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Believe me I am still alive

Hey, I have a blog site.  Almost forgot about it until I received an email asking to moderate a comment that turned out to be spam. Perhaps I should post more ramblings that are too long, or political, for Bookface*. … Continue reading

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How the Deficit got this big

From the NY Times Op-Ed page: With President Obama and Republican leaders calling for cutting the budget by trillions over the next 10 years, it is worth asking how we got here — from healthy surpluses at the end of … Continue reading

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What has the GOP become, part 2?

David Brooks, who is definitely no liberal, writes the following article: The Mother of All No-Brainers  If the Republican Party were a normal party, it would take advantage of this amazing moment. It is being offered the deal of the … Continue reading

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The GOP Survival Suit

It sure seems that the GOP has come to this:

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Jon Stewart on Fox News Sunday

Jon Stewart appeared with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this weekend.  Wallace tried to nail down Stewart, trying to call him partisan, but Jon Stewart came back with a larger point that Wallace just didn’t seem to grasp: “You … Continue reading

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More politicians like this, please.

NY State Sen. Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) had this to say: “You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told … Continue reading

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I’m back… again.

Given Apple transferring to iCloud (and thus discontinuing MobileMe), I’m going to start posting again.  I have a few ideas for posts, so watch this space.

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Facebook killed my blog

Ever since I finally learned Facebook, I’ve pretty much forgotten about my blog.  Then again, I’ve pretty much forgotten about writing stuff on Facebook, too.  The bottom line is I’ve had precious little time to share my life with the … Continue reading

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Vengeance unrequited

On this day, April 19, 1995, my son was born at 7:47 a.m.  I was looking forward to a happy day of being a new father. At 9:03 a.m., that opportunity was denied. Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb at the … Continue reading

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“Basically,” like…. you know.

We always hear about colloquialisms that enter everyday conversations.  Back in the 80’s, it was “valley girl speak” of “like… you know” and “Oh… my gawd!”   We then heard the over-use of “essentially.” That has now evolved into my … Continue reading

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