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January 24, 2007 by Genghis Hank
Disclaimer: First, the following should be read with a grain of salt. I am not seriously advocating any of this. It’s just a “thought exorcise” designed to come up with an alternative solution to the coronation of Hillary I. Furthermore, I’m not endorsing any particular candidate. I’m just suggesting who I think would have a good shot at going up against the Democrats under these conditions.

OK, here is my take on the situation. Bush is a lame duck. He couldn’t convince the American pe...
November 28, 2004 by Genghis Hank
liberal adj
1: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
2: having political or social views favoring reform and progress
3: tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism,orthodoxy, or tradition [ant:conservative]

conservative adj
1: resistant to change [ant: liberal]
2: opposed to liberal reforms
3: avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate" [syn: cautious]

Haven’t we let these two words loose their meaning? It seems to me that we have somewhere along the line allowed...
November 23, 2004 by Genghis Hank
OK, so the media is catching on to the fact that "moral values" didn't mean we were all gay bashing crazed christian fanatics. So what do we make of the exit polls? Here's my take...

First, Kerry went to Vietnam and became a war hero. Some argue that he didn't deserve the medals. I don't know, I wasn't there.

Then Kerry marched on Washington and testified to the senate that the US was committing "war crimes" and that the Pentagon was ordering these acts. Well, that's very commendable...
November 14, 2004 by Genghis Hank
Parts are reposted from a discussion on the forum at diplomats.galciv.org

It has been a year and a half now since the USA went to war in Iraq. After all this time, I still hear people using the same tired argument: “Bush lied! There were no WMDs! It was all for oil!” Most people that use this argument talk about it like they are just going to pull the Bush family yacht up to port and fire up the pumps. Fill 'er up! Cha Ching! Another family fortune assured! Give me a break.

Now, be...
November 9, 2004 by Genghis Hank
In New York, a man commits suicide in part because of his disappointment over the election…

In Florida, a therapist admits to treating 15 patients for “Post Election Selection Disorder”…

In Canada, the government makes an official response to the reported numerous inquiries from dissatisfied US voters seeking to move…

And now, talk of the blue states seceding from the Union?

I really don’t know what to make of this. Are we really this divided? Or did I just wake up in the Twilight ...
November 7, 2004 by Genghis Hank
This was originally posted to politicalmachine.com

On election day we each made a gut check and took our best guess at what would be best for the next four years. We all have strong feelings about it because we all think that it is important. Now we must accept the result and make the best of it. We will never know if the country or the world would have been better or worse with President Kerry. That alternative universe is forever severed from the reality we live in. I would like to point ou...
November 6, 2004 by Genghis Hank
On election day we each made a gut check and took our best guess at what would be best for the next four years. We all have strong feelings about it because we all think that it is important. Now we must accept the result and make the best of it. We will never know if the country or the world would have been better or worse with President Kerry. That alternative universe is forever severed from the reality we live in. I would like to point out a few features of the reality that we do live ...
July 31, 2006 by Genghis Hank
(The following definitions are from dictionary.com)

war n.
A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
A concerted effort or campaign to combat or put an end to something considered injurious: the war against acid rain.

pun•ish•ment n.
A penalty imposed for wrongdoing: “The severity of the punishment must... be in keeping with the kind of obligation which has been violated” (Simone Weil).

Over the past weeks we have heard...