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Entries from January 2008

They’re Dropping Like Flies After Florida

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments ·

Despite being reduced in importance by penalties from both parties, the Florida primary on Tuesday was the straw that broke the camel’s back for both the Giuliani and Edwards campaigns. With Super Tuesday only a week away it seems precipitous for the number three contenders in both parties to suddenly give up the ghost, but […]

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Florida and the Giuliani Factor

January 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

I’m sitting here eating spaghetti in honor of Rudy Giuliani and watching the first returns come in from Florida. Right now McCain is leading by a couple of points, which is about where the polls put him, with Mitt Romney breathing down his neck. Giuliani trails behind and isn’t going to even catch up to […]

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The Rich Get Rich and the Poor Get Richer Too

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments ·

In our industrial and social system, the interests of all men are so closely intertwined that in the immense majority of cases a straight dealing man who by his efficiency, by his ingenuity and industry, benefits himself, must also benefit others.  – Theodore Roosevelt There continues to be a great deal of muttering from the […]

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Hillary Crushed in South Carolina

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments ·

In recent weeks I’ve displayed an embarrassing penchant for trying to predict the outcome of primaries and caucuses the night before the polls (or smoke filled rooms) open for business. I held off on the South Carolina Democratic primary, but if I had tried to call it, even on my most optimistic day I’d never […]

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McCain Gets Key Endorsement

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments ·

When Fred Thompson dropped out of the race on Tuesday there was lots of speculation on who he might endorse, with most bets focusing on John McCain with Rudy Giuliani in second place. Thompson is being cagey and hasn’t endorsed anyone yet, and may not make a pick until next month. In the meantime, one […]

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The Grin of the Dark by Ramsey Campbell

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments ·

It is a peculiarity of the horror genre that most of what’s sold as horror in books or movies is really something else masquerading as horror. Every kind of genre work from mystery to adventure to romance gets classified as horror if it fits a few superficial genre conventions. A novel about smolderingly sexy vampires […]

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Why Mike Huckabee Scares Me

January 19th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Everyone tells me I’m a dreadful, heartless conservative. But if I’m a conservative I don’t know what the hell Mike Huckabee is, because not only do I not agree with him on almost any issues, his beliefs actually scare the hell out of me. A lot of this has to do with religion. I think […]

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The Democratic Plan to Disenfranchise America

January 16th, 2008 · No Comments ·

With the presidential election coming up this November, a movement is underway, instigated by the Democratic party, to circumvent Constitutional protections and implement the wholesale disenfranchisement of voters on a nationwide basis. Out of lingering resentment over the disparity between Al Gore’s majority in the popular vote and the Electoral College win which gave the […]

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Hillary Cries, Hope Dies

January 13th, 2008 · No Comments ·

I’m sorry, I can’t resist writing this article, because the title is just too perfect. It deserves to be on the front page of every newspaper in 120 point type. It’s just too sensationalistic and too perfectly poetic not to use. In what can only be described as the most blatantly manipulative moment in American […]

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Speedboat Diplomacy

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments ·

In the 19th century era of ‘Jingo Jim’ Blaine and his proteges, the United States was sometimes accused of carrying out ‘gunboat diplomacy’, where our warships would sail into the ports of small nations and impose our will on them by the threat of the powerful guns. Usually the objective of this was to separate […]

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