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Touchdown, Austin

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Made it to Austin for Netroots Nation without incident. Random thoughts about travel: I forgot my book, so when I got to Orlando International Airport, I looked for a kiosk to buy a book. There was a grand total of 9 titles, and everyone of them was formulaic lightweight crap I ...

Nyah, Nyah, Nyah: Color Me Unimpressed

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

  In a parallel universe somewhere, Americans have their shit together. I have to believe this in order to get up each morning. In that universe, grownups have a grip. They communicate with a reasonable degree of effectiveness. It's not unheard of to talk to a person of a differing opinion ...

Naiveté Scene

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Frequently, I'll come across a comment on a blog or news article where the commenter is obviously a political newbie.  "Let's all boycott so and so, that will get their attention", or "If Hillary doesn't win, I'm voting for McCain", or "Obama betrayed us, he's moving to the middle". Reactionary ...

I’m Surrounded by Idiots

Monday, July 7th, 2008

"As the Fourth of July approaches, six in 10 of those surveyed in a USA Today/Gallup Poll say sporting an American flag pin indicates that a person is patriotic, one of a half-dozen actions that most say reflect a love of country." - Political Wire It's fucking bling, people! Love of ...

Greed Kills

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Need another example of why the Republican Party implosion is in full swing? Despite their best efforts to pin liberal moneyed elite on any Dem they see as a threat, there is something almost surreal about the way these people swipe money. I'm not implying the average Rep voter is ...

Not Worthy

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I'd like to go on record that I'm not in favor of slamming military service in the name of political expediency. I regard service to the country as the highest form of idealism. It embodies the ultimate belief, that of a nation so worthy that one's own life is an ...

Pipe Dreams and Telco Schemes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

In my various conversations with politically astute people, I generally raise my highest hope, which is that Obama will tap Feingold for veep. I'm secretly in love with Russ Feingold. He can park his principled shoes under my... erm, never mind. Anyway, every time I bring him up, I get ...

Breaking News: Killer Thongs Near Release

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

No longer solely in the realm of James Bond and Spy vs. Spy, panties weaponry wedged itself into a tight spot last week when a prototype backfired, nearly blinding an undercover agent. Damage control quickly contained the story, passing it off as a simple wardrobe malfunction. Macrida Patterson, 52, says she was attempting ...

Don’t Let Us Get Stupid, Alright?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

There are lots of ways to die. I can think of several I hope aren't my ticket punching scenario. Beyond murder and bone cancer, Alzheimer's is one of the most insidious of the Reaper's cards, because it steals you long before it takes your carrying case. I love my brain; I ...

We Interrupt this Sniping…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

To bring you a view of our moon setting over the Caribbean, courtesy of NASA. We have such a beautiful planet. When I look t this I can't understand why striving to care for her is even debatable.

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