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Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 30 2008

Voting Against Norm

There are plenty of reasons to vote against Norm Coleman for senator. He was chosen by Karl Rove to be one of the Bush administration’s buddies in the Senate. He’s a political windsock, going from being a Democrat when city elections required it to being a Republican thug in the Senate to swinging back toward …

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Oct 30 2008

Vacation Over

The blog and I have had a little break from politics over the last couple of days. However, if I want to say everything I still have to say before the election, it’s time for that break to end. To ease me back into it, here are a couple more skits from Kids in the …

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Oct 29 2008

How Far Can You Coast on Charm?

Pretty far actually. Best Kids in the Hall skit ever. Second best:

Oct 29 2008

The Goblin King

Fantasy Magazine has a column up about the 10 fantasy movies that make people think that fantasy is stupid fluff. I have no problem with fluff, and I’m rather fond of at least one of the movies on their list, but I did have to agree with the inclusion of Labyrinth. I didn’t like the …

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Oct 28 2008

An Audience Divided

Sunday morning, I was out to brunch with the usual suspects. My friend Kelly peeked over his shoulder at the table of senior citizens directly behind him, didn’t quite shrug, and started talking. “So, I was at a reading last weekend. Man, talk about dividing your audience.” His wife’s eyes got big as she smiled …

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Oct 27 2008

The Contentious Propositions

I have a confession to make. I am utterly overwhelmed by the scope of the stakes in next week’s election. I’ve been coping by narrowing my focus to local issues, where I feel as though I can make some difference. I have, maybe, but there’s so much more out there that needs attention. For example, …

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Oct 27 2008

Replace Michele Bachmann Blog Carnival #5

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Replace Michele Bachmann Blog Carnival: The Fallout Edition. I’d like to start with a very special thank you to Representative Bachmann herself. After Bachmann’s comments on Hardball, traffic to all editions of our humble carnival multiplied unbelievably. My blog has seen record traffic for the last week and …

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Oct 26 2008

Why I Hate the Suburbs

From the local paper: Although Anoka bills itself as the Halloween Capital of the World, city officials and some businesses are a bit spooked by a macabre-themed head shop that has opened a pumpkin’s toss from City Hall. Redrum — which read backwards, spells murder — opened in late September with a skull and crossbones …

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Oct 25 2008

Young Science

Psychology, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, history, economics, political science. Biological sciences, earth sciences. Chemistry. Physics. Read one way, this is how sciences are commonly ranked on a Mohs scale of scientific snobbery. Real sciences, hard sciences, are at the bottom. Soft, squishy, fake sciences are at the top. Read another way, this is both an …

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Oct 23 2008

One Honest Libertarian

I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of organizations, specifically banks and others, were such as that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in the firms. Alan Greenspan testified before Congress today and said the one thing that every other libertarian has avoided saying to this point. …

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