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Countdown To Christmas (21)

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Countdown To Christmas (22)

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Countdown To Christmas (23)

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Countdown To Christmas BONUS (Cartoonish violence edition)

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Countdown To Christmas (24)

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Kate Gaffney - Round Of Christmas Cheer

Round Of Christmas Cheer by Kate Gaffney on Grooveshark

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Introduction to the series here. Some notes on this year's edition below the fold. Read below the fold...

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Saturday morning music

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Trivial linguistic annoyances open thread*

How about a post-holiday thread for syntactical irritations? Prompted in part by lambert's post about "folks," and in part by his use of "Big Pharma" (the day after Thanksgiving is the traditional Bash Your Blog Host day). The name for the pharmaceutical industry's lobbying arm is Pharma, not Big Pharma. It's big by definition; adding "Big" is redundant.

So what gets your goat, language-wise (besides rustic and inscrutable idioms, that is)? Read below the fold...

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Thursday Morning Music

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Too Much Joy - Thanksgiving In Reno

Thanksgiving in Reno by Too Much Joy on Grooveshark

Know any good Thanksgiving songs (besides Alice's Restaurant)? There don't seem to be many. Read below the fold...

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Sunday Morning Music

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Savath & Savalas - Era Tu

Era Tu by Savath & Savalas on Grooveshark

Last SMM for a while. Next Sunday the Countdown to Christmas begins! Read below the fold...

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Saturday morning music

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Greenwald, Rosen, Scahill and the price of one's journalistic soul

A newly announced media has received a great deal of advanced praise from the left, but its owner's political leanings might shape its direction in a way progressives may not like.

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Read below the fold...

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Sunday Morning Music

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Saturday morning music

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Hayley Coupon - Let Me Be

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Last week I plugged The Finks. Guess what? They have a new album out. Why not consider buying it? I did! Read below the fold...

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Capitalism takes on democracy

The strategy being used to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership has parallels elsewhere. Global and local efforts by corporations to increase profits are showing a strong preference for bypassing citizens.

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Read below the fold...

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Cleveland concert meetup TONIGHT at the Beachland

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