Tag: politics

The Cynic’s Guide to American Presidents

July 7th, 2009, 13 Comments

Sometimes I’m just annoyed at politicians. Yesterday, after receiving a letter from Sen. Brownback and reading coverage of Sarah Palin, I was annoyed at them. So, in keeping with my theme of being annoyed at politicians, here’s my cynic’s guide to American presidents. Yes, it’s biased, under-represents successes, but that’s the point. I’ll start with […]

A Wasilla Resident Writes about Sarah Palin

September 5th, 2008, 3 Comments

There is a very interesting email that’s been getting attention, written by a resident of Wasilla, AK, Sarah Palin’s hometown. It covers the good and the bad about her, and is the first thing I’ve seen that gives real insight into her governing style. Among other things, it mentioned that she inherited a city with […]

Why Are We So Afraid of Socialized Medicine?

January 29th, 2008, 26 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, so time to put down some thoughts. First, what is socialized medicine? If we listen to the politicians that label health care as “socialized”, it seems to be “anything that is paid for by taxes and delivered free or cheaply to citizens.” Putting aside the question of whether […]

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