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Samuel Morton

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Friday, August 06, 2004
Getting back into the blogging biz
I'm sorry to report that I have been horribly negligent of my blogging duties here on this site. I'm not sure that too many people still read this, but for everyone who does, especially Sam and Sid, I apologize. I'm going to do my best to make at least a couple of posts every week with a goal of at least a short post every day. I don't know how well that is going to work, but here's to trying.

Today's brief political thought...

With so many people already decided about who to vote for this year heading into August I'm curious to see to what extent both sides will go to try and get swing voters. And with the new PAC's that can run political adds from the shadows this could be the most divisive and dirty campaign of this or last century.

Quick note: My personal feeling on campaign adds are that if they are made up of personal opinions about either candidate they can qualify as dirty. If they present verifiable facts about candidates no matter how bad they sound they are fair.

Examples: "President Bush has cost America more than 2 million jobs since he took office." = Dirty
"Since President Bush took office more than 2 million Americans have lost their jobs."=slanted but fair

"John Kerry wants to raise your taxes and weaken our military in a time of war."=Dirty
"John Kerry has consitently voted in the Senate to raise taxes and cut military spending, including voting against the bill to pay for war in Iraq."=slanted but fair

Just a couple of my quick thoughts on the upcoming campaign.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004
A final thought on the NAACP II
I had thought that the article linked to in post yesterday was a final thought. But, you should read this post by Walter E. Williams.


And you should read this analysis of Al Sharpton's speech at the Democratic Convention by Jonah Goldberg.

Monday, August 02, 2004
A final thought on the NAACP
I have a few posts below and archived on race in the US. You may want to read them, but I would suggest the you read this article by Ward Connerly. The article is a summation of the recent incident in which President Bush declined the offer to speak at the NAACP annual convention.

As to other races, especially the Mexican-American community, I may post later.

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