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The First Word in “Border Patrol” is — “BORDER”

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I live near the Canadian border. In fact I can see Vancouver Island (British Columbia) from my house. According to some people, that makes me a foreign policy expert. But I digress… The Border Patrol has a strong presence here, since we’re at an international border. That’s fine. But lately the ...

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 ...

Will the Iraq War affect the Convention as much as the Vietnam War did in 1968?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

[caption id="attachment_4658" align="aligncenter" width="281" caption="ReCreate-68 Logo"][/caption] My knee jerk reaction is nope. The 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago was a watershed moment in our history and it appears the various law enforcement groups have taken steps to insure nothing even close to the melee in Chicago will occur in Denver. The ...

Tom Coburn (R-Okla) Hates America and Loves Child Pornography

Monday, August 4th, 2008

He also hates our troops, especially those whiny ones who complain about being paralyzed. And thirty-nine of Coburn’s fellow Senate Republicans agree with him. A total of thirty-six bills have been blocked by Coburn. One of his stated reasons is “excessive spending.” Hey, I know how we can fix that. But more ...

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 ...

Global Warming and National Security

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

For conservatives, everything has to be Simple. Loud and Clear. They don’t want none of that there ambiguity or shades of gray; and none of that fuzzy liberal whimpering about “two sides to every issue.” Everything needs to fit neatly and snugly into a box with a label on it: ...

Kit Bond (R-Missouri): “Zee Paperss Pleasse! Vee Haf Vays of Making You Talk!”

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Calling all conservatives. Time to dust off your old “America: Love It Or Leave It” bumperstickers. You finally have an occasion to use it. We now have a truly un-American traitor who clearly hates everything America stands for. He should purchase a one-way ticket to the police state of his ...

See Through Security Now At An Airport Near You

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Remember those old X-Ray Vision goggles advertised in the back of your favorite comic books? The thrill of surreptitiously seeing through peoples clothes drove youthful imaginations into a frenzy of giggles and gasps. Of course, if you actually ponied up a few bucks and sent off for a pair, you were ...

Oy Vey: Donuts, Dogma, & A Damn Scarf

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

If you haven't figured out the topic of this posting from the above title, let me be the first to tell you that the right leaning blogosphere is in an uproar over a scarf worn by Rachael Ray in a Dunkin' Donuts advertisement. Here's the gist of the objection - ...

Politics, War and Our Troops

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

At the time that this article is written 4,071 American families have lost a loved one in the war that our nation is in. Many of the kids fighting in this war will eventually face the same politics that our troops in Vietnam faced. As someone writing from a liberal ...

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