Starting in May I'll be posting new stuff on my new Blog...Political Graffiti. The spelling of Graffiti is incorrect on my blogger account and since the correct name is already taken, I decided to move on over. Please relink your site or book mark this new site.
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Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Barack has a bad habit of taking a mental nap when he has a lead. I know his intentions were to paint a realistic picture of the plight of midwestern industry, but take a cue from John McCain who lost the Michigan primary...the truth can hurt and so can losing a political campaign.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
As much as I hate smoking, I have to admit that it does make you look cool. Barack has charisma no doubt, and it reminds me a lot of James Dean and his persona of being cool and authentic. Barack's smoking habit is a definite flaw, but perhaps it keeps him human and keeps us from elevating the man too high on a pedestal. His positive energy and constant message of hope is a lot more sincere than the smoke the other candidates blow in our face every election cycle.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The current situation in Tibet and the conflict with China has ignited discussions on how Olympics and politics do not mix. But according to history, the original "marathon" was inspired by the conflict between Persia and Greece (Macedon and Thrace). This battle was a last attempt effort to prevent Persia from completely running over Greece.
According to the legend of Pheidippide, he ran all the way to Sparta (150 miles) to request help. After the Greeks were victorious, Pheidippides then ran the 26 miles to Athens to deliver the good news only to die from exhaustion.
This story inspired the Greeks to develop the first modern Olympics. I find it interesting that the Chinese Government believes it is wrong and against the spirit of the Olympic games to focus on the conflict in Tibet. I could not disagree more, as there are distinct parallels to the struggles of Greeks against a ruthless Persian regime and the Tibetan monks defending their identity and nationality against a similar foe. As to whether the free world continues to put pressure on China or even boycott the games outright, we should continue to focus on China's aggressive behavior to impose its will on independent culture and states that fall within its grasp.
NY Times Article