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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 ...

Facts versus Speeches

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Let's look at reality versus fantasy: Speech: Sarah Palin says Obama wants to raise income taxes. Fact: The independent Tax Policy Center and other analysts have concluded that Barack Obama's tax policy will result in tax cuts for 4 out of 5 American households. Speech: Palin says she and McCain will lead efforts ...

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, ...

“What Time Is It? Time For A Change.”

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Craig Newmark is like the Woody Allen of the internet, but without the narcissistic neuroticism. Here's a set of videos that you won't see on your local MSM news outlet, regardless of what flavor you subscribe to. Enjoy and blog on friends, blog on all.

So You Think You Have Health Insurance?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Take a look at this video titled "Insurance Jive" - it dramatizes the way that insurance companies in California have begun making a systematic practice of illegally cancelling people's policies if they actually have the nerve to get sick; in the actual case portrayed in the video, Health Net cancelled ...

The Foolishness Of George Bush

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

When asked what kind of advice he would give to the Syrians, here's what the Republican President said yesterday: Q (As translated.) To both of you, what specific, concrete requests do you wish to make or send to the Syrian President, Bashar Assad, so that he normalize his relations with the ...

It’s Summer: Where’s Our Lemonade?

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

I love America. It's one country where, if you buckle down and get to work, you can actually make something of yourself.  Indeed, there is a long history of the folks migrating here to make a better life for themselves and their families.  There is also a long history of, ...

When Republican Voters Get The Whitehouse They Dream of, We All Have To Live With The Consequences

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Turns out, Republican Faithful should have headed the old adage: Be careful what you wish for, you might get it. Indeed, with the new book promulgated by Scotty McMessage McClellan, we learn that leadership by faith over facts doesn't work. From the Republican "victories" at the polling stations and ...