What’s This Election Going to Look Like?

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I’m sure everyone else has been thinking the same thing. What’s this year’s election going to look like?

Already we can get a feel for it; and it’s almost a done deal that Mitt “Mittins” Romney will be the GOP candidate even though the primaries are not yet over and he doesn’t quite have all the necessary delegates. (Although, as an aside, that process alone will be interesting enough to watch how they all battle it out amongst themselves. Romney has basically declared his victory, yet Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum have all refused [as at this writing] to step down or hand over their delegates to anyone; and if I remember correctly, not even Michelle Bachman has officially quit the campaign and given her delegates to anyone at this point. It’s like a bunch of children thretening to take their marbles and go home.) More


It’s not about the Bunny

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As we’re all well aware, the holidays are once again upon us. This time, it’s the Easter and Passover holidays (seems like it was just yesterday that it was Hanukkah and Christmas).

But the thing that really has always confused me was the idea if the Easter Bunny, the hiding of eggs, the candy. People say its a Hallmark Holiday – a holiday produced by the greeting card companies – to sell soft and cuddly and sweet things. But I’m not sure that’s entirely correct. I can see how Christmas came to be the celebration of Santa Clause (again another Hallmark holiday centered around gifts and a jolly fat man in a red velvet suit and black boots giving gifts to children), but the Easter Bunny is something that has always eluded me. How did it get associated with Easter (the Queen of Feasts) of all days? The only thing I could possibly come up with (and it’s really stretching it, if you ask me) is the concept of Spring; of the “rebirth” of life after a long Winter of “death.”  More