Charity on September 29th, 2006

Here’s a rant the likes of which you rarely see on She’s Right. Sometimes my inner-bitch just takes over, I guess.
I was just reading this article about a group of teachers (and Progressive Party pols) criticizing NCLB (No Child Left Behind). They argue that the teachers don’t have time to teach because they [...]

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Charity on September 28th, 2006

In conversations about liberty and less government, someone inevitably brings up the big, bad Big Business. Obviously without government regulation, big business would take over the world. And since we can’t vote Big Business out of office, we won’t be able to do anything about it.
This is the justification for allowing the government power that [...]

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Charity on September 27th, 2006

In part one, I talked about why I think the Democrats appear soft on terrorism. Obviously, I had to generalize. Vermonter took issue with my generalizations, in particular saying that that is only a few Democrats that want to pull out of Iraq immediately.
That may be so, but as it is with the Republican Party [...]

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Charity on September 26th, 2006

This is a continuation of the previous post, in which I respond to some issues raised in the comments.
Should access to health care be a market commodity based on ability to pay or a common good that should be guaranteed for all, like fire protection, police, national defense, roads, parks, snow plows, courts, etc?
I have [...]

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Charity on September 26th, 2006

(Filed under: Political Thought)
I want to address a point that was raised by Terje in the comments of the post, “I Want to Be a Liberal.” The comment can be viewed here.
It reminded me of the conversation I had with Scudder Parker at the blogger BBQ at North Beach this summer. When I indicated that [...]

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Charity on September 23rd, 2006

(Filed under: In the News)
I am just catching up on some news while my kids are watching some Saturday morning cartoons. As I sit here and listen, I can not believe the crap that passes for children’s entertainment these days.
That is why I was so glad to find out last weekend that the show “Veggie [...]

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Charity on September 22nd, 2006

(Filed under: Blogging Stuff)
I think I am going to start doing Friday afternoon link dumps. This one is kind of late in the day, I know.
Get ready for the Nerd Edition, links to the nerdiest posts the blogosphere has to offer.
If you haven’t already, you should take this short quiz and check your Nerd Score. [...]

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Charity on September 22nd, 2006

The US Senate race here in Vermont is heating up. The control of the Senate is at stake here. The outcome of this race will affect us for generations to come.
I think it’s time for a little break from all this seriousness. Today, I introduce “Fun with Senate Races.”
Fun with Tarrant:
Burlington Pol thinks that Tarrant [...]

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Charity on September 22nd, 2006

Announcement:
State’s Attorney DebateFriday, September 22, 20065:30 – 7:30 PMBillings Student Center , UVM
This is a debate between T.J. Donovan and John St. Francis, candidates for Chittenden County State’s Attorney.
This is an important position and these two men have very different approaches to the job. It would be a shame to let this race slip under [...]

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Charity on September 21st, 2006

(Filed under: Political Thought)
I really want to be a liberal. I really do. I mean, all the cool people are liberals, so why wouldn’t I want to be? I am not really into that whole rebellious thing. I like to be liked. I certainly don’t appreciate being called bad things, like racist and ignorant. Why [...]

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