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Desperately seeking new leaders


Fri, Feb 3rd, 2006
Posted in Commentary

Soft spoken, sometimes shy Sagittarius, a compassionate Midwestern middle-aged white male with brown hair and blue eyes, reasonably tall 6’ 1”, 180 pounds (okay 190) country boy with city sophistication, a professional family man who likes travel and embraces truth, liberty, and social justice seeks new leader for 230 year old democracy.

Must be hard working, honest and fair; race, gender, faith and sexual preference irrelevant. Coming out of five year relationship and prefer not having a Southern rich white male again; if a male, must be a real male, not afraid to eat quiché, speak the truth and admit when they have fallen short on character. And if a white male again, preferably one not born with a silver spoon in his mouth who has never learned about being responsible or that honesty is the greatest virtue.

Successful candidate will be intelligent, fair minded, without a history of fear mongering, comfortable enough with their own abilities to surround themselves with diverse people and thought, believing that loyalty is not the most important of attributes. Political party preference irrelevant (although ideally would be neither Republican nor Democrat). Must respect people’s privacy and never send troops into war unless their own offspring and spouse are on the front lines.

New leader should have respect for all citizens and not cater to top 10 percent of the wealthiest; should be able to respond to emergencies in a time of great need with competence and skill. Should be wary of trying to gut social programs for the poor and elderly under the guise of compassion.

Also seeking replacement for representative to Congress after 12 year relationship, must have the political cajones to stand up to incompetent leadership and protect public from the ideological excesses of present regime.

Prefer independent minded candidate willing to stand on their own two feet rather than follow party leadership blindly in sheep-like fashion. Must be willing to protect Congressional war powers at all costs or be willing to send offspring and spouse into war when incompetent leader exceeds powers. Above all, should not pander to party and Congressional leaders and be willing to protect the balance of powers when the country is in crisis, as it is now

Signed: Desperately seeking new leaders

Eminent domain reform attracts wide range of legislative support

Fri, Jan 27th, 2006
Posted in Commentary

Eminent domain has risen to the top of hot political issues being discussed since the Kelo vs. New London decision in 2005. There is much confusion surrounding this issue, and I would like to try to clear the air.

The Kelo vs. N ..... 
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Wandering alone in the communication desert

Fri, Jan 27th, 2006
Posted in Commentary

I have a personal beef with my telephone company, one I presume others in Preston Township might share.

For the past couple of years I have been asking CenturyTel when they will be providing high speed internet services to my r ..... 
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The Wrath of God

Fri, Jan 20th, 2006
Posted in Commentary

“I don’t care what people are saying uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day,” New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin said in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech on Tuesday. “This city will be a majority African-American c ..... 
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The oldest profession

Fri, Jan 6th, 2006
Posted in Commentary

If we were in Washington, D.C. right now, we could probably hear the swoosh sounds of emails being deleted and the brrrr of faxes and other correspondence being shredded.

Those fat cats we elected are running for cover with the ..... 
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A call for help

Fri, Jan 6th, 2006
Posted in Commentary

At 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15th Jacob and Sarah Byler looked out their window and saw flames consuming the roof of their farm machinery and furniture making shop. Immediately two of the oldest boys ran barefoot a quarter a mile to the neighbor ..... 
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More analysis from less data: an oxymoron?

Fri, Dec 30th, 2005
Posted in Commentary

The Federal EPA proposes to change the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) programs reporting requirements to reduce the “burden” on industry and business despite being unable to demonstrate significant complaints from business and industry. They propose t ..... 
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Life must be lived as we go along

Fri, Dec 30th, 2005
Posted in Commentary

The end of the year is as good a time as any for reflection. One year comes to an end, another begins. Perhaps, we are worn out on the one hand - 365 days of good and bad all piled up into an exhaustive collection of events. And, yet, on the other ha ..... 
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Bush-enomics and the value of human life

Fri, Dec 16th, 2005
Posted in Commentary

“I would say 30,000 more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis,” President George W. Bush said matter of factly last Monday in response to a question of how many Iraqis have died in the war. “ ..... 
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