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Postcards From the RNC, Robo Calls That Is!

I keep getting robo calls from the RNC…. They desperately need $75 from me to fight the biased media and drain the swamp. What?? That is roughly 1/12th of my total monthly income. I have no problem telling them I am living on Social Security and not much of that, but I’m talking to deaf […]

21Nov2017 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Ignorant Voters Challenge One’s Sanity

I actually know some of these people.  This conversation showed up on my facebook page.  These people are angry because Obama will not let them vote a ‘split ticket’ in the August Primary Election.  They throw terms around like “constitutional rights”  and “denied the right to vote”.  These people are Trump supports and they are […]

5Aug2016 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Is Ted Cruz The Republican Obama?

Bear with me please.  Barack Obama stormed the castle in 2008.  He conquered the dragon – and no one saw it coming – well, perhaps Dick Durban.  But everyone today concedes that Obama is a masterful politician.  Like him or not, agree with him or not, Obama came to play hardball.  He came with masterful […]

15Jan2016 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Ben Carson Humor – 2015

Ben Carson is that neuro guy – which seems to be an enigma given his loose tongue.  No matter – there are some really creative people running around with high tech opportunities to mix humor, politics, and technology. Enjoy:  

9Nov2015 | | Comments Off on Ben Carson Humor – 2015 | Continued
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Celebrating Ignorance In Missouri

Ok, I admit, I live in Missouri.  For many years I justified this existence by saying I was close to my family.  That defense is losing ground.  Missouri is not an unusual “Red State” (meaning it votes new age Republican).  My thought is that Missouri is representative of that whole block of right wing fanatics […]

1Feb2013 | | Comments Off on Celebrating Ignorance In Missouri | Continued
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2011 – Dawn of the 21st Century

On  September 11, 2001, the rooster crowed.  A new age was upon us but the world was slow to awaken.  Stumbling in the early morning darkness we knocked over two countries, alienated our friends, and disrupted world commerce.  The people of the United States have finally wiped the sleep from their eyes and the Dawn […]

11Sep2011 | | Comments Off on 2011 – Dawn of the 21st Century | Continued
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Why We Continue to Support Our President

President Obama had a news conference last week.  He talked sincerely about the state of our economy.  We agree with him.  We believe that the partisan politics in Washington is as responsible for the down economy as any other given factor. We really do find ourselves in a chicken-and-egg scenario. Current budget projections are based […]

2Jul2011 | | 3 comments | Continued
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The Threat of Fascism in 21st Century America

Fascism – a scary word.  Most of us do not know what fascism means – we just feel certain it has something to do with a bad method of government or of economic systems.  Fascism is a word like Communism or Socialism or Marxism – we don’t feel the need to understand the exact meaning […]

3May2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Why Fear Matters

Al Quaeda, the terrorist organization founded and run by Osama Bin Laden, has set the standard of values for many of the radical right wing in America.  Do unto others as they have done unto you seems the common refrain – a refrain based in fear.   This is a remarkable mentality given two precepts […]

25Mar2010 | | 7 comments | Continued
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How to Lose a Political Majority in Ten Months

This past decade should have taught the politicians in Washington D. C. a thing or two about how to lose a majority in Congress.  The shenanigans on the hill are just not well tolerated by the voting public.  Each of the two dominant political parties have won and lost majorities by foolish political wrangling.  Did […]

15Feb2010 | | Comments Off on How to Lose a Political Majority in Ten Months | Continued
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Political Party Custom and Nature

World War Two in Europe was winding down.  There was talk of an armistice – a mutually agreeable peace treaty.  The allies, Soviet, English, and American, called for an unconditional surrender – there would be no armistice.  Some criticized ‘unconditional’ as too severe.  These terms seem to apply to the current atmosphere in Washington D. […]

13Feb2010 | | Comments Off on Political Party Custom and Nature | Continued
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Arlen Spector Switches Political Parties

Senator Arlen Spector, a long time Republican from Pennsylvania, is reported to be poised to switch political parties.  Senator Spector has always been his own man, not necessarily following party lines.  (Don’t we all wish there were more of these types of politicians).  The powerful punch of this news rests in the power structure of […]

28Apr2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Bonuses for Republican Big Bosses

AIG – yesterday’s poster child for successful business – today’s poster child for greed, corruption, and righteous indignation. The AIG big whigs are getting big bonuses, paid for by you and me, taxpayers. So here is the question – how do you think these folks voted last November? Did they vote for Mr. Deregulation John McCain, or the upstart Barrack Obama? Are they Republicans or Democrats?

