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RIP Ted Kennedy

I am so terribly sad about Ted Kennedy’s death from brain cancer.

I have a friend who can’t forgive Ted for Chappaquiddick.

To me, Chappaquiddick is something that happened before I was born. Ted Kennedy, who had two brothers ASSASSINATED, developed an alcohol problem and had a tragic car accident because of it? Color [...]

Handy Tax Rate Chart

Handy Tax Rate Chart Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Republicans and the news media are freaking the hell out about Obama’s plan for a tax adjustment. It’s the end of the world as we know it! He’s a socialist! He’s bent on redistributing wealth, taking “everything” from the poor, hard-working wealthy. It’s going to ruin [...]


I hope to have some time for proper blogging over the weekend, but meanwhile: QUOTED FOR TRUTH

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The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c CNBC Gives Financial Advice

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A Question of Service

After the recent election, I posted this:

So. Obama has challenged us. The American people cannot just vote and call it good. We need to “summon a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice…a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility.”

What is your service? What is your sacrifice? What are you going to [...]

Obama Landslide

This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.

So let us summon [...]

More Politics

So I haven’t had a lot of time to blog but I figure if I’m putting in 18 hour days I can allow myself a little blog time without feeling too guilty.

After work today I finally got started on my attic ladder project. I made the family eat leftovers (even poor Chris, who is [...]

Divisiveness: not just for politics anymore

Pramas recently updated his blog with some commentary on divisive politics ( Real Americans ) that pretty much exactly matches what I would have to say on the topic. I’ve just had no time to post recently I was just going to do a simple "Me too" and link to it but something else caught [...]

Hint to voters: GOP means REPUBLICAN

I cannot believe this needs to be said but apparently it does.

REPUBLICANS in Washington state do not want to run for political office as REPUBLICANS these days. I’ve noticed this in ads and signs this campaign season, “Vote for Jon Doe, GOP” but not, never, “REPUBLICAN” anywhere to be seen. Dino Rossi, the [...]

Family Weekend

Saturday I awoke feeling much more human, especially after getting myself up to normal Seattle-style caffeine levels for the first time in a week. Mmm, delicious coffee. I’m still not exactly a coffee snob but if I had to drink Applebees’ coffee on a regular basis I would just quit and switch to tea.


Cribbing from JFK

Forty-eight years ago, John F. Kennedy gave a speech. I was recently struck by how appropriate it remains. Cribbing from this original speech, here’s how I think the speech would go today, if he were, say, endorsing Barack Obama:

September 14 12, 1960 2008

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the [...]