Category Archive: Politics

Good Morning America & Thank You #Obama #2012Election

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Thank you for voting for the sane one. You may not have been utterly in love with Obama, but he is at least rational.  He does understand that running a country is not… Continue reading

As the hour gets late

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I’ve been thinking about this for some time, the choice this election presents to us. Not because I’ve had any doubts where my own vote is going, but because I’ve not found any… Continue reading

Myths and Personal Truths

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I was, like many Republicans, consumed with the belief that everyone has the same start in life.  My father, a very stern and prominent figure in my life, had on his car until… Continue reading

Book Review: No Easy Day

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I was interested to read ‘No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” by “Mark Owen” (Matt Bissonnette) and co-written by Kevin Maurer. Having read it, I… Continue reading

Great Expectations: How Media Has Eroded Realism #DNC2012

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As is always the case, after the closing convention speech by the parties’ nominees, the media reported on focus groups of undecided voters and asked them if the speeches had changed their minds… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Republican Women #akin #rapeisrape

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I know only about five of you will probably read this. I know you’re expecting that I will write to you with disrespect for your values or your religion or your beliefs about… Continue reading

100 Years of Homophobia & 2 Years of Hard Labour: New Paranoia for a New Russia

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This is going to go down in history as the week in which Russia made itself look really pathetic on the world stage. Lord knows, history hasn’t been all that kind to Russia,… Continue reading

The Representation of the Non-Conformist as a Health Threat

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I’m finding it interesting that in both the NY Zucotti Park ‘Occupy Wall Street’ clearing and the more recent incidents that took place at UC Davis, people in positions of authority have used… Continue reading

Debt Ceilings and Democracy

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Democracy is both a powerful and fragile thing. There are many countries in the world with newly hatched democracies that struggle to really be democratic because of rampant and deeply entrenched corruption, because… Continue reading

Party Poopers and the Curse of Legacies.

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Am I glad that Osama Bin Laden is dead? Well, let’s put it this way: I’m glad he’s not free to inspire another little Muslim boy to strap a suicide vest around himself… Continue reading