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The Twenty-nine Hopes

The 106 Torments, The Inn of the 6th Happiness, now The 29 Hopes, brought to you by the NYT.  You can vote for your favorite hope, including your hope for "hope."  I urge all of you to get in there an vote for your hope, but vote strategically, that is, if you find a neglected "hope" in the bottom half of the popularity-sorted list, like "border security" and you think that sounds like a better representation of your idea of protecting you than "civil liberties" in the top half, then vote for "border security" even if you are more concerned about the economy. 

There were no hopes for pardons for Ramos and Compeán, by the way.  And no hopes that the government would stop nationalizing industries.

I just clicked on the "anti-abortion" "hope" (there was no "abortion" "hope" or even a pro-choice "hope") Interesting, the two people who expressed this "hope" framed it in terms of "respecting life" and neither mentioned abortion.   In a cringe-inducing sound-bite of inarticulateness that seemed more like a parody of BO's own platitudes about hope and change, the second "anti-abortion" "Hope" was this:

I am a Christian and I believe that life is special and we do need life from the minute of conception.

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Interesting that Robert Plant's "29 Palms" was playing when I hit this.

Border security, national security, and pro-life (anti-abortion) were my 'hope so too's.
January 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraelfheld
My hope is I pass my background check for gun purchases. I need something to cling to for the next 4 years.
January 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Rachel: you are a bitterclinger.
January 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbbmoe
I passed twice in two months. There was a guy beside me at the background table at the gun show who was put on hold. He looked pretty normal to me. I just wonder how long they really keep the information in the file. It's supposed to be dumped after a few days, but, not too many years ago, they found a huge cash in a Federal file warehouse in Virginia. I wish that there really had been a "gun-show loophole." I'd feel a lot better about things. The big threat, now, is ammunition. There are numerous proposals to tax it, register it, etc.
January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Adams
oops 'cash' should be 'cache' . So sorry.
January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Adams

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