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November 6, 2012 6:51 pm

Election 2012

I, like many others in the USA, am glued to an election map watching the updates. My state (Idaho) is pretty much a guarantee for Romney, which is disappointing, but hey – left-wingers do exist in Idaho and I did my part! I didn’t receive a sticker for voting, which was also disappointing to me… Read more > 3 Comments >

March 30, 2012 3:02 pm

(Un)Quiet

I’ve been pretty quiet lately; I think a lot of it is due to me reading a lot of political blog posts and feeling really disheartened with what’s going on legally these days. For instance, Kansas House legislators have approved a bill that legalizes discrimination against gays and lesbians. This is so morally reprehensible to… Read more > 3 Comments >

December 10, 2011 12:03 pm

Quoted For Truth

From Rob Delany, Vice Magazine: I placed so much stock in Edwards’ health plan because I am unable to shake the belief that there is anything more important to our nation’s future than A. access to affordable healthcare and B. education. Make it easier for your citizens to be healthy and smart and they will… Read more > 2 Comments >

November 4, 2008 10:35 pm

History in the making

I am so happy that this country chose Obama for our next president. I will do my best not to gloat or rub it in people’s faces, but I will say the following two things: 1. During McCain’s speech when he first mentioned Obama’s name, I was disheartened and disappointed that his supporters booed at… Read more > 6 Comments >

November 4, 2008 10:26 am

Election Day!

In short: I think you should vote for Obama/Biden for the reasons outlined here and here. They will have a positive impact on our country and I firmly believe they are the best people for the job. If you’re in California: Would you go up to your best friend and say, “I don’t believe you… Read more > 1 Comment >

October 26, 2008 1:21 pm

Civic Duty

I just performed my civic duty and filled out my ballot. Oregon is fully vote-by-mail, so you get mailed a voting pamphlet and your ballot, and you can fill it out in the privacy of your own home. I have decided that this is one of the best ideas Oregon has ever had – you… Read more > 5 Comments >

September 16, 2008 5:16 pm

My Gal

This article by George Saunders had me in hysterics at work: “Where was I? Ah, yes: I hate Élites. Which is why, whenever I am having brain surgery, or eye surgery, which is sometimes necessary due to all my non-blinking, I always hire some random Regular guy, with shaking hands if possible, who is also… Read more > 1 Comment >

September 15, 2008 9:23 pm

Calling All Undecideds – Part II

This is my second installment of Why I Find the Republican Ticket Terrifying and Why I Think the Democratic Ticket Is Awesome. If you missed Part I, I recommend reading that first. Onward! 3 Comments >

September 12, 2008 2:17 pm

Calling All Undecideds – Part I

If you are currently undecided who you are voting for in this year’s US Presidential election, or if you are planning on voting for the McCain/Palin ticket, I implore you to read this post. I am going to try to be as respectful as I can while outlining why I find the McCain/Palin ticket objectionable… Read more > 3 Comments >

February 10, 2008 7:03 pm

You Knew It Was Coming.

Somebody stop me – I seem incapable of avoiding clicking on news articles or videos cheering on Barack Obama. My left-leaning politics are well-documented on this website (much to the chagrin of my parents, I assume) but man does Obama inspire me. I want to print downloaded PDFs as posters and hang them in my… Read more > 5 Comments >

October 5, 2007 12:13 pm

Imbiciles.

This makes me absolutely LIVID: Ann Coulter wants to take away women’s right to vote. And honestly? I didn’t think it was possible, but this infuriates me even more: I am a woman, and I support repealing the 19th Amendment as well. Can any of you dispute the statistical FACT that if we took away… Read more > 4 Comments >

August 1, 2007 10:03 am

To Hell in a Handbasket

Do you ever get the feeling that the United States is going to hell in a handbasket? Or is that just me? I know it’s a product of reading the news, which is always remarkably sensationalist. JK Rowling talked about the Harry Potter books and said she felt compelled to kill off parents to show… Read more > 4 Comments >

March 14, 2007 9:55 pm

Conflict of interest

After a solid day of listening to the new Type O Negative album, I have to say that I am enjoying the music a lot. I like both of their sounds, the faster stuff (Carnivore-esque) and the more “cuddly,” slower stuff, so I’m generally happy with whatever they put out. I am not happy, however,… Read more > 11 Comments >

November 14, 2006 7:38 pm

Inarticulate

Edguy I think this is asinine: Woman kicked off plane for breastfeeding. It’s just so… GAH. SHE WAS FEEDING HER BABY. They serve snacks on the plane, so it’s obviously not a “no eating on plane” issue. I’m sure some people have horrible manners and chew with their mouth open and gobble their food, and… Read more > 5 Comments >

November 9, 2006 9:02 pm

Bleeding Heart Liberal

Eddie Izzard “Circles” DVD I’m very happy at the moment about recent political proceedings, hence the poll off to the right there. Already the Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 (£3.79)! When I was working in Idaho, they only had to pay you 5.15 per hour. FIVE DOLLARS. For an hour of… Read more > 5 Comments >