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Barack and the Battle for the Budget. A Cautionary Tale for Republicans

April 9, 2011

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Once again, the worm has turned and Barack Obama has emerged from a key debate with some portion of the successful outcome.  Like a deus ex machina, he reentered the fray at the eleventh hour and pushed the process over the line – he had done this successfully in December causing a flurry of legislation […]

Training Congress is Like Training a Puppy

December 18, 2010

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We the American people need to take our Congress back.  The summer prior to the passage of the   contentious health care legislation, Congress played us like a violin.  We were “polarized” and “manipulized” to the point that we formed large, long columns of warriors behind our representatives and shouted our support down the lane.  What […]

The Government Plan to Halt On-Line Tracking

December 4, 2010

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[From CNN on air]   The Federal Trade Commission [FT] has devised a plan much like the Do Not Call Plan for phones.  The Do Not Track Plan would feature a  software add-on you could install.  You could then control who tracked you and who did not. The downside of this control being placed in Consumer […]

Dems Flunk Communications 101 – Have a Hard Time Explaining Themselves

October 13, 2010

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Remember last March during the heat of the debate surrounding passage of health care legislation when Speaker of the  House, Nancy Pelosi intoned:  “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it”? [Sistertoldjah] Looks as if Republicans don’t talk down to constituents; Democrats do. She didn’t give voters […]

Brazil’s Amazing New Anti-Corruption Law

September 7, 2010

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Once again Brazil is in the forefront of political action, this time domestic. [South America's largest Democracy] is taking huge strides to wash away corruption in politics with a groundbreaking new law referred to as Ficha Limpa – which means ‘clean slate’ in English. The law would permanently bar anybody from running for any political […]

Do Democrats or Asteroids Cause Extinctions? Something Larger than Man Must Control Climate Change

July 26, 2010

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Recently we received the good word that asteroids knock out life on earth roughly every 27 million years and it is calculated that we have about 16 million years left before another round of it.  It was the asteroids that helped make mammals supreme having last time around focused on killing dinosaurs. [CNN] No worries, […]

Taking Back The America We Are Slowly Losing

July 16, 2010

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As we contemplate yet another landmark legislative effort by the Obama Administration that has succeeded and what it will really mean for  us other than the creation of new agencies and the hiring of more staff thus extending the size of the Federal Government, let’s hear a  young voice of hope that we can take […]

Small Business Still Struggling Under Obama and Congress. Lack of Loans Continues

July 16, 2010

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When choruses of small business owners and many economists spoke  up last year that lack of small business loans was hampering economic growth, there were promises but no significant change.  The President has repeatedly urged banks to loosen their lending policies and procedures but to no avail.  In his January State of the Union speech, […]

NYC Muslims Seek 2 School Holidays

July 14, 2010

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It had to happen.  By their growing numbers and the high tide of political correctness, New York City can add to its pressures from Muslims the push for school holidays for their faith.  New  Yorkers are already pressed by the move to build a mosque near ground zero.  Now parents of Muslim students are taking […]

Breaking the American Spirit – Obama and His Posse’s Wild Ride

July 3, 2010

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Yes there was a global financial meltdown and yes most people had been suffering the ravages of financial ruin due to medical costs. There were also countless inequities in how citizens were taxed and treated by their government and by each other. But rather than learn the ways of the American “animal”  and try to […]

Obama at American U: Immigration Reform Battle Begins Under Cover of Vacations, Oil Spill and High Unemployment

July 1, 2010

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The President delivered the opening salvos in the immigration reform battle this morning in a lengthy address at American University, Washington, DC.  Pastor Bill Hybels,  from Chicago who according to President Obama had given up a vacation to be present to introduce him, put the Biblical imprimatur on the move to handle immigration reform: the […]

WE HAVE REVISED HEALTH INSURANCE BUT 100 SOLDIERS DIED IN AFGHANISTAN THIS MONTH

June 28, 2010

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I have written before abut Obama’s political, impractical priorities.  Right out of the gate he gave passing attention to fiscal problems and devised a federal giveaway known as TARP.  He dallied with cap and trade, with bringing the Olympics to Chicago, and with Climate Change at Copenhagen.  Then because he wanted to make sure he […]

BANK REFORM AND BIG BAD BANK OF AMERICA

June 25, 2010

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Bank reform according to Barney Frank has been finalized by the House and Senate. It will be up for a vote next week in time for the President’s signature on another Obama-tailored for maximum effect day – the fourth of July.  No matter, banks like Bank of America didn’t lose all of their playing cards […]

Arizona Law Ressurects Indigenous Peoples View of European “Invaders” as “Illegal Immigrants”

May 12, 2010

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The following is perhaps a wide-spread view of how North American indigenous peoples view Europeans: It was the Europeans’ cultural arrogance, coupled with their materialistic view of the land and its animal and plant beings, that the Indians found repellent. Europeans, in sum, were regarded as something mechanical – soulless creatures who wielded diabolically ingenious […]

Lindsey Graham May Have Killed Republican 2010 Hopes

April 25, 2010

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According to CNN, Lindsey Graham’s statement last week in reaction to Sen Harry Reid’s move to push immigration reform ahead of  the climate bill could derail the President’s current legislative agenda.  CNN fortune-telling and tea leaf reading is not an exact science.  [CNN] Graham’s oft-quoted out of context statements were taken from a letter to […]

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