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The Great LaRouche Toad-Frog Massacre


by Milo Bloom, Investigative Reporter

Today it was discovered that after years of aggressive expansion, the Soviet Union has stretched its borders to within a mere 12 miles of American soil. The State Department has no immediate comment.

...which wasn't particularly surprising since the State Department had been aware for some time that the easternmost tip of Siberia comes within a polar bear's whisker of Alaska, but who cares since it's too damned cold to worry about. But the vast bulk of the Beacon's readership had no such knowledge and a subdued rumble of patriotic consternation coursed through the local population like some frightening new flu virus. The consensus was that something ought to be done.

"SOMETHING," bellowed Steve Dallas at a hastily called town meeting, "SHOULD BE DONE!" He pounded the table, looking properly drunk with nationalistic fervor. Eunice Annanburg suggested CIA assassinations of most of the Kremlin, but she was soundly overruled in favor of a more moderate response. A letter would be dispatched to the President informing him of the crisis. (Years later, Caspar Weinberger would write in his memoirs that he had been sent to the White House to reassure Mr. Reagan that it wasn't necessary to send the Sixth Fleet to investigate this new business. We were pleased our letter had attracted the attention it deserved. The President was a fave-rave in Bloom County.)


For those who think post-truth is a recent phenomenon, here is a blast from the past. The only difference is how virulent the problem has become in the age of social media.

SNL Mute Marine - Back when SNL was still funny.

It's not a fourth estate, it's a fifth column. Remember that. eom.

The topic is Hernan Cortes. Ask me anything

Maybe I'll know it, maybe I won't.

But what the hell, give it a try.

Are we living in a Putocracy - Government by Political Whores?


A nice pairing for roasted garlic lamb with mint jelly

I was looking to make a ginger jelly with lavender for the lamb, but I'm in the deepest part of South Texas; the Tragic Valley. No luck getting anything like that. Then I happened to swing by the beer cases and voila!


So... Election night... What's your beverage of choice?

I think I'm going with...


Texas voter turnout is huge this year. But here's who doesn't vote.

With two days of early voting left before Election Day, 2016 is shaping up as a record-breaking year for Texas’ electoral participation.

In some areas of the state, the number of votes cast early has outpaced in-person early voting during previous presidential elections. Exciting? Sure. But this year’s high voting tallies do little to change Texas’ history as a state with some of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country.

For every 10 adults, more than four — but fewer than five — have voted in each of the past 10 presidential elections. Election watchers cite all sorts of reasons: voter suppression, voter apathy, voter ID requirements.

To break down that low voter turnout, here’s a look at the Texans who don’t vote based on previous presidential elections:


A larger share of adult black Texans voted in the 2012 presidential election than any other racial or ethnic group. Hispanics and Asians have far lower turnout rates even when their participation rates — like most of the state — are higher during presidential elections than midterm elections when Texans select their governor.

Despite the high turnout rate among black Texans, whites and Hispanics cast more ballots because their population numbers are much bigger. Still, millions of white and Hispanic adults did not vote.
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