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John Cusack – Serendipity of War

Well now, John Cusack is up in arms. Cusack is that actor who used to make the chic flicks that even the men enjoyed watching. My favorite is ‘Serendipity.” But I like his latest work also. Check this out: My first take was wondering what had gotten into John Cusack. I had never seen him […]

13Jun2008 | | Comments Off on John Cusack – Serendipity of War | Continued
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Self Image of Presidential Candidates

Theodore Roosevelt knew he was the best man for the job.  He knew it in his heart and soul.  H. W. Brands wrote “T. R. The Last Romantic.”  While reviewing the 1904 election Brands writes candidly about Roosevelt,: “Like most great men, and like many who fancy themselves great, Roosevelt convinced himself that his own […]

30May2008 | | Comments Off on Self Image of Presidential Candidates | Continued
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Does President Bush Drink?

I don’t know what to think.  This video is on youtube.  Has it been doctored?  Slowed down?  Check for yourself:

15Apr2008 | | Comments Off on Does President Bush Drink? | Continued
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Fox News – Bush’s Last Lap

Fox News has become the embarrassment of professional journalism. Ranking beneath bloggers in factual reporting and fair commentary, the only success of Fox has been to lower the bar of media expectations. Fortunately for all Americans, we can depend on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Intelligent reporting that is clearly unbiased may seem boring […]

12Apr2008 | | Comments Off on Fox News – Bush’s Last Lap | Continued
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Diplomatic Gutter Balls

There were two major news developments in the past few days. The President of the United States was in Europe on a diplomatic mission and a Senator from Illinois was bowling in Pennsylvania. Can you guess which received the most media attention? BUCHAREST, Romania — President Bush suffered a painful diplomatic setback Wednesday when NATO […]

3Apr2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama’s Big Oil Ad

I only took two courses in Economics in college – so I am no authority. But my 9 year old grandson understands the value of a nickel, some economic concepts are just plain old common sense. Barack Obama has a new television advertisement challenging the profits of Big Oil. My notion is that the advertisement […]

29Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Big Oil Ad | Continued
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Rev. Wright’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Here we go again.  An angry man, whether justified or not, pokes a stick in the eye of the object of his anger.  Then he wonders why the object of his anger does not like him.  Barack Obama says, let us have a healthy dialogue.  Well, get the stick out of my eye and maybe […]

20Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Rev. Wright’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy | Continued
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Politicians dancing with Olberman

Live video entertainment is infecting the ranks of politicians. What are they to do? President Bush seems to enjoy a little frivolity – that may be an understatement. Barack Obama risks the rhythm of race. Hillary is careful singing – and she should be. The ability to speak eloquently is a given in today’s media […]

13Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Politicians dancing with Olberman | Continued
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Declaration of Independence – 2008

Declaration of Independence 2008 (All comments in italics are direct quotes from the United States Declaration of Independence penned in 1776) “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the […]

4Mar2008 | | 5 comments | Continued
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The Personal Presidency of George W. Bush

Son, The history of leadership is couched in government structure.  Monarchy, Parliamentary,  Republic, Dictator, or pure totalitarianism.  Our country, The United States of America is a Republic – ruled by law.  Laws are constructed by a Congress that answers to the people.  Thus the idea that the people rule the country.  George W. Bush has […]

28Feb2008 | | Comments Off on The Personal Presidency of George W. Bush | Continued
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Schizophrenic Politics – a Penrose Triangle

The observation of politics is a science and an art. The Love/Hate relationships of candidates create that schizophrenic confusion that befuddles ordinary people. The triangles of relationships is unsettling. Obama and McCain challenge each other – but what is the context? We can follow an argument, or debate if you will, along logical lines – […]

26Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Ralph Nader is a Beetle

Son, Ralph Nader is running for President – again. Well, he is not actually running for President – he is running for wackiest looney to have ever achieved notoriety. His sad story began with legitimate consumer safety studies that changed the way people view transportation. He changed the world of auto making – and in […]

24Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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More Bush Humor

Son, The American People are going to miss George W. Bush. This Presidency has been the source of some really fine humor. Here are a couple of videos. This is a play on the Abbott and Costello ‘Who’s on First’ routine: Here is that great Bush impersonator on Comedy Central with Jeff Foxworthy: Here is […]

22Feb2008 | | Comments Off on More Bush Humor | Continued
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Leno, Bush Impersonator – Obama or Osama

