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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Happy New Year

Here’s hoping that anyone stopping by here tonight (don’t you have something better to do?) has a Happy New Year day, and a good 2008.

The New York Times wonders how we got to this point

The New York Times takes the White House to task this morning for its systematic assault on the Constitution: There are too many moments these days when we cannot recognize our country. Sunday was one of them, as we read the account in The Times of how men in some of the most trusted posts […]

How I spent my Saturday

I went a whole day yesterday without turning on my computer. My family and I, along with my sisters and their kids, went to New York to see a play and drop a ton of money on a couple of restaurants. Unfortunately, my brother in law was not with us, so I have no one […]

Say what?

Per usual, the South Carolina Republican primary promises to be nasty. Latest case in point is a bogus holiday card purportedly sent by Mitt Romney that brings to light some of the doctrines of the Mormons that some Christians might call heretical, while the rest of us would just call them delusional. Be that as […]

I demand a column in the New York Times

The newspaper of record is about to hire Bill Kristol to regularly ooze political poison on its op-ed page.. Is it too much to ask that the Times at least try to hire people who know what they’re talking about? Here, I set Maureen Dowd to the side, as her columns are all really about […]

Drinking Liberally in Mystic, Take 2

So far, response to our announcement about the inaugural meeting of the Southeastern Connecticut chapter of Drinking Liberally has been good. It looks like we may have a pretty good crowd. Both Representative Betsy Ritter and State Senator Andy Maynard are going to try to make it. Andy suggests that we make predictions on the […]

Choosing evil, the Republican way

Much is being made in the blogosphere today about the article in this morning’s Times in which we learn that Rudy tried to help Purdue Pharma stave off federal prosecution for misleading pretty much everyone about the dangers of Oxycontin. The tale is sordid, and apparently not unique. As one blogster noted (I can’t remember […]

Does George like to watch?

If I suggested to you that George Bush was the type of little boy who liked to pull the wings off flies, or torture little animals, would you disagree? Most likely not. He has about him the air of the coward who takes a special delight in inflicting pain on those weaker than himself. If […]

Drinking Liberally in Mystic

Alright, here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for! The organizational meeting of the Southeastern Connecticut Chapter of Drinking Liberally (that’s a provisional name, by the way) will take place on January 3rd at 6:30 PM at the Harp & Hound Pub on Pearl Street in Mystic. We’re hoping enough people will show up to […]

For Mac fans only

I discovered a nifty little program today, so I thought I’d pass this on to any of you folks who use Macs. By way of background, I do most of my web browsing using an RSS feeder. I find that I can read through the blogs and news sites that I visit with a reader […]