Tag Archives: Politics

Fear

I’ve seen a lot of talk about racial-profiling recently.  This talk is good in that it brings to the forefront a huge problem in our culture. Racism. Since Trayvon Martin’s death and the subsequent trial finding George Zimmermann innocent, there’s … Continue reading

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Map Lust

So I’ve always loved maps.  I think it began in kindergarten at Ronald Knox Montessori school when I used to trace maps of the world because there were “puzzle” maps where you could take the pieces out and then trace … Continue reading

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Numbers–The Power….

So, yesterday I talked about Numbers and how they figure into my personal definition of myself.  It was a discussion of how numbers create some of the meaning in my life. Today, I want to give an example of how … Continue reading

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Quickie–who I am…

I am, and always will be, a Liberal. But that seems to mean that I will again be less and less a part of “the left”… which is fine by me. I’m never going to be in the “middle” or … Continue reading

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What Obama should have said yesterday…

So.. at first, I thought the President had done a mighty good thing yesterday.  He came out and stated that he now supported Same-Sex Marriage–that his personal beliefs had changed and evolved over these past years.  I also immediately recognized … Continue reading

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Marvel Universe vs. DC Universe–Political Underpinnings and Societal Understandings…

Caveat: Please note that I’m not a comics expert–and so this is just an interpretation based on the media that I’ve come across… I claim no expertise here and am TOTALLY open to enlightenment here by those who are more … Continue reading

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PDP–Quick Thought

It is true that there have been some valid critiques from the right against the excesses of (usually leftist) post-modernist relativism claiming that all views are equally valid and, more importantly, TRUE AND FACTUAL. In this, those on the right … Continue reading

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PDP-Frothy Radicalism

Although the media doesn’t often acknowledge it or let it get through, the radicalism in this year’s crop of conservatives runs quite deep. Take the current front runner, Rick “frothy mixture” Santorum. Now.. Rick’s a Catholic and I have no … Continue reading

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PDP–Dude is scared….

This is a data point. The man who campaigned explicitly against Obama and then cancelled money from the Feds for rail development and called it federal boondoggle money etc etc… …and who is now in the process of being recalled … Continue reading

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PDP–Nate Silver’s models, political thermometers, and long term predictions

I have the sense that Nate Silver has been a bit corrupted by the position he’s in at the NYTimes. Back in 2008–he became big DURING the primaries as his statistical models mapped changing levels of support for candidates in … Continue reading

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