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The blunt truth about the present situation.

For irrational reasons, I always experience a surge of hope just before elections. Somehow, I expect something magical to happen.  Maybe all the independents and minor party candidates will win — Congress would be MUCH more interesting and helpful and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Vice President Joe Biden

Dear Vice President Biden, I recently wrote an open letter to Congressman Paul Ryan, where I commented on some contradictions I saw between his political positions and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Since we have two Catholic candidates in … Continue reading

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The Two Party System is about dead in Oklahoma

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated my rants, but given that my day job is director of music at the Catholic Church of the Epiphany of the Lord, I get pretty busy around Easter.  And then I … Continue reading

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The big picture on the income tax debate and the coming defenestration of the economic aristocracy.

It’s not an accident that abolition of the state income tax has come up at this juncture of history. Because of the economics of scarcity, and the on-going slide of our nation onto the ash heap of history, people understand … Continue reading

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The New Bank Fraud Scandal

I am so tempted to quit my job, sell everything I own in the city, and run away to somewhere remote in the desert, with a deep artesian well, a tall aerial, and satellite internet and settle back to watch … Continue reading

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Overheard in the congressional deficit limit debate…

An anecdote from our national slide onto the ash heap of history. . . We are here to DEFEND our principles!  We have a RIGHT to loot our enemies and reward our friends! What other possible reason would there be … Continue reading

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Hang onto your wallets, the Legislature is in session!

Fear — Fire — Foes — Awake!  The Oklahoma Legislature is in session! Hang onto your wallets,  be wary for your civil liberties!  The biennial loot-fest is now in session, and the Capitol is crowded with legislators ready to write … Continue reading

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The Day After. 5 reasons the Democrats lost big.

Well it’s the day after the night before.  Another election cycle is over, and the 2012 campaign season starts immediately in this land of the perpetual political campaign. We wake up to a Senate controlled by the Republicans and a House of … Continue reading

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Stil more evidence of Republican campaign lies.

I guess this is “pick on the Republicans week.”  Never fear, I am sure I will find something to say about the Democrats soon. But today let’s look at the claim of Republicans to respect the Constitution.  From the noise … Continue reading

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How we know the Republicans are (still) lying.

One of the silliest aspects of the present silly season (a/k/a election year) is the posturing of Republican candidates across the board on the issue of government spending.  They are all claiming to be fiscal conservatives.  Just like Reagan was … Continue reading

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