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" . . .  I have low esteem for everyone else."

There is something perfect and sublime in that, if only briefly, James Cameron's bombastic message-movie epic Avatar was knocked of its perch as Amazon's number one best seller by the original queen of snark, Daria Morgendorffer.

"La la la la la . . . "

At the Risk of Sounding Insensitive . . .

President Obama, against very long odds, has managed to achieve the passage of universal health care, a goal that has frustrated presidents at least as far back as Truman.  This accomplishment verges on the miraculous.

So this leads me to wonder:

Maybe Barack Obama really is a Magic Negro.

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Republicans have recently been warning Democrats that if they pass the HCR bill, the Democrats will suffer heavy losses come November.

If that's the case, why are they warning their political rivals?  Shouldn't the GOP be daring them to pass it instead?

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Serial Killer Whale

As everyone knows, a killer whale named Tillikum killed a trainer at Sea World Orlando.  It is presumed to have been an accident.

What everyone may not know, however, is that this is the third death that Tillikum has been involved with . . .

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action.

I for one welcome our new dolphin overlords.

Food for Thought

Tsutomu Yamaguchi (who recently passed away at age 93) was in Hiroshima when the bomb was dropped. After suffering radiation burns, he took a train home . . . to Nagasaki, where the second atomic bomb was dropped days later, thereby becoming the only (officialy recognized) survivor of both bombings. So here's my question:

Was Yamaguchi-san profoundly lucky or profoundly unlucky?