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Monthly Archive: September 2008

Sep 09 2008

Tranny LEGOs

I might, just maybe, have to forgive LEGO. Technically, this is still a dearth of women, but wow! More here.

Sep 09 2008

More Fact Checking

If you don’t have FactCheck.org bookmarked, you should fix that. It’s nonpartisan required reading for anyone interested in how much of what they’re being told/sold is the truth. They have multiple posts on the recent Republican convention. In part one, “Lieberman and Thompson make misleading claims about Obama on Day Two of the party in …

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Sep 08 2008

Primary Tomorrow

If you don’t live in Minneapolis, skip the rest of this post. This is my sample ballot for the local DFL primary. I put one together every election for me, my husband (who’s busy doing his homework), and anyone else who wants to trust my political judgment. I read the candidates’ statements, look at endorsements, …

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Sep 08 2008

Fair Warning

This blog is new enough that it hasn’t been through an election before (nothing local last year), so those of you who know me only through the blog haven’t seen me in an election season. I get a wee bit obsessive. I have plenty of things I want to say about writing and editing at …

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Sep 06 2008

Fact-Checking Palin

CNN reviewed Palin’s speechifying on her own record. Not as much truth as one would hope for from a candidate trying to steal the change issue from Obama. Wasilla resident Anne Kilkenny has a little more nuance on Palin vetoing spending bills as well. CNN will also be doing a second piece on Palin’s remarks …

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Sep 05 2008

Convention Recoverage

I was going to write a long, involved post about the Republican candidates’ speeches, but I don’t have to. Joe Biden said everything that needs to be said, and he did it concisely. Seriously, he does that sometimes. Greg has the short, lovely video. Go look. Me? I’m going to use the extra time to …

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Sep 04 2008

Qualifications

I was at my mom’s this weekend to pick apples and roast brats over a bonfire. A thought occurred to me and I looked over at her. “So, you’ve been a small-town council member and mayor.” “Yeah.” “Do you think a year and a half as governor would qualify you to lead the nation?” She …

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Sep 03 2008

Bachmann’s Service

When I heard Representative Michele Bachmann was going to speak at the RNC last night, I had two thoughts. “Ew,” and “Huh.” We’ll get to the “ew” part shortly. I want to start with “huh.” Last Friday, my friend James went to a meeting at the Courts International building in St. Paul. This is where …

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Sep 02 2008

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Uh, hell if I know, actually. I’m surprised it’s September. There was major construction in there, resulting in so much (expected) damage to the yard that I still have trouble looking at it. I made some friends in unexpected places. There was catsitting. Oh, and blogging. Definitely blogging. No real vacation, though, and given that, …

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Sep 01 2008

More Education Funds Spent to Appease Homophobes

One of the local high schools has a gay-rights student club. Well, probably several of them do, which is a great change since I was in school. The difference for Maple Grove High School’s Straights and Gays for Equality (SAGE) is that the school is trying to force them into their own little student group …

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