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One Nation Under My God

April 20th, 2005 · No Comments

…indivisible with liberty and justice for all. The one word that you would NOT use for today’s America is ‘indivisible’. In fact, if we have anything in common anymore, it’s that we’re divided and neatly sorted into groups. Red state, Blue state, Liberal, Conservative, Pro Bush, Anti Bush, Gay, Straight…Undecided. Once America flourished on consensus […]

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Tags: Religion

The “Fear” of the Lord

December 16th, 2004 · 4 Comments

It has been quite a time to be alive in America. I’m not talking of wars or inventions or medical marvels. I’m talking about the short time since the re-election of George W. Bush. It’s been “red” states against “blue” states for weeks now, as if every state was filled with just one color. There […]

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Tags: Religion

Liberally Dreaming

October 19th, 2004 · No Comments

I have a dream. In my dream, Secretary of State Colin Powell comes out from hiding and somehow skews up the courage to serve his country in the best way possible: He resigns. So starts an article written by Harley Sorensen of SFGate.com His thoughts got my thoughts going. I agree with him that Colin […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Rubber Ducky, You’re The One

October 16th, 2004 · 3 Comments

The pendulum of morality swings back and forth as a reaction to current events. It’s effected by presidents (Clinton), Super Bowls (Janet Jackson) and now finally this: the Rubber Duck of Spring Hill, Tennessee. SPRING HILL, Tenn. — Katherine Williams says the yellow ducky sponge she put on sale at a flea market is merely […]

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Tags: Stupidity

‘Tis the Season, Fa la la la

October 11th, 2004 · 4 Comments

‘Tis the season. You know it, I know it. I’m not talking about spending time with family, fighting for parking or even spending time fighting with family about where to park. I’m talking about voting season. But in the eternal words of Mark Morford of the SFGate.com : Let’s be honest. Percentage-wise, few people in […]

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Tags: Social Issues

October Fears and Realities

October 4th, 2004 · 2 Comments

[Editor’s Note: If you think you already read this, you might not have. A few hours after the original article went up, the author re-worked it. This version is new and was posted about 10:30 p.m. today.] There is more than a little speculation going around that Osama bin Laden will be “captured” right before […]

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Tags: 2004 Presidential Election

Your 2¢ vs. Passing the Buck

October 1st, 2004 · 4 Comments

“Fools” said I, “you do not know silence like a cancer grows. Hear my words that I might teach you, Take my arms that I might reach you.” But my words like silent raindrops fell, And echoed in the wells of silence. Words and music by Paul Simon; Fair Use by a Big Fan Writing […]

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Tags: Blogs & Blogging

Faith and the Final Frontier

September 28th, 2004 · No Comments

The Republican Election Machine can really be applauded for its creation of not just voters, but faithful believers in the Republican message. And I mean that in the most religious of contexts. A Bush believer, in my opinion, is someone who doesn’t just follow the issues. They listen to their message as it’s delivered to […]

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Tags: Political Discourse

CSI: USA

September 24th, 2004 · No Comments

Let me start out by saying that I really like the way Mark Morford of SFGate.com writes. I look forward to his weekly columns. His style of writing is different in so many ways but the main thing I notice is that you need a heart and a brain to write like that. There is […]

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Tags: 2004 Presidential Election

A Song For Rick

July 3rd, 2004 · 7 Comments

“Fools” said I, “You do not know Silence like a cancer grows. Hear my words that I might teach you, Take my arms that I might reach you.” But my words like silent raindrops fell, And echoed In the wells of silence Lyrics and Music by Paul Simon If Rick really decides to shut down […]

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Tags: Blogs & Blogging