Tag Archives: Election

American Democracy in Action (a conversation)

Quote of the Day: As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will … Continue reading

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TB’s TP Write-In Campaign

Quote of the Day: “I dabbled in witchcraft. I never joined a coven.” –Christine O’Donnell (TP) Behold Christine O’Donnell. The best thing that ever happened to Ron Paul and Sharon Angle. The Palinest of them all. A mirror of America. … Continue reading

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Is Mississippi the Nation’s Unlikely Bellwether State?

Quoted of the Day:     Herbert Hoover “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” “It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.” “Wisdom oft times … Continue reading

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Jackson County HOF Round II Results and Round III Voting Thread

Fred Cook, Jim Marsalis and Sam Leslie received enough votes to join Matthews, Buckley and Jones in the Hall. Here’s who came up short of the votes needed in this round: Eddie Khayat 12 votes Litterial Green 12 Hugh Pepper … Continue reading

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Jackson County HOF Voting Thread, Round II

Like in Round I, please vote below. Make your pitch for a particular athlete in the “Official Home” thread and keep the comments here to your actual ballot. The only candidates to consider are those who received at least two … Continue reading

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Obama Wins, TB’s Ten-Cent Analysis

Quote of the Day     “And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world – our stories are singular, but our … Continue reading

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Election Day Pickin

Quote of the Day     “For the love of God, do whatever in the hell you wanna do about President or Senator, but please vote for Oliver Diaz or Jim Kitchens for Mississippi Supreme Court if they are on your … Continue reading

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The Last Debate

Quote of the Day     “I don’t know what they call themselves doing but it ain’t debating.”     Smily in the previous post (here) Does anybody need to watch this “debate” tonight? Are you undecided? If so, please respond … Continue reading

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Anybody Else Sick of the Campaigns?

Quote of the Day    “My friends, let’s get out of here. I’ve got a fridge full of beer at the house, if you can just help me find it.”     TB’s fictional John McCain, misquoted How long has this been going on? … Continue reading

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Winning Debate Strategies

One of TB’s favorite books is The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. Thanks to Greeg/Satan’s appearance last week, henceforth Screwtape on this page, and thanks to the inanity of the debate I was half-heartedly watching tonight, my mind travelled back … Continue reading

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