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the more, the merrier, the married
October 31, 2008, 10:52 am
Filed under: Politics

Someone once said, “Marriage is a wonderful institution but why would anyone want to live in an institution?” I say, throw open the institution doors and let everyone come on in.  If you haven’t given your last dime to the presidential race, throw some cash their way by midnight tonight.  I just did. Equality shouldn’t be a luxury.


“bring this whole”
October 29, 2008, 8:01 pm
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I usually have to read Palin’s quotes twice because her syntax is ridiculously awkward.  From an ABC interview today in which she discusses her 2012 aspirations:

“I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we’ve taken, that would bring this whole & I’m not doing this for naught,” Palin said.

Would anyone like to take a shot at translating this–especially the “bring this whole” part.  I mean really, WTF?

October 28, 2008, 3:36 pm
Filed under: Politics

While out and about in the capital city today I saw a sign that read “Another Democrat for McCain” and thought, who’s the other one?

children in need
October 24, 2008, 3:55 pm
Filed under: Politics

I couldn’t agree more.

PS:  For more context, read Sarah Palin’s policy speech.  I hated it.

the mojo of Tinklenberg
October 24, 2008, 3:38 pm
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You know Elwyn’s feeling it when he runs an ad against Michele Bachmann on the Rush Limbaugh show.

hat tip: the husband

i am myself like you somehow
October 21, 2008, 8:45 pm
Filed under: Politics

The picture in this post shows how race is transcended, erased, irrelevant.  A grandfather with big ears and a long face and a grandmother with a broad, happy smile have a grandson who is like them in ways both seen and unseen.  And he will be the next President of the United States.  Yeah.  I’m calling it.

Palin’s Potatoe
October 21, 2008, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Politics

Dear Dan Quayle,

In the ’88 election, I was pretty hard on you.  I would tell anyone in the ninth grade who would listen that you were a moron.  I delighted in your potato/potatoe spelling misadventure and I would be lying if I said it didn’t make me smile just a bit, even today.  But you have been replaced. Despite your alleged stupidity, I never believed that you didn’t know what the Vice President of United States actually did.  Mr. Quayle, it is my pleasure to inform you that your potato(e) will be replaced with this:

 Q: Brandon Garcia wants to know, “What does the Vice President do?”

PALIN: That’s something that Piper would ask me! …T]hey’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom. 

Congratulations and best wishes in your continued political obscurity,

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