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Gin, The Martinez, And The Origins Of The Martini

In hell, said Randal Jarell, Americans tell each other how to make a martini. A martini — “the elixir of quietude” as E.B. White described it — consists of gin and vermouth. The ingredients are chilled and then strained into a cocktail glass. That, at any rate, is the original martini, though vodka is now,…

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Occupy Wall Street: Bullying Old Ladies, Lice Infestations, Defecating In Banks, Shutting Down Burger Kings — Yes, Barack, No Different From The Tea Party

It’s being called by some The Worst Media Double Standard in Recent History, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m referring of course to the mainstream media’s overwhelming support of the Occupy Wall Street movement vis-à-vis their utter vilification of the Tea Party, who paid for the permits (I know, because I was one who paid),…

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Gin And The Origins Of The Martini

In hell, said Randal Jarell, Americans tell each other how to make a martini. A martini — “the elixir of quietude” as E.B. White described it — consists of gin and vermouth. The ingredients are chilled and then strained into a cocktail glass. That, at any rate, is the original martini, though vodka is now,…

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Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California

Secession is interesting thing, more complicated than one might at first think. The following — which won’t go anywhere — is semi interesting. Out of the frying pan, into the fire: RIVERSIDE (CBS) — Is the state of California about to go “South”? Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the…

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Are The Fish Really Being Mercury Poisoned?

If you smell something fishy in this latest wave of methyl mercury talk, the reason is that there is something fishy in it — very fishy — and it stinks to high heaven. Don’t be lured in. The relevant facts are these: In this country, there hasn’t been a single scientifically documented case of fish-related…

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