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Free dildos await returning UT Austin students at “Cocks Not Glocks” rally against open carry on campus

Remember how, some time ago, I mentioned that students at the University of Texas at Austin were threatening a “Cocks not Glocks” protest in response to the Texas legislature passing a bill that would allow for open carry on their campus? [While guns are now acceptable on campus, the open carry of sex toys, which […]

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Trump supporting Republican Senator suggests we learn our history from Ken Burns DVDs instead of those in the “higher education cartel”. Ken Burns obliges with history lesson on Trump.

This past Thursday, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, warning against what he called the “higher education cartel” in an interview with WisPolitics, suggested that we change the college system in the United States so that our students encounter fewer live instructors, and watch more DVDs. Following is a clip from Inside Higher Ed. …”We’ve got the […]

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Tonight, instead of blogging, Mark is…. watching St. Vincent

There’s a ton that I want to write about tonight, but I just can’t do it. I’m sorry. I just need to watch a Bill Murray movie and forget the world for a while… If you’d like to join me, I’ll be starting St. Vincent on Netflix at 10:00 PM. [If you don’t have Netflix, […]

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Talking revolution with John Sinclair, discussing the state of Ypsilanti schools with Superintendent Ben Edmondson, and exploring the bummercore world of Cash Harrison … on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

After our long vacation, the Saturday Six Pack will be back on the air this weekend with poet, activist John Sinclair, the former manager of the MC5. While I’m sure we’ll talk at length about both his time with the “The Five”, and the ten year sentence he received for selling two joints that made […]

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Just how high are the taxes in Ypsilanti anyway?

As several people have pointed out over the past few weeks in relation to the Water Street debt reduction millage which was recently defeated at the polls, the people of Ypsilanti already pay a much higher tax rate than those who live elsewhere in the region. In hopes of finding out why that is, I […]

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