Tag Archives: American

They Might Be Giants

So the San Francisco Giants are up by two games in the World Series as of last night, after their 9-0 win over the Texas Rangers. Not what anyone was expecting – not by a long shot. I’m thinking that … Continue reading

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Tracking the ALCS and Other Matters of Urgency

Keeping track of the American League championship series via Dubya’s facial expressions is, perhaps, easier than keeping score. True to form, the Yankees surged the back late in the game as the Rangers imploded, much as the Twins had before … Continue reading

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Halloween Arrived Early This Year

Words can’t begin to describe how upset I was to read, last night, that they wheeled out a pulseless-but-breathing Dick Cheney to be interviewed by his loving keeper Lynne, and defend the myriad ways that the Bush administration eroded our … Continue reading

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Happy News to End the Week

On Politico, this morning, I read the following: MAKING IT OFFICIAL: President Obama will stand next to Elizabeth Warren in the Rose Garden on Friday as he names her the assistant to the president and special adviser to the Treasury … Continue reading

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Notes

To Phillies:  Stop losing one run games, okay?  The universe is doing everything it can to get you into the post season … but you have to help! To Chase Utley and Ryan Howard:  Relax.  Just do what you do.  … Continue reading

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Dick

Dick, Dick, Dick … everyone and her/his grandmother is sending you get well wishes after your latest stint in the OR. Me? Not so much. I’m just imagining what it would have been like if Dick were a regular American … Continue reading

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59-59

You thought I’d be writing about the USA, didn’t you?  But this 10-hour, still-undecided tennis match, tops the list of sporting news, I’m afraid.  These guys … John Isner and Nicholas Mahut … are in the throes of qualifying for … Continue reading

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Couple of Quick Things

First off – congratulations to Swarthmore College on selecting its 14th president – and to Rebecca S. Chopp on being that person.  She is currently the President of Colgate … and a scholar of religion and American Culture.  Nice to … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Schmartisan

So the stimulus package has passed, as the sun rises on this beautiful Saturday morning.  It wouldn’t have, without the help of Arlen Specter, Olympia Snow, and Susan Collins – courageous, centrist Republicans in a sea of dissembling, disingenuous, faux … Continue reading

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Tip Top Tuesday

Whoo hoo!  I got up early enough to do a little working out before hitting the computer – and all looks brighter.  Amazing what a little circulating blood can do, eh?  I am raring to go now … But first, … Continue reading

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