Breaking Jerry: the Breaking Bad / Seinfeld Mashup

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

NOTE: This piece was published by the Huffington Post on Sept. 30, 2013. Are you sad that Breaking Bad is over? Are you so upset you’re ready to crash your Pontiac Aztec into a tree or another living thing? Fret not. You’ve got options. Breaking Bad isn’t gone, it’s just going where all good TV goes, to syndication and reruns and YouTube. Just look at Seinfeld. Hmmm. Seinfeld. That gives me an idea…. What would...

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How Breaking Bad Explains Washington

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NOTE: This piece was published by the Huffington Post on Sept. 24, 2013. Forget House of Cards. Ignore Scandal. Bleep Veep. If you really want to know how Washington works, watch Breaking Bad. The AMC series, which airs its final episode on Sunday, just won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. It portrays the moral compromises made to keep an illegal meth empire running. Now, this is not to suggest that Congress is a corrupt kleptocracy...

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The Stunner Down Under

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Articles | 1 comment

NOTE: This piece was published by the Huffington Post on Sept. 10, 2013. Good day, mates! I’m going to do something that’s been done by every pundit in Washington, some of whom have made a career out of it. I’m going to write on something about which I know absolutely nothing. In this case, it’s the Australian elections. Conservative Tony Abbott led his Liberal-National coalition to a smashing victory over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd...

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Talk Radio: Slow Down the Race

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

NOTE: This piece was published by the Huffington Post on August 28, 2013. Hey, conservative talk radio. What’s up. You know I love you, and I hate to do this, but I’ve got to provide counsel. I know you’re frustrated with Barack Obama. You don’t understand how he was elected president. Twice. He wasn’t a war hero, an entrepreneur, or an executive of any kind, but a community organizer. (All work has dignity). You...

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Bob Filner’s Blurred Lines

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

NOTE: This piece was published by the Huffington Post on August 24, 2013. Some edits have been made. From: Abigail Werner (abigail.r.werner@wordsofwisdom.com) To: Bob Filner (robert.e.filner@sd.mayor.gov) Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 Subject: Speech / request Hello Mayor Filner, my name is Abigail, and I’m an editor at Words of Wisdom, the anthology of newsworthy and notable speeches. We would like to include your resignation address in...

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Racial Divide Given Protected Status

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

National Park Service Declares It Off-Limits To Development   by John K. Herr   WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today declared the nation’s Racial Divide a National Historic Landmark, giving it protected status against developers who might try to close it.   The move comes on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s watershed “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, was a...

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