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Entries from February 2008

America Rising

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Tick tick, click click, time’s a wastin’, page refreshing, Dynasty ending in Dallas. Get Smart, Eight Years Is Enough; Voters Touched By An Angel To Crown New American Idol Next Week. This is kinda hard to fathom, but do you realize that Hillary Clinton has never been ahead in the voter-elected pledged delegate count (what […]

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The Last Debate — tonight at 9PM!

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

“Meet me in Ohio!  Let’s have a debate!” demanded a seething, red-eyed Hillary Clinton last week. It’s a good-old Western showdown! Tonight, MSNBC, 9PM — 10:30PM Eastern, from the home of Rock n Roll, Cleveland, Ohio. It’s 90 minutes, and will repeat numerous times during the overnight.  Moderated by Tim Russert and Brian Williams — […]

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Election Night 2004

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

THE ROCK PARTY  and  THE FALL OF NEW YORK                                                                          * It was a really magic night!  Until the nightmare. Couldn’t sleep the night before  —  up at 6 AM watching the camera follow Don Imus into his polling station with a long line of people out the door waiting to vote, and him saying, […]

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Love Affair With America Goes Bad

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

This was a letter to the editor, published in The Toronto Star, March 4, 2003. “A Love Affair With Southern Neighbor Goes Bad” Growing up as a kid on the prairies in the 1960s and 70s I was instilled with a kind of knee-jerk anti-American sentiment that seemed to be fostered by every person I […]

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and suddenly, out of the darkness, the High Road appears!

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

This is huge news, actually.  Hillary’s dropped the negative attacks, and she’s dropped the super-delegates as an issue! After a week of going negative didn’t work in Wisconsin, rather than coming into this debate on the offensive looking for the knock-out punch, she’s obviously changed her approach.  Rather than her “words don’t matter” and “plagiarism” […]

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Hillary’s Lost

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Obama just won Wisconsin by 17 points!  58% to 41% — another 60-40 voters’ decision, in another 5% African-American state. And he won Hawaii by even more than D.C. — 76% to 24%! It’s not only 10 victories in a row – it’s 10 blow-outs in a row.  Last night was his smallest victory yet, and it was […]

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Happy President’s Day! and Year!

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Just think, next year on this holiday, they’ll be a different President in the White House! I wonder who it’ll be? Some good lines from the last 24 hours . . . Ron Brownstein from Time said Obama is an amalgam of Gary Hart and Jesse Jackson. Brian says he’s an amalgam of Howard Dean and […]

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“This Time, It’s Personal”

February 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

It has been such a heart-breaker to see the Clintons’ true colors revealed. I keep coming back to Primary Colors (hmm?) — and recommend to all to see or read again —  and the climactic kitchen scene with Libby.  That is what’s happening to myself, and I imagine to so many fence-leaping Democrats these last several […]

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the Radio Riffs can now be heard

February 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = The ThatRadio podcasts are now up (some of them) and you can listen to them in the background even […]

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Sittin’ on my Roof in New Orleans

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Poetry, Politics

[performance poem] . I was sittin’ on my roof in New Orleans, When george bush came by sellin’ re-fried beans; Now, “I’m a man of means, by no means,” So he took ‘em back, Said, “Fuck you, Jack. You gotta have coin, and not live in a shack, in any country that I attack.” And […]

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