Monthly Archive: October 2006

Placekickers II

Picking up from last week: Who gets the ball, why, and how we get it back. Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. – Plato Our current quarterbacks:         You’re thinking, Sustain the metaphor, E.G.! If most of us are …

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Placekickers I

If life in America today is like the game of American football, we citizens – you and I, the rank and file – are sociopolitical placekickers. Used to be that extra points and field goals were the subspecialty of one warrior or another; for example, George Blanda of the original Oakland Raiders was an active, …

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