Posts Tagged ‘Campaign

11
Sep
08

Blogging “1984”

I went to my roommate’s bookshelf the other day looking for some good fiction.  I walked away with George Orwell’s “1984.”

I’ll admit, it didn’t hit me right away; but by the time I got to the door, I was laughing so hard I had to hold on to the wall for support.  Fiction…1984…oh, Cosmo, you kill me!

At this point, I must offer a confession, and ask that the high priests of political philosophy and liberalism forgive me my transgression:  truth be told, I’ve never read 1984 cover-to-cover.  Continue reading ‘Blogging “1984”’

22
Aug
08

Taxation

The most interesting find is that, according to Treasury’s recent report, those benefiting from the “middle-class” benefits under Bush not only would not lose those benefits under Obama, but also would fall under the bracket to incur increased taxation. Thus, the vast majority of Republican blows to the Obama camp lose merit. Without these numbers, the gray area in which these discussions necessarily exist become meaningless jargon housed not in constructive diaologue but constructed blabbering… The simple metrics, those earning over $x per year are in x class, should be widely understood. I fear that the majority of voting Americans do so not based on a founation of facts, but of muddled rhetoric created as ammo for the opponent, not information for the citizen. The capacity for citizens to uphold our civic duty is becoming less a function of apathy as well-intentioned prospective voters are delivered “information” that must be extensively checked for accuracy…

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