January 25th, 2009 by alephnaught

Kicking around Sherman Oaks

We decided to take the dog for a window shopping trip on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Aviva got to have her picture taken with President Obama (well, almost). A golf shop was under construction and they had some cool machines inside. And I bought a really cool tee shirt at one of the shops.

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January 17th, 2009 by alephnaught

Walking around Sherman Oaks

We took the dog for a walk on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks and I took some pictures…. A very very cool tee shirt I bought at a store on this trip Aviva with President Obama (well, a likeness anyway) A very cool machine in a (future) golf shop

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October 17th, 2008 by alephnaught

Redistribute wealth? That’s what taxes do

I saw part of the last debate between Senators McCain and Obama.  I’ve read a number of articles and seen news stories on TV about “Joe the Plumber.”  And everyone is concerned about “redistributing the wealth” as if its some socialist (or, if this was the 50’s, communist) plot. Taxes by their nature redistribute wealth, […]

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August 25th, 2008 by alephnaught

The new racism?

I just read the New York Times article “Blacks Debate Civil Rights Risk in Obama’s Rise;”  perhaps its time to stop managing public policy just on race, but instead start focusing on how to help poor people have better lives, regardless of whether they are in Appalachia or inner city Detroit. Perhaps Barack Obama’s nomination […]

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June 5th, 2008 by alephnaught

I’m glad the NY Times is picking up on this stuff

First, I’ve seen some articles about the political issue I brought up a few days ago. And, I’m heartened to see the article in the NY Times today (“Many Blacks Find Joy In Unexpected Breakthrough”) that described how blacks in this country are feeling more optimistic than ever thanks in part to the expected nomination […]