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Political Beliefs

by on Oct.22, 2008, under politics

Do we live in a christian nation?  Do we live in a white nation?  Do we live in an English-speaking nation?  Do we live in a straight nation?  While most of these traits represent the majority of our citizens, I think most would agree that the answer to all of these questions is no.  So why is it appropriate for our lawmakers to cater to any of these majorities as if they are the voice of America? (continue reading…)

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A Call to Arms

by on Oct.20, 2008, under politics

It seems that given my liberal stance, to some I may not be considered American enough to make such a statement.  Which is what compels me to direct your attention to something that my better half wrote that everyone should read and consider.  She at least has taken a positive position on this matter.  Part of me is compelled to use this forum of mine to sling mud back in the other direction.  But I am doing my best to rise above such inclinations. (continue reading…)

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Partisan Parenting

by on Oct.01, 2008, under family, parenthood, politics

I try not to be guilty of it, but it seems like a hard thing to avoid.  My wife recenly raised some good questions on this subject.  Dispite my upbringing to the contrary, I am a fairly liberally-minded Democrat (which should come as little surprise to any of my regular readers).  My wife is similarly so.  We both know who we plan to vote for come November … as does our 4-year-old daughter. (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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Palin Comparison

by on Sep.04, 2008, under politics

I know that I’m very liberal-minded, but I also consider myself fairly objective and open-minded.  So I’ve been watching the Republican National Convention almost as concertedly as I had watched the DNC last week.  I try to listen to the people speaking without feeling defensive because I want to understand their perspective and not end up being as guilty of double-standards as many of the Fox News pundits have been lately (watch last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for such evidence).  It is more difficult than I thought. (continue reading…)

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