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McCain-Palin: The Audacity Of Audacity

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

If affectations were authenticity, Sarah Palin's debate performance would have been Oscar worthy. If flirtations were facts, Sarah Palin could transform ennui into an astute entry in the encyclopedia. If muddled mutterings were metrics, Sarah Palin could be a mathematician. If serendipity were substance, enlightenment would emerge from Palin's equivocations. ...

The Garden Of Greed: Smoke & Mirrors & Fallen Apples

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

In recent days, a number of parallel thoughts have led me to perpendicular roadblocks. Generally speaking, I'm struggling to identify the means to unmask the many misdirections being put forth in order to distract us from reality. If I'm to succeed, there are a number of problems to address. One, ...

Trust Me

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I don’t know if there really was a time when our government actually worked for us and not for the special interests. But, I do know that there were times when national security took precedence over those lobbyists that were putting all that money in our leader’s pockets. There always ...

We Can’t Get Fooled Again

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

A lot of politics always consists of negativity – Monday-morning quarterbacking, dredging up past sins or mistakes, and general finger-pointing that can sound like kids whining, “I’m telling!” It would be more useful to focus on the future and on the positive – what do we want to change? How ...

Sarah Palin and Animal Cruelty

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Why does Sarah Palin hate wolves so much she tries to use her office to fund animal cruelty with taxpayer revenues? We’ve been hearing about Sarah Palin’s talents as a hunter and “sportswoman.” Overall the net impact seems to be mainly the novelty factor; a lot of Americans fall on each ...

Reality Check: No Matter Who Wins The Election, We’re Still Screwed

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

(photo credit www.werescrewed08.com) Convention fever is lighting up the 2008 presidential elections here in the United States- the time for the major political parties to formally nominate their candidates for the general election, for the party faithful to gather and pat each other on the back while mending wounds inflicted during the ...

PBS, Politics, Patriotism, & The Primordial Patriarch

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Heaven help us! PBS is going to air a documentary, The Bible's Buried Secrets, which explores the factuality of the Bible...and Donald "Wingnut" Wildmon's American Family Association has already launched an action alert. The AFA is asking its supporters to sign a petition urging congress to halt all government funding ...

The “Order” Of Things: Let Them Kill…Yes - Let Them Marry…No

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I'm always amazed at public opinion...especially when it provides some insights into human nature in 21st century America. Over the years, I've always marveled at the prudish obsession with all things prurient. I could be wrong, but I suspect a majority of Americans would rather allow their children to watch ...

Just a Pitiful Little Screed

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

It's been a long time since my last anger-filled screed. This unexpected development isn't because there are no more topics worthy of long and vicious screeds, it's because I'm feeling a little like a ripple wimpily expending itself on the placid shores of a pond. It's hard to get all ...

FISA: Four, Three, Two, One…Is What Counts Gone?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

When in the course of human events is truth self-evident? Or is truth a declaration independent of our capacity to recognize it? Is there a point at which the collective truth of yesterday is no longer sufficient to hold together that which seemed to be a more perfect union? Are ...

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