Monthly Archives: September 2004

Interstate Bakeries’ Bankruptcy

Interstate Bakeries, makers of Twinkies and Wonderbread, is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I guess if it doesn’t work out, they will have to put all the Twinkies in a blender and have a liquidation! <groan>

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Hybrid-Electric Vehicle

I got a 2004 Toyota Prius. I would rather gotten a US-built car, but nobody in the US is making a small hybrid-electric car. The new Ford is an SUV. I really like this car! I’m getting 50-something MPG. If … Continue reading

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Politics and Religion

The latest book I’m reading is One Electorate Under God: A Dialogue on Religion & American Politics Brookings Institution Press, 2004. Based on some of the essays in the book, it appears that some evangelical Christians believe that liberals want … Continue reading

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George or Saddam

If George and Saddam were running for President of the US, which one would I vote for? George But I had to think about it for a minute.

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Swiftboats, cocaine and the National Guard

I don’t care all that much whether George W. Bush used cocaine at Camp David or not. We all know he’s had a substance abuse problem sometime in the past. That doesn’t mean someone can’t be President. But I’m glad … Continue reading

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Visceral Dislike

I have a visceral dislike for George W. Bush (me and a few million other people). I’ve been wondering why that is. Exactly what’s got me, a person who tries to see the best in others, in such a negative … Continue reading

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I’ve been reading the book Bushworld by Maureen Dowd. It’s my first “Bush bashing” book. I didn’t think much of it. It was mostly snide and catty. I prefer my books more serious. Maureen’s much more engaging in person.

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