Archive for March, 2016

Neat Metamorphosis Tricks Department

March 22nd, 2016 Comments off

Teen charged with attempted murder after turning self into Richland County Sheriff

The State, Columbia, SC



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Voter Fraud and Fairies

March 18th, 2016 Comments off

“Voter fraud is rampant” — it’s the hoariest claim of proponents of voter-ID laws, and the most untrue. As the evidence has shown over and over and over and over and over, there is no voter-impersonation fraud — the only type of fraud that such laws purport to combat.

In 2014, Justin Levitt, an election-law scholar at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, catalogued every instance of voter-impersonation fraud he could find in any election since 2000 — not just prosecutions, but even vaguely credible allegations. He found 31 — over a period in which Americans cast about 1 billion votes in federal, state and local elections.


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SCOTUS Nominations Confirmed in Last Year In Office

March 17th, 2016 Comments off

Supreme Court Nominees Confirmed in Last Year of Term, 20th Century

date of vacancy        date of nomination        Nominee/        Confirmed            President
October 14, 1911    March 13, 1912            Mahlon Pitney        March 18, 1912      Taft

January 2, 1916         January 28, 1916        Louis Brandeis        June 1, 1916       Wilson

June 10, 1916        July 14, 1916             John Clarke        July 24, 1916                    Wilson

January 12, 1932    February 15, 1932        Benjamin Cardozo    February 24, 1932   Hoover

November 16, 1939    January 4, 1940            Frank Murphy         January 16, 1940  Roosevelt

(ret. Nov. 1987)        November 30, 1987         Anthony Kennedy    February 3, 1988   Reagan


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Financial Strip-Mining

March 7th, 2016 Comments off

The “pro-business” model of capitalism is broken — and getting worse, author and activist Les Leopold tells Salon

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March 7th, 2016 Comments off

An excellent article on the authoritarian impulse, in Vox:

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Cremoncello, Lemoncello, Limoncello

March 3rd, 2016 Comments off


2 cups grain alcohol, such as Everclear

3 unblemished lemons’ zest

1 quart plus ¼ cup 2% milk
(for limocello, use water in place of milk;

3 ½ cups sugar

Wash lemons thoroughly. Thinly peel, making sure to get only the yellow and none of the white

In large glass container, marinate the lemon peel in alcohol for 48 hours. Strain liquid and discard peel.

In medium sauce pan, boil milk (or water) and add sugar, stirring until dissolved (basically, you’re making a simple syrup). Cool. Add lemon-infused alcohol.

Allow to age for at least a month; if making cremoncello, refrigerate.

Store in refrigerator and serve chilled.


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Slow Goin’

March 2nd, 2016 Comments off

“South Carolina still has laws that criminalize committing adultery, premarital sex and seducing a woman with the promise of marriage. The state also bans working on Sundays, playing pinball under age 18 and challenging someone to a duel.”

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Toshio Suda

March 1st, 2016 Comments off

I think this is the Toshio who was at the Congregational Church in Des Plaines, Illinois, when I was working after school as a janitor’s assistant:


Toshio Suda, 95 years, died Feb. 7, U. S. Army, served in the 100th Regiment then transferred to the 442nd infantry division, serving as a medic in Italy. Toshio was an accomplished writer, and published several poems in the tanka style and founded the Chicago Tanka club. Beloved husband of the late Toyo; loving father of Priscilla (Jeff) Taylor, Richard (Ann Marie) Suda and Robert (Catherine) Suda; devoted grandfather of Brent, Chad and Troy Taylor and Matthew (Meghan), David (Megan), and Lindsay Suda; and great-grandfather of Cayden and Elliot. In lieu of flowers, memorial to the J.A.S.C., 4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 appreciated. Visitation Feb. 11, Thursday, from 4 p.m. until Funeral Service at 7:30 p.m., both at Devon Church of Christ, 1630 W. Devon St., Chicago, IL 60660. For info Lakeview Funeral Home, 773-472-6300 or

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 9, 2010 – See more at:

Found Here.
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Neoverb-phrase: “believe think”

March 1st, 2016 Comments off


“I do believe think there have been some very good Republican presidential candidates this year…”

–Arthur Brookes in the New York Times

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