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Who’s the Cat That Won’t Cop Out When There’s Danger All About?

by on Nov.05, 2008, under family, parenthood, politics

OBAMA!  At a little after 11PM last night, my wife woke my daughter to let her know the history-making news.  She came down and we had a round of champaigne in celebration (my daughter had ice water in a wine glass).  It was an exciting and profound moment.  And hearing Barrack’s victory speech only made it feel more monumental. (continue reading…)

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And the Winner Is …

by on Nov.04, 2008, under politics

So it is not quite 9PM and I’m watching MSNBC and waiting to see who will come out victorious from this seemingly very long electoral season.  I’ve followed the primaries, the nominations, the debates, and the polls.  I’ve considered the issues on both sides and have drawn my conclusions and made my way out to vote this morning.  The time for consideration and debate is now over and the time to await the tally’s to bare out our nation’s choice is upon us. (continue reading…)

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Appropriate Voting Age: 4?

by on Sep.28, 2008, under parenthood, politics, TV

In this political season, my wife has made a point to keep our 4 1/2 year-old daughter abreast of the high-level details – she is aware that we are soon voting for a new president; she knows who the candidates are; she even has some opinions of her own about what qualities a good president should have (in her words, a president should be able to do anything a mommy can do).  We are unapologietically liberally slanted and are pretty confident in where our votes will be going in November.  (continue reading…)

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SNL: Cold Open Was Solid, Rest Was Luke-Warm

by on Sep.15, 2008, under politics, TV

With rumors of an Obama appearance, this Saturday I found myself doing something I can hardly every remember doing – getting excited to watch Saturday Night Live.  Sure, I’ve enjoyed it from time to time.  I’m as big a fan of sketch comedy as anyone.  But never a die-hard fan of the show.  But having been watching weeks of telelvision this summer ripe with satirical potential (e.g., the Olympics, the conventions), I’ve been itching to see how the SNL crew might capitalize on some of this.  I was initially greeted with some of the political humor that I was thirsting for, but most of the rest of the show turned out to be a bit less pallatable. (continue reading…)

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Unintentional Sponsorship

by on Sep.06, 2008, under Internet, politics

I was reviewing my home page tonight and I couldn’t help but notice that every ad that was displayed on it was politically-oriented.  This, in and of itself, didn’t surprise me – most of the posts I’ve written in the past 2 weeks have been related to coverage of the conventions and the candidates.  The detail that I found personally disturbing, though, was that most of these ads seemed to mention McCain and/or Palin (or if they mentioned Obama, it seemed negatively tinged).   (continue reading…)

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