Monthly Archives: January 2007

KING ME

Naturally, there’s a whole slew of things I’d do, if ever I obtained unquestioned plenary power over the world and all its machinations. The list is well nigh endless. But, just for today, I’d settle for the power to call … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. –E. B. White

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LIES AND STATISTICS

Der Spiegel gives us a great example of how misleading crime statistics (okay, statistics in general) can be: The top crime neighborhood in the world isn’t in Sao Paulo or Lagos. It’s not the Bronx in New York, or even … Continue reading

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CURSE YOU WAL-MART!

I have quite the love/hate relationship with my chosen profession, as some of you know. I’ve been a teacher for 14 years now, and all of those years have been here in the same small suburban town. The frustrations of … Continue reading

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WHITHER OBAMA?

I can’t see that Barack Obama has much going for him that qualifies him for the presidency. That’s not an insult, it’s just an observation. It’s the same observation I made about GWB when he came on the scene. What … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along; he must offer some little opposition. – Evelyn Waugh

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RANDOM PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK

Pulling Mussels From A Shell – Squeeze Why Can’t You Be Nicer To Me – White Stripes Comanche – The Revels Kill The Poor – Dead Kennedys Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter – Squirrel Nut Zippers Pretty Vacant – Sex … Continue reading

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PLAN SHMAN

The headline this morning read: Bush To Announce Iraq Plan Wednesday That’s where I quit reading. Is there anyone in the White House who is even remotely in touch with planet earth? Is it not completely obvious this is a … Continue reading

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THE SPEAKER SHOULD BE QUIET

I’m disgusted by the garish display self-celebration Nancy Pelosi has made this week. A “victory tour”? Lavish dinners? Waving the gavel in the air while surrounded by her grandchildren, in front of the Speaker’s chair? Proclaiming herself the “Most Powerful … Continue reading

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UHHHH…..

Greetings to the individual who dropped by this blog after typing “scam” ‘England” “Lucy Ball” into their friendly neighborhood search engine. At the risk of sounding less than modest, let me also point out that I was the first listing. … Continue reading

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