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Even the Eggos are bigger in Texas

November 28th, 2009 Comments off

This past weekend, I traveled down to a wedding in the Woodlands, TX.  Traveling into Houston was a bit of a culture shock, even though I’d spent a weekend in Dallas before and had lived in the South for 4 years [I know, Texans, Texas is a Republic apart from the South].  Beyond the fact that the air conditioning is permanently on… everywhere… too cold, I’ve found that everything is bigger (maybe not in size, but definitely in humor.

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52% of Republicans Believe ACORN Stole The 2008 Election

November 20th, 2009 Comments off

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via hatethefuture – While 94% think Attorney General Eric Holder is a poorly disguised Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

And I’m sure more than half of Democrats felt that the Supreme Court acted in bad faith in stealing the 2000 election for George W. Bush. I still don’t understand why this is any more disturbing than the fact that only 39% of Americans believe in evolution, on the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species (which will be observed on Tuesday).

Yes, there are serious issues regarding the perception of legitimacy of American elections (even if those issues are largely perception-based, and not substantive). I still believe the greater threat to our government’s legitimacy is that our standard-bearing representatives are largely or commonly a) incompetent (see, e.g., Congress), b) corrupt (see, e.g., Jefferson and Trafficant), c) closeted but willing to deny civil rights to the people they sleep with on the side (see, e.g., pretty much every hard right wing religious righter), or d) crazy/stupid (see, e.g., Palin).

Of course, my true hope is that Palin will choose the TV talk show path, now that Oprah has announced her retirement. I think America misses Jerry Springer and there is a place for her on the CW. In the meantime, I’m going to go back to worrying about the fact that CafePress thinks its OK to sell mugs and bumper stickersthat advocate the assasination of a sitting president.