Posts Tagged ‘ election ’

The Red Carpet of the 2010 UK General Election

May 5, 2010
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The Red Carpet of the 2010 UK General Election

If the 2010 UK General Election happened like any other general election, this year’s Conservatives and the Labour Party would have argued about who will cut the deepest, with ol’ eyebrows Darling (Alistair) saying ‘I’ll cut deeper than Maggy Thatcher’. The votes on May 6th would have determined the winner.  Then, life would have...
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Culture: In the Most Curious Places

April 29, 2010
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Culture: In the Most Curious Places

Much is made of the fact that hairdressers are infamous for their conversational skills, darting from topic to topic without consequence or care. It is also true that these same topics are of little consequence or care to the common folk, mere idle chit-chat whilst one is being provided with a service at an...
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[Philly] It’s an ELECTION

November 3, 2009
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Believe it or not, we have one Today! Very exciting. I have taken over the civic duty of issuing Election Guides. Turnout is likely to be 15 percent this year, which is pathetic. But there are some very important, and very boring, races. To wit: Controller: Al Schmidt (R) The most important race, and...
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic. (Which Type are You?)

May 21, 2009
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic.  (Which Type are You?)

Forget horoscopes. Or those placemats at Chinese restaurants. Forget cootie-catchers, and forget MASH.  There are really only two kinds of people in this world. Take this quick quiz to find out the only characteristic that matters: 1. You break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend of nine months. The next Saturday night you are most likely...
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Yay! Election on Tuesday!

May 17, 2009
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Remember elections? Very few Philadelphians know this, or care about it, but there’s a pretty crucial local election on Tuesday. I wanted to summarize what’s going on so you can take 2 minutes out of your Tuesday and get your democracy on. No one you ever heard of is running, but some of these...
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Can I Get A Witness

November 5, 2008
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We, as Americans, have not been witness to many joyous occasions in the last ten years. It’s been a decade racked with tragedy, scandal, depressions, and disasters. I can say that even in my own entire lifetime (a mere, but sometimes long, 29 years) my national and international memory is not exactly something to...
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What Not To Do During Your Election Day Rally

November 4, 2008
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1. Do not invite Joe Lieberman to stand behind you. No one likes him, Democrats or Republicans. 2. Tell your wife to make sure she doesn’t continuously lick her teeth. Her lips aren’t thick enough to accidentally transfer the ominous red lipstick to her teeth. 3. Do not pause during cheers and applause to...
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No Jinx Here. Look Away.

October 21, 2008
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As I am reading _The Nine_, which I highly recommend… I was troubled by this post of mine a few days ago in light of this quote (on page 146 of my copy)… In the Court itself, as a new term began in October 2000, a near silence prevailed.  Controversial cases seemed to have...
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Speaking of birthdays…

October 7, 2008
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They aren’t always happy. I started at my new job a little more than six months ago, and couldn’t be happier with my decision. My current position is a traveling one, so I am not at my “home” base consistently. I *pretty* much know all of my co-workers [it is pretty small, not more...
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Hipsters named Sid: Sid Viscious, Syd Barrett, and Sidney McCain

September 22, 2008
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Hipsters named Sid:  Sid Viscious, Syd Barrett, and Sidney McCain

By now, everyone knows about McCain’s sweetheart daughter, Meghan. (…at least those of us who roam around the blogosphere…) As the media accurately reports, Meghan is a member of generation facebook, a not-so-secret admirer of Dr. Kissinger’s shoes, and a savvy politician in the making.  She used her Generation-Blackberry know-how, her degree from Columbia...
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