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The Truth & Nothing But The Truth About Sarah Palin

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Well I've had it with all of the Sarah Palin hyperbole. We're a better nation than this and we need to stop with the ad hominem attacks on the Alaska governor. To that end, I've taken the time to compile some relevant facts that will set the record straight on ...

The Loaves And Fishes Election?

Monday, September 8th, 2008

If this election turns out to be about religious ideology...while ignoring the real implications of electing a candidate who supports the same policies of the president who created the troubled economy we're now enduring...it may well be appropriate to call this "The Loaves and Fishes Election"...although I doubt either will ...

2008 Election: Why The Supreme Court Matters

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Sarah Palin's selection as John McCain's running mate has evangelicals feeling all warm and fuzzy. Her presence on the ticket has energized the conservative base and rekindled concerns that this election will see the reemergence of a full-scale culture war. Truth be told, the culture war had never ended...it had ...

Real Time With Bill Maher: 09/05/08

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Bill Maher is my hero! Last nights show simply reminded me of that fact. While one could argue that his acerbic tongue alienates the religious right and those voters who might be persuadable, I've come to the conclusion that it may be the only way to fight a war with ...

The Palin Play: Pulpits…Puppets…Politics…Profits

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Quite frankly, the GOP's political parlance is the equivalent of being told that one can engage in a circle jerk with one's self. I think it is actually more akin to placing one's head up one's behind. Yes..it's still a circle...but the outcome isn't quite as pleasant. Look, I'll happily give ...

2008 Election: Seeking Reason Amidst The Rhetoric

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

For the most part, I've been in a funk since the Democratic National Convention. The question I've been unable to answer is why. Even as I write this posting, I remain unsure of the cause of my malaise. Regardless, it seemed appropriate to attempt an explanation...for myself and my readers. As ...

From His Mouth to God’s Ear

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Yesterday I was at Mass, and the Homily was about racism. Father Robert talked about how when Kennedy was running for president, the prevailing meme was that he'd doom the nation to Papacy, and once elected would follow the Pope's edict and make America a Catholic nation. Sounds ludicrous now, ...

Compare & Contrast: Family Values & The 2008 Election

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The GOP has, for years, claimed to be the party of family values. Unfortunately, that title is more like a badge worn on one's lapel than an innate commitment to morality. Even worse, this carefully chosen description is primarily tailored to encompass those issues the GOP feels will garner votes. ...

Who Is The God That Stands Between The Theist & The Atheist?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I'm of the opinion that morality isn't the domain of any particular segment of society...whether that be religiously inclined groups or those who don't believe in God. Generally speaking, I suspect morality is an individual construct...albeit influenced by many factors including the individuals one chooses to associate with. Regardless, there ...

Kissing Up To James Dobson Requires A Lot Of Lip Service

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Nothing makes Focus on the Family's James Dobson happier than having his ego stroked...and Mark Joseph does just that in an open letter opinion piece on Fox News. The only thing missing in Joseph's "adore-itorial" is a picture of Dobson's freshly lip-kissed behind. Joseph's glorification of Dobson is only a ...

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