Category: US

Remember

“Remember.”

“Never Forget.”

The sentiment echoes especially loudly today, eleven years later.  And eleven years later, I find myself asking two questions: 

  1. What, precisely, are we to never forget?
  2. Does this never forgetting improve our world?

Regarding question #1, I think it is a natural, theraputic thing to keep alive … Continue Reading...

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Dear News Media

Dear News Media:

Please stop trying to frighten us, especially mothers with small children.  Shame on you.

Please stop trying to be the first off the line to inappropriately lay blame at the feet of those who have no part in the tragedies you are supposed to be investigating.  You … Continue Reading...

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Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Shootout

MCSO BadgeThis morning, William Coleman, a 20-year veteran deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in a shootout with a burglary suspect.  While this loss of a deputy is certainly tragic news, especially for his loved ones, I wouldn’t normally find myself feeling the need to write a blog about … Continue Reading...

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H.R. 3166: Enemy Expatriation Act

Remember president Obama’s NDAA 2012 signing statement?  Remember when he promised the following?

Second, under section 1021(e), the bill may not be construed to affect any “existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who

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Iowa Nice

IowaWith Iowa getting its quadrennial 15 minutes of fame once again, the predictable plethora of pundits and politicians from all over the nation have crawled out of their mud holes once again, tripping over their tongues to explain the state to the rest of the country.  They seem to think … Continue Reading...

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R.I.P. Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

Born: Dec 15, 1791
Died: Dec 15, 2011
Aged:  220 years (exactly)

Hyperbole?  Perhaps.  But it’s my blog, and I’ll write whatever the hell I want (while I still can).

The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are commonly known as the “Bill of … Continue Reading...

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Voted

So now what?

Yesterday, the American voting public showed up to express themselves in record numbers. As a result, Election 2010 has turned out to be the largest Congressional upset since World War II, with results exceeding the auto-erotic expectations of even the most rabid Fox News GOP sycophant.

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Vote

Image by Reuters

President Obama wants voters to remember that “GOP policies failed to prevent the recession.”

What he doesn’t seem to grasp is that We, The People, do remember.

We remember that Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi became Speaker-elect on November 16, 2006 and assumed power on January 3, 2007Continue Reading...

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