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Questions for Gene Taylor

I didn’t ask any questions at Monday’s town hall with Gene Taylor (and if I had, I might have been mobbed by 1,000 angry citizens). Here are some of the questions I wrote down in case I had a chance to use them: Many people on the Gulf Coast rely on public transportation to get … Continue reading

Town Hall with Gene Taylor

Last night, Doug and I attended a town hall meeting in Moss Point, Mississippi, hosted by Democrat Gene Taylor, the U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Mississippi. The 4th District, which covers the southeast quarter of the state, is one of the most conservative districts in the Unites States to be represented by a … Continue reading

Palin’s Resignation: The Edited Version

Forget politics for a moment, and look at Sarah Palin’s July 3 resignation speech from a grammatical point of view. That’s what Vanity Fair’s editors did, and the results are hilarious — and sad. From Vanity Fair: Bonus: If that’s not enough, check out William Shatner on the Tonight Show, reciting a portion of Palin’s … Continue reading

Election Night Recap

Edit [12/27/08]: See these photos and more at my Flickr page. We had a crowd of thirty or so come to our house for November 4th election-watching and festivities. Good times on a historic night. Caitlin and Jesse follow the results… CNN calls it: Barack Obama Elected President Cheers for democracy!

“The Post-American World”

In the absence of something more original to post, here’s a link to a very interesting article in Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/id/135380 Read it! — it’s a good global perspective on the modern world, not something you get much with CNN or the like.

Economist: Wright’s wrongs

As usual, a thoughtful analysis by The Economist. An excerpt from the article: AFTER he became notorious as the man who urged God to damn America, Jeremiah Wright claims he wrestled with two impulses. The first was to heed the proverb: “It is better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to open … Continue reading

Economist: The hypocrites’ club

Excerpt from the article: ELIOT SPITZER is a hard man to defend. He was the most self-righteous politician in America—which is saying something—and an arrogant bully with it. If anybody deserves the opprobrium that is being poured on his head this week, following the New York Times‘s revelation that he has a taste for expensive … Continue reading