My Monday with Dick

To celebrate Presidents Day, Stephanie, Fletch and I took a trip down to scenic Yorba Linda and visited the Richard M. “Dick” Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. I’m a fan of Presidential Museums and my family is very, very understanding. Plus it meant getting out of the house. So everybody sort of wins, and especially […]

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Don’t Vote

In the interest of equal time, I present the Canadian’s compelling argument against voting: Here’s the thing: the more of the rest of you hipsters who decide to maintain a Zen-like aloofness and remain above such pedestrian things like politics and democracy, the more influential my vote will be. Past evidence suggests that you are […]

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California Voters, Remember that today is SuperDuperTuesday. So bust out that senior citizen camouflage, hit your polling place and make democracy happen. You can find your polling place using the magic interwebs machine. (True story: when I got to the Forgetful Acres rec room this morning, there was a huge TV blaring “VOTE YES ON […]

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Hillando Clintrissian

The best of craigslist features the amazing Star Wars Guide to the Candidates for the 2008 presidential election. Definitely worth a read. Hillando Clintrissian Here’s the thing. The Millenium Falcon was hers to begin with. She only lost it to Bill on a bet. Then she got caught up in that whole Cloud City thing […]

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I don’t care if it’s fake — and it has to be fake. There’s nothing this good in the entire universe. I checked — it’s amazing. I know who I’m voting for in the Republican primaries. (For all those times I’ll be voting in the Republican primaries.) You know, I had no idea that there […]

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Why the US shouldn’t have formal relations with Iran

Or why they should! This can’t be true, but if it is, it’s the best thing to happen ever. From a batshit crazy story about SQUIRRELS INVADING IRAN on the Washington post: “A few weeks ago, 14 squirrels equipped with espionage systems of foreign intelligence services were captured by [Iranian] intelligence forces along the country’s […]

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VegOil vs. The Taxman

Pat pointed out a fascinating article about some of the possible pitfalls of using alternative fuels. So last fall the Charlotte musician and guitar instructor spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He bought soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, spending about 30 percent more than diesel would […]

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Isn’t Spyware a bad thing?

The House seems to think that stopping the states from fighting Spyware is worth their time. I wonder if the Senate will…. The federal preemption provisions (Section 6), meanwhile, trump most of the stricter state laws that might have been used to go after badware vendors. This is particularly disappointing, as state laws have opened […]

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Because I’ve said nothing about politics in some time

McSweeney’s Pros and Cons of the Top 20 Democratic Presidential Candidates is pretty funny. 11. ALLEN IVERSON Pro: Instant offense. Con: Selfish with the ball; may have lost a step. 12. IRA GLASS Pro: Thoughtful; self-effacing; like many Americans, enjoys cable television. Con: At present, no budget line item exists for moody introspective music to […]

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Andy Griffith: Against Freedom, for Terrorists, Due Process of Law

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