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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Oct.09.2008
Gentle Readers, I am sorry for my absence. I have a cold. Not just any cold, mind you. A irritating cold that has left me crabby, tired, and I'm becoming the lady who yells at children for playing and says: "Darned kids!"  I am lazy, and I am feeling like a cuscus. What is a cuscus, you...
steve-hauk's picture
Oct.08.2008
The presidential election has it covered as usual: two to the right, two to the left. The VP candidates are rightihanders, the presidential candidates are lefties (no need to name names, but one's a Red Roomer). Is history being made? Not really. In `92 we had three prominent lefties running for...
fran-johns's picture
Oct.07.2008
            OK, let’s see. Derivatives; mortgage-backed securities and collateralized investments (which means stuff that is insecure and lacks collateral); credit-default swaps; tranches and bonds and TARPs oh, my; these are the words one needs today to throw around in casual conversation. In...
candie-white's picture
Oct.07.2008
Today while my partner, Stephanie was at the grocery store she had three people, senior citizens, all ask her if she was voting for Sarah Palin. Not John McCain, Sarah Palin. Now, after I get my tongue out of the back of my throat, let me explain why this is so mind boggling.  First, we just moved...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Oct.07.2008
If the Democrats play their cards right, the foxes may now guard the chicken coup instead of the other way around; no malapropism intended. Yes, Martha, there may yet be a cure for Gingrichitis, and the chicken shit shenanigans of the folks who brought us the so-called Republican revolution of 1994...
stephane-mot's picture
Oct.03.2008
I need to go back to my most personal work but I can't. Nothing to do with writer's block : I've been writing all day for months, thank you. No. I'll take that last one back. Damn you. Damn you, American citizens, for being on the verge of electing a couple of "Mavericks" who pledged...
terence-clarke's picture
Oct.03.2008
Journalism was once a completely respectable profession. Reporters traditionally have been trained writers, and for me one of their real virtues has always been that they write well – sometimes extremely well – on a tight deadline. Anyone who has struggled for years writing a novel – as I have, on...
candie-white's picture
Oct.03.2008
  I’ve never understood why the Republicans like to hail Ronald Reagan as the Father of Conservatism and Republican values- and especially why they keep repeating his multitude of anti-government quotes. First of all, Ronald Reagan was a union organizing Democrat before he switched parties to...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Oct.02.2008
Lately I've tried to be positive. This has not been easy.Lately everything seems out of whack, and sometimes I wonder um, does anyone notice what's going on? Or is it just me? Tuesday I went to see my friend Lilly Marie at her apartment in Berkeley. She's settled in pretty well and she likes her...
susan-browne's picture
Oct.02.2008
It bothers me deeply that Sarah Palin is taken seriously, and that she will be debating tonight as a Vice Presidential candidate.  She believes that the "Alaskan pipeline is God's will." She has no idea what God's will is and no one on this earth knows God's will. To have this woman...