Maybe We’re All Depressed

While politicians like to talk of big things like terrorist attacks and global warming and where to put the rest of the $350 gazillion of bailout money, my friends and loved ones seem to talk of something else–depression.  Since I’m been open about my battles with that and anxiety the past few weeks, others haveContinue reading “Maybe We’re All Depressed”

Movie Dogs & First Dogs

Today I went to the movie theater and saw “Marley & Me”.   Getting up, getting dressed, and going somewhere is a major victory in my battle against anxiety and depression right now.  It sounds silly when something that’s usually fun and easy is difficult, but such is the nature of the beast   Those of youContinue reading “Movie Dogs & First Dogs”

Johnny Takes It All (Minus 3)

If straw polls are any indicator who the likely winner of next week’s presidential election, then John McCain’s got victory in the bag with 535 of the 538 total electoral college’s vote.  This is, of course, according to’s straw poll.  So, if the election was decided by people who vote in online straw pollsContinue reading “Johnny Takes It All (Minus 3)”

All Is [Not] Lost

John McCain has lost this election.  Despite the fact that no one has actually gone to the polls (with the exception of early and absentee voters), it seems that Barack Obama is the President-elect.  Now that’s democracy in action, isn’t it?  Pundits and media folks are telling US what WE think, and apparently, they thinkContinue reading “All Is [Not] Lost”

Who is Joe the Plumber?

Those of you who watched Wednesday night’s final presidential debate were, like me, wondering just who this Joe the Plumber guy is and why both John McCain and Barack Obama kept talking about him.  Fortunately, Philip Elliot of the Associated Press did all that work for me, so I didn’t have to search too longContinue reading “Who is Joe the Plumber?”

Palin’s Only the VP Pick, Right?

Is Gov. Sarah Palin running for President or running alongside John McCain as his VP pick?  It’s hard for me to tell anymore since the media has been slamming the governor left and right (but the attacks mostly come from the left).  Why hasn’t Joe Biden been under such scrutiny?  He’ll only be a heartbeatContinue reading “Palin’s Only the VP Pick, Right?”

Letterman: After McCain Drops Dead, Palin Won’t Teach Sex Ed

So I was watching “The O’Reilly Factor” to see Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Barack Obama when he showed a clip from “The David Letterman Show” airing on Sept. 3.  In the clip, Letterman is chatting with Dr. Phil McGraw about Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her pregnant teen daughter. Letterman sets it up likeContinue reading “Letterman: After McCain Drops Dead, Palin Won’t Teach Sex Ed”

Cute, Cuddly Take-Home Obama (and Hillary)

I know what you’re thinking–“Barack Obama is just so darn cute I wish that someone would make a plush cartoon-like doll out of him so I could take him home!”  Well, you’re in luck because someone out there heard you and did just that…and even made a stuffed Hillary, too.  Where can you get theContinue reading “Cute, Cuddly Take-Home Obama (and Hillary)”

Obama: Black or White?

Young Barack with his mother As the love affair for Barack Obama continues to swell in the Democratic Party (and media) and Hillary is tossed aside like yesterday’s politician, I’d like to point out something obvious–Barack Obama is half-white. I keep hearing it repeated over and over again how Obama is making history as theContinue reading “Obama: Black or White?”

Voting:: American Idol vs. American President

By Andrew J. Wilhelm Congratulations to the latest “American Idol” David Cook, who received the majority of the 99.7 million votes cast. While the inconvenience of college cut into my T.V. viewing, , I am a big fan of the show. The overall premise of the show, to give an amateur singer the chance ofContinue reading “Voting:: American Idol vs. American President”