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BREAKING NEWS!!:  We just realized today that, based on historical statistics, our mortality may be in jeopardy.  Seriously, we cannot support the idea of immortality with any historical facts.  And even more serious – aren’t these statements obvious!  So why did I start with “BREAKING NEWS!!!” I was born at about the same time as […]

21Sep2016 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Problem Really is the Heterosexuals in the Military

There is a culture which surrounds all Military bases – both from the nature of a military and from the parasites that promote wanton behavior. The Department of Defense has let our soldiers down. Preparing a soldier for combat is not the only responsibility of the DOD – preparing the soldier for all aspects of life seems appropriate.

14Mar2010 | | Comments Off on The Problem Really is the Heterosexuals in the Military | Continued
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America Deserves Truth About “Tea Parties”

Tea Party leader Mark Williams was on CNN on September 14, 2009.  He is nuts and anyone who follows him is nuts too. Anderson Cooper hosts a respectable program with balanced perspective.  His regular guests include Reagan insider David Gergen and Clinton insider James Carville.  Here is an excerpt from the interview with Mark Williams: […]

15Sep2009 | | Comments Off on America Deserves Truth About “Tea Parties” | Continued
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OJ Defines the Media, Media Defines OJ

OJ Simpson is in the news again – a regular for the past forty years.  Ironically – OJ’s celebrity status was a product of the media – but the media was defined in many ways by the celebrity of OJ. The excitement OJ generated on the football field directly contributed to the excitement of televised […]

5Dec2008 | | Comments Off on OJ Defines the Media, Media Defines OJ | Continued
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Palin as Paris Hilton Celebrity

Sarah Palin is continuing to drag down the Republican Party.  The other Republican Governors know this – but they cannot openly say so.  When Palin talks she sounds less oriented than a wild and crazy Paris HIlton.  At least Paris HIlton knows she is just a celebrity – she knows she is not taken seriously.  […]

13Nov2008 | | 7 comments | Continued
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CNN’s Hologram – Cool Techonology

Well, this about takes the cake.  Technology is advancing rapidy – but look at this – you still have to read these words.  That is about as old as Abraham.  The differencs is that we have people from Hobart, Australia, reading this commentary.  They might be rednecks but they are able to use the internet. […]

6Nov2008 | | Comments Off on CNN’s Hologram – Cool Techonology | Continued
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The Marines in Iraq

What is it about Marines that make them so special?  When called upon to serve they do not ask why – they merely pack their bags and go.  They do what is asked of them.  They believe in their hearts that their missions are honorable – that they are in the service of America. How […]

9Oct2008 | | Comments Off on The Marines in Iraq | Continued
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“Take a Listen to this”

The mainstream media is driving me nuts.  People who work in journalism, even bloggers, have some duty to try to use proper grammar.  I make mistakes – because I am not an authority on proper English.  Was I supposed to capitalize English?  The point is that I try to ask myself questions of propriety. I […]

2Apr2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Clinton, Obama Debate in Austin 2-21-08

This will be a running commentary: Beginning at 7:00 PM CST. The debate is on with Hillary Clinton making the first opening remarks. Senator Clinton does not have Obama’s speaking style – but she always strikes me as charming and sincere. Senator Clinton put on a face of confidence. Senator Obama chose to speak second, […]

22Feb2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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The Legacy of Bill Clinton is Hillary Clinton

Son, The unintended consequence of Bill Clinton’s life was in lending his charm, charisma, and personality to the very intellectual Hillary Rodham. Hillary will ultimately be the central legacy of the Presidency of Bill Clinton. Thank you Bill Clinton. Dad

2Feb2008 | | Comments Off on The Legacy of Bill Clinton is Hillary Clinton | Continued
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Clinton Obama Hug after debate

Son, It was quite a debate. We have come to understand debate to mean confrontation and animosity. There was little if any of that last evening when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sat together to answer questions by Wolf Blitzer. Actually, the atmosphere was so cordial that one might have thought these two had already […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Clinton Obama Hug after debate | Continued
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Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate analysis by ORT

Son, This is a very good year in American politics. Senator’s Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been debating for a couple of hours. They have been cordial. They have talked about a variety of issues, and they have talked with clarity and detail. The best observation of the night is that these two agree […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate analysis by ORT | Continued
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Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08, II

Son, The debate continues. To Obama: why are you qualified? Obama recounts his entire resume, “I have found that the leadership that is needed is someone who can bring people together… I respect Senator Clinton’s record but I believe that the skills that I have are the right skill that are needed right now…” To […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08, II | Continued
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Clinton-Obama, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08

Son, For the first time ever we are watching a woman and an African-American debate for the nomination of their party for President of the United States. Wolf Blitzer has just introduced the candidates. There is a couple of minutes of photo-ops. The stakes are very high – with only five days to the Super […]

1Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Republican Debate, 1-29-08

Son, The Republican debate is on CNN tonight. It is being hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Mike Huckabee are participating. I missed a few minutes because of a black tie affair that I could not get out of. The question is what about 100 year involvement […]

31Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Democrats on speaking English as official language

Son, I am happy that these folks take these issues seriously.  Sometimes they sound like they are spinning the issue in their favor –  but I believe that they are not.  They are pointing out the necessary complications of making rash political decisions.  Wolf Blitzer asked the question because he knows it is a hot […]

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Democrats on speaking English as official language | Continued
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Trash Talk – the elixir of life

 Son, Trash talk is the elixir of life, the stimulus of humanity, the foreplay of debate, a ceremonial dance before the big event.  Trash Talk is the spirit of politics, sports, scientific innovation, and even religion.  Minus Trash Talk, nothing is left. Did you ever notice two boxers at their weigh-in.  One might think it […]

13Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Trash Talk – the elixir of life | Continued
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Chris Matthews on Morning Joe

Son, Chris Matthews has lost complete touch with reality. Matthews is the host of the MSNBC program Hardball. They call it Hardball because Matthews is supposed to be asking the hard questions. That was probably true – a couple of years ago. On Morning Joe this morning, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Joe and Matthews were talking […]

29Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Chris Matthews on Morning Joe | Continued
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Media Hosts fail as Celebrities

Son, A tragedy has befallen American Journalism. Cable and satellite feeds have created monster celebrities in the field of journalism. Everyone wants to be Walter Cronkite. The problem is that hey have not earned the stature. Wolf Blitzer, Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, Bill O’Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, to name a few. These people have […]

25Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Media Hosts fail as Celebrities | Continued
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Blogging – Journalism with attitude

Son, This morning, Sunday, November 4. 2007, CNN’s Reliable Sources is having a discussion on blogging. You and I have been grappling with the issues of blogging and journalism for months. The professional journalists on CNN all write blogs. It seems the major news outlets are beginning to embrace the world of blogging. What are […]

4Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Blogging – Journalism with attitude | Continued
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Blogging – Breaking Rules of Journalism

Son, We are in a time in history of rapid change; and some folks don’t like it. They don’t like it because change often requires challenging, if not breaking, established rules and protocols. Bloggers are struggling to get the respect of the professional journalist community. I think that is a mistake. I am not interested […]

13Oct2007 | | 1 comment | Continued