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Archive for July, 2009

Do you remember Creedence Clearwater Revival? Have you heard “Looking Out My Backdoor“?  I’ve been reminded of the song recently, while out on our back porch.

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Pages?

I’ve had an idea in the back of my head for a while, and want to add another “page” or “tab” like the ones at the top of this page (“Home” and “About OmbudsBen”). It seems to me that when I started this blog there was a way to add more tabs like that, but I’ll be damned if I can find how to do it now.

Does anyone know how to add more tabs like that? I’ve looked through all the items on the left column in the admin site, and I’m not finding it.

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In European soccer, teams that do poorly are often relegated from the higher league down to a lower league. Perhaps this explains what happened to baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers in 1998.

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For a couple decades now, but especially during the rise to power of  Limbaugh, Gingrich, et al., we’ve heard how liberal the “mainstream media” supposedly is. It’s probably the most devastatingly successful con job of the last two decades, if not in journalism history.

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 The mass media were all over the Madoff fraud story recently, broadcasting how well-heeled Bernie Madoff ran a Ponzi scheme the size of Fort Knox and bilked so many people, including old and dear friends, out of billions of dollars.

The story has its own hero, Harry Markopolos, the whistleblower whom no one heard, and its own red herring distraction, Bernie’s wife, who gets to keep two and a half million, which is what people get to key on. Let’s hear it now, all together: why should she get to keep all that money when all his investors got screwed?

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Hitting the Road

They’re an odd trio now, clumped out on the curb, reminders of other times and incarnations, ready to be hauled off somewhere.

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