Happy Thursday! ?

I was anticipating much discussion on my economics post… it’s gotten fewer page views than my “Social Networking” page!!! Oh well, not everyone is into macroeconomics, I guess. Are all of you thriving in this economy so it just doesn’t matter to you? Am I the only one who’s broke and battered and bruised? Continue reading

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Reflections on Iowa

So far on my blog I have not done much writing on politics. However, as 2008 dawns and a Presidential race looms, I am forced to acknowledge that I have a keen interest in the process this time around; far more than I have in recent years. Those of you who knew me in High School may be shocked to hear that. I was nothing short of a political junkie and far-right-wing ASS my senior year. There are lots of reasons for that which I will address in another post (it has to do with insecurity and elitism and it affects not just politics but religion and all other facets of our lives). Continue reading

Jan 3, 2008 in Iowa and beyond…

I stand (figuratively) here at the official beginning of the 2008 campaign season (the Iowa caucuses) and survey the political landscape in this, our great nation, the U S of A, and I am…. sad? no…. happy? no… relieved? yeah… relieved is a good word. I am relieved to know our political process goes on… it’s not a perfect system, this representative democracy of ours. In fact, it’s the worst governmental system in the world, except for all the other ones that have been tried. Continue reading