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Monday Open Thread 

Milky Way in Texas Big Bend by Morteza Safataj Photography

From The Trailer Park - Powerless

A show set in the DC universe about an insurance company that protects citizens against the collateral damage of superhero battles. Stars Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch) and Danny Pudi (Community).

Premieres next month.

Sunday Open Thread 

Saturday Open Thread

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Friday Open Thread 

I’m not hopeful but I’m not hopeless either. 44 left a pig mess internationally. My darker impulses make me feel like it’s Winter 1914 but I hope to God that’s wrong.

Godspeed 45… we need you to succeed and be serious and sober. 

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Thursday Open Thread 

Liberal preparations for Inauguration Day continue apace.

... and Justice for All?

[Please note this post, while linking to John Ziegler’s latest column in and his “The World According to Zig” podcast, does not have anything to do with Jerry Sandusky. The parallels are astounding, but not Penn State-related at all.]

If only more (alleged) reporters had a modicum of John Ziegler’s and Ralph Cipriano’s burning desires to shine light on the truth in a major Philadelphia Catholic Church scandal, I’d like to think the world would be a better place. I sure know the journalism profession would be a whole lot more respectable. I’d also like to think an Assistant District Attorney wouldn’t exclaim, “You’re killing my case!” when a lead investigator hands them solid evidence (or lack thereof), but what do I know about morality (or lack thereof) in the legal profession? Floyd, is it more commonplace than I expect?

When it comes to sex crime accusations which result in media firestorms that lead to shady convictions born of a “moral panic,” the news media reminds me of the line from the movie “This is Spinal Tap” where the authorities suggested the string of mysterious deaths of the band’s drummers would be best left “unsolved.” Since they have obvious culpability, if there really was a wrongful conviction they are the very last people who are willing to accept such a scenario is even possible. Of course, if they were more concerned about doing their jobs than protecting their already shaky reputations, they would be the very first to see/expose what was really going on.