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Cars For Pinks – October 4, 2009

On October 4th, 2009 at Quaker Steak & Lube in Clearwater, Florida, Katie Greene will be hosting the Cars For Pinks auto show, which will benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation’s efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. The show will help Katie to raise the $2,300 she needs to register […]

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Journal Music Blog

A Matter Of Survival

I’ve been thinking about music a lot lately. Or, more precisely, what, if anything, I intend to do with my life musically. Right now I’m playing in two bands, and neither is very satisfying, so I don’t expect to charge up the proverbial hill as a bass player in a great band (which, of old, […]

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The Book of Wic

Obama And Racism

All I need to know about President Obama and the issue of racism I can gather from the fact that the same people who sent me jokes about black people in New Orleans after Hurrican Katrina, or jokes about the White House dinners being fried chicken and Kool-Aid if Obama was elected, are the same […]

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Main Blog

Re: The Truth About Burning Man

I just read an article by Jay Michaelson on the Huffington Post web site, which hoped to dispel some of the stereotypes about the Burning Man festival. While I agree with some of the points he was making, and I don’t think anyone who hasn’t been to Burning Man can truly understand the culture or […]

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Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson’s “Big Lie” Outburst Offends Many “Real Americans”

What is one to think about Republican Rep. Joe Wilson heckling President Obama during the president’s speech to Congress last Wednesday? For myself, I think my seventy six year old, conservative (in the old school way), deeply spiritual Christian mother summed it up best. She said, “It figures he would be from South Carolina”. She […]

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The Book of Wic

When Facts And Reason Are Thrown Overboard

“When facts and reason are thrown overboard and only timidity passes for wisdom, and we can no longer even engage in a civil conversation with each other over the things that truly matter – that at that point we don’t merely lose our capacity to solve big challenges. We lose something essential about ourselves.” – […]

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Religion

Pastor Hates Obama, Prays For His Death

An Arizona pastor has drawn the attention of the Secret Service after saying that he prays for the death of President Barack Obama, a Phoenix television station is reporting. Steven Anderson, pastor of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, shared that bit of information last month in a sermon entitled “Why I hate Barack […]

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Misinformation

Lie: Social Security For Illegal Aliens

An e-mail is making the rounds which encourages Americans to sign a petition that is supposed to be sent to President Obama, making the case that illegal aliens should not have access to Social Security benefits.  Apparently there are wingnuts out there who believe that this is a problem. This petition is an updating of […]

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Misinformation

Another Lie: President Obama Approves Muslim Stamp

An e-mail is circulating which contends that President Obama has approved a new stamp which celebrates a Muslim holiday. While the stamp exists, it was approved during the reign of his predecessor, not by President Obama, and it was released as part of a series by the U.S. Postal Service, not by some vaguely ominous […]

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Site Updates

Lies And Misinformation: Separating the Truth from the Fantasy

So many people write me each week asking if one or another rumor is true, such as any number of the daily misinformation e-mails that they receive each day in their in-box, that I’ve decided to start posting the mist egregious here on The Watch. This doesn’t mean that this will become a reservoir for […]

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