Political Round-Up 2/18/2011: The Gov’mint Wants Your Money, Your Job & Your Womb, Thankyouverymuch

This week I didn’t get to spend much time trolling Huffington Post and Salon and my other favorite liberal-tastic blogs, so when I actually got around to reading the news last night, my jaw basically unhinged itself and crawled underneath my desk and whimpered. Because seriously, what is wrong with America’s political system?! The answer is “lots of things, duh,” but I just want to let that rhetorical question hang in the air a minute. Specifics, below: Read More Political Round-Up 2/18/2011: The Gov’mint Wants Your Money, Your Job & Your Womb, Thankyouverymuch

Where Have All the Seagulls Gone?

My little corner of the world gets a bad rap, weather-wise. Apart from that freak snowstorm a few years back, this time of year is quite beautiful. Yesterday was especially gorgeous. Since I’ve spent the last week on the couch in a haze of cold medicine and Psych reruns, I decided to get out and enjoy the day while it lasted. Walking around the waterfront listening to the calls of what remains of the seagulls, I was reminded of a hilarious story from when I was in grad school.
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