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Friday Talking Points [352] -- Always Twirling For Freedom!

[ Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2015 – 17:35 PDT ]

It's officially a holiday since tomorrow's the nation's birthday and all, but since this column took a vacation last week, we thought we'd better get a new column out today. After all, it's been an eventful two weeks!

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Friday Talking Points [339] -- Best Pi Day Of The Century!

[ Posted Friday, March 13th, 2015 – 16:56 PDT ]

For the uninformed, Pi Day is a yearly celebration of a date on the calendar, for its numerical significance. It ranks up there among geeky holidays with the fourth of May ("Star Wars Day," since you can go around wishing everyone "May the Fourth be with you!"). The significance is it will be "3/14" (at least in the United States, as Europeans write their dates differently). These are the first three digits in the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, or "pi."

But this year's Pi Day will be the best one for the next 100 years, because a whole bunch of digits will come into play. Pi's value is, to 10 digits: 3.141592653. This year's Pi Day will be 3/14/15. Taking it a step further, just before 9:30 AM tomorrow morning, the date and time will read: 3/14/15 -- 9:26:53. Woo hoo! Best Pi Day of the century!

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Friday Talking Points [332] -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

[ Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 – 17:58 PST ]

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country. So let's just dive in to the week that was, shall we?

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Mallard Fillmore Goes Too Far

[ Posted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 – 16:40 PST ]

I'm not one to normally get involved in singling out members of the media or pop culture for their idiocy. I'm making an exception today because of the vile nature of what appeared in my morning paper this morning. I feel it needs calling out, and I simply cannot remain silent this time.

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School Records

[ Posted Thursday, October 25th, 2012 – 16:55 PDT ]

No, this is not going to be a column about Donald Trump, who is apparently trying to get his face in the news again over Barack Obama's college records. Instead, we are going to feature a cartoon about education, from Joshua L. Eisenstein, PhD., in collaboration with cartoonist Sushila Oliphant.

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Fantasy Veepstakes

[ Posted Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 – 15:42 PDT ]

Peering into this fantastical realm, a broad array of fictional characters immediately leaps to mind, any one of which might help balance a Romney ticket. The following list is roughly ordered from least-likely to most-likely, for no other reason than to build suspense and keep you reading this silliness until the end. Where, perhaps, you'll be inspired to make your own suggestion (in the comments) as to a favorite who was inadvertently left off my list.

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Some Humor, And A Challenge

[ Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 – 17:25 PDT ]

President Romney today announced that Sri Lanka has won the bid to represent the American people in Congress, having narrowly edged out both India and China with a spate of well placed bribes in the final hours of the race.

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Friday Talking Points [217] -- At Night, The Ice Weasels Come

[ Posted Friday, July 6th, 2012 – 17:05 PDT ]

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.

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Guest Column (And Cartoon!): Teach Your Children? Well...

[ Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 – 18:00 PDT ]

At times it feels to rank-and-file teachers like the wealth and power of the entire nation is aligned against them. For me personally, May 7, 2012 was one of those times.

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Friday Talking Points [202] -- Seamus, That's The Dog, Was Outside

[ Posted Friday, March 16th, 2012 – 17:46 PDT ]

Sometimes I'm just astonished at the inability of political campaigns to do a simple web search. Case in point: the story about Mitt Romney's dog Seamus.

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