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    Good News for Hemorrhoid Sufferers

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    TPM Limerick Contest

    Come one, come all, and fear not!  I wanted to make this non-political, but this first one just came to me and I had to put it out here:There once was a man named Dick Cheney...A guy who loved to...
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    PDF Links: The American Health Choices Act

    This is the Kennedy markup of the HELP health care bill as of this date.From: American Society of Anesthesiologistshttp://www.asahq.org/news/asanews060509.htmThe American Health Choices Act Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part...
    amike's picture

    Are We Losing the Ability to Understand Intelligence and Subtlety in Our Leaders?

        This human animal--prescient, sagacious, complex, acute, full of memory, reason and counsel, which we call man... ***    In fact, reason, which alone gives us so many advantages over beasts, by means of which we conjecture, argue, refute, discourse, and...
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    Wake Up Liberal Christians!

    Being a Christian around here can, at times, be a pretty humbling experience. For the most part I feel like most of you regulars accept me as being a little different than the majority of Christians you know.  I have...
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    The Lesson of D-Day

    It's important to remember what occured on D-Day, as it is to remember all the bravery, courage and fortitude it took to fight in World War II to defeat Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany.  But let us not get too...
    Barth's picture

    D-Day 2009

    The seminal event of this week, and perhaps this year, ends, as it should, on a day of national consecration as much as those we celebrate that way.  The photograph of the President, whose grandfather and great-uncle were part of...
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    Pat Buchanan got one thing right: Sotomayor IS an affirmative action choice.

    And that's a good thing. Obama's short list for SCOTUS picks were all women; ergo:  Affirmative action choice.  She is an Hispanic who was on the list of women; ergo:  affirmative action choice.  Hooray for him.  He not only chose to...
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    Welcome My Son, Christian Barack Wood

    Tonight at 9:57 PM, the world welcomed into it my youngest son Christian Barack Wood.  He was 6 lbs 11 oz, and looks like Daddy.  I am not entirely embarrassed to note that upon arrival, he emerged--and peed directly on...
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    HEY BAY BUCHANAN: I AM RIGHT HERE

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    Arthur of the Roundish Table: The Virgin

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    Obama: "Americans should have the choice of a public health insurance option operating alongside private plans." (re-posted)

       Which way will Congress go?I've re-posted this due to the previous posting having been dropped from the queue.WASHINGTON - Laying out in the clearest terms yet what he wants in a healthcare overhaul, President Obama told Congress yesterday that...

    Yahwists, help me out here...what is it about the sight of hair that drives your boy to spitting and smiting?

    I was considering Emma's timely and well-put remarks regarding western womens' problematic encounters with customs of mandatory head-covering in Muslim states. We concentrate, of course, on the several and variegated mandates of female modesty that always include the covering of...
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    The Speech

    There is much more to say about this important moment and, when I have a few minutes this weekend I will try to present a few here to see what others think, but I did have time to throw this...
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    This picture irritates me

    Whoever in the State Department that is advising Hillary and Nancy on how to cover their heads on visits to Muslim countries should be fired. It is not like we do not have hats in our own style that...
    Joe Wood's picture

    A New Beginning: How Fair Minded Words Can Disarm

    One speech cannot turn the tide.  Maybe if you are Dick Cheney, that is true.   I know there are many -- Muslim and non-Muslim -- who question whether we can forge this new beginning.  Some are eager to stoke...
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    At Least They Could have gotten the Weather Report Right

    I awaken to National Public Radio as the least possible evil.  It beats buzz, buzz, buzz, and every other radio station I can get where I live would be pretty much intolerable.  Caveat: I rant at public radio from time...
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    Obama's "I Have a Dream" speech

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."I have a dream that one...
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    Obama: Strongly believes Americans should have the choice of a new public health insurance plan that would compete against private insurers

       Which way will Congress go?WASHINGTON - Laying out in the clearest terms yet what he wants in a healthcare overhaul, President Obama told Congress yesterday that he strongly believes Americans should have the choice of a new public health...
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    How Obama Can Relate To The Potential Islamic Extremist

    Obama will tomorrow give a highly anticipated and formerly promised speech to the Muslim world, from one of its capitals. It is pointless no doubt to predict what words he may choose, and fairly obvious to the learned eye what...
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    DEVOLUTION, Updated

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    The Best Quiz America Ever Saw. Ever.

    Nationalism. It irritates the hell outta me, and I think it's pretty much the most destructive force left on the Earth. However. I also recognize the argument that different nations and their citizens can have somewhat different national characteristics....
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    Northern Exposure

    Some harsh words were said all round during the past week: about the South and  about Southerners, about those who - whether ancestrally or personally -- have been hurt in the past by an evolving, but still flawed southern...

    More information on AP's battle against "misappropriation" (but not much additional clarity)

    Recently, the Associated Press announced that they were going to war against "misappropriation" of their content.  AP Chairman Dean Singleton made the drama-queenish declaration: ""We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided...
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    Language

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