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Dorian Gray Aboard the Straight Talk Express

Friday, September 19th, 2008

John McCain is a changed man. He seems to have gone from scrappy old dude to doddering old dude in the past few weeks. Could it be the addition of Alaska's First Dude and wife to the campaign that kicked off the whole Republican era of Extreme DudatudeTM? Rumors have circulated ...

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 ...

No To The Same Old, Same Old - Invest $72.72 In The Future

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Amidst the misdirection and the attempt of the McCain campaign to yank the change mantra from the Obama campaign, the realities remain the same...John McCain is four more years of George Bush. Would there be differences? Sure, stylistic differences...rhetorical differences...but the kind of difference that will positively impact the average ...

McCain, Palin: Lay Preachers at Our Lady of the Asshats

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I was raised Methodist. Not one of those fire-breathing, tongue-speaking, snake-handling Methodists (although my grandparents were a bit loony that way). No, we were more suburban Methodists. We were sticklers for thou shalt not murder and solid behind the whole thou shalt not steal thing, but as far as the ...

America Has Taken One Too Many Punches to the Head

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Politics used to be a blood sport that caused boxers to blanch at its violence. There were roundhouse punches to the head and every speech left some blood on the mat. Sometimes the wounds were self-inflicted, as when candidates bobbed when they should've weaved. Sometimes their opponents got in a ...

Primary Focus

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Today was the culmination of the first leg of a long journey for me. As I walked into the tiny town hall that serves as my precinct location, twins in tow, I got my ballot with a happy heart. Just a little over a year ago I threw my lot ...

A Roadie for the Rock Star

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Depending on which McCain ad you see, Johnny Walnuts thinks Obama is either a rock star or Charlton Heston wannabee. As the ads correctly assert, the O-Man can fire up a crowd and get them thinking seditiously about hope and change. However, McCain seems to think the ability to talk ...

Changing The Lives Of Others Requires That We Change Ours First

Monday, July 7th, 2008

When it's all said and done, very little in life changes...and the changes that are made are often painfully slow. All too often we get lost in our efforts to change (direct) others when what we really need to do is change (redirect) ourselves. This years election, more so than ...

Do You Have Faith in Faith-Based Initiatives?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Evangelicals seem to be odd man out this political season. Their much-vaunted voting block isn't concrete-solid this time around. McCain courts them with little success, even after gratuitously changing his official religion from those darn liberal Episcopalians to the more palatable and conservative Baptists. Obama's working the liberal evangelicals with ...

The Nabob of Non-Negativism

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

It seems negative campaigning isn't working as well as it once was. Although all the major primary candidates indulged in it to some degree, maybe voters are finally living up to their calls for cleaner campaigning by actually turning off the most negative messages. That's not to say it's a ...

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