Sep 29, 2012

OCTOBER SURPRISE (With Evanescence too)

Yes, it'll soon be October.  For me it's the 71st.  I've gotten a lot of joy out of blogging the last six years and I want to slow down just a little and take on board some trusted folks who I have a history with, both IRL and Virtual.  Beginning Monday, you may see posts that don't emanate from my keyboard, but from the keyboard of those new staff members who are sure to rejuvenate a page that became a little stale and was too reliant on newsletters from Daily Beast, Alternet and others to stay current.  The RSS feed from the Big Dogs has been deleted and the Little Dogs will be howling from now on.  Thank you for nearly 60,000 pageviews, and now let's see how quickly we can get to 100,000.
♥ Terry Allyn Travers (TQ)

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I wish I had a clue what this Google+ is and how it works, because I've lost faith in twitter as a responsive app or as a driver for blog traffic.
I'll ask Carla Riseman how to work it.  She'll know!


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Why Art Is So Important in Hospitals

This is a photo of the CT scanner at Texas Children's Hospital. The kids using it look like they're going under an aquarium every time they're scanned. I guess that gives an extra special incentive each time the scanner says "hold your breath" for the duration of the CT scan. With the sea decorations, it's a lot easier to pretend they're snorkeling. 

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Sep 28, 2012

Sexual Fundamentalists Dominating Politics | The End of Men? | Sex Before Marriage Is Moral


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Why Sexual Fundamentalists Dominate Politics and How We Can Stop Them

By Mandy Van Deven, AlterNet

The author of "Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America" says the extreme right-wing is less popular yet more powerful than we imagine. READ MORE»


Why Do Some Professors Still Think Women Science Students Are Stupid?

By Laura Gottesdiener, AlteNet

Study shows widespread bias against female science students that is not just discriminatory; it's also threatening our economy. READ MORE»


Why Sex Before Marriage Is the Moral Thing to Do

By Jill Filipovic, The Guardian

Lasting, loving relationships are built on intimacy. READ MORE»


Are You Ready for the Post-Masculine World?

By Lynn Parramore, AlterNet

Hanna Rosin's new book "The End of Men" bears tidings of a gender apocalypse. READ MORE»


McCaskill Says Akin Makes Bachmann Look Like a Hippie After He Calls Her Unladylike

By Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet

After Akin's latest sexist remarks, she hits him back by saying he makes Michele Bachmann look like a hippie. READ MORE»


Romney's Son Signed Abortion Clause in Surrogacy Contract--And Mitt Helped Pay

By Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet

May have been by accident, but shows classic right-wing hypocrisy on abortion. READ MORE»


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Right Flips Over Racist "Obama-Phone" Vid | Mitt Tied to Registration Fraud | Anti-Islam Film-Maker Arrested


NEWS UPDATE | September 28, 2012

Man Behind Anti-Islam Film Arrested and Held Without Bail

By Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet

After two weeks of protests across the Middle East, the man behind the Anti-Islam film is behind bars--for parole violations. READ MORE»


The Corporate Media Are Wrong: A Blow Out Win for Obama Is Possible

By Martin Longman, Booman Tribune

The conventional wisdom is that it will remain a tight race, but the conventional wisdom can be wrong. READ MORE»


Stephen Colbert Becomes a Poll Truther: Don't Believe the 'Scientific Gobbledygook'

By Editorial Staff, AlterNet

Is Romney way ahead? READ MORE»


Romney Linked to Voter Registration Firm Accused of Fraud; GOP Cuts Ties With 'Shady' Operation

By Brad Friedman, The BradBlog

Breaking update -- Republicans running from Strategic Allied Consulting READ MORE»


Report: Man Who Was 'Tortured' by the Prospect of Obama's Re-Election Kills Family, Self

By Editorial Staff, AlterNet

A tragic consequence of mental illness and the right's routine demonization of Democratic presidents. READ MORE»


McCaskill Says Akin Makes Bachmann Look Like a Hippie After He Calls Her Unladylike

By Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet

After Akin's latest sexist remarks, she hits him back by saying he makes Michele Bachmann look like a hippie. READ MORE»


Is Venezuela Ready For Change? Presidential Election Pits Populist Chavez Against Business-Friendly Governor

By Andrew Rosati, AlterNet

Hugo Chavez faces the toughest reelection fight of his political career. READ MORE»


Maine Mayor Loses It, Tells Immigrants 'You Have To Accept Our Culture'

By Aviva Shen, ThinkProgress

A small-town mayor is attracting attention after demanding that the Somali immigrants who live in his town "leave your culture at the door." READ MORE»


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Fwd: Was the Ryan Pick Romney's Death Knell? | Moyers Exposes Corporate & Right-Wing Alliance | Children Brainwashed by Junk Food


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Bill Moyers Exposes the Stranglehold the Corporate & Right-Wing Alliance Has on Our Democracy

By Bill Moyers, BillMoyers.com

A special report from the legendary veteran journalist on the American Legislative Exchange Council. READ MORE»


Did You Hear The One About the Nuns Who Weren't Alowed to Vote?

By Greg Palast, Seven Stories Press

This excerpt from Greg Palast's new book 'Billionaires & Ballot Bandits' reveals the depths that vote suppressors are willing to go. READ MORE»


Brainwashed by Junk Food? New Study Reveals Fast-Food Logos "Imprinted" in Children's Minds

By Alyssa Figueroa, AlterNet

Children's brains are branded very early in life and that could be bad news for some kids. READ MORE»


D'oh! What We Don't Know About the White Working-Class

By Simon Greer, AlterNet

One of the strongest biases in America is that college-educated whites are very different than working-class whites. READ MORE»


Meet One of America's Worst Election 2012 Hack Reporters

By Ian Murphy, AlterNet

The Washington Post has a big problem -- does it even know? READ MORE»


Why Mitt Romney Is Losing Ohio

By Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet

Those white working-class voters that supposedly won't support Obama? They have him up by 8 points in the polls. READ MORE»


Sudden Wealth Syndrome? Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mocks Complaints of Obscenely Wealthy

By Lauren Kelley, AlterNet

While the poor worry about food, "the wealthy have to worry about whether or not their waiter is recording them while they mock half the country." READ MORE»


Why Do Some Professors Still Think Women Science Students Are Stupid?

By Laura Gottesdiener, AlteNet

Study shows widespread bias against female science students that is not just discriminatory; it's also threatening our economy. READ MORE»


I Was Minutes Away From Ordering a Drone Strike on an 'Insurgent' ... Until I Realized It Was Just a Child at Play

By James Jeffrey, Comment Is Free

Distance from murder makes it all the easier for societies to tolerate. READ MORE»


Crazy, Cultish and Violent: When I Met an Iranian Terrorist Group

By Zahir Janmohamed, AlterNet

Working on Capitol Hill, it was difficult to avoid supporters of the Mujahadeen-e-Khalq, an organization that has killed Americans and Iranians. READ MORE»


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