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Holding the Olive Branch in a Mailed Fist

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

A year ago everyone thought Iraq would be the big issue of 2008. McCain bolstered his position by emulating Yosemite Sam's fine wartime performance while Obama emphasized how unlike Shrub he was by speaking in complete sentences. In the end, the economy won out - mostly because it's hard to ...

The Comedy Shall Wash Over Us

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

After eight years of shooting Bushfish in a barrel, many comedians and pundits are wondering what they will poke and prod when Team Obama settles in. I'm sure the Obamans will have their share of screw-the-pooch moments - Biden, the Turkey Mom, and both sides of Congress will provide a ...

Obama: He’s Good, Not God

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

A million people (some estimating upwards of 4 million) - the expected crowd for the Obama inauguration - is one helluva lot of people. Even if nowhere near that many show up, the crowds will be huge and that's troubling in a way. Our current alleged President is so disrespected around ...

Fancy That, He Really is Good at Something After All

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Even his loudest detractors recognize The Anointed OneTM will have a gargantuan job cleaning up the mess G-Dub is leaving. I can't help but wonder if McCain and the remaining Republicans aren't secretly grateful for losing. After all, it's a lot easier to be the minority when the country is ...

Taking 10 Lbs. of Rancor Out of a 5 Lb. Bag

Friday, November 7th, 2008

The campaign nearly as long as a Presidential term is over, concluded with photo op handshakes and obligatory speeches. But buried in those speeches and handshakes are some tells for what the next four years may bring. Most observers offered positive reviews for McCain's concession speech. He seemed gracious, calm, respectful, ...

The 2008 Wake - Waiting For The Sea To Change

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Many elections are bittersweet. 2008 was no exception. While celebrating Obama’s historic election, California voters were dashing the dreams of LGBT children throughout the world. Today, they doubt voters will ever grant an LGBT candidate the same defining moment of acceptance. When we're young, life is immeasurable and expansive. As we ...

Despite Historic Obama Election, Bush Still Has 77 Days In Which To Make Things Even Worse

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Despite yesterday's historic election that has made Barack Obama the next president, let us not forget that we still have 77 days of George W. Bush to contend with. Because believe me, Bush isn't forgetting that he's still the Decider in Chief until January 20th. Outgoing presidents like to "tie up ...

Voting Scam Report Hotline / Same Old Same Old…

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

CNN is running a hotline for voters anywhere to report any irregularities or problems they encounter today - if you run into anything fishy (or just dysfunctional), please call 1-877-462-6608 and report it right away, and it will be on CNN shortly. Along with a slew of inevitable problems that are ...

Stupid Republican Tricks

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Following is the text of a message I sent today to the corporate headquarters of the Village Inn restaurant chain. At about 2:00 a.m. this morning, my daughter and a friend went after work to your restaurant at 2017 Menaul Blvd. here in Albuquerque. Their waiter came to the table and asked ...

Politics, A Park, And A Proposition

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I've found myself puzzled by my own silence for the last few days...wondering if I'm paralyzed by the anxiety that comes with an important election or if something larger were at play. Then I watched the following video and the answers began to emerge. This isn't a new video. I remember ...

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