Archives : Jan-2008

Everybody and his brother has a political opinion these days—about who is up, who is down, who is out. I am no different. Some entirely random thoughts about the race so far: The New York Times sometimes gets one right. An exit poll in South Carolina offered evidence of the challenge Mr. McCain faces: 8 … Read more

All the data have transferred here from the old site by the boys at Oregon Web Team. All that needs to be done is to access my domain through an HTML editor—I use FrontPage 2003—so I can change this ancient WordPress theme and add some plugins.  It pained not being able to write for a few days. … Read more

Rush spells things out for conservative Republicans. Will Democrats and Independents decide the GOP Nomination? By Super Tuesday, Republicans might have as their two choices people that are not conservatives…and have their leads based on votes from Democrats and independents. Can you say “screwed”? Because of media hype and distortion and the electoral oddities of … Read more

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American original. The most used word to describe him is ‘polymath.’ We can safely define this as ‘a guy who knows a bunch of stuff and can do a bunch of things and has written a bunch of papers and has read a bunch of books and who … Read more

Poor little Hillary busted out in a crying jag on national television. She has so very much to offer to this nation, you see, that she just could not believe that she might not get the opportunity to do so. Well cry me a river. Make that two rivers and a lake. She cries not … Read more

The absurd paeans to Obama from the media continue. They really, really love this guy. Their writing resembles some of the more mawkish love notes I penned in elementary school. Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate. They enmesh you in a grander moment, as … Read more

Unless you are camping in the Guatemalan jungles—as I was a few days ago—there is no escape from political commentary. Some of it is amusing, some of it is annoying, some of it is mere blather, all of it is speculative. Some random thoughts: Whether Obama wins or loses he will be part of the … Read more

A friend said that if he were in the deepest dungeon on earth with only the Bible as a companion, he would know what was going on in the world. Nothing could be more true. My friend and I returned from the lakes, jungles and byways of Guatemala to find a world still enmeshed in … Read more