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Sci-Fi On A 32″ TV Screen

This weekend, I bought a new 32″ LCD flat-screen television set from Office Depot. I also bought the Hot Shots double-feature DVD from Target, along with The Godfather Part II. The television had been...

GOP: “Our Earmarks Are Different”

The hypocrisy level reached new heights this week with the debate over the left-over budget bill from last year. Senator McCain launched an anti-earmark effort, trying to delete over 8500 pet projects that cost...

Snowed In

Today, snow is falling across the Washington metropolitan area. Living just west of I-95, I appear to have been spared the worst of the wanna-be blizzard, but I still had at least 5 inches...

A Self-Centered Press Corps

A number of recent events have revealed the declining state of journalism, and a lot of it is the result of pride and self-centeredness: Expiring Tax Rates Thanks to a recent press briefing, we...

’21’ Not Worth The Gamble

This movie tried for a blackjack, and busted instead. Granted, I’m almost a year overdue for a review like this, but I missed it in theaters and only recently bought it on DVD. Big...

Divided, The GDIs Fell

I knew it back in December, although I was optimistic of at least a runoff. I knew that, barring a deal between McShera and Dictor, that both would lose and wipe each other’s Senate...

The Era of Small Ideas Is Over

President Obama outlined his domestic agenda last night in a pseudo State of the Union address. He spoke of the the failed policies that brought about the current crisis in banking and housing. Obama...

Don’t Mind the Dust Bunnies

I’m doing some behind-the-scenes clean up of the blog – specifically the categories and tags I use to identify posts. It’s a long-needed spring cleaning. But it also will pave the way for some...