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After The Tea Party, What’s Next?

What’s next indeed… The media and the Obama Administration seem to be busy trying to dismiss the Tax Day Tea Parties as underwhelming flashes in the pan that didn’t amount to anything and won’t be remembered in a week (plans are already in play for a second round of Tea Parties on July 4. (link) […]

The Presidential Report Card

President Obama hasn’t been in office for quite 100 days, but that doesn’t stop us from keeping track of how we think he’s doing in his new job. A friend passed a link on to me this morning for a poll being conducted by MSNBC.com, asking people to grade the President’s performance. Very interesting results […]

Give Me Liberty, And Enough With The Debt Already!

Today is April 15, Tax Day here in the USA, and I just returned from the local Tax Day Tea Party held at Covell Lake. It was pretty inspiring to see how many people turned out for it; it was announced from the podium that there was an estimated 3,500 in attendance, but I wouldn’t […]

Flying Like An Eagle

Or in this case, a hawk. Very similar experience, I’m sure. I’ve had incredibly vivid flying dreams before, and this reminds me a lot of those dreams… Anyway, this fella strapped a video camera to the back of a hawk and let it do its thing, and came up with a stunning piece of videography. […]

Dealing With The Demented

I just heard on the radio that the Obama Administration plans to conduct high-level talks with the Iranians. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised; he said he’d do as much during a campaign debate. Hoping that he wasn’t serious was just a little too much to hope for I guess. Or maybe he wasn’t serious, […]

The Monkey Bars

How’s this for obscure… On one of the rare occasions I sat down & watched an old, old re-run of the original Knight Rider (starring David Hasselhoff and the talking early-’80’s Trans Am with the funky strobe light), I happened to spot a set of monkey bars identical to the ones we’ve got in the […]

Rush Limbaugh To Speak At Sojourners Event?

I just got this by email this afternoon: In an inspiring display of bipartisan bridge-building, talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh has accepted Jim Wallis’ invitation to deliver a keynote address at Sojourners’ Mobilization to End Poverty conference in April. “I’ve always said the monologue of the extreme right is over, and a new dialogue has […]