Author Archives: Mumbly_Joe

About Mumbly_Joe

Sometimes I write things on the internet. Other times, I do other things.

Cinco de Derby recipes

Today is both Cinco de Mayo, and the Kentucky Derby; both events that exist in the minds of most New Yorkers, at least, primarily as excuses to day-drink.  Still, in light of this convergence of fictional celebrations, it seems worth … Continue reading

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What Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke are actually about

I just wanted to reproduce a comment I made in the comments of some other blog, back here, because I think it’s worth saying: Let’s be honest, this has nothing to do with religion, or even slut-shaming, ultimately: It was … Continue reading

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The gist of the Blunt Amendment

The Blunt Amendement failed, and good reason.  It basically said: All healthcare decisions should be between a woman, her healthcare provider, her god, her insurance company, her employer, her employer’s god, the god of whatever random claims processor at her insurance … Continue reading

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Andrew Breitbart

So, apparently Andrew Breitbart is dead.  Sadness isn’t exactly the word I would use for my emotions. To clarify, while I’m not one to revere the dead who don’t deserve it, on the other hand, I’m not one to celebrate someone’s death either.  Hell, … Continue reading

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Nothing topical at the moment, so have another recipe

Welsh Rarebit: As I mentioned once before, I’ve used this recipe as the template for a few other cream sauces I’ve made, of late.  It’s pretty simple, and makes a really great breakfast/lunch/brunch meal.  A good hearty meal for the … Continue reading

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New Google motto: Be Evil, if it’s profitable and nobody notices

Back in 2010, one big piece of news coming from the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference was the fact that the conspiratorial anti-communist group the John Birch Society was being permitted to “come in from the cold”, so to speak, … Continue reading

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Actually, context doesn’t make it better

I almost feel a bit sorry for Mitt Romney.  Running for president after making a fortune by putting companies out of business as a corporate raider, and being apparently congenitally incapable of showing normal human affection, he’s basically had an uphill battle in … Continue reading

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