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I was searching for something to read and came across the wife's
Women's Health magazine. After skimming through a profile
of The Daily Show's Samantha Bee, the next page was the article
15 moments that define a relationship.
Ah, what wisdom will Women's Health impart to the female* masses?
Bold type… Read full post »
I was working for an advocacy organization working to get the pro-choice vote out… Read full post »
I was a skinny kid. Pretty much from birth to 18, I was skin and bones. Until about 6th grade, I was the shortest in my class. Then a caught up to be almost average. I had a great appetite and a great metabolism. I ate constantly.
People (adults) would tell… Read full post »
UPDATE: Already Pollster.com has updated their map. It looks like my accuracy in predicting was fleeting. Oh well...
Last August, before John McCain picked Sarah Palin, and right before we learned Barack Obama picked Joe Biden, I made a back-of-the-envelope electoral college predic… Read full post »
UPDATE: The good news is that this has actually hurt her campaign. Bachmann hails from a fairly conservative district and has been ahead comfortably in the polls. She's gotten a lot of criticism in the local press and her opponent raised about half a million dollars within 24 hours… Read full post »
Some more quotes, inspired by buckeyedoc. Full list of quotes and other features at http://mccainhandquotes.blogspot.com.Well, Americans have gotten to "know" Sarah Palin. They know that she's a "role model" to "women" and other -- and "reformers" all…
I feel pretty confident that in part thanks to Clinton's accomplishments, a woman will be elected to the White House in the coming years. Admittedly, this isn't soon enough for some;… Read full post »
For most of us regardless of political persuasion, I present a nightmare scenario:
An electoral college tie, in which case (as long as there are no faithless electors) the House of Representatives will decide who fills the White House in 2009. We have not seen this situation since… Read full post »
The discussion over at Sandra Miller's post on atheists and politics reminded me of a story I was told by a volunteer I used to supervize.
Steven is a hard core liberal and an avowed atheist. He got a letter to the editor in the… Read full post »
Say you happen to be a 30ish man who is a little soft in the middle. You don't really work out, because who has time with two kids? Forget that before the kids you didn't really work out either. So you're/…
Box cutter was for work, but to school, it's a weapon
A Blaine High School student was suspended for having the knife in
I'm starting an occasional series featuring my recommendations for music, movies, televisions, books, and overall governing personal philosophies. It'll be great for you, dear reader, because what could be better than getting advice from a guy who doesn't get out much?
Today's recommendation is for… Read full post »
We have freedom of speach, apparently still, in this country. So it's great to see people exercise it, but it would be better if they used their brains first.
UPDATE BELOW (with new SNL clip)
In today's Star Tribune, Minnesota's largest daily newspaper, we learn of the controversy surrounding a St. Paul council member using a profanity.
Bar owner and local crank, Mike Costello, wrote his councilmember David Thune after the Republican National Convention: "after what i saw in st paul… Read full post »
Continued from Part 1
September 11, 2008 - Part 2
When I walked in the office on the sixth floor, the front conference room had the TV on. A couple of staff members were standing in front. This wasn't too out of the ordinary. I was going… Read full post »
Another at-home dad sent this my way.
Let's just say I identify with with much of the song, only I don't watch Oprah or the Price is Right. I watch the People's Court.
I recently posted an argument asking people to not be too judgmental when it comes to people's choice whether or not to have a large number of kids. The issue of whether pregnancies are planned or not, or whether children can be afforded are red herrings that distract from the… Read full post »
As the New
York Times told us yesterday, it has become increasingly
apparent that the selection of Sarah Palin was a last-minute rush
job. Not that any of us needed to be told that.
“They didn’t seriously consider her until four or five days from the time she was picked,… Read full post »