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Politics

I am afraid for tonight

Tonight is the first Pres­i­den­tial Debate. I am afraid. Read­ing this arti­cle in the Wash­ing­ton Post only makes me more­so. If this elec­tion has real­ly come down to the debate(s), would­n’t we be bet­ter off with John Edwards up there instead of John Ker­ry? He’s bet­ter in front of a cam­era, he thinks on his […]

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Politics

The people voting for George W. Bush

Intel­li­gent Repub­li­cans or oth­er­wise con­ser­v­a­tive vot­ers are re-reg­is­ter­ing as Inde­pen­dents, announc­ing they will not vote Repub­li­can, or out and out say­ing they will vote for Ker­ry as the bet­ter of two bad (in their view) choic­es. Here’s who I think are the peo­ple still vot­ing for George W. Bush. Peo­ple who don’t under­stand finances beyond […]

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Me and my life

My weight

I’ve been mean­ing to write about this for, like, a year. At least it seems that long. When we had Aidan, I gained the req­ui­site preg­nan­cy pounds along with Tiffany. After he was born, what with the mov­ing, and the the­sis, and the mov­ing, and the sleep­less­ness, and the house sell­ing, and the house buy­ing, […]

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Me and my life

Ham and beans and pears with mayonnaise… yum!

Try spelling may­on­naise five times fast. Tonight, we had a scrump­tious meal from Tiffany’s child­hood. It start­ed with a han­ker­ing for soup. Ham and beans, to be pre­cise. Then she added canned pears with may­on­naise and shred­ded ched­dar on ice­berg let­tuce, from last Christ­mas. And final­ly, our stan­dard corn­bread recipe from the Moose­wood Cook­book. We […]

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Culture

Did Piper Leigh think nobody would notice?

Tiffany and i were cooking/watching Aidan, lis­ten­ing to the radio. Oma­ha’s local folk show was on (in the 4:00 pm hour on a Sun­day, what else would be on?) and they had as a guest a folk singer from Wichi­ta, Kansas. Her name is Piper leigh, and she has a web­site. She intro­duced one of […]

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Politics

You know we’re in trouble when Pat Buchanan makes sense

We just watched our TiVo’ed copy of Meet the Press, and boy, am I floored. Who was that guy mas­querad­ing as Pat Buchanan? Bob Gra­ham (D‑FL), sit­ting next to him, could hard­ly believe it. He kept adding in, “Pat’s exact­ly right…” or “I agree with Pat…” Will Alan Keyes start sound­ing rea­son­able next? Most shock­ing […]

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Politics

NYT shows some brass

Two days ago, the New York Times ran with a cov­er pho­to of the recent bus bomb­ing in Israel. They chose a par­tic­u­lar­ly bloody pho­to, with a dead woman hang­ing out the win­dow of the bus. Times offi­cials are quot­ed as say­ing that they did it because “there are times when our read­ers would not […]

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Politics

Have the Republicans won? Over my bloody corpse.

Tonight, Tiffany and I watched John McCain on The Dai­ly Show. He was, as he always is, rea­son­able, intel­li­gent, calm, and he deliv­ered a cou­ple of good jokes. After­ward, Tiffany and I real­ly got into it over the fol­low­ing mat­ter: She believes the coun­try would be bet­ter off if there were more com­pro­mise between the […]