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Entries from July 2004

Political Mockingbirds

July 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

The mockingbird can change its tune eighty-seven times in seven minutes. Politicians regard this interesting fact with envy. Special thanks to Lisa Ellis for this bit of political humor. 

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Tags: Humor

John Kerry’s Campaign

July 30th, 2004 · 5 Comments

Up to now, I’ve written nothing in support of John Kerry. Up to now, I’ve seen no reason to do so. Craig Cheslog, writing over at Political Parrhesia, notes some of his favorite lines from John Kerry’s acceptance speech last night. (As further proof of the fact that I’ve not heretofore been very impressed with […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

More Proof Bush Will Win

July 28th, 2004 · No Comments

One reason I’m paying little attention to the Kerry campaign — besides the fact that I see him as only marginally better than Bush — is that he hasn’t a prayer of winning the election. Bush will be “re-elected.” Click here to learn why.

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Selling Votes?

July 28th, 2004 · 7 Comments

An email was sent to one of my rarely-used mailboxes today. Like a lot of other spam it makes a questionable offer. Nader doesn’t have to “spoil” the election in 2004, like what clearly happened with Florida in 2000. Try the new vote swapping system at www.DefeatBushAgain.com, which has been set up to provide Nader […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

The Scientific Abuse of America

July 27th, 2004 · No Comments

Imagine this: You’re driving down the street, minding your own business. You are obeying all traffic laws. Your car, which you routinely service, is in perfect working condition. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a driver less vigilant than you sideswipes you, knocking your car off the road and into an irrigation ditch. Your young daughter, seated […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Shovin’ It

July 26th, 2004 · 1 Comment

There’s just no excuse for this. It explains why this blog hasn’t written any pro-Kerry articles. In the upcoming election, the American public — as has become the norm for the last few elections — is faced with what almost amounts to a choice between the antichrist and Satan when it comes to candidates for […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

“The Same Game”: Clarification

July 23rd, 2004 · 6 Comments

It’s difficult for me to understand how some readers keep missing this point about “the same game” issue. On the assumption that the problem is the way I’m explaining it, I’ll try again.

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Tags: Politics-In-General

But We’re Safer Now

July 20th, 2004 · No Comments

I was just listening to a report on CNN. They noted that the war in Iraq is having an impact on recruitment stateside. (Surprise!) This is creating a difficulty for Americans at home because fire, rescue and other such services sometimes depend upon the National Guard and other quasi-military or reserve forces. The report noted […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Nader: Republican Presidential Candidate?

July 19th, 2004 · 9 Comments

As a friend of mine wrote when he forwarded an email about this story to me: “And they’re complaining about MoveOn.org.” The Michigan Republican Party submitted more than 40,000 signatures last week in a bid to get independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader on the state’s November ballot. Of course, this is not really about helping […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Nick’s Fox Block Party

July 17th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Seems our next-door neighbor, Nick, is the “Masterful Winner of Things, Stuff & Other Items.”

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Tags: Personal Life