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When Did We Become Afghanistan?

November 24th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Over at Approximately Perfect, Justin asks, “When did we become Afghanistan?” Rod answers that it was “Oh, about 1620 or so.” Because of limitations on blogs like Approximately Perfect — maybe that’s why it’s only Approximately Perfect — I was unable to post my full response there. After congratulating Rod on his quip, I pointed […]

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The (Anti-)Freedom Train

November 24th, 2004 · 1 Comment

The House of Representatives is railroading through bills that directly affect the extent of your freedoms. I know. You don’t want to hear it. I’m a liberal fruitcake. Cover your ears. Cover your eyes. But you can’t cover your personal life under rules currently being rammed through Congress. Even the House of Representatives agrees with […]

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Democrats “vs.” Republicans

November 7th, 2004 · No Comments

There’s a lot of talk right now about what strategy might have improved things for the Democrats, along with talk of a potential civil war within the party. The talk is unnecessary and premature. Truth is, there’s only one difference between Democrats and Republicans. And it’s closer to the difference between my wife and my […]

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Last Minute Voting Advice

November 2nd, 2004 · 2 Comments

Some people have asked me how I’m voting on the issues today. Other than the presidential race and Measure Z (a local measure to support our zoo), I haven’t written anything up to now. And I doubt that many people are going to be influenced by my vote today. 😉 Nevertheless, because I’ve been asked, […]

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Dirty Liberal Ideas: Trial Lawyers

October 19th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Rich, connecting to us from his NetZero account, takes Mark King to task for not doing research before complaining about some of the actions of the Bush Administration. Because his comment is reminiscent of Rush Limbaugh and other Republican mouthpieces in terms of the specific accusations made against “liberals,” the (lack of) depth of the […]

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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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A Day In The Life Of Joe Republican

October 6th, 2004 · No Comments

Well, I was up until after 3 a.m. and just now crawled out of bed (I think it’s about 10:30 a.m., but I might be dreaming). I’ve got two appeals now — and one of them is on a tight deadline — so there won’t be an original blog entry today. Mark King forwarded today’s […]

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I’m Gunna Hit Your Sister!

September 30th, 2004 · No Comments

My father is a real clown sometimes. Those who know me well enough to see me clown around — and, frankly (sadly), there aren’t many of those folks around — know I get that straight from him. This often led to unexpected funny episodes, like the time we were all sitting at the dinner table […]

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Hanoi War Crimes Museum Honors Stupid Republicans

September 29th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Yesterday, I noted that Republicans are stupid. Among other things, I pointed out that half the rocks on the planet were more intelligent than Republicans. Some people may have been confused by that. I did not mean to say that one Republican was smarter than half the rocks, collectively. I meant that half of all […]

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Relax, We’re Just Neutralizing You

September 28th, 2004 · No Comments

Jon Stewart has a show on Comedy Central — The Daily Show — that I guess is essentially political commentary. Although I’ve seen it a couple times, I don’t often watch it, so forgive my ignorance on that score. “Ignorant,” though, is essentially what Bill O’Reilly recently said the viewers of that show were. Actually, […]

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