When they said “vote or die” I don’t think this is what they had in mind

I am not alone in the manner by which I process grief or prolific events like this. When I experience loss or hard times of any kind I find solace in laughter and finding the humor in any situation. I don’t dare make light of the event directly, but as I look out on the sea of comments and steps being taken I see great humor and hyperbole that is rife for satire. The knee jerk reaction of public figures, lawmakers, and vocal groups makes for great punchlines. I see the likes of the left blaming the violent rhetoric of the right as the right points the finger at the socialist left, and the middle pointing fingers at both sides, and all I can think is “Well, at least young people are getting involved in politics.” It sucks, and just like 9/11, and every other time we have felt wronged as a nation by the audacity of the singular or few, we want blood and we feel that if we do nothing then we are simply giving up on a civil society. Ya know, that is the same bullshit line of thinking people with reusable grocery bags use to help themselves sleep at night, “I’m doing something about this; at least more than the next person.” Go fly a kite with all that mishegoss.

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New From Mattel, ‘Fox Pundit Palin’, now with Kung-Fu Conservative Grip (on reality)

or: 2012 campaigning is really heating up already Well if you haven’t heard then I figure I should let you know that the scales over at FOX used for measuring out balance and fairness are a little off kilter…ah who am I kidding they’re fucking broken. It was announced that Sarah Palin has found a […]

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Obama-to-date, Never has more been expected in less time, with fewer resources, under greater scrutiny

or: How’s he doing so far? I have been putting off this piece for a while because I have wanted to hold off criticism until President Obama reached either a key decision or his one year mark, whichever came first. Unlike many of my opposing party opponents I have fought hard to reserve judgment, giving […]

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Tragedy need not beget anything but the highest decorum and respect for those affected

the Major ‘took a lot of advanced training in shooting.’ Well I hope to Christ he did, it’s the Army, they shoot shit. I hope he took a ton of shooting training. I hope that he, and every other soldier we got can shoot every type of weapon from a Derringer to an RPG with pin point accuracy beyond the designed range for a weapon. I want my soldiers, medical, active duty, inactive duty, desk job, field work, translators, et al, to be able to shoot stink off of shit at four hundred yards.

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NY Times and WS Journal might think about selling all this blood their letting

Are you about to slit your wrists journalism students? A few hesitation cuts while you get the nerve up to pull it off? Well I’ve got exactly what you need to close the deal; The East Valley Tribune, after some 118 years of publication, is turning off the presses and calling it a day Dec. 31, 2009. Yes, a paper that has service Phoenix and the surrounding areas for more than a century could not survive despite cutting staff by 40% and scaling production back to only four days a week. The problem might have come from their parent company claiming bankruptcy recently, but one can’t be sure.

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Write a book, run for President…good enough for Nixon then it’s good enough for Palin

or: Communist Chinese Leaders don’t have it as good as Ailes could or: Ailes/Palin ’12…I’m going Canadian or: How can you write a book when you’ve never read a book? or: Palin’s new book…a four hundred page Highlights Magazine ripoff. I know it is a long way off but the race for president in 2012 […]

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