Monthly Archives: January 2014

In Remembrance Of Legendary Folk Singer Pete Seeger

Below is a link to a January 28, 2014 NPR program [podcast] honoring ‘musical icon and activist’ Pete Seeger. The 48-minute tribute includes a 2003 radio interview with Seeger. Guests John McCutcheon (folk singer) and Rob Rosenthal (sociology professor) join … Continue reading

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Tennessee Cuts Medicaid Benefit Funding For Some Long-Term Care Patients

[Wheelchair In Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Amy Simpson’s Flickr Photostream] I ran across the Kaiser Health News piece below while I was researching a comment the other day. The policy “reform” that this piece addresses hits home for us since we … Continue reading

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‘Smooth’ — Musical Blast From The Past

Performed by Santana and Rob Thomas. Carlos Santana Comes In At #15 On Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘List Of The 100 Greatest Guitarists’ by David Fricke. Enjoy. [Video Credit:  Santana Feat. Rob Thomas – Smooth, SantanaVEVO, YouTube, 04:17] The embed code … Continue reading

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‘Dismal’ Prospects: 1 in 2 Americans Are Now Poor Or Low Income

[Photo Credit: ‘Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California” (1936), National Media Museum’s Photostream, Flickr] Frightening, eh? Just think–literally every other person that you and I “lay eyes on” are no longer members of the much-vaunted Middle Class, to whom politicians on both … Continue reading

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In Loving Remembrance Of “Murphee”

Also Known As “Big Baby” and “Biggun” May 1998 – January 9, 2012 Murphee At ‘Bark In The Park,’ 2006 We dedicate this beautiful Phil Collins song, “You’ll Be In My Heart,” in honor of your precious memory. It was … Continue reading

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Welcome To ‘Deconstructing Political Spin’

[Photo Credit: “Open For Business, Photo Bucket] RESUMING POSTING ON JANUARY 17, 2014. MAIN TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: POLITICS, MUSIC, AND DOGS. PLEASE JOIN US!

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