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[20 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 180 views]

Obama’s speech was something else.  I don’t know if there was another candidate running who could inspire a nation, and perhaps the world.  I’m glad he didn’t hold back and give one of the more subdued speeches he gave as the presidential campaign came to a close.  At this moment in time, what people need is hope & inspiration, and Obama fulfilled that.  I’m curious what, if anything, critics can nitpick.

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[4 Oct 2008 | Comments Off | 162 views]

We’ve taught M about gender equality since he was born and watching Palin constantly rehash talking points the other night brought a neat idea to mind.  While explaining what we were watching (like we did with the first presidential debate), I realized that to M, it is perfectly normal for men and women to be running for the White House.  And it shouldn’t be 24 years until it happens again (since Hillary will undoubtedly run again as soon as she can), so this won’t be overcome by years of all-male …

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[15 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments | 213 views]

Apparently, McCain picking an inexperienced, provincial wackjob with extreme political views as his VP candidate finally woke up the long slumbering ‘liberal’ media. His choice has completely called into question his own judgement (or if he’s even in charge of his campaign) while totally smacking of a last-ditch effort to get elected – preferably with as little dignity as possible.
The New York Times waited until the media was finally allowed to speak to Palin before writing an editorial on Palin’s worrisome world view.  The strong wording of the editorial reflects …

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[15 Jun 2008 | 2 Comments | 287 views]

And I’m sure there are plenty of folks who’ve voted twice for the now official Worst President in History® who still won’t get it…

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[31 Mar 2008 | 10 Comments | 217 views]

I read a political post on another blog the other day from a supposed free thinker who believes Bush has actually done a good job and McCain is the right choice this fall. Silly me – I took his Intelligent comments welcome ending to mean that he actually welcomed intelligent comments. Seemingly not – the one comment posted was written the day after my attempted comment – and it happens to be someone who doesn’t clearly disagree with the author.
Fie on me for not noticing that 1) …