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Crowds swarm D.C. for historic moment

Sorry I’ve been absent from this blog for a long while, but GamesAreEvil and now ThePortableGamer.com are swingin and rockin. Got an email from a high school buddy who lives in DC. He made it to the inauguration, and was then quoted in USA Today. Here’s the quote, then the link: Subways arriving into Washington […]

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privilege

Some good shit on privilege and how not to be a dick about it. Official Shrub.com Blog » Blog Archive » “Check my what?” On privilege and what we can do about it: “Revisiting ‘Politically Correct’ Your first instinct might be to dismiss words like ‘womyn’ and being asked not to use ‘gay’ as an […]

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Palin: Wrong Woman, Wrong Time

Great opinion piece up on the ADN today, about Sarah Palin. Using Sinclair Lewis to make your point? Brilliant. Best part was the last paragraph; it makes me have hope in the state I call home these days: Over-intellectualized academics and stuffed shirt attorneys shouldn’t be vice-presidents, either. But anti-intellectualism and romanticized ignorance masquerading as […]

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The GOP Loves the Heartland To Death – WSJ.com

Part of a WSJ piece on Palin’s “small town values.” Please repost. The GOP Loves the Heartland To Death – WSJ.com Generally speaking, though, when husbands and wives work two jobs each it is not merely because they are virtuous but because working one job doesn’t earn them enough to get by. The two-job workers […]

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StephenKing.com – Messages from Stephen

Stephen King, talking to Stephen King, about the whole Palin thing. StephenKing.com – Messages from Stephen Steve: Want to talk about politics? SK: Nah, people don’t want to hear that from me. I will say that, as the scary guy, the thought of the two-year governor of Alaska becoming President if McCain got the job […]

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quoted on a blog that got 55,000 hits

http://www.ownthesidewalk.com/2008/08/palin-myths-dispelled.html Myster writes a blog entry about Sarah Palin: She’s not politically moderate. In fact, when it comes to social issues, Palin is almost as conservative as they come. In a 2006 gubernatorial debate, when asked to respond to a hypothetical situation in which her own daughter had been impregnated by a rapist, Palin responded […]

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The Associated Press: Text of Obama’s speech Tuesday

I can get behind these words. I hope they make it into action: The Associated Press: Text of Obama’s speech Tuesday America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past. Our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we […]

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Obamas Moment : Rolling Stone

Obamas Moment : Rolling Stone All love stories are beautiful at the beginning, and what were witnessing now is the beginning of a new one: America and Barack Obama. The story begins with the world spinning off its axis, the country mired in dark times and the way of the fresh-faced savior seemingly blocked by […]

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