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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Either incredibly dumb or incredibly dishonest

Cindy McCain said yesterday that she had gotten a “cold chill” when Barack Obama had voted not to fund our troops in Iraq, troops that included her son.

I wonder how she felt when her own husband urged the president to veto funding for the troops that included a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.

Why is it that I feel it would be an insult to call Cindy McCain a “Stepford wife” — an insult to Stepford wives, that is.

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This is making me crazy…

I live in West Virginia. Fortunately my town, Shepherdstown, is relatively progressive, due to the presence of the Shepherd University Community and a large quantity of artists and theatre people (we are the home of the Contemporary American Theater Festival every year, drawing thousands from around the country each year for a month of new plays).

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Our Quiet Revolution – An End to Bush’s Potemkin Economy

This week, America’s quiet revolution started in an unlikely place. Cook County (Chicago) Sheriff Tom Dart got sick of evicting families paying rent, innocents all, as well as evicting owners in foreclosure proceedings.

Sheriff Dart in his own words:

As Cook County sheriff, I am responsible for running a 10,000-inmate jail, providing patrols to unincorporated areas and securing the courts.

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So much for the Bush legacy

So you’re a federal employee sitting in your cubicle pondering the smoldering ruins of your retirement portfolio when you receive an interdepartmental memo asking you to list your agency’s major accomplishments over the past eight years for something the White House is compiling called "The Bush Record."

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The maverick melts down

I’ve been doing internal 180’s this whole election season, bouncing from poll to contradictory poll and changing my assessment of which candidate was going to win the White House.

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John McCain’s desperate culture war

"I’m not going back to Woodstock for awhile," Canadian hippie rock star Neil Young sang no less than 35 years ago now. "I’m a million miles away from that helicopter day."

If only the same thing could be said about our political process.

As the presidential race enters the final month, an increasingly desperate John McCain is turning to the same culture war tactics that have served the Republican Party so well for the past generation.

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Hockey moms and Joe Sixpack

You know what I think is the greatest thing to come out of this presidential campaign season? The fact that Joe Six-Pack and the hockey moms are finally getting the respect they deserve.

We can thank Sarah Palin for that as we can for so much recent amusement, you betcha.

In the vice presidential debate, Palin challenged hockey moms and Joe Six-Pack to keep Wall Street honest. And why not? It’s not like they are encumbered by special knowledge that would complicate the task.

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Did lawmaker’s son hack Palin’s email?

David Christopher Kernell walked into federal court Wednesday morning in handcuffs, shackles and tennis shoes to plead not guilty to hacking Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s personal e-mail account.

He can stay out of jail for now as long as he stays off his computer.

The University of Tennessee econmics major, who is the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell, D-Memphis, turned himself in after being indicted by a federal grand jury.

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In the face of fear

When I noticed that my last article was written unusually long ago, I realized there have been so many words uttered with such intensity and urgency by so many people, that I have been stunned into silence. There is so much fear in the air, so much analyzing, so much yelling, so much nonsense. In the past when that happens in my life I go inward looking for some basic principle that makes sense to me.

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