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Monthly Archives: September 2010
I remember watching a fresh, young, Illinois Senator deliver a moving oratory at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. I thought to myself, ‘whoa; wrong guy running for President. John Kerry is weak tea’. I’ve been campaigning for Obama ever … Continue reading
bar·bar·i·an [bahr-bair-ee-uhn] –noun 1. a person in a savage, primitive state; uncivilized person. 2. a person without culture, refinement, or education; a philistine. 3. (loosely) a foreigner. 4. (in ancient and medieval periods) a. non-Greek. b. person living outside, esp. … Continue reading
by Filistro & Mr. Universe In our quest to be an open and inclusive blog where anyone can feel free to have an opinion, we’ve been throwing some ideas around. Filistro came up with this. It’s Free Forum Friday! Got … Continue reading
Big news of the day is the working draft of the GOP’s Pledge to America. You can read all 21 pages here. I’m not going to immediately comment on the substance of this document because I want to do … Continue reading
Republicans have been incessant in their demands for the top income tax rate to remain at 35%, and are willing to allow the rate reductions on the middle class to expire rather than concede the top rate reset. Since the days … Continue reading
Well, it finally happened. Republicans blocked the defense authorization bill from moving to the Senate floor. This will effectively stall consideration of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Full disclosure: I’m neither gay nor in the military. So while … Continue reading