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SATURDAY, 8/3/13, Issue 166

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violent_crawleyJesse Jackson admits misspeaking: meant to say “doofus”: Responding to the demand of Gov. Goldfinger for an apology for comparing him to the late “segregationist” governor of Alabama, George Wallace (Gov. Goldfinger wants Jesse Jackson to apologize), Jesse Jackson backed down and admitted that he misspoke.

“I apologize to the governor of Deleónsylvania,” Jackson supposedly said. “While I did say ‘segregationist,’ I intended to use the word ‘doofus.'”

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A number of observers clearly were relieved that in Jackson’s restatement there existed at least a tincture of accuracy. Alec Sink is understood to have said, “Comparing the governor to George Wallace is probably giving the governor too much credit.”

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Others were less kind. “Doofus is good. There’s no doubt the governor is inept,” former state attorney Bill McCollum allegedly said. “Just look at his incompetence in appointing education commissioners and selecting lieutenant governors. You have to go back to California’s Grey Davis a decade ago to find this level of spectacle.”

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Crist

Others contended that Jackson’s retraction did not go far enough. Prospective gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is believed to have demanded that Jesse be more exact. “‘Doofus’ is not the word I would have used. A better term would be ‘cursed.'”.

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crip2Smart Ass Cripple: Expressing pain through sarcasm since 2010, by Mike Ervin. Read

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The Field Negro, by Wain Bennett. Read

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brainBrain Pickings: by Maria Popova. Read

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ClioNursing Clio: Because the Personal is Historical. Read

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pannedPanned Review: Film reviews by Jacob Lusk. Read

calvinsstoryCalvin’s Story: Epilepsy & beyond: a mother’s journal, by Christy Shake. Read

MaggieWorldMaggie World, Normalizing the abnormal, by Sally Coghlan McDonald. Read

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OnTheBlink On the Blink: Considering how my light is spent, by Emily Michael. Read

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Everyday Dolce: Finding the dolce in everyday stories of life, love, and food, by Jamie Cornman. Read

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pic copyFiction Fix 16. A Jacksonville publication. Jayshiro Tashiro, “Birds in the City” / Cathleen Calbert, “Man Loves Woman Loves Dog” / Amando Paulger, “In the Hands of God” / Van G. Garrett, “Piss and Vinegar” / Di Jayawickrema, “Kirkenes, Norway” / Josh Lamstein, “Cooties” / Meeah Williams, “The Taste of Strawberries Today” / Glenn Erick Miller, “Essence” / Edward Hagelstein, “The Peespot Players.” Read

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pic2 copyEat Poems #9. Audio chapbooks–Poets in, around, and from Jax. Virus Conversations, by Michele Leavitt. Pub: Mark Ari. Leavett’s collection Back East won the Michael Macklin First Book Prize in 2013, & her memoir excerpt “No Trespassing” won The Ohio State University’s 2010 William Allen Award for creative nonfiction. Listen

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Mudlark: an electronic journal of poetry and poetics. Published by Dr. William Slaughter, Professor Emeritus of UNF’s English department. Read

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