17Mar2009 | | 6 comments | Continued
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Conservative Hypocracy on Earmarks

The Fireside Post has been criticized in the past for supporting President Obama. The criticism often points to conservative railing points – most notably congressional earmarks in budget bills. The last assault noted the study of the sex habits of some obscure creature in South America. Of course, this was an exaggeration intended to discredit any argument for the President. But the tables have been turned today.

11Mar2009 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Where Have All the Liberals Gone?

So many people are unclear today about what it means to be liberal and conservative, democrat or republican, Methodist or Episcopalian. I think it would be a good idea to examine these things and to make conscious decisions and form intentional and reasonable conclusions about current events, rather than subscribe to an ideology or system of beliefs because our parents did, because the media is in an uproar, or because of the all-to-common cult of personality.

16Feb2009 | | 5 comments | Continued
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Lincoln and Obama, Saving the Union

What is President Obama really saying about the economic stimulus package before Congress.  Here is what I heard, “It is of the right scope, and addresses the right issues.”  What does he mean by that?  Does he agree with all of the details of the package? When Abraham Lincoln faced the Ciivil War, the most […]

6Feb2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Identity Confusion

Who am I? Sounds like something Descartes might have asked – but I am not nearly so complex a creature as Descartes. There are a few things that are certain. I know I am a father and a grandfather. But those are mere biological truths (I defer here to Descartes). But the ideal of world politics, of a world community, of being an active participant in my world – leaves me a bit confused. I am just trying to figure out if I am liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican. It seems to me that the question is most often defined in terms of economics – and sometimes in terms of culture.

2Feb2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Packed With Pork – Economic Stimulus in Perspective

One might think that the Republicans have been on the ropes for about twenty years – judging merely from the whining coming out of Congress. That Republican Congressman Boehner talks like he and his biddies have been the standard bearers for fiscal moderation for many years. Boehner and his cohorts are claim the economic stimulus package proposed by President Obama is packed with pork.

26Jan2009 | | 3 comments | 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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David Brooks Admits Defeat, For Now

By David Brooks As the election came to a close, I wrote a story about the dismal aftermath for the GOP: A leaderless party, a battered brand, an issue set that seems outmoded, an abandonment of bedrock principles, etc. The list goes on, and depending on which Republican you are talking to rather varied. On […]

11Nov2008 | | Comments Off on David Brooks Admits Defeat, For Now | Continued
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The Early Word: A Party Asks, ‘What Now?’

By Michael Falcone Updated It’s been a difficult week for the Republican Party, whose leaders have had to contend not only with defeat in the presidential election but also in key House and Senate races as they watch the public transfer of power to President-elect Barack Obama. Today The Times’s Adam Nagourney reports on the […]

11Nov2008 | | Comments Off on The Early Word: A Party Asks, ‘What Now?’ | Continued
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Joe You-Know-Who Gets a Manager

By Larry Rohter If he gets his way, Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, also known as “Joe the Plumber,” plans to enjoy a lot more than just 15 minutes of fame. Two weeks after emerging as the Republican Party’s favorite proxy for the American working man, Mr. Wurzelbacher has signed a management deal meant to keep him […]

29Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Joe You-Know-Who Gets a Manager | Continued
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Republicans, Intellectual or Joe Six-Pack

Is there something wrong with being intellectual?  There was a time when Republicans were proud of their position on advancing education, proud of elite education, proud that America offered educational opportunities to all.  But something has gone wrong.  The Republicans of the past thirty years have discredited thier greatest strength – the opportunity of America. […]

26Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Republicans, Intellectual or Joe Six-Pack | Continued
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Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin

The idea of responding to Sarh Palin is contemptible.   Responding to McCain is bad enough.  But McCain has put the country in this position – and respond we must.  The latest attack by Palin is to suggest in a demeaning manner that Barack Obama “… knows something about rhetorical flourishes.” Be whatever you want, Sarah […]

24Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin | Continued
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McCain Likes A Surge – He Should Try One

John McCain’s Camp is being raided by insurgents.  His allies have gone home to take care of their own business.  The terror of liberalism is reconstituting in the Red States.  Border skirmishes are being lost to the ground game of the Obama Camp.   McCain needs to call his buddy General David Patraeus. General Patraeus is […]

17Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain Likes A Surge – He Should Try One | Continued
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McCain is Mean Spirited – Slams Congressman Lewis

Congressman John Lewis has condemned the McCain Campaign for ‘…sowing the seeds of hate and division..” and he mentioned the segregationist Governor George Wallace. John Lewis is characterized as a ‘measured man’ – careful with his language…  There are few men in Congress as respected as John Lewis. This writer believes that John McCain has […]

13Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain Disgraces Greatest Generation

The McCain campaign has catered to the Skin Head, Nazi, KKK, white supremacy mentality.  We know John McCain, he has been around a long time.  McCain has never catered to the wacko class of degenerate Rush Limbaugh followers.  So what happened? Falling poll numbers prompted desperation.  The McCain camp has been like a rat backed […]

9Oct2008 | | 11 comments | Continued
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McCain and T. R. Roosevelt

John McCain likes to say that one of his heroes or idols or whatever is Teddy Roosevelt – the Republican President at the beginning of the 20th Century.  This writer is also a fan of Roosevelt.  While there are similarities in these men, there are also distinct differences. These differences are rooted in their upbringing. […]

9Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain and T. R. Roosevelt | Continued
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Johnny Horton sings Republican Theme Songs

Johnny Horton sang a bunch of ballads for a couple of decades. The Republicans seem to have taken up the mantle of Horton in the 2008 Presidential Election. North to Alaska is a nice marching tune to line up the rank and file – well, the rank anyway. And how about The Battle of New […]

9Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Johnny Horton sings Republican Theme Songs | Continued
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EPA Puts Republicans on Endangered Species List

The Environmental Protection Agency, a cousin to the National Parks, has declared the species of neanderthal Republicans to be endangered.  Qualifying as endangered provides specific government protection.  Specifically, the EPA is developing a Republican Wildlife Refuge.  Preliminary plans are to locate the Refuge in Alaska. Drastic action is called for after a recent study by […]

7Oct2008 | | Comments Off on EPA Puts Republicans on Endangered Species List | Continued
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Democrats are Complicit in Economic Collapse

Democrats and Republicans mixed the Perfect Economic Storm.  A big part of the collapse of Wall Street should rightly be put at the feet of the Wall Street Bankers.  These are the ‘experts’ who were charged with managing the bank’s resources.  Our government sanctioned lunacy in the banking industry – but that does not excuse […]

7Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Democrats are Complicit in Economic Collapse | Continued
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John McCain is General George Armstrong Custer

History tells us of a West Point General who graduated last in his class, General George Armstrong Custer.  It turns out he was a little man with a huge ego.  His scouts said, Don’t go down in that valley – there are ten thousand Indians waiting to scalp you.  But General Custer had his eyes […]

11Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Republicans have no Shame!

The Republican attack machine was operating at full steam in their criticism of Barack Obama as not having enough experience to be President.  Then Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee for President, chose Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate.  Now we find all of the Republican strategists bowing at the alter of […]

10Sep2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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The Red Cross – Darn Community Organizers

Community Organizer – what the heck is that?  The Republicans of today’s world suggest there is something demeaning or degrading about the role of community organizer.  There are two videos in this post to support that position.  But our local Community Chamber of Commerce might take exception to the degrading comments.  And those darn Red […]

9Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Karl Rove on Palin and election (video)

The Washington Post is very generous in sharing information (well, I guess that is their job). This writer believes that Karl Rove is an excellent example of someone who does things right – but seldom does the right things.  This is a man who has successfully shaped American politics the past eight years.  This is […]

2Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Karl Rove on Palin and election (video) | Continued
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Dichotomies of Political Philosophy

We live in a world of politics – but politics creates strange bedfellows. The Republican nominee for President, John McCain, is about to pick Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for the Vice President spot on the ticket. What a strange turn of events. Governor Palin is a fierce conservative – and that creates a real dichotomy […]

29Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Dichotomies of Political Philosophy | Continued
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Broder on Political Conventions

Understanding the American political process is essential to understanding how to vote. The strategies used by candidates to win their party nomination and the subsequent quest for political office reveals a great deal about their thinking processes and their character. The Washington Post is one of this writer’s favorite places to visit for information. The […]

22Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Broder on Political Conventions | Continued
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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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Mike Huckabee on SNL

Son, I don’t know what Mike Huckabee is trying to accomplish.  He has certainly become a national figure – but….  What I one say – he has a good sense of humor, if not a good sense of politics… I watched this clip with mixed feelings.  This is a former Governor, a good man with […]

24Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Mike Huckabee on SNL | 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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John McCain waffles on issues

Son, Over time every politician has to address his past record.  Sometimes they become ‘enlightened’ along the way and change positions.  This is not a problem.  As issues become more clear – as we sift through the nuances of complex ideologies – sometime we realize that we need to shift our position.  Unfortunately, some shift […]

9Feb2008 | | Comments Off on John McCain waffles on issues | Continued
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Huckabee Prepares for 2012

Son, What is Huckabee doing? Does he believe that he can win the nomination from John McCain? Probably not. Is he trying to build strength so he can influence the Party Platform at the Republican Convention? Perhaps. But he is a young man and I believe he is looking to the future – to 2012. […]

8Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Huckabee’s Hope for Future

Son, Mitt Romney has ‘suspended’ his quest for the Presidency. He is showing his business acumen. Large amounts of money have been invested in a marketing campaign that failed to sell the Bosco. Romney knows that he would be throwing good money after bad. So what does this do to the Republican nomination process? These […]

8Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Huckabee’s Hope for Future | Continued
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Evangelicals, Republicans, two Tar Babies

Son, In 1979 the Republican Party formed an un-holy alliance with the evangelical right wing.  They hit that tar baby right square in the fat mouth of devil worship.  Or is it the other way around – The Evangelicals signed a deal the the Republican Devil?  Unlike Faust, neither will survive the deal with the […]

7Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Huckabee Speaks on Super Tuesday

Son, Mike Huckabee is talking on television.  I’ll try to capture the essence. “A lot of folks are trying to say this is a two man race.  It is, and we are in it!” “Thanks to Arkansas where we have a wonderful victory here at home.  Thanks to the incredible people who believed in us… […]

6Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Huckabee Speaks on Super Tuesday | Continued
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Romney slams Bob Dole

Son, Mitt Romney is not a very good politician.  He has a lot of money and he is intelligent and he is good looking and he was a Governor – but he is not a very good politician. Bob Dole wrote a letter to Rush Limbaugh to ask him to ease up on John McCain.  […]

6Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Romney slams Bob Dole | Continued
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Huckabee uspsets the apple cart

Son, The conservative talk radio jabber has been all about how McCain is not conservative enough.   Vote for Romney they said.  Wee – their strategy is only half working.  The conservative voters are supporting Huckabee. If the trends continue we will have a three man race in the Republican Party.  I am happy for […]

6Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Huckabee uspsets the apple cart | Continued
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McCain Supporters torpedo Romney in W. VA.

Son, The West Virginia Republican primary came to an interesting head today. Mitt Romney got the most votes – but not 50%. Huckabee was second and McCain a distant third. The McCain supporters joined ranks with the Huckabee folks and they managed a 52% victory – denying Romney a victory. This is in-your-face politics. Dad

6Feb2008 | | Comments Off on McCain Supporters torpedo Romney in W. VA. | Continued
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Ann Coulter, McCain, Hannity, Clinton

Son, Putting those four names in the title seemed strange to me. Probably because I just watched a video of Ann Coulter on the Hannity Dominates Colmes Show. Ms. Coulter has stated publicly that she will Support Hillary Clinton if John McCain is the Republican nominee. She won’t. This is just another example of how […]

1Feb2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Ron Paul reports on his campaign

Son, This guy does not quit.  Others have hung it up – perhaps they are more practical.  But there are realities.  Ron Paul continues to raise money.  He continues to win votes.  He is not considered a ‘serious candidate’ by the mainstream media.  And is probably not considered serious by the other Republican Candidates. I […]

31Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Ron Paul reports on his campaign | Continued