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Mind Readers

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'm not kidding with this story about vegetative research. Canadian scientists (SCIENCE!) using an inexpensive EEG device seem to be able to detect conciousness in unresponsive patients. So far, and this is the frightening part, about 20% of their test subjects have proven to be aware enough to respond, in their own way, to commands. They're trapped in their bodies and they know it.


This EEG is not a real-time device yet but here's hoping they can get it to work adroitly enough to enable these unfortunate people to once again praise God for everything he's done for them.


I'd written a Joe Paterno comic for today's Raging Pencils but seemingly everybody and their baby-devouring dogs had already done one, so I demurred. But just so it's not a total loss here's my version in joke format:

Q: What do the Pope, Joe Paterno and Michael Jackson have in common?

A: Really good lawyers.

Thank you! Thank you! I'll be here all week.


Happy Veteran's Day to all! Especially you, "little brother"!


Finally our first "Chart of the Day":

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Republican Job Creation Update

john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #107 in a list of Republican job creation activities since they gained control of the House in 2011. None, sad to say, have yet to result in one, single new job.

(107) 11-11-2011: The so-called "Super Committee" is trying to find ways to cut the deficit, but the Republicans on the Committee want to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, which would only makes things worse. Nice going, ya pinheads.

NOTE: As a result of an unexpected wave of enthusiasm the Republican Job Creation update now has its own web site. It will remain on the RP but a web site of its own will raise its visibility on the 'net as we progress towards the critical 2012 elections. And I thank you for your support.


Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? Sean Hannity blows a pack of lies about Occupy Wall Street out of his ass. What else is new?

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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