The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

June 20, 2011
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The POTUS To Tweet?

It’s not that I don’t trust the guy, and maybe the whole Weinergate thing has me a little gun shy, but am I the only who thinks Obama tweeting for himself may not be the best idea? 

June 8, 2011
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Iron Lady Crushes Palin

I’m no fan of Margaret Thatcher, by any stretch, but she gets a nod of respect from me for telling Sarah Palin “Don’t bother dropping by.” I guess Ms. Thatcher doesn’t regret she’ll be unable to lunch with Sarah. They … Continue reading

March 22, 2011
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Somebody Call Eddie Murphy

Bill Cosby may not have scolded Eddie Murphy for saying “filth flarn filth,” as Murphy claimed in Eddie Murphy – Raw, but Cosby reportedly told Russell Simmons to “Get the fuck out of my face!”. Russell wanted to patch things up, … Continue reading

March 14, 2011
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The Tea Party & The Tsunami

Surprise, surprise. Among other things, the GOP’s budget cuts would hurt tsunami warning centers, undermining their ability to act. But don’t worry. Defending the Defense of Marriage Act should be all the tsunami prevention we need.

February 25, 2011
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The New Rules of HuffPo

I wondered how much stuff would change when the Huffington Post was bought by AOL. Now I know. I attempted to cross post the “War on the Middle Class” post, and after a day got an email that it exceeds … Continue reading

February 9, 2011
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Meryl Streep Is Margaret Thatcher

This looks like perfect casting. In fact, I’m not sure anyone other than Streep could pull it off. Always a terrific actress, I’m sure she’ll impress in this one too. In fact, I may see it. If nothing else, I’ll … Continue reading

February 1, 2011
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People vs. Policy

Sometimes the debate over policy blurs the reality that what we’re really talking about are people’s lives. Case in point, on immigration: Can somebody tell me why this guy — a student who had lived in the U.S. since he … Continue reading

February 1, 2011
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Getting Civil With It

It’s not marriage, but the signing of Illinois’ civil unions legislation will afford couples and families in that state a measure of protection they didn’t have before. Remember, Vermont passed civil unions more than ten years ago, only to “upgrade” … Continue reading

January 31, 2011
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A Dime A Drink

Maybe I shouldn’t say much about this, because it doesn’t affect me (because I don’t drink), but I’m entirely in favor of increasing Maryland state taxes on alcohol. Look, the state tax on liquor hasn’t been raised since 1955, and … Continue reading

January 11, 2011
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Gyllenhaal Rides Again

Just not on a horse this time, but underground. Dammit, why can’t I ever run into Jake Gyllenhall on the subway? And why couldn’t he be riding with these guys? (Don’t get me wrong. I’m happily married. But just because … Continue reading

January 10, 2011
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Hammer, Down

I don’t mean to engage in schadenfreude, but hearing that Tom DeLay has been sentenced to a three-year prison term just makes me fell warm and fuzzy inside.

January 10, 2011
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What’s Left To Say?

Once again, there’s something I want very much to write about, but can’t because other priorities have to come first. Of course, everybody’s writing about it. Thus, by the time I do write about it, it’s likely everything will already … Continue reading

January 3, 2011
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WFT, Arkansas?

OK, first 100,000 fish turn up dead along an Arkansas River. Then 5,000 birds drop out of the sky in Arkansas. Or vice versa. Either way they happened about 100 miles apart. In both cases, only one or mainly one … Continue reading

December 16, 2010
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Snow

I would just like to say that as a southerner it is both against my nature and my religion to leave my house under the current weather conditions. Nonetheless, despite a cracked rail on the Metro, I made it to … Continue reading

November 16, 2010
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Unplug Your Shredder

Parker recently learned the word “overprotective” and now sometimes jokingly says I’m, well, overprotective. Whatever, but if I can keep my kids from getting hurt I’m gonna do it. Case in point: the shredder. I read a while back about … Continue reading

October 7, 2010
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More Blog Silence

Great. The plugin I rely upon to create digest posts when I don’t have time to write anything seems to be on the fritz. And like most things that break in my life, I have no time to try and … Continue reading

August 12, 2010
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My Face Hurts

I was wondering why my face hurts and why I have a splitting headache. Then I realized, I’ve been clenching my teeth all day. Probably because of the morning I’ve had, and because Pepco’s outage map indicates that my journey … Continue reading