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Bareback Boy

Jon Luse, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. New Mexico’s number one bareback bronc rider, Jon Luse, takes a minute to pose for me at The Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Mr. Luse was kind enough to take the time to give me some suggestions on where I might keep three horses in Tucumcari when […]

Remembrance of A Roman Holiday Past

roman street, originally uploaded by coolfonzies. Once upon a time I lost all of my luggage in Rome. Through sheer stupidity, through force of habit. Because I behaved as an accidental tourist instead of a seasoned traveler. But that would come later, honed carefully after years of globe-trotting. Fresh out of a semester abroad in […]

The Republicrite

Newt Gingrich at Manhattan Tea Party, originally uploaded by ajagendorf25. My husband’s entry into the Urban Dictionary: Republicrite: Combination of “Republican” and “Hypocrite”. A person, or politician who identifies themselves as a member of the Republican party and cries foul when the new (Democratic) administration does things that they (the Republicans) did with impunity when […]

Limbaugh Vindicates McCarthy

IMG_0581, originally uploaded by terraeclipse. The end message of [CPAC] was very simple — surprisingly so, given that other political events tend to try to have a little substance attached (policy prescriptions, etc.), while the only conservative policy goal that can stand up against the slightest breeze seems to be the goal to get themselves […]

We Could Use A Man Like Ronald Reagan Again

Polishing a Turd, originally uploaded by Random Factor. Everybody asks me: ”What do we do? As conservatives, what do we do? How do we overcome this?” Well the one thing…and there are many…but the one thing we can all do is stop assuming that the way to beat them is with better policy ideas right […]

Stick To The Pipes, Joe

Sarah Palin, Todd Palin and Joe the Plumber, originally uploaded by erinsybil. Back in the day, really, when people would talk about our military in a poor way, somebody would shoot ‘em. And there’d be nothing said about that, because they knew it was wrong. You don’t talk about our troops. You support our troops. […]

Still Hoping

Hope Frames The Doorway, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Here at home, President Obama’s image gazes thoughtfully from a beautiful purple doorway chock full of color and reflected sun in Westminster, Vermont. Meanwhile back at the ranch, the flesh and blood Obama has been busy stumping for stimulus in the hardcore Republican enclave of Elkhart, Indiana. […]

He’ll Go Quietly Into That Good Night

Somewhere In Texas…, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. For several years now I’ve been driving around with a bumper sticker on the back of my car, which reads: “Somewhere In Texas, A Village Is Missing An Idiot.” After eight long years, that idiot will finally return to his village. Yet the question remains: Is he really? […]

Aliquippa, PA: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

Map Detail of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania(aka “anatomy of a swing state“) “I’m no racist, but I’m not crazy about him either. I don’t know, maybe ’cause he’s black…I’ve got to vote for him. The democrat. I can’t be stupid.” –Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native Nick Piroli, explaining why he’s willing to reach deep down and jump the great […]