Archive for May, 2009

The Big Tent Fallacy

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I’ve heard enough.  I’m not sure who first put forth the idea that the Republican party should be a “Big Tent”, but I’m about ready to pack mine up and move out.  For those of you who may not be clear on the meaning of the “big tent” philosophy, it’s basically this:  our party is… »

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Eaten by a Ping Pong Table

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Elementary school was a tough time for me.  Not scholastically—I was quite smart.  No, the tough part was the physical toll life took on my little boy body.  I’ve previously referenced my four broken arms during first through fifth grade.    In first grade, I was hanging from a board that my brother and Brian… »

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Imminent Doom! Fear du Jour

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Swine flu!  Ebola!  SARS!  Flesh-eating bacteria!  Pandemic!  Asteroids!  Killer bees!  Y2K!  Nuclear war!  Trans fat!  Ice age!  Global warming!    It’s always something.  There is a culture of people in this world who wouldn’t know what to do if they didn’t have something to worry—or better yet, panic—about.  All the hyperbole, all the doom and… »

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We Don’t Live in a Democracy Part I

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.  When I was in school, I had absolutely no interest in history.  To be honest, I didn’t have a real interest in many of my classes.  It was only after college and my involvement in political campaigns that I became enthralled in the deeper meanings… »

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Simpsons Quote of the Day

“You couldn’t fool your own mother on the foolingest day of your life with an electrified fooling machine!” — Homer Simpson

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