Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween Surf: Two great Bela Lugosi films for a creepy holiday

At Political Surf, we’re taking a long holiday weekend away from politics and culture to focus on what’s really important … Halloween. Read two reviews of 1930s Bela Lugosi classics, Dracula, and White Zombie. No torture porn here; just the … Read More

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Will debt forgiveness be the main policy push from Occupy Wall Street?

Although many of its supporters howl in protest at this observation, the Occupy Wall Street movement remains unfocused, without clear policy reforms and proposals. Organizers are more unified about rules for gender-neutral pronouns than they are for legislative proposals (read). … Read More

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Book connects historical documents with LDS Gospel principles

To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here: One of the more annoying things about belief in a religion is the devout’s attempt to format history or the culture to fit with a belief system. I … Read More

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Will crosses cases be on the Supreme Court docket?

Two controversial cases involving crosses may end up on the U.S. Supreme Court’s mind in upcoming sessions. If the court accepts these cases, it’s likely the crosses will be allowed to remain standing, given a previous ruling and the 5-4 … Read More

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Martin Harris: The Chief Wiggum of Mormon history

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Martin Harris, one of two of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon to die a member … Read More

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Obama offers boob bait for the Occupy Wall Street protesters

This is so rich, the Obama administration, as well as the national Democratic Party, is trying to harness the power of Occupy Wall Street for political gain. (Read and Read) The big question: will the tens of thousands of OWS protesters across … Read More

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Desperate Perry ad misrepresents Romney on health care

Texas Gov. Ricky Perry is sinking in the national GOP presidential preference polls almost as fast as rival Michele Bachmann. The reason is clear: Perry has coasted through Texas politics, which seeks conservative cheerleaders. Perry’s a good cheerleader. However, in … Read More

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Those Tea Party folk are fickle lovers!

The Tea Party’s in love with Herman Cain! It’s a fickle love, and Cain needs to watch out. The Tea Party folk loved Donald Trump, and then they developed a crush on Michele Bachmann, and finally oohed and awwed over … Read More

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By the way, Pastor Jeffress is no fan of Catholics as well

Received this email from the Catholic League. Its head, Bill Donahue, can be a bit PR-happy at times, but he is a strong advocate of his faith, in a conservative manner. He mentions that Pastor Robert Jeffress, who made news for … Read More

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100-plus years ago, Charles W. Penrose also explained why he is a Mormon

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) I’m at http://mormon.org and this beautiful 30-something strawberry reddish/blonde named Rochelle is smiling at me … for a few seconds. A click on her profile indicates she’s a … Read More

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