Monthly Archives: January 2012

So Much for Florida

Well, that’s over – and that would be the Florida primary on the very last day of January this year. Many are just glad the month is over, and a few of us don’t think much of Florida – low, … Continue reading

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The Imaginary Secular

“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks … Continue reading

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Trapped Here in Our Anger

So, over the last several years we have learned how angry those Tea Party folks are – what with those town hall meetings before congress voted and the votes were counted and the Affordable Care Act, which they call Obamacare, … Continue reading

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She’s Back

She was the talk of the nation, and then she disappeared. How did that happen? No, not Paris Hilton – who has done nothing even remotely outrageous or even very interesting in the last few years – we’re talking about … Continue reading

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One More Round

Sylvester Stallone is a strange man, and those six Rocky movies over thirty years are stranger still – and there may be another one on the way – because “artists must again and again go through the dark.” Why? And … Continue reading

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The Pause That Refreshes

Ah, finally a slow news day. Monday was the Republican debate – where Newt Gingrich was oddly subdued and methodically torn apart by Mitt Romney’s surprisingly focused ridicule of him – and then Tuesday was Obama’s State of the Union address – the … Continue reading

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Yawn

At least the Republicans are interesting – outrageous, but interesting. After the latest debate – where Newt Gingrich was oddly subdued and methodically torn apart by Mitt Romney’s surprisingly focused ridicule of him – he did fire back: Newt Gingrich … Continue reading

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