the graphic might of One Voice

    I try to laugh a lot of this stuff off. I really do. During an average day, I sporadically shut down all political information outgoing and ingoing, all to keep my emotions balanced. Basically, so I don’t hurt quite so much. This man, however, bruised my heart. I never saw his face, but I heard his voice. It was an unsteady sound, one with disappointment | Read More »

    the Thrill of the Fight

    You look different, he said. It might have been the new shirt from Target. Or maybe it’s the wind. Either way, despite my aversion to the word “change”, I’ve had some. A friend of mine, and one of my blog readers, sent me a direct message on Twitter today about a recent photo I posted. “Your countenance has changed. Sarah, Ayn Rand, perhaps a guy, | Read More »

    So long Sarah

    via I take it back. Her announcement I hoped was a political move. That was my initial reaction. Perhaps, it was optimism getting the better of me. But I was wrong. She’s gone. She’s really, truly gone. Over the last two hours I’ve been searching for every shred of information I can find. Here’s what I’ve come up with – nothing. If she was | Read More »

    the blundering, Sunburned freedom fighter

    The sunburn stops abruptly at an imaginary line long my shoulder, ending where my sleeves did double duty – clothing my nakedness and blocking the sun. When time mellows the red, all I’ll have left is a farmer’s tan and thicker freckles. I’ve heard of sunscreen. I simply chose to ignore it. By the end of today’s cookout, a project for a group of needy | Read More »

    Obama opposes Obama’s policies

    This spending cannot be sustained. Someone must stop Obama. And Obama is just the man to do it. President Barack Obama, calling current deficit spending “unsustainable,” warned of skyrocketing interest rates for consumers if the U.S. continues to finance government by borrowing from other countries. “We can’t keep on just borrowing from China,” Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside | Read More »

    this little piggy had swine flu, this little piggy had none

    When I first read about the swing flu, my first thought was ‘Oh dear.’ My second thought was, ‘Wait a minute.’ The media feeds on whispers of pandemonium like a pig on slop: If it bleeds, it leads. Sensationalize the scandal. Sell the news. They are in the business, remember, of getting an ever growing audience. And if their reporting style doesn’t do it, and | Read More »

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    the suicide of Journalism Excellence

    Journalism isn’t dead. But I don’t see it running any races. You could say it’s still on life support, but even the chronically ill are fed oxygen. This appears to be asphyxiation on it’s own propaganda. The corpse I see now more closely resembles Jeff Goldblum in the final scenes of the 1986 “The Fly” – a lump of the greatness it was, the pollution | Read More »

    the 10th Commandment: Don’t mess with Texas

    There’s just something about Texas. You can’t help it. Cross into the state and suddenly everyone’s driving faster, with purpose, with polite aggression. You have a mission. You are going…somewhere. And the journey is a competition of agility, quick lane changes, traffic openings, and efficient wheel manipulations. This is legendary country, producing greats like Nolan Ryan, George Jones, and Howard Hughes. In Texas you walk | Read More »

    You say you want a Revolution

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Tenth Amendment You could call them the winds of change, propelling individual states to rise from the burnt ash of federal control, like Phoenix taking flight, and declare their sovereignty. But in actuality, they were just western | Read More »

    Work: the new four-letter word

    I’m disgusted with myself. I am. And not because I can’t break the habit of chomping on ice. If the President gets to keep smoking, I get a glass of ice cubes without a dentist shooting me dirty looks. No, my revulsion comes from within and without, from myself and onward, from the individualized self-pity clogging our economic drain. Oh, it’s grimy and gross and | Read More »

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