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Archive for July, 2007

Writing can work

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Writing letters actually can work. Just ask the students in Constantine Christopulos ’ class at William V. Wright Elementary School in Las Vegas. The students in this second grade class were tired of eating frozen green beans time and again with their school lunches. I can’t say that I ...

Fear Again and Fear More

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Crawling through the jungle in Southeast Asia might heighten your senses. Knowing that besides the poison offered by nature there are also dangers in the form of a human enemy moving with stealth through the jungle piques the senses even higher. The heightened sensitivity of ones senses in these circumstance ...

Pouring Fuel In The Fire- The Bush Mid-East Plan

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The Bush Administrati on has finally solved the crisis in the Middle East- it’s giving several Mid-East countries billions of dollars in arms and military aid in exchange for a promise that they will “isolate Iran and help the US defeat the Iraqi insurgency.” At a press conference after meeting diplomats ...

Obama on the Move

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

One thing I thought we’d see with this never ending primary cycle was the bursting of the inevitabilit y bubble. Talk to any Democrat, and chances are they are not convinced of the inevitabilit y of anything. We, as people who have bottomed out and gotten a dose of common sense ...

Schools Teaching Less Variety In Favor Of NCLB Test Score Requirements

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Remember when we went to school and got to learn about science, history, art, music, and even had a PE class several times a week? Well, those days have been gone for some time, what with school districts claiming poverty and cutting classes in music, art, and PE for years ...

Mormon Church Says It’s OK To THINK Gay, Just Not To BE Gay

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

In their newest pamphlet on homosexualit y, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka The Mormon Church) asserts that homosexual relationship s are “inconsisten t” with God’s plan, but that some people may not be able to “overcome” their attractions. “While many Latter-day Saints, through individual effort, the exercise ...

The GOP Dilemma: “Pro-Life For Hire” Candidates?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

They say it’s not nice to enjoy the misfortune of others…and while I generally support that notion…when it comes to politics, I’m willing to make some exceptions. I have to confess that a New York Times article discussing the predicament facing the Republican Party in the 2008 presidential election with ...

Republican Fashion Update: Orange is the New Red

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “FBI.” “Um, Don’t you have something to do in the lower 48?” “No, Senator. Open the door. We have a warrant. We’d like to take a look at your remodeling project. Seems a bit off, Sir.” “So? I’m Senator for life!” “Possibly, Sir, but we’re still coming in.” “I’m a powerful man, I ...

Democracy Be Damned: Rampant Corruption In Iraq

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I understand the desire to be optimistic about the situation in Iraq but when each day brings a new scandal, a new article detailing the growing obstacles, or a call for more time to achieve our objectives, I simply cannot muster a smile. Frankly, if it weren’t such a serious ...

California’s Electronic Voting Systems Easily Hackable

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

One of the reasons I helped elect Debra Bowen as California’s Secretary of State in 2006 was because of her promise to carefully look into the security and reliability of the myriad electronic voting systems deployed across this state. Having heard about security problems, and having been witness to malfunctioni ...

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