On Scribbler's Mind
Urgent thoughts straight from Scribbler's Mind to you.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Gender Gap Favors Ron Paul in Zogby Poll
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Changing Politics Forever: Ron Paul's Presidential Candidacy
Think of how much less interesting, indeed how downright intolerable, this election cycle would be without Ron Paul: a bunch of hacks and drones, not one of whom would make a single substantial change to Washington, D.C., if elected. Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani may as well drop the pretense and just run on the same ticket, for heaven’s sake.
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Saturday, March 24, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
It's a MySpace World After All
After looking down upon MySpace for being something teenagers and the lighter, fluffier crowd gravitate around for social experiences, I shamefully succumbed to the lure yesterday. The impetus? Ron Paul for President.
For the last week, since joining the Ron Paul Yahoo Group, I have been faithfully voting in news site poll after blogger poll, visiting YouTube and Vlogger, doing anything requested to propel Dr. Paul higher in the polls. And then I was asked to vote for Paul by becoming his MySpace Friend. In for a penny, in for a pound, I was sucked into the vortex of the, ah, less intellectual side of the internet.
What's the harm, you might ask, in being Matricized? MySpace begs photos, statements of personal preferences, and fosters both networking and intrusion. Indeed, very soon after I exposed myself to the sticky web of MySpace, I received a request to "add" some guy as a friend. Is there an ettiquete laid down for such encounters? Was this a casual request, or was this guy going to show up on my doorstep at sundown?
Turns out, he was just another Ron Paul supporter (Dr. Paul boasting thousands of MySpace Friends), and the "add" manuever seems to be a method of hailing one of like mind.
Wanna be my friend? Any friend of Ron Paul is a friend of mine.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Word for Today: Xenodochiophobia
Xenodochiophobia (n) An irrational fear of foreign hotels that may include a fear that there won’t be soap, proper toilet paper, clean towels, etc.
I cannot find the word for fear of general hotel room uncleanliness, one of my favorite phobias along with a fear of airplane seats. It's not a germ phobia, per se, but a fear of strangers' bodily fluids, or anything else expelled from the body, and hair. Google is not rendering a definition, but I can't believe this is an uncommon aversion.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Word for Today: Gargalesthesia
Gargalesthesia (gar·gal·es·the·sia) (gahr”gəl-əs-the´zhə) [Gr. gargalos itching + esthesia] The sensation caused by tickling.
Monday, March 05, 2007
How many times can I say "I told you so?"
Big spending Pawlenty strikes again in demanding more taxdollars for yet another welfare program, as the Strib reports in this story titled Pawlenty joins call to restore money for kids' insurance.
This guy is an embarrassment to Republicans and Minnesotans. I regret voting for him in 2002 and certainly did NOT vote for him in 2006. To my conservative friends who fell into the trap and did not heed my advice to vote elsewhere, there's a saying you should take to heart, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Your track record's not looking good here.