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I cannot bring myself to say that apathy is a good thing, but I have come to understand it. And I think sometimes that good people, decent people, appear apathetic because they are not up to the fight. Or the
… finish reading Apathy
Well, they’re over. The debates, I mean. They reminded me of homework that we all had to do to be ready for the big exam on November 2.
I was at an Oktoberfest event last night, and almost everyone I talked
… finish reading And the winner is . . .
By now, the media has dissected Friday night’s presidential debate and there really isn’t much more to say. Yet, I feel compelled to comment on a couple things.
First, I liked this format – the town hall approach – better than
… finish reading John and George, Redux
I’ve reviewed my notes regarding the recent political debate between incumbent Bush and challenger Kerry. I’ve also listened to a variety of talking heads regarding who was the winner on that evening. And tonight, as I fill the time between
… finish reading Barnacles in Politics
The John and George Show premiered last night; and, while I haven’t heard any statistics on viewer interest, I doubt The Apprentice or The Sopranos need worry about ratings. Besides, the J and G Show is only a mini-series with
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A barnacle is a person or thing that clings tenaciously, according to Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. And a variety of barnacles are creeping into the English language. They are as unwelcome as their watery cousins, the alewives, since both tend to
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“So,” I said to Earl over our usual morning coffee, “what would you think of creating some ground rules for watching the first debate tomorrow night? I mean, in the same room?”
He looked dubious. After all, we are rooting for
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Five weeks – that is, thirty-five days — from today is the national election to determine who will be the President of the United States of America. While I am eager to learn the outcome, (and definitely have a preference
… finish reading Thirty-Five Days
My friend, Peg, visited overnight. We had a grand time going to the supermarket and then cooking dinner together, something we‘ve done before. I had thought we’d get into semi-serious political debates with Earl, who shares an opposite point of
… finish reading Sadness/Madness
It’s probably just coincidence that the real football season, as opposed to the preseason games, and the real campaign for the United States presidency, as opposed to the pre- convention catcalling, kick off on the same weekend. On the other
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