Author Archives: Steve Maley

The check is in the mail. It’s only a cold sore. Mary Landrieu says you can keep your healthcare plan.

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‘We can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices.’ Oh yeah?!

But you and I both know that with only 2% of the world’s oil reserves, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices – not when consume 20 percent of the world’s oil. – Barack Obama, March 10, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Lou Reed #rsrh

Some people like to go out dancing And other people, they gotta work And there’s even some evil mothers Who tell you everything is just dirt. And women never really faint, and villans always blink their eyes. And children are … Continue reading

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Last night of LAGCOE: Now *that’s* jambalaya!

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“Robbin’ the ‘Hood”: California’s Green Energy Schemes Benefit the Well-Connected

You know those odd little charges at the bottom of your utility bill? In California, electricity customers pay average fees of $24 per year, plus $12 per year if they also use natural gas, for the benefit of alternative energy … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Entries on HuffPo’s ‘Shutdown Trickle-Down’ List

A Huffington Post article/Top 50 list on the government shutdown (“The Government Shutdown Trickle-Down: 50 Effects Of The Budget Standstill”) purports to document the crushing impact of the legislative impasse on the nation, but left me wondering how serious they … Continue reading

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Trip Hazard? Better Call Saul!

Someday I’m gonna own a coffee shop.

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BP Engineer Kurt Mix and the ‘Ham Sandwich’ Indictment

On May 2, 2012, just over two years after the catastrophic explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix was indicted on felony charges. Mix’s deletion of of text messages and voicemails from his cell phone, … Continue reading

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Pakistan Earthquake Creates New Island (and Mass Confusion Among Journalists)

A new land mass formed off Pakistan as a result of the recent earthquake. Press reports, um, diverge as to the actual size and location of the new island. Granted, most of these estimates are based on eyewitness reports, but … Continue reading

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Let’s play Name! That! Party! #AP #rsrh

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Court documents show former State Rep. Girod Jackson III, who resigned his seat after being charged with tax fraud involving his bankrupt construction company, will plead guilty in federal court next month.Jackson was charged in August … Continue reading

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