The New York State Senate passed the bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in the Empire State by a slightly larger margin than last year (43-14), but still faces uncertainty in the State Assembly. In the previous two years, the bill to legalize MMA (full text of bill) passed in the Senate only to be killed [...]
Keith Rainere claims to subscribe to a Randian philosophy that states creative and innovative people can only thrive in a laissez-faire environment that does not restrict the development of culture, business, art, or anything else that trades in ideas and innovation. He also once sued cult expert Rick Ross for criticizing the group publicly, claiming that [...]
Debate about minimum wage in New York State has been renewed and it’s likely to be a hot button issue in the next legislative session.
I just read a Times Union piece by Cathleen Crowley about the canonization of Kateri, a 17th Century convert to Catholicism who is being put on the fast-track to Sainthood after an alleged miracle out West.
Kateri Tekakwitha was born out of conflict. Her mother was an Algonquin and a Christian; her father a [...]
Just some of the stories today that impact your life:
The grand jury in Troy’s ballot fraud case is in its final stages. Applications for unemployment in the region have hit a three-year low. In light of controversies at Penn State and Syracuse, Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to introduce legislation [...]
Earlier today on his Keyboard Krumbs blog, Rob Madeo tells the story of a frivolous sports opinion piece that has exploded in controversy due to internet reaction and the harassment and threats its author received.
From the Times Union: Life Interrupts an Attempt to Die at Home
I’ve sung the praies of Cathleen Crowley before. Please read the above story, which is simply exceptional.
The Hospice employees and EMTs cannot and should not be a part of this discussion, at least not in terms of what they [...]
The Times Union saw fit to feature my departure today in its print edition:
(scan courtesy my friend Dennis B.)
Like I said, it was amicable and stuff like this shows it. So long and thanks for all the fish.
…wait a minute, NO MENTION OF KEVIN MARSHALL ONLINE DOT COM?! You’re [...]
Welcome to the new home of Kevin Marshall’s America here on Kevin Marshall Online dot com.
Some of you have asked why I moved off the Times Union blogroll. There’s been some talk that it was due to a gross invasion of privacy from a Times Union staff member (although that did actually happen, it [...]
After 18 months, nearly 750 posts, and over 9,000 comments, this will be the final post for Kevin Marshall’s America in the Times Union blogosphere.
It’s been an interesting and fun ride, mostly due to the readers I’ve encountered both in the digital realm and those that have done me the small courtesy of making [...]
- Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…
- Listen to me LIVE as guest co-host of Alternative to Sleeping tonight at 10pm!
- Realtors: “WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH” George Hearst III: “NONONOO SSSSHHH IT’S OKAY, it’s okay…here. Here’s a pacifier.” Kristi: “#oops.”
- Open Mic web series premiere tonight @ Lark Tavern
- Trust Me, You’re Going to Want to See This
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