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Entries from December 2008

A Happy Year

December 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

My blog has been pretty sparse this month, which is a function of a lot of things.  I’ve been particularly busy at work, my wife’s addiction to WordTwist on Facebook has grown, I’ve had family in town, and we attended a lot of holiday parties. But the biggest reason is that a blog is often […]

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Tags: Life

Why Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan Can’t Work

December 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

My wife and I work hard to make sure we stay solvent and that we live within our means. But it’s nice to know that we don’t have to quite so diligent. If we ever get into financial trouble due to our own incompetence, overspending, and shortsightedness, I’ve learned from President-Elect Obama that the answer is clear, easy, and win-win.

We’ll just re-model the kitchen.

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Tags: Economy · Obama

It’s Time Once Again for America’s FAAAAVorite Gameshow…

December 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

,,, Name That Party! That’s right, folks!  We all know the game.  In a mainstream media account of political corruption, who can be the first to find the party affiliation of the corrupt politician!?! Today’s contestant is Larry Langford, mayor of Birmingham, Alabama!  Come on down!

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Tags: Media

Spreading the Wealth – At Home

December 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Spreading the Wealth – At Home

So Barack Obama is buying Michelle a $30,000 ring for inauguration night.  How sweet. I don’t begrudge the man for buying his wife an expensive gift with his own money (assuming it is his money).  He created a product (his books) that people were willing to hand over money in exchange for to the tune […]

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Tags: Michelle Obama · Obama

Hippies Cry Over Dead Trees. I Cry With Laughter.

December 1st, 2008 · 6 Comments

And so will you.

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Tags: Environmentalists · Hippies · Principles