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Responding to Pollsters

Son, I have had my own telephone for about forty years. I all that time I have been contacted about two times by political pollsters. I either live in the wrong neighborhood or they don’t care about my demographic. Either way, they have not created many problems for me personally – except when they miscalled […]

12Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Responding to Pollsters | Continued
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Clinton and Obama expose Media Bigots

Son, This election is probably shaping up to one of the most important ever for understanding our ‘good old boy media.’  All of those old men are harping on race and feminism.  It is as if they cannot grasp issues of charisma, or hope, or ideas, or anything of substance. Pat Buchanan was just on […]

9Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Clinton and Obama expose Media Bigots | Continued
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Hey Hillary – You go Girl!

Son, It is a great night for Democrats.  The pollsters and pundits, including me, guessed wrong on New Hampshire.  Hillary Clinton has pulled off a win that leaves the Democratic Party in a healthy position to continue this race. John Edwards is saying that he will continue through the convention.  Barack Obama has great strength.  […]

9Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Hey Hillary – You go Girl! | 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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General Mood versus Individual Issues

Son, Statistics rule. The current political campaign for President highlights this truth. All of us pundits have been somewhat befuddled. But not as befuddled as the candidates themselves. Hillary Clinton has the most exhaustive list of issues and answers to the issues – yet she is struggling for support. Romney has taken traditional and well […]

7Jan2008 | | Comments Off on General Mood versus Individual Issues | Continued
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Representing US to the World

Son, We live in a Republic.  Our government represents us.  Taxes, infrastructure, social justice, law, common defense – all of that traditional stuff.  Stuff that is defined in the preamble to our constitution.   But we live today in a global community.  Someone has to represent us to the world.  That someone is the President.  […]

6Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Representing US to the World | Continued
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New Hampshire Gender Factor

Son, I don’t believe it.  Not this time.  Not in 2008.  The pundits are trying to analyze the prospects of the candidates in terms of old ideas.   Statistically, which means historically, demographics help predict outcomes.  Not this time. Tim Russert was on NBC News tonight – preaching the same old stuff.  “…New Hampshire has […]

5Jan2008 | | Comments Off on New Hampshire Gender Factor | Continued
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Ron Paul – the Physician Metaphor

Son, Ron Paul is a physician, a doctor, a M. D. Some folks think that qualifies him to be President. He is obviously very intelligent and very well educated. I suspect he knows a thing or two about health care issues. His physician experience is as a flight surgeon in the U. S. Air Force […]

29Dec2007 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Media Hosts Fail in Presidential Debates

Son, Is our inept Media driving foreign policy?  Do we rely on celebrity Media Hosts to define important issues?  I hope not.  Because the Media Hosts are so infatuated with themselves that they are not aware of a big world and real issues that have real consequences. I hearken back to the Democratic Debate.  Time […]

28Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Media Hosts Fail in Presidential Debates | Continued
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Fear Must Not Choose a President

Son, When Benizir Bhutto was assassinated the entire world reacted. When the planes struck on 9/11 our government reacted. We Americans are again afraid. The moment we heard of the assassination all of us took two steps to the political right. Decisions made out of fear are not generally good decisions. But fear cannot be […]

28Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Fear Must Not Choose a President | 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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The Prophecy of Ohg Rea Tone – 2008

Son, I am compelled on this Christmas Day in 2007 to offer some insight into 2008. In the true spirit of prophecy I will focus on conditional prophecies. Conditional prophecies are most useful because they allow us opportunity to have some say in future events – if we were only aware of the conditional stimuli. […]

26Dec2007 | | Comments Off on The Prophecy of Ohg Rea Tone – 2008 | Continued
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Nostradamus – a cruel hoax

Son, I have a bad knee – well, they did surgery on it in 1983. My knee now reacts to the weather. I can always tell when it rained yesterday. Such is the case with the predictions of Nostradamus. It is Christmas Day and I am tired – I stayed up late last night – […]

25Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Nostradamus – a cruel hoax | Continued
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Boston Legal on Predatory Lending

Son, I enjoy the TV program Boston Legal. Their stories are right out of the headlines. Last evening one of their ‘legal’ cases surrounded home foreclosure. Clarence, an employee of Crane, Pool?, and Schmidt, was two months behind on his mortgage payments because his interest had ballooned to 12%.? He had originated the 100% loan […]

21Dec2007 | | 1 comment | 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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Oprah and Barack – transcending race

Son, A curious phenomenon is taking place. Oprah Winfrey is going on the stump for Barack Obama. So what? It is not unusual for celebrities to endorse candidates for political office. But this phenomenon is unusual, for several reasons. Oprah does not normally do this. Oprah has been on television for 25 years and has […]

26Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Oprah and Barack – transcending race | 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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The Right to the Faith of Our Choice.

Fortunately for all of us – we have a government of laws, guided by a constitution. Keep your own faith and be active in the political process. Have faith that the world is actually getting better – some days it doesn’t feel like it – but humanity is progressing in the concept of civilization.

7Sep2007 | | Comments Off on The Right to the Faith of Our Choice. | Continued