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Entries from June 2008

War With Iran – An Extremist Fantasy

June 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · International, Politics, War and Terrorism

Based on the recently submitted and very likely to pass House Resolution 362, many on the extremist fringes of both the right and the left are announcing in dire (or hysterical) tones that we’re on the verge of war with Iran. They’re calling the resolution the “Iran War Resolution” and yammering about how it was […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Crazy – The Texas GOP Platform (Part I)

June 25th, 2008 · 5 Comments ·

Now that some time has passed since the Texas Republican Party Convention, copies of the platform have finally become available. It may be the longest party platform ever, and while it does have some good parts, it also has some glaring flaws when compared to past platforms of the Republican Party and to the ideals […]

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McCain Must Forgo Public Funding

June 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

In an effort to maximize his fundraising potential Barrack Obama has announced that he will finance his campaign entirely with private contributions. While his campaign presented this as a populist move based on his large number of small contributions from individual donors, it was no coincidence that he made the statement while sitting at a roundtable with leaders of Democratic PACs and the president of the AFL-CIO. Despite Obama’s considerable success in raising funds from individuals, it is these money-generating powerhouses which will ultimately bring in the bulk of the millions needed to run his campaign, money taken involuntarily from union workers — many of whom no longer even vote with the Democrats — and consolidated by extreme leftist organizations and wealthy individuals like George Soros working through faceless front groups.

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The Righteous Fist Rides Into the Sunset: Final Notes on the Texas GOP Convention

June 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

Saturday, 10:45am – Breakfast is Over After spending $16 for a hotel breakfast which exactly matched what I’d have gotten at Denny’s for $4.25 I dined frugally at MacDonald’s today on my way to the convention. It was filling and tasty and made me feel like a real American, by gum! This is the final […]

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The Righteous Fist Marches On – More Liveblogging from the Texas State Republican Convention

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Ron Paul’s decision to end his campaign last night was such an important turning point in the convention that I thought I’d stop there and start over again from scratch with a new article for the new day. The character of the coverage is also going to change a bit, since I’ve now moved to […]

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Journey of the Righteous Fist: A Liveblog from the Texas GOP Convention

June 12th, 2008 · 10 Comments ·

Or how I passed up wet, topless biker chicks to go to the Texas State Republican Convention where a Ron Paul delegate has promised to punch me in the nuts. Well, I’m off to the Texas State Republican Convention, about two hours behind schedule, hot and sweaty and under-dressed, having forgotten to bring the suit […]

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Help McCain Pick the Right VP

June 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

It's not breaking news that John McCain is far from the dream candidate of many Republicans. He may have a unique appeal to moderate Democrats and to some independent voters, but more conservative Republicans of various stripes find his history of compromise and his unorthodox positions troubling. A few hate McCain, but most just don't […]

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Why I Write About Ron Paul

June 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments ·

As those who have been following my articles about Ron Paul and the role his campaign is playing in the election may already be aware, I’ve been receiving a significant number of threats of physical violence in email and now even in direct public response to my articles. These are in addition to a variety […]

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Where Will Ron Paul Supporters Find a Home?

June 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments ·

With reality beginning to dawn that Ron Paul is not going to get the Republican nomination despite the enthusiasm and hard work of his supporters, those supporters now face the difficult choice of what to do with their votes once November rolls around. A lot of them are young and have never been heavily involved […]

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You Start by Taking Responsibility

June 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

I believe that the many difficulties facing our nation come down to a single root problem – the unwillingness of people to take responsibility for their actions. One of the things which the founders of this nation were accutely aware of and which we seem to have forgotten is that freedom isn’t really free. The […]

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