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Let’s be FOR Something

I have long been “that person” who will reply all to a forwarded email — it’s not a requirement that I know everyone on the forward list — with fact check information or a disproving Snopes.com link. This one caught my radar because not only is it factually incorrect in places, it’s, well, ineffective.

Friends, [...]

Election 2006: Mentally Exhausted Edition

I suppose it’s time for my requisite election time post, but, frankly, I’m nearly exhausted from reading and researching the ridiculously large number of ballot issues and candidates that were on my ballot today. And I’m just going to come right out and say it, a lot of it was crap. Crap legislation [...]

Reading Senate Transcripts for Fun and Intrigue

It’s true — I like to cruise through the congressional record. Mind you, I can only do this on an infrequent basis as the general asininity of it is almost more than a mere mortal can digest. What follows are a few nuggets from the Senate Congressional Record of June 6, 2006. [...]

Colorado Driver’s License == National ID Card

My Montana vehicle tags expire at the end of this month. In the interest of neatly compartmentalizing official Colorado residency duties, I decided I should also get a Colorado driver’s license around the same time I get Colorado plates. Thus, I headed to the Colorado DMV website to learn what I should bring [...]

How to Tell If It’s An Election Year

Gas is expensive. My bike is not. Thus, in addition to taking the bus to work most days, I’ve been biking when possible or not driving. And, despite the fact that my skis still wait wishfully by the door, gas money is no longer required for ski adventures. I realize that not [...]

Also Known as Why the Democrats are Failing

As most people who read the news semi-frequently already know, the South Dakota legislature recently passed a bill banning most abortions in the state (the governor has since signed the bill). A post stating my opposition or support to it would do nothing but fuel a never ending, futile comments argument as discussing abortion, [...]

MoveOn.org: They Just Don’t Get It

It’s no secret that I have a love hate relationship with MoveOn.org. Two days ago, the strong dislike intensified when an email from them entitled Should we take on right wing Democrats? landed in my inbox. A snippet from this email:

This year our top goal is breaking the right-wing Republican stranglehold on Congress. [...]

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