Articles Posted in the " Politics " Category

  • The Right Reverend Wrong

    The Right Reverend Wrong

    (apologies to our British friends for the lame play on words in the title) Alternate Title: Confused About Race in 2008 America A recent imbroglio on another blog got me thinking. Not about intellectual fascism (which set the whole thing...


  • Obama’s Math is a bit (er, WAY) “off” on Gas Tax Savings

    Obama’s Math is a bit (er, WAY) “off” on Gas Tax Savings

    Far be it for me to attack Obama. Hey, he’s the one Democratic candidate I have liked so far. But I have to go after what is quite honestly either the sloppiest math I have seen, or the most disingenuous...


  • Special Interests, or Corrupt Politicians?

    Special Interests, or Corrupt Politicians?

    It has become common fare for politicians, on both sides of the aisle, to rail against the evil “special interests” that run Washington. Obama has even made it a major component of his advertising that he doesn’t take money from...


  • The Man in the Arena

    The Man in the Arena

    And, since I have posted an image about a stadium, I figured a quote from Teddy Roosevelt would perhaps be appropriate.  This is oft quoted, and I found the quote at www.elise.com Teddy Roosevelt – To the Man in the...


  • Olympic Torch-er

    Olympic Torch-er

    I am confused by recent events surrounding the running of the Olympic Torch through major cities around the globe. As the reader no doubt has read, the Olympic Flame’s “torch relay” has been the target of protests against the Chinese...


  • Randi Rhodes off Air America!

    Randi Rhodes off Air America!

    The regular reader will recall that I have no love lost for Randi Rhodes. She is a conspiracy minded wacko, that generally gets facts wrong, and even gets basic science wrong, saying that a basic element, lithium, is composed of...


  • Scallawaggery

    Scallawaggery

    There’s an entrepreneur making the rounds of talk shows etc. selling an internet product that teaches you how to cheat and steal (legally of course) from your fellow citizens.  Let us reason together as we explore the rationalizations of his...


  • Humor, and Grace…

    Humor, and Grace…

    I like Huckabee, and after much thought, I have decided I will be voting for Mike come our primary, even if his nomination becomes a “mathematical impossibility.” Why? Well, I do believe in miracles (nod–Katherine Kuhlmann). But also, I believe...


  • Right Wing Bullies Redux

    Right Wing Bullies Redux

    The trap was set (by the Demmicans), was fully entered (by the Republicrats), sprung, and now we all get to watch. It has been High-Larious watching the Surprise, Shock, and Outrage! at the Scurrilous Left-Wing Dominated MSM (TM) for daring to...


  • The Blogosphere (was Purpose of a Blog?)

    The Blogosphere (was Purpose of a Blog?)

    Full Disclosure:  I have been involved in my fair share of flame wars since I was rapping through a 300 baud acoustical coupler “back in the day.”   Have personally been the victim of some pretty scurrilous, underhanded, unethical, and somewhat...