Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Lot of Guys Named “Joe”

“But the manner of death seemed unimportant. Murder had been done at Buchenwald.” Edward R. Murrow, Visit to Buchenwald We live in a confused world. I suppose much of the variety and confusion arises from our very diversity, but much … Continue reading

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Let’s Give It a Rest

As the end of the world’s longest political campaign nears, it is time for us to take stock and ask ourselves why we continue to wallow in our extended misery. Not only do we take far longer than any other … Continue reading

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New Name; Same Blog

“The end of an empire is messy at best And this empire is ending Like all the rest Like the Spanish Armada adrift on the sea We’re adrift in the land of the brave And the home of the free” … Continue reading

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Palinburgers, anyone?

Far be it for me to attempt to predict the outcome of the next presidential election. Remember the foolish headline that the Chicago Daily Tribune put out on the streets announcing the election of Tom Dewey and inferring that Harry … Continue reading

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118,673,464 To Go, Dear Reader

“Oh good. Only 118,673,465 blogs still up” Gray Trudeau, Doonesbury, Sunday October 19, 2008 I have enjoyed posting on this blog and expect that I will continue to do so with fair consistency – weather, work load, other singular distractions … Continue reading

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Mockingbirds and Stopwatches

“‘What’s the matter?’ I asked. Atticus said nothing. I looked up at Mr. Cunningham, whose face was equally impassive. Then he did a peculiar thing. He squatted down and took me by both shoulders. ‘I’ll tell him you said hey, … Continue reading

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Let “7” Be Like It Always Was

Over many millenia, mankind has fastened onto certain numbers, among its many superstitions, as talismans of good luck. Of course, there were also numbers that were deemed unlucky, even diabolical. Rolling dice to show a combination that adds up to … Continue reading

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Botox and the Media

“All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.” H. L. Mencken “It’s white … Continue reading

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“If He Were White…”

“I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging … Continue reading

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McCarthyism and McCain

“We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of … Continue reading

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