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February 23, 2018

Alfred Gusenbauer, Austria's former chancellor

In case anyone was wondering.


Throughout 2013, the firm also set up "educational events" and meetings that featured Ukrainian government officials and other experts on Ukraine and the EU. It is not clear from the documents whether Mercury's experts were also paid. Among the firm's listed experts were Alfred Gusenbauer, Austria's former chancellor, and Romano Prodi, Italy's former prime minister. The firm said it also arranged meetings with legislators and congressional staffers as well as think tanks and the media.

February 22, 2018

We need to make it easier to lock people up without charges

In order to avoid infringement of our Second Amendment rights, local authorities need more power to lock up dangerous people, regardless of whether they’ve committed a crime.

That seems to be a common refrain. Oh well, just the price of liberty, I suppose.
February 21, 2018

All of the armed school guards will be of good character around kids

By all means, let’s recruit lots of strangers with guns to hang out with school kids. I’m sure they will all be the finest people to be around teenagers. They will all have college degrees and a deep understanding of the developmental psychology of the kids. We have thousands and thousands of such qualified people just sitting around doing nothing.
February 14, 2018

I filed a public records request for government payments to enemies for counterfeit Asian soup

I will let you know the results of my faux pho foe fee FOIA.
February 5, 2018

Prince interviewed about "dead celebrity" digital performances....


GW: With digital editing, it is now possible to create a situation where you could jam with any artist from the past. Would you ever consider doing something like that?

0{+> : Certainly not. That's the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age. That whole virtual reality thing... it really is demonic. And I am not a demon. Also, what they did with that Beatles song ["Free As a Bird"], manipulating John Lennon's voice to have him singing from across the grave... that'll never happen to me. To prevent that kind of thing from happening is another reason why I want artistic control.

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