Monthly Archives: April 2011

Recidivism, Part 2

One of the great misconceptions in our society is that years of being in prison do not psychologically affect all those involved.  Everyone is affected – prison workers, guards and inmates.  As inmates are wont to say to their guards … Continue reading

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Recidivism

The NY Times had an editorial yesterday about recidivism[i].  Basically the article suggests that the various state governments revise their reasons for violating parolees thereby not being as quick to throw parolees back in jail.  The idea is such a … Continue reading

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The President and the Donald

When President Obama felt obliged to take the stage and brandish his birth certificate for the tea baggers, racists, and generally stupid people, it was a low mark in US history that will surely be looked upon with increasing embarrassment … Continue reading

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Chernobyl, Republicans and Medicare

Most of the time I don’t think of myself as either old or a fuddy-duddy.  But I am okay with the old fuddy-duddy moniker as it applies to nuclear power.  I don’t understand the push to develop a power source … Continue reading

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Deficit Reduction, Jobs and Nouriel Roubini

Today I’m not going to reference several articles though I could.  Today’s column is from the heart, just the heart.  Today is about the state of the economy.  You can feel it, the slip.  The bought off media and the … Continue reading

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It’s the Media…

Case #1:  The New York Times took a fake Tiger Beat cover produced by The Onion as the real thing[i].  We all remember the fake documents supporting our incursion into Iraq.  Who can we look to for news when the … Continue reading

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The President and the Internet

There must be something about the Presidency that dulls the intellect and sensitivity.  B.O. apparently has joined the club as he has now pronounced Bradley Manning guilty[i] without the benefit of a trial.  I guess constitutional lawyers can arbitrarily decide … Continue reading

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Excuse me for the interruption but Pulpdiddy’s Place will not post today but will continue posting tomorrow, Saturday, April 23, 20011.  There is some urgent business that I need to attend to today.

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Standard and Poor’s, the White House and Politics

Another indication that how robust an economy is not only revolves around economic numbers but the status of the health and spirit of the citizenry has recently occurred as S & P has announced plans[i] to lower the credit rating … Continue reading

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Guns, Children and Texas

Texas is not one of my favorite states.  There’s arrogance there and the only thing worse than arrogance is ill-deserved arrogance.  As for quality of living there’s the ranking of Texas in the top 10 most violent states in the … Continue reading

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