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Posts in February 2008

Girls and Lightsabers

by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-27 19:50:39
So... I was recently walking down memory lane and thought I'd share this with the ranters.Read more...

The Oscars

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2008-02-25 23:09:15

Last night I sat down to watch the 80th annual academy awards, and for the first in I don't know how many years, I watched it from start to finish. 


Credit Cards

by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-25 13:52:43

I'm curious how the ranters (and commenters) feel about credit cards.  Apparently "consumers" have racked up $2.2 trillion (yes with a t) in credit card spending last year.  We are constantly hearing how the average American Household has $9300.00 of credit card debt, but apparently these numbers are fairly skewed.


Hey Dude!

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2008-02-21 12:26:16

So, lately it's been noticeable that my circle of friends has overwhelmingly increased in testosterone levels, and to be perfectly honest . . . that's a new one for me.  Guys are awesome to hang out with, are easy to laugh with, and I have just as much fun catching up on the phone with them as I would any female friend of mine. 



by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-20 15:25:22
One thing I have never understood is the absolute love this country has for John F. Kennedy.  I understand that he was a good looking man and an amazingly eloquent speaker.  Despite these two things, as a President he really didn't do anything extrordinary besides get assasinated. Read more...


by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-17 10:41:47

Question for the Ranters:
Is the United States Postal Service still necessary?

With all the Libertarian thoughts out there, I'd be curious to the Rant masses on this.  In fact, according to a Libertarian state of mind this is exactly what is supposed to happen. The private sector has taken over and made the task more effecient to the point where the government can no longer compete.


Happy Valentine's Day

by: Jennie Martin Howe | on: 2008-02-14 11:48:09

I understand that this is a purely comercial holiday, but it does make a good excuse for a fancy date.  One of the upsides of being married is that you do have a guarenteed date for these kinds of things. So I planned a nice dinner.  Tonight I will make the following:


Republican Nomination

by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-13 14:26:43
It has recently occured to me, it is impossible for Mike Huckabee to get the nomination. Mathematically it just can't happen.  The thing is, as long as Romney doesn't drop out (currently he has only suspended his campaign) and release his delegates, Huckabee can force a brokered convention.  This would release all the pledged delegates to vote for whom they would.  Theoretically, Ron Paul or any of the other candidates could get the nomination.  So, that being said, maybe the strategy at this point for someone who hasn't seen a primary yet and doesn't want John McCain, is to vote for, heaven forbid, Mike Huckabee.

Slightly what??

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2008-02-11 12:19:52
I was watching a TV show last night (*gasp* I know, the horror) and a woman described herself as a "slightly neurotic female."  I laughed to myself as I thought well that's a redundant description.  So it begs me to ask the question, if all woman are in some ways neurotic . . . what mildly endearing, borderline annoying quality-disguised-as-character-flaw do all men share? Read more...

Romney Speech

by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-07 17:21:17
As Romney bowed out he delivered one of the more amazing speeches I have ever read. Methinks I may need to take my opinions and think about them.

Romney, McCain, and the Republican Primary

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2008-02-07 16:04:47

So it is official as of today: Mitt Romney has pulled out of the Republican Primary.  This essentially gives the win to John McCain.

Let me give you some "straight talk." I do not like John McCain. He has a terrible record of liberal positions. For example, he supports amnesty (or a form of it); he has the wrong position on GITMO, immigration, gay marriage, and fighting terrorism; and he has this bad habit of "reaching accross the political isle" and siding with democrats... consider campaign finance reform or the gang of 14.  

How do you feel about him and why (specifically)?

Chinese New Year

by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-07 15:43:45
Happy Chinese New Year to you all.  Welcome to the Year of the Rat!

Do you know your neighbor?

by: Jennie Martin Howe | on: 2008-02-07 14:25:17
Reading some of your comments has given me an idea.  We need to get to know each other.  I think this would help us understand each other's views a little better and maybe avoid some misunderstandings.Read more...

Politics out my ears!

by: Russell Updike | on: 2008-02-05 17:53:49
I am an admitted lover of all things political.  I have my opinion on most issues.  I keep many of them to myself as to not cause an upheavel.  However, recently some things have upset me.Read more...

The Art of Living

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2008-02-04 14:27:43
A person once told me "that which you resist persists." At first I thought he was touched in the head; however, upon closer inspection, I think he may have had a point.