Tag Archives: Sarah Palin

How Sarah shut Levi up

The online version of the Philadelphia Inquirer has a section called “Weird News,” which is a little weird in and of itself. Among headlines like “Drunk tourist hospitalized trying to ride crocodile” and “Big Ben accused of urinating in public” … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s anosognosiac dilemma

One theory I have about Sarah Palin (one among many, because she fascinates me more than I’d like to admit) is that people like her because she doesn’t make them feel stupid. Being too smart is a liability for politicians, … Continue reading

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Reflections on George W. Bush, and some other hateful characters

When I was little one of my babysitters told me I shouldn’t use the word hate. “You don’t really hate that person,” she said. This was pretty confusing, because although I was still trying to figure out what feelings were, … Continue reading

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Intrade, Nostradamus, and Irish superstition

My mother had this dark Irish superstition that you shouldn’t really count on something, like winning a prize at the Halloween parade, because you’d be disappointed if you lost. She also always had something to worry about, which is maybe … Continue reading

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Go Sarah! Go Michele!

The ink is barely dry on the nuclear disarmament treaty, but Rasmussen has just come out with a poll saying 55% of Americans don’t like it. This is the genius of Republicans – they get out in front of the … Continue reading

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News of the week in review

Obama got healthcare reform and a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty agreement with Russia, both in the same week. That, in my opinion, is a really really big F$!#&*@!!!g Deal. And meanwhile Sarah Palin and John McCain are best friends … Continue reading

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This is it

First things first: If Nancy Pelosi read my blog, she would have known that Friday was plain old St. Joseph’s Day, not St. Joseph the Worker’s Day, and she wouldn’t have given some opinion writer on Catholic Online the chance … Continue reading

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