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Warning: Politics Ahead

I did not intend to rant about politics on 9/11 but it just worked out that way. In fact, as disgusted and fed up as I am with many political things, I feel my fury to bother writing about my feelings ebbing away before I begin much of the time. However, I’ve talked to many [...]

My Stealth Political Bid

Darcy Burner

For those of you not in Washington State, you may not be aware of Darcy Burner, who is running for the United States Congress here. She ran in 2006 and was narrowly defeated. She announced last year that she intended to run again and has been mounting an impressive campaign already.

Yesterday her home and [...]

Why Obama works for me

In just a few short months, the Republican Party will arrive in St. Paul with a very different agenda. They will come here to nominate John McCain, a man who has served this country heroically.

I honor that service, and I respect his many accomplishments, even if he chooses to deny mine. My differences with [...]

Quoted for Truth

The entire premise of Barack Obama’s candidacy is built upon the opposite assumption — that Americans are not only able, but eager, to participate in a more elevated and reasoned political discourse, one that moves beyond the boisterous, screeching, simple-minded, ugly, vapid attack-based distractions and patronizing manipulation — the Drudgian Freak Show — that has [...]

Obama on SNL

So I love this “only a black actor can portray Obama on SNL” thing. Fucking race issues, I hate ‘em. The guy’s half white but he’s B L A C K as far as people are concerned, end of story.

Combined with the ridiculousness of the assholes who are obsessing over his middle name and [...]

Inhumane Meat

I am still a meat eater. I like meat when it is well prepared but I don’t need to have meat every day at every meal or anything. Still, I like meat enough that I found it very difficult to maintain anything close to a strict vegetarian lifestyle.

Even as a meat eater, I can’t [...]

Caucus

I caucused for Obama today. Our meeting place was the local public school a few blocks from our house and as we went out onto the street we could see dozens of people converging on the school. Waiting at the stoplight with a crowd, we could hear people talking about how they’d never been to [...]

Obama in Seattle

Obama is appearing at Key Arena tomorrow. I would really love to go but Chris and I have an important appointment that conflicts with the timing.

I will be caucusing this weekend. I guess that will have to do.

Important

I’m still feeling particularly shitty and I’m disinclined to blog at the moment, but here’s an important message anyway.