Monthly Archives: July 2016

Trump doesn’t understand that what he says has consequences

  Donald Trump’s latest brain-dead comment inviting Russia to commit espionage in America and meddle in domestic politics once again illustrates Trump’s inability to understand his statements have consequences. Trump said he was being sarcastic, but if the remark was … Continue reading

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Take that drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll song and shove it

Queen, the Rolling Stones and other geriatric rock groups have been complaining about Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular using their music at campaign-related functions. Now comes a report that Justin Bieber turned down $5 million to perform … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton knows how to work a crowd–any crowd

Bill Clinton was in top form last night at the Democratic National Convention as he made the case for why Hillary should be elected president. Regardless of what you think of him as a person or president, you have to … Continue reading

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An example of why paper still don’t get it in the Internet age

McClatchy, the owner of 29 newspapers including The Sacramento Bee, announced Thursday it lost $1.5 million in the second quarter “as the newspaper chain continued its decade-long struggle with the shift to a digitally dominated media landscape.” Today’s edition of … Continue reading

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YubaNet: All the news that fits…its political agenda

YubaNet made its reputation covering forest fires, a vital and much-needed service in an area that’s just one spark away from a major conflagration. But its attempt to become a genuine news source for the foothills is pretty much smoke-and-mirrors. … Continue reading

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The Internet is changing the way we communicate

Legendary (in his own mind) blogger Jeff “Podunk” Pelline has apparently been drinking some of Reinette Senum’s conspiracy theory Kool-Aid, conjuring up a coordinated effort to bring down Nevada City’s most high-profile public official. Senum has apologized for the broad-brush … Continue reading

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The Dallas shootings shouldn’t surprise anybody

No rational person can justify the actions of the black sniper who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven more, but the atrocity shouldn’t surprise anybody after the two most recent shootings of black men by white police. Black … Continue reading

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