In Praise of Nathalie Jacoby

Long-time readers of my blog know that I vote blue. That’s how I roll. And my Twitter page shows that I follow several progressive and liberal accounts, including New York members of Congress Alexander Ocasio-Cortez and Paul Tonko; many MSNBC reporters and anchorpeople (not Chuck Todd, though – any time he trends on Twitter it’s…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 11 2022

Good morning, wonderful blog readers. I’m up here on the campus of Hamilton College, it’s going to be a fun Saturday during my reunion, but I need to take a moment and update everyone on the great blogs and photos and posts by those on my personal blogroll. And one special blog that closed down…

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For the men who don’t support Roe v. Wade, here’s some news for you.

Let’s start off with a few basic facts. 100% of unwanted pregnancies are technically introduced by men. Women aren’t capable of accidentally impregnating themselves. So whether it’s a broken condom, failed birth control methods (whoever told you that “pulling out” actually works is full of shit), or copious amounts of judgment-clouding alcohol, something’s going to…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 7 2022

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, it’s Tulip Fest weekend in Albany, and it’s a great day to go out and smell (photograph) (be seen smelling and photographing) the tulips. And with that in mind, let’s take a gander at this week’s blog posts, photos and recaps from my personal blogroll. Hope you enjoy. BLOGS FOR HEALTH…

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The one thing about Madison Cawthorn’s latest video that nobody’s talking about (or wants to openly say).

I’ve blogged about Madison Cawthorn before. He’s one of the Republican Troll Caucus Congressmen (the Troll Caucus including Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks, Jim Jordan, etc.). Of late, there have been some recent photos of Cawthorn that have appeared on various social media platforms. The most recent one being this video…

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Stare decisis and coathangers

At some point today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hand down a ruling in a case that will, for all intents and purposes, overturn the 1972 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Essentially, today’s decision will be as oppressive and discriminatory as Plessy v. Ferguson. And just as dangerous. The ruling will bring back…

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The “pump and dump” of LGBcoin

A few months ago, I blogged about the new cryptocurrency LGBcoin, which involved the tie-in between NASCAR driver Brandon Brown and the muted oath of “Let’s Go Brandon” (or “Fuck Joe Biden”). Apparently this new cryptocoin was supposed to grace the livery of Brown’s NASCAR vehicle. And the announcement caused the cryptocoin to spike in…

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I’m not leaving Twitter … yet.

The recent purchase of Twitter by plutocrat Elon Musk has caused a firestorm on the platform, with people openly quitting the microblogging site, while others are rejoining after spending the past few years in the diaspora of other social media sites. As for myself … I’m staying. For now. Here’s the thing with my Twitter…

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There’s a better way than just “dumping kittens in the night.” Ugh.

I have a major problem with people who mistreat animals. Major problem. And “mistreatment” also includes hoarding situations, where unspayed pets are allowed to breed and overbreed to the point where a household gets completely overwhelmed. That being said … I also have a major problem with what this person did with a litter of…

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