax Rainmen basketball team when that franchise was in the Premier Basketball League years ago.  She’s a good person and she cares about health and fitness and well-being. And her post yesterday on her Facebook…

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