Son, How is it that serious issues, couched in impersonation and silliness, become so darn funny?  This Jay Leno video from 2004 is almost prophetic.  The Bush impersonator refers to the ‘new Senator from Illinois as Osama.’ Check it out and get a good laugh. This guy would probably vote for George Bush forever – […]

22Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Leno, Bush Impersonator – Obama or Osama | Continued
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Fidel Castro Resigns, Bush Responds

Son, Fidel Castro has resigned as whatever he was in Cuba. Twenty years ago this would have been world news. Today it is another footnote in the shifting sands of world politics. Our President, George W. Bush, has his typical cowboy response. “I believe that the change from Fidel Castro ought to begin a period […]

19Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Fidel Castro Resigns, Bush Responds | Continued
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Bush – War is good for the Economy

Son, I am in stunned disbelief.  Our country is spending over 10 Billion dollars a month on the  war in Iraq and President Bush thinks this is a good thing. I will let him speak for himself. Imagine what 10 Billion dollars a month would do for America’s roads and bridges and our sewer systems,  […]

19Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain looks to Rove

Son, The ultimate in betrayal. The turning on one’s followers. The lost hope. John McCain was once the hope of the Republican Party. McCain was the man who was to bring the Party back from the wacko fringe of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. He was the man who was to restore the Reagan Revolution. […]

11Feb2008 | | Comments Off on McCain looks to Rove | Continued
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Obama responds to the State of the Union

Dad, I am excited about Obama and I believe in his message. I recieve email from his campaign and keep up with his movements and videos on his website. Here se is discussing the State of the Union Address: Bryan. Son, I just listened to Obama’s response.  I find him refreshing.  While President Bush gave […]

30Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Obama responds to the State of the Union | Continued
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Bush – SOTU – no call for sacrifice – no hope

Son, One of the problems these past seven years is that the American public has not been asked to directly suffer to rigors of war. There is indirect suffering – blamed on the Democrats.  Bush gave his State of Denial. The President gave a list of highlights of his Presidency with the same set of […]

29Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bush – SOTU – no call for sacrifice – no hope | Continued
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State of the Union, State of Denial

Son, The speech writers have their challenge. Tonight’s State of the Union by President George W. Bush will be his last. He is worried about his legacy – and this is an opportunity to set the historical stage. The State of the Union has become the mantle for the President to sway public opinion. So […]

28Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Laura Bush reacts to Colbert – “Get F……”

Son, What did Laura Bush say to Colbert after his presentation at the White House Correspondents Dinner in April of 2008? Well – different people heard different things. Check out this video. Dad

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Laura Bush reacts to Colbert – “Get F……” | Continued
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Bush reacts to Steven Colbert

Son, On April 29, 2008, Steven Colbert was a guest at the White House correspondents dinner. The ABC news cameras focused on President George Bush during Colbert’s presentation. He does not seem happy. My take is that Steven Colbert is a little overboard. It strikes me that the President of the United States would grow […]

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bush reacts to Steven Colbert | Continued
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Is Bush suffering from Dementia?

Son, The attached video compares George Bush speaking over then years ago when running for Governor of Texas with his speaking skills today. So what is going on? Is the President suffering some early dementia or does the difficulty in speaking reflect the pressures of the job of President? I certainly don’t know. Dad

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Is Bush suffering from Dementia? | Continued
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Bush ‘idiot’ video – is or is not

Son, Is linguistic skill the qualifier for intellect? Does one have to speak well to be considered intelligent? Does George Bush fail at speech, or does the problem run deeper? Joe Scarborough hosted a worthy discussion on the intelligence of President Bush. Dad

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bush ‘idiot’ video – is or is not | Continued
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U.S. Economy or Iraq Economy – Bush choses Iraq

Son, Our economy is at the worst state in twenty years.  The candidates for president and the folks in Congress are talking about what to do. How contemptible!  What have they been thinking about?  How much money are we spending in Iraq?  And how might that money might be used to save the U.S. Economy? […]

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on U.S. Economy or Iraq Economy – Bush choses Iraq | Continued
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Think Economy – Think Republican – Think Bush

Son, The Republicans have had their day in office.  They have been in control of the United States Government for the past seven years.  If you want more of what we have, vote Republican. Think about the economy.  The world markets are crashing today because of fears about the U. S. Economy.   We will […]

