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Any Woman or Any African-American? NO

70  bar steady 30.02  0mph E  dew-point 54  sunrise 6:33 sunset 7:53  Lughnasa New (Harvest) Moon “The cocks may crow, but it’s the hen that lays the egg.” – Margaret Thatcher I agree with Margaret.  She laid several big eggs while Prime Minister. One of them was the poll tax. Let me be clear about […]

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An Old Guy Observation

56  bar steady 20.00 ompn NE  dew-point 44  sunrise 6:28  sunset 8:02  Lughnasa Waning Crescent of the Corn Moon The Democratic convention.  Ironically for our family, in Denver where our clan has strong roots.  The Republican convention.  Equally ironical, here in St. Paul. Here’s an, oh my god I’m an old guy thought, but conventions […]

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Is Obama the End of Black Politics?

69  bar rises 30.00 0mph NE  dew-point 63  sunrise 6:15  sunset 8:20  Lughnasa Waxing Gibbous Corn Moon   moonrise 1926  moonset 0334 A fascinating article in the NYT magazine, Is Barack Obama the end of black politics? One of the more interesting ideas, which comes from the new generation of black leadership–more Obama than John Lewis–that […]

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Obama By Five Percentage Points

52  bar rises 29.84 0mph NW dewpoint 30 Beltane         Waxing Crescent of the Hare Moon The Hare moon stands in the west, just above the treeline a ways off our deck.  The night is misty and the crescent has a faded glow around it.  These nights, still cool, and days that don’t get too […]

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Plants and a Particular Location + Gardener = Dialogue

40  bar falls 30.27  6mph  SSE  dewpoint 24  Spring           Last Quarter Moon of Winds Ah.  Can you feel the sigh?  A weekend with no outside obligations at all.  I plan to do clean up, plant some more seeds, read, maybe watch a bit more of the NCAA.  How about that Davidson, huh?  Took out Wisconsin.  […]

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Hillary Needs to Quit

31  bar steady  29.86 0mph SSW windchill 31      Waxing Crescent Moon of Winds Hillary Clinton got an e-mail message from me tonight asking her to quit the race.  She can’t win, the mathematics of the upcoming races don’t allow it.  No matter how you feel about her it’s time for her to get out, […]

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Ten Thousand Schools

29  87%  26%  5mph NNW  bar29.89 rises windchill25  Imbolc                   Waning Crescent of the Winter Moon Saw Scarlet Johanssen talking to a group of Minnesota students tonight.  She’s pushing Barrack.  The political firestorm that will sweep the nation tomorrow will have a brushfire here in the Minnesota caucuses.  It remains to be seen whether a […]

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Obama and Huckabee

16  85%  26%  omph S  bar 30.07 falls windchill 16  Yuletide                Waning Crescent of the Cold Moon                          Iowa Caucus Night Oh, the political junkie in me is humming tonight.  Obama takes Iowa.  Huckabee takes Iowa.  Who knew all these folks wanted Iowa in the first place?  It would have been fun to be in […]

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