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Entries from October 2008

Financial Crisis Makes Presidential Choice More Important

October 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Is if possible to efficiently type on one’s laptop while hiding under the bed to escape the meltdown of our economy?  And won’t the sinus infection from which I currently suffer be worsened by the dust that my political activities have allowed to amass under the same said bed? The current economic crisis isn’t really […]

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Tags: Politics · The Nation

Vice Presidential Choice – An Important Indicator of Judgement

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

A long anticipated event for political junkies was the first Vice Presidential debate of this historical campaign season.  As the starting time drew near, our household gathered around the television anxiously awaiting the moment with as much enthusiasm as a sports fan excited over the opening kick-off of the Super Bowl. It actually was the Super Bowl, the final winner being an individual who receives much more […]

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Tags: Politics · The Nation

Mr. Webster Wouldn’t Like the New Definition of Elitist

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Mr. Webster must certainly be making a valiant attempt to escape from the grave to update his dictionary to meet new 21st century definitions.  The current wordspeak, seemingly straight out of George Orwell’s “1984”, has taken many words and twisted them into an intent that was never conceived by previous generations. The most battered of all those terms appears to be the […]

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Tags: A Little Bit of Everything Else · Politics · The Nation

The Right to Keep & Bear Arms

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Thanksgiving is a terrible time to spend at our Neshoba County, Mississippi farm. The culprit that denies an escape from our hectic life is the beginning of deer season. The 78 acres that is an integral part of my heart and soul have not been farmed since my precious grandfather’s 1962 death. And the house […]

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Tags: Mississippi · Politics · The Nation

Lesson’s Learned from the Election of 2006

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Newspaper reports concerning the root cause of the election of Virginia’s new Senator appear to be a simplistic explanation of what was a much more complex choice. I am the moderate voter who delivered the Senate into the hands of a different party. My vote was in no way a validation of one particular issue. […]

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Tags: Politics · The Nation · Virginia

Why One Changes Their Party Affiliation

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Most of the time when things change in one’s life the reason is because that person have moved on. Life experiences continually amass to form a more solid base for beliefs.  The evolution of our country’s major political parties has reversed that normal process. During the early part of my adult life I considered myself to be a member of […]

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Tags: Politics

Return of Dorm Rules Would Increase Student Safety

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Why did the mysterious disappearance of VCU college freshman Taylor Behl have to end so sadly? The beautiful young face in the newspaper pictures should have returned safely to her dorm room. Her story should have continued with a college degree, marriage, and the opportunity to grow gracefully older. Where does the fault lie for […]

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And That, Virginia, is Why Tim Kaine is Governor

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Drawing simplistic political conclusions from election results appears to be an ingrained habit of the Virginian Pilot editorial staff. A scant 12 hours after the polls closed the newspaper proclaimed the Kaine gubernatorial win to be a validation of the recent Commonwealth tax increase. That deduction is an insulting underestimate of the Virginia voter’s intelligence […]

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Tags: Politics · Virginia

Congestion Tolls – A Terrible Idea

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

The new “congestion toll” study proposed by VDOT is a good reason to clean house. And the Commonwealth of Virginia needs to use a big broom to sweep this malfunctioning agency clean. The theory is to price tolls based on real time congestion on the highway in question. Should the roadway be happily moving along […]

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Tags: Tidewater · Virginia

Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

It has been a long time. The sights and sounds of New Orleans had been relegated to the back room of a full middle aged mind. It took a heart wrenching performance by Aaron Neville to bring the memories rushing back. Louisiana 1927, lyrics by Randy Newman, foretold the Hurricane Katrina aftermath with its poignant […]

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