Monthly Archives: January 2014

You Might Be a Hoochie

Perhaps you remember the “You Might Be a  . . . .” craze from the 80s or 90s or something, a meme kicked off by a guy named Jeff Foxworthy and his “You Might Be a Redneck” jokes. Time passes … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Intervention

So, two sets of honorees this week distinct, but related. First, to President Obama and Valerie Jarrett, for the White House anti-sexual assault initiative.  OK, this type of criminal and social ill is typically the pervue of local government (10th … Continue reading

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Secrets & Lies

So, for some inexplicable reason, Lifetime decided to resurrect the 1980s Pulp Fiction novel, Flowers in the Attic, last weekend.  Without giving it any more airtime or glory, it’s a rather awkward series of novels about a family that one … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: About Time

This week’s Heartlander is Ford Motor Company for introducing an aluminum clad personal vehicle. Oooh, what next?  

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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth

So, news this week:  A group of foundations have stepped in to bail out the Detroit pension plan in exchange for securing the art collection at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and turning that venerated institution into a nonprofit … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Are You Nuts

This week’s Heartlanders are Insane Clown Posse and their fans, the Juggalos, who have been named in sensitive Justice Department documents as “a dangerous gang.” Is this like Beatles’ music being subversive?  Really, the Justice Department is chasing down Rock … Continue reading

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QED

Dear New Jersey Governor’s Office, Thank you so much for once again embarrassing North American Democracy.  I really believe in taxation policy as a way to level the socio-economic playing field, put resources in the hands of trained and dedicated … Continue reading

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