Monthly Archives: July 2010

And now we come to the end

I Googled this title, since I thought I was plagiarizing Joshua Ferris’s wonderful book, Then We Came to the End; but instead I found I was plagiarizing a female soldier who blogged from Iraq. She stopped writing a year after … Continue reading

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I’m so fair and balanced I might have to shoot myself

My new hospice patient had Fox News on yesterday, and now you can find me inside the fair and balanced bubble. The Obamas’ vacation? Well, they got criticized for going to Acadia instead of the Gulf Coast, so now they’re … Continue reading

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Reorganizing the chairs

I worked for an organization that reorganized every time things began to not look so good, until finally they reorganized the CEO out of a job and brought in a famous hatchet man who cut things to the bone, made … Continue reading

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There’s my day, and then there’s Obama’s

This day is getting away from me, and all I have to worry about is the heat and the loud air handling unit across the street that goes on and off during the night and drives me insane and categorizing … Continue reading

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The Afghanistan Papers

If I tweeted, I would say: For the first time, I find myself thinking maybe we’d be better off with Biden as President. That’s 96 characters, assuming they count spaces. And now I see the benefit of Twitter: you don’t … Continue reading

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The Southern Strategy, Republican style

In retrospect, you have to admire Lyndon Johnson. “There goes the South for a generation,” he supposedly said after his civil rights legislation was passed. All those reliable (white, male) Southern Democrats? Republicans now. I promised a loyal reader I’d … Continue reading

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I ♥ Rachel Maddow

She had the temerity to criticize the reverse racism and “manufactured outrage” of Fox News, so Bill O’Reilly thought he’d take her down a peg or two by mocking her. It didn’t work. You have to watch this – she’s … Continue reading

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