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Votes Are Counted, Allen West Lost But Claims ‘Race Remains Undecided’

Votes Are Counted, Allen West Lost But Claims ‘Race Remains Undecided’

Delusion and arrogance are funny things, able to compel you to act like a bad boyfriend who won’t leave even after the break-up letter’s delivered, the ring sent back, and her Facebook status updated to ‘single.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
Obama Beats Justin Bieber: How Social Media Elected A President

Obama Beats Justin Bieber: How Social Media Elected A President

When a fifty-something President and First Lady can garner more social media attention than a teen idol with dreamy hair, it’s clear we’re at the dawn of a new, and likely to be tweeted, day.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
The Allen West Post-Election Campaign – Florida’s ‘Thing That Wouldn’t Leave’

The Allen West Post-Election Campaign – Florida’s ‘Thing That Wouldn’t Leave’

The West campaign holds on… to the flimsy and likely-to-be-thwarted hope of a turnaround in a race that has closed the door, flipped the lock, and switched off the lights.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Gabby Giffords Faces Her Shooter, Husband Invokes Gun Control (VIDEO)

Gabby Giffords Faces Her Shooter, Husband Invokes Gun Control (VIDEO)

‘You have decades upon decades to contemplate what you did. But after today. After this moment. Here and now. Gabby and I are done thinking about you.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
Pot And Prohibition: A View From Humboldt County

Pot And Prohibition: A View From Humboldt County

Frankly, if we as a country made illegal all the many things we ingest that are bad for us, tobacco, alcohol, fried pork rinds and those nutrition-free lunchbox edibles would all be verboten.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
Allen West Won’t Go Down Easy – Recount Demanded

Allen West Won’t Go Down Easy – Recount Demanded

West’s campaign refuses to concede and, in fact, is has filed a motion with the court to do a recount and impound all voting machines.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
IRRELEVANT: Republicans Increasingly Out Of Step With Modern America

IRRELEVANT: Republicans Increasingly Out Of Step With Modern America

‘The GOP will never be able to win another national election until they understand the new demographics of the country.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Tea Party Demagogue Allen West Ousted By Blue Collar Newcomer

Tea Party Demagogue Allen West Ousted By Blue Collar Newcomer

In a stunningly expensive race (upwards of $17M), West was never able to pull ahead despite deep pockets and Tea Party bona fides.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Called For Obama Before 8:30 PST – ‘The Most Emotional Election Ever’

Called For Obama Before 8:30 PST – ‘The Most Emotional Election Ever’

‘I’ve been a wreck,’ he told me. ‘I can’t sleep, I can’t turn off the TV. I swear, I think I’ll have a nervous breakdown if Obama doesn’t pull it out!’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
The ‘White’ To Vote – It Comes Right Back To Race

The ‘White’ To Vote – It Comes Right Back To Race

What do you most fear, I asked. ‘A huge white turnout.’ Is the greatest divide between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama abashedly one of race?

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Kids Say The Darnedest Things – And Elect Obama To A Second Term

Kids Say The Darnedest Things – And Elect Obama To A Second Term

The mock election is considered the largest nationwide of high school students and has correctly predicted the winner in five of the last six presidential elections.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Tossed Ballots In California – Corruption Nationwide?

Tossed Ballots In California – Corruption Nationwide?

The United States is not a nefarious banana republic Third World country that can’t manage a fair election without monitors, lawyers, men with guns, and attack dogs ready to snap the wrist of ballot thieves.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Lacking Real Ideas, Ryan Resorts to Claims That Obama Threatens ‘Judeo-Christian Values’

Lacking Real Ideas, Ryan Resorts to Claims That Obama Threatens ‘Judeo-Christian Values’

Ryan’s verbiage – packed with coded, and not so coded, meaning – echoes the tactics used often by the Right to strike fear into the hearts of fundamentalist Christians.

The Aussem/Davies Family; photo by Lorraine Devon Wilke

The Heart, Soul And Face Of Gay Marriage

Many of those most vocally and vociferously against gay marriage do not actually know any..particularly any gay people in loving, committed relationships.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
Obama Toilet Paper Takes Disrespect To A New Low

Obama Toilet Paper Takes Disrespect To A New Low

One can imagine the verbal calisthenics the proprietors of Obama Toilet Paper would attempt in defending the unequivocal disrespect – racial and otherwise – of their ill-advised product.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Power Of The Pulpit: Vote As I Say…Or Else

Power Of The Pulpit: Vote As I Say…Or Else

This is a gross misuse of pulpit power, an oppressive manipulation of religious status, and a denigration of the personal freedoms all people, yes, even Catholics.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Brilliant – The Economist Endorses Obama (VIDEO)

Brilliant – The Economist Endorses Obama (VIDEO)

‘For all his businesslike intentions, Mr. Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Dating While Partisan: I’ve Got The Red, White And Blues

Dating While Partisan: I’ve Got The Red, White And Blues

Members of opposing parties are equally as opposed on issues of great importance to most people. Which makes it hard to date one.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
Local Voices Speak: ‘Obama Voters, In Their Own Words’ (VIDEO)

Local Voices Speak: ‘Obama Voters, In Their Own Words’ (VIDEO)

The race is too close and even voters still uncertain can be tipped by a message that conveys something heartfelt and authentic.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Young Westboro Hater; from Edublog.org

Pushback Against Hate: Taking On Westboro This Veterans Day

The demented denizens of the Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day. Push back.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News