Browsing All posts tagged under »Republican«

All in the Family: Rodney Alexander Edition

October 22, 2013


Remember that hard-fought election our congressman, Rep. Rodney Alexander (R) had last year? It was a really something, you remember don’t you? No, you don’t, it’s OK, stop scratching your head. It never happened. Oh, there was an election last fall, the lower house holds one every two years, all 435 seats are up for […]

A Wee Little Bit O’ Politics

October 16, 2013


I haven’t written much about politics lately. I’ve been discouraged this year by my beloved democratic party, the way leftward leaning pols like Pelosi, Nelson, Menendez and the sitting president, suddenly started sounding like Darth Cheney, ‘Let’s Bomb Syria! Chemical Weapons! (Weapons of Mass Destruction?) Gasp & Egads! What about our CREDIBILITY? Liberals for war. […]

Un-Chunking The Dixie Chicks

March 19, 2013


The Iraq War officially started on March 19th, 2003, the conflict that began ten years ago today was only one week old when my father died. On March 10th 2003 the Dixie Chicks, a wildly-popular Texas trio found themselves in the middle of a nightmare after lead singer Natalie Maines said to a London concert crowd, “We […]

From the Archives: My October 28 2004 Presidential Election Email

March 15, 2013


WARNING: Political opinion ahead! So back in the day, in the ancient past, the time before Facebook, before Reddit and Chrome, before Twitter and even preceding MySpace, we used mass emails to annoy our friends with goofy jokes, spread urban legends and express our political opinions. This is an email I sent to all the […]

Back to the Future (Confederate Edition)

November 15, 2012


After hearing Texas governor Rick Perry flirting with secessionist during his unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination last year I made a prediction to my wife and a few others: ‘If Barack Obama is reelected, this secessionist thing will take off like gangbusters”. Call me Nostradamus. Now here is another prediction: As the GOP […]

For God’s Sake (Don’t) Look for the Union Label

February 24, 2011


I was raised in a very socially conservative household, my grandparents weren’t sure the Baptists were going to enter the Pearly Gates of HEAVEN because they used a piano in worship, we were members of the Church of Christ; strictly acapella. God rest her soul, my grandmother stopped watching soap operas (she was a CBS […]