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Democrats Get Religion (sort of)

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Here’s a new take on the story of the Good Samaritan:
The Good Samaritan is walking down the road and cares for a stranger who has been beaten and robbed, [NC Democractic Rep David] Price said. The next day, on the same road, another person has been beaten and robbed. So it goes for another week […]

But can you get sweet tea in Dover?

Monday, August 28th, 2006

From Fox News Sunday yesterday:
(CHRIS) WALLACE: And, finally, Senator Biden — finally, we’ve got about 30 seconds left, but I can’t let you go without some politics. As we’ve mentioned, you’re in South Carolina right now, on the campaign trial. Thirty seconds or less, what kind of a chance would a Northeastern liberal like Joe […]

A few short notes

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

I had to update our 30 year high school reunion site tonight (by the way, we went with MyEvent.com), the latest in my many excuses for not posting more.  Here are some tidbits:

The military site formerly known as The Officers’ Club is now called Op For.  Still a great site for all things military.
Over at […]

Meanwhile, over at the “No Free Lunch” Counter

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Thought that government-funded college education would open more doors for you? Thought you were broadening your horizons?
Think again:
The Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) has proposed recovering part of the cost of study from highly-educated women who decide not to seek paid work.
MP Sharon Dijksma, deputy chairperson of the PvdA’s parliamentary party, believes the punitive measure […]

How shall I waste my time?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

I just received a call from some firm conducting a political survey.  The representative asked to speak to me (and managed not to mangle my name too badly - good for her!).
She said she wanted my responses to this survey, and I said “OK.”  She then asked if I had 25 minutes to complete the […]

Purple Finger for Freedom

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

I like this idea.
With all the bad news we seem to hear about Iraq, we need to be reminded that they are about to have their third (third!) election in less than a year. Click here to see how you can show your support for the Iraqi people next week.

(Thanks to John […]

Spokesmen for the Right

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

I expected better from US News & World Report. In their current issue (November 14), under Washington Whispers, they inform us of the following:
Sen. John McCain is taking action to make it hard for conservatives to write him off in the 2008 presidential race. His office confirms that the maverick moderate recently met […]

Update on the NC Lottery

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

When I last addressed the topic of the lottery, over a month ago, the NC State Senate was one vote short of passage (apparently, the NC House had already approved the lottery). We thought it was dead for this session.
Well, like a phoenix, the lottery rose from the ashes. Here’s my understanding of […]

Miscellaneous Items Two Days Before Classes Begin

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Not much time for any original blog-thinking, so here are some random thoughts:
1. We went out to eat at the local Chinese restaurant tonight. Here was the fortune in my wife’s cookie:
Behind an able man, there are always.
Words to live by. Or, maybe I should say, words to live.
2. Looks […]

North Carolina Lottery - Thinking Too Small

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

North Carolina is one of the dozen states in the nation that still have no lottery (according to the National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, 38 states have a lottery). As state legislators have been working furiously to pass a budget — they’re late, of course — the issue of the lottery has […]

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