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Know Your Enemy
I'm going to make a confession. 

When I was in high school, I read "Mein Kapmf." I wrote a paper on Adolph Hitler.

There was a reason I did that, and when the teacher understood my reasoning she wholeheartedly approved of my research topic. ...
8/17/2017 9:47:46 AM

Get Off Your Ass And Vote
(Apologies and kudos to those of you who already have voted.)


It's simple: Voting is making your voice heard.

And I hear you whine: ...
11/4/2014 9:41:53 AM

Apologizing For Our State Officials...Again
So our governor is now under indictment. Will the charges stick? I dunno. Did he do it? Well, that's up to the courts to decide. I hope he gets his day in court, though. I'm not sure he can get a conviction in a hyper-parti ...
8/18/2014 11:40:58 AM

My Comment Is Awaiting Moderation
And yeah, I know why. I used the s-word. Not the one you think, but slut. Oh, noes. In the comment section of our local paper, there is the inevitable highly-charged discussion of abortion. Our governor added it to the special session. The inevitable response from the knee-jerk, far-right (not the l ...
6/15/2013 10:30:07 AM

Secede? Be Careful What You Wish For
Doubtless by now you’ve seen or heard of the petition to allow Texas to secede from the United States. The petition is short, and I’ll quote ...
11/13/2012 11:11:23 AM

Election Thoughts
Well, I'm glad it's over.

John Scalzi wrote a really good piece regarding what the GOP needs to do from here. Some of my points will echo his, but hey, I was thinkin ...
11/7/2012 3:42:00 PM

Why Bother To Vote?
I live in one of the reddest cities in the one of the reddest counties in one of the reddest states of the Union. Why should someone like me bother to vote?

If I'm a Republican, it's in the bag for Romney. If I'm a Democrat, Obama has roughly the same chances of carrying the state ...
11/6/2012 8:43:03 AM

If I Don't Speak Up...
The finish of that statement ought to be "who will?" but many women are speaking up. But each and every woman needs to make their voice heard.

(Sorry about the political rant, but this has to be said.)

This is the first time in memory that I did ...
10/30/2012 8:52:25 PM

How I Voted
We're just back from early voting. I'm not going to tell you how to vote, but I will tell you how I voted:

I placed the card in the machine and touched the square next to the candidates of my choice.

There ya go. ;-)

10/28/2012 2:31:25 PM

Your RNC Blast From The Past
Nearly 30 years ago (oh, it hurts to type that) the Republican National Convention was held in Dallas, and I got to cover it. Here's my press pass:


And he ...
8/27/2012 4:45:58 PM


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