Category Archives: politics

Where’s Olbermann’s extra backbone now?

Last month when I was so sick, I really didn’t pay attention to politics as much as I normally would, since I didn’t feel up to taxing my mind so much. On the plus side, this did get me to stop reading the Huffington Post, which I had basically just come to "accept" as a site to keep me marginally informed on certain issues but I’d always openly loathed for caving in to the political centre time and again. Doubtless I’m missing all number of…

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ABC Screwing Kucinich Again

Kucinich files complaint on ABC debate (AP via Yahoo! News) I wish I could say that this comes as a surprise to me. A little over four years ago, though, before any primaries had taken place for the 2004 nomination campaign, ABC announced that it would be withdrawing its reporters from the campaigns of Kucinich, Carol Moseley-Braun, and Rev. Al Sharpton. No one believed it was a coincidence that ABC happened to choose the three progressive candidates then, and I doubt anyone believes now that…

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Political junkie

As much as I’ve written in the past about how the media puts way too much focus on the Iowa caucuses, sure enough I’ve pretty much braced myself to watch MSNBC from right now until whenever I go to bed. (I’m getting too old to try to outlast the coverage, especially since the results will likely be nebulous into daybreak.) I guess I just like to fixate on the mechanics of things like this. I don’t watch college football, and I’m fairly uninterested in the…

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Out of it

I’ve been sick for close to two weeks now, and it’s only been in the past day or two that I’ve felt well enough to resume what I consider to be normal activities for me. It’s almost as if my body was trying to make up for how I didn’t have a serious illness for close to two years there, and shut down almost completely when this bug really hit. As it is I’m still not feeling well enough to resume exercise, and I continue…

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Tis the season for violence

I wish I could say that the news of the mall shooting in Omaha this past week shocked me, but I’m kind of surprised that it took this long for something like this to happen. Granted, I don’t go to that many malls (over the past five years the mall I visited the most was the one in Westland, Michigan, back when they had a good arcade in there), but whenever I go to malls I always look at all the different inventory loss control…

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