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Archive for the ‘9/11’ Category

Out of the Billowing Smoke, Emerged Gingrich

January 25th, 2012

Newt’s Revenge Could Kill the GOP Ticket, But My Bro Loves Him Ever since Newt’s South Carolinian putsch last weekend, the GOP race has provided some solid Reality Television. Outcomes have never been less certain. The polls are erratic, the pundits are confused, and the guy who wrote this press release feels like his work on [...]

“A Small, Nice Event”

May 4th, 2011

Can’t Good News Just be Good News? After a day of national unity, when I felt those stirrings of pride and patriotic appreciation, it helps to check in, reality-wise, with my right wing brother. After the news about bin Laden broke, I needled him: “How’s that for a president who sympathizes with the jihadis and wants to [...]

Fools, Bitches and Scum

January 25th, 2011

Is my brother really crazy, or just a jerk? Name-calling is never defensible. So how do I get away with calling my brother crazy? I could say that he started it (and that would be true enough). But honestly, this blog is not about his principled beliefs on (most) issues. Over the years he has [...]

I am Become a Liberal Fool, Again

December 23rd, 2010

Were the Democrats playing political games with the 9/11 First Responders bill? Taking note of the near-constant negative press the GOP was absorbing by blocking the bill, I sent my brother, I admit it, an antagonistic message. I guess his reply should have come as no surprise. ME: Do you have any idea how much [...]

The Forest of Astounding Trickery

December 18th, 2010

Wither art thy trees? There’s so much gamesmanshipping going on in DC this month, it’s hard to follow each major piece of legislation (taxes, omnibus spending, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, DREAM act)  on its own merits. It’s as hard as ever to see the trees through the forest of astounding political trickery. But one bill [...]