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The Front Fell Off!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

On the lighter side, a friend sent me this link from an RCP story - the clip is a spoof of an interview with an Australian official about an oil tanker wreck that really happened last year.

Practical Protection From Vote Theft

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Here’s something to push for! A cheap, practical, effective way to make sure your vote is counted, and counted as a vote for the people you actually voted for. Electronic voting machines should be an improvement over older technologies, but they’ve turned out to be too vulnerable to fraud. There have ...

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 ...

Big Brother is Alive and Well in Hickman, Nebraska

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This story might seem trivial compared to all the global and national events happening right now. But it’s a sick commentary on the way people treat each other; and how a power-crazed corrupt city government can bully its own citizens. It also shows that you don’t have to live in ...

General Query, Apropos of Not Much

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Does anyone on BIO live in the Raleigh, NC area?  My sweetie is taking me on vacation there next month, and it's fun to meet online friends face to face, the way we had a chance to get together with Ken Grandlund on a trip to San Diego a while ...

Another Republican Class Act

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The NJ state Republican web site was running a banner slogan saying "Obama Loves America like OJ Loved Nicole" - boy, that's the kind of political discourse that elevates the process.  Who, them racist?  No "oh my God, it's a scary black man!" theme there.  Subtle as a flying mallet, ...

A Grateful Patriot, not a Proud Nationalist

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Thinking about the meaning of Independence Day... maybe I'm weird, but I've always wondered about people taking pride in something they had no part in accomplishing, whether that's who their ancestors were or winning the Revolutionary War.  Maybe it has to do with confusing different definitions of the word "pride",  ...

Mr. Pot, Meet Mr. Kettle

Monday, June 30th, 2008

"The obscene vitriol on the left wing blogs really is mind-blowing. You see virtually none of this on conservative blogs." Marlowe on Skewz "To me, it's straightforward: Conservatives are adults, liberals are adolescences (sic). Conservatives value rational and logical discussion, liberals crave juvenile name calling." oleneo65 on Skewz Politics is a rough neighborhood. Stakes ...

The Public Transit Paradox

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

On paper, public transportation is a fantastic idea. You can move more people with less vehicles. You can move more people with less energy. You can keep less vehicles on the road, causing a decrease in emissions and pollution. And you can offer low cost transit to people who can't ...

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