Archive | November, 2006

Emma Thompson the Inadvertent Policy Maker

When Emma Thompson was writing Nanny McPhee, she included a wry little political statement. By having Nanny McPhee refer to herself as a “government nanny”, Thompson was making two statements (according to the commentary on Nanny McPhee [always listen to Emma Thompson’s DVD commentaries]): 1) How very ludicrous the idea of a government nanny is! […]

In a Scientology wedding…

“In the old-fashioned language that marks the Traditional version, the groom is reminded that ‘girls’ need ‘clothes and food and tender happiness and frills, a pan, a comb, perhaps a cat’ — and is asked to provide them all.”

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Election

The Official Link! 21% (19,218 votes) was, as far as I know: The third party record for southwest Missouri. The second highest percentage for a third party in Missouri this year, with the highest being 28% with 3,000something votes in a much smaller county (I’m in the third largest city in the State). I’m pleased!

Thank you!

I appreciate all of your interest, support, and votes. The experience was remarkable. The Final Tally: CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION RICHARD T. STRUCKHOFF (REP) . . . . 73,190 78.94 LORIEN JOHNSON (LIB). . . . . . . 19,218 20.73 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 310 .33 […]