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Think Economy – Think Republican – Think Bush | Continued
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Barack Obama at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Son, Barack Obama is a compelling speaker. He spoke on January 20, 2008, at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Coincidentally – one year until George W. Bush is out of office. Dad

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Barack Obama at Ebenezer Baptist Church | Continued
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Romney first, Paul Third – a message is sent

Son, Mitt Romney has won in Nevaadaa.  But Ron Paul was Third.  What does this say?  Does this mean anything going into the future? Romney will toot his horn as winning another Gold Medal – a boring an overused metaphor.  This win does tell us that the Mormons will support this man – even though […]

20Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Romney first, Paul Third – a message is sent | Continued
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Stimulus – From Where?

Dad, President Bush is scheduled to provide his plan today for a stimuulus package that will give a boost to our faltering economy. I can understand the demand for some encouragement, as people are struggling everywhere with stock prices, failing mortgages, high gas prices and incomes that are not keeping up with the price of […]

18Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Stimulus – From Where? | Continued
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Debtor Nation – and deregulation of banking

Son, The current administration of George Bush has led directly to the faltering of the stock market. This follows with a faltering of our economic security and then, ultimately, our national security. So how does the administration get credit for this mess. The administration turned a blind eye to their corporate buddies who were gouging […]

18Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Debtor Nation – and deregulation of banking | Continued
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Ron Paul and inexperienced voters

Son, You gotta give it to Ron Paul – or someone should.  We are seeing huge voter turnout in Iowa and New Hampshire.  What does that mean?  It means that even apathetic folks who have not participated in years are so disgusted with George Bush that they will bother to come out to vote.  The […]

9Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Bush – the Jimmy Carter of Republicans

Son, We should thank George Bush. He is the Jimmy Carter of Republicans. People talk about the Reagan Revolution – it was really the anti-Carter Revolution. Bush has led this country to a new revolution. His hard line on everything has highlighted the fundamental problem with being hard line. He has highlighted the fundamental problem […]

8Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bush – the Jimmy Carter of Republicans | Continued
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Obama – do the same thing

Son, Barack Obama is on a toot. He is using an old line from self-help programs. Yesterday he said, “You keep doing the same thing expecting different results.” Some people call that the essence of insanity – I have a slightly different take on the old saying. Real insanity is in doing the same thing, […]

27Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Obama – do the same thing | Continued
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Qualities of an American President?

Son, This is a redraft of a previous post.  The previous post focused on Ron Paul – but while writing that post I realized there are bigger issues at stake. Ron Paul is running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. ON the surface it seems entirely remarkable that this man of […]

26Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Qualities of an American President? | Continued
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The Rise of Ron Paul

Son, Ron Paul is running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.  ON the surface it seems entirely remarkable that this man of little logic is having so much success, both in admiring fans and his ability to raise money.  He is worth looking at – not because of his ideas – […]

26Dec2007 | | 3 comments | Continued
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The politics of admitting mistakes

Son, Several candidates for President have long histories.  Many of them have run for other offices like Senator, or Governor, or Mayor.  In the process of seeking those offices they necessarily catered to the limited population of their respective ambitions.  Romney and Giuliani were pro-choice.  Giuliani has been married three times.  Huckabee raised taxes.  Clinton […]

4Dec2007 | | Comments Off on The politics of admitting mistakes | Continued
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Bush, bewildering logic

Son, President Bush is live on TV as I write.  “Iran was dangerous. Iran is dangerous. Iran will be dangerous if they have the ability to have nukular weapons.  Who is to say that they don’t have a covert operation to have a nukular program”  This in response to a new finding by the National […]

4Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Bush, bewildering logic | Continued
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Cronyism – It Never Works

Son, Good Old Boys, buddies, cronies, buds – terms of endearment. Harry Truman had a bunch of cronies. He gave some of them jobs in the White House. Not important jobs, just a paycheck to hang around and play poker at night. The important jobs of Vice President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense […]

26Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Cronyism – It Never Works | Continued
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Bush – acclimated to WAR!

Son, President Bush is scaring me. He had a news conference today and he said, “If you are interested in preventing World War III then you should be interested in Iran not having nuclear weapons.” He has said, “We’ve got a leader in Iran that says he wants to destroy Israel.” Is a threat against […]

17Oct2007 | | 1 comment | Continued