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I’m really struggling to post on my blog. I just don’t have any time. My grandson is here. I’m working. 🙁

Tiger Woods is in the mix at Congressional. Adam Scott has made a huge move up the leader board.

If ObamaCare was patterned after RomneyCare and ObamaCare is called a tax then would that make RomneyCare a tax?

Paul Ryan doesn’t understand that healthcare should be a right. Yes, it is true. That right come from God, but if it ain’t written in law we won’t get that right here on Earth in the good ole USA.

Oops. Never dare geeks!! Some tech wizards showed how easy it is to hack one of our drones.

Charles Rangel looks like he might be in trouble with the vote count.

Many Americans are still out of power after the storms from Friday night. This is something that I don’t understand. I don’t understand why we don’t have a power grid that is up and running all of the time. When lines get knocked down why isn’t power re-routed? Why is our power grid so fragile that wind and snow knocks it out? After the huge power outage of 2003, why … what happened with all of the finger pointing and talk of fixing the grid? Please don’t tell me we are waiting for some market-based solution?!

The Transportation Bill finally passed the House. The Senate passed it months ago. This bill also kept the interest rates for student loans from doubling.

Oh, I forgot to mention that some guy, Rhein Gibson, shot a world record 55 at a golf course in Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago. Insane!!!

By |2013-11-03T17:15:33-04:00July 1st, 2012|Energy, Healthcare, Party Politics, Science, Sports|Comments Off on Sunday Afternoon News Roundup

When does this end?

Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, who has been a strong supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton, correctly said, “We pledged to support her to the end. Our problem is not being able to determine when the hell the end is.”

Could this be true? Could all of this be over? I’ll believe it when I see it.

From NYT:

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Saturday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said. Her decision came after Democrats urged her on Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama.

Howard Wolfson, one of Mrs. Clinton’s chief strategists, and other aides said she would express support for Mr. Obama and party unity at an event in Washington that day. One adviser said that Mrs. Clinton would concede defeat, congratulate Mr. Obama and proclaim him the party’s nominee, while pledging to do what was needed to assure his victory. (more…)

In another note, Barack Obama has tapped 3 people to be on his team to chose his Vice Presidential running mate. “Campaign officials said Caroline Kennedy, who is the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, as well as former Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder and longtime Washington insider Jim Johnson have already begun compiling information on potential running mates.”

By |2008-06-04T22:49:29-04:00June 4th, 2008|Election 2008|Comments Off on When does this end?

An Identity For Obama

What identity could Senator Barack Obama choose that would be both sincere and successful?

Not long ago, people were asking if Obama was “black enough.” Somehow it seemed that even former President Bill Clinton was more black than Obama.

Once Obama established his color, he then had to figure out how to present himself as a candidate who is also a black man in a nation with a rough racial history.

He’s not a self-styled centrist like former U.S. Representative Harold Ford of Tennessee.

He’s not a careerist in a safe district like Representative Charles Rangel of New York.

He’s not an old-style activist like Reverend Jesse Jackson.

So, who and what will Obama be?

He is, like all of us, a work in progress.

My hope is that Obama continues up a curve of personal maturity as he comes to fully understand how important his campaign is to the nation, and to people who never thought they’d see someone like him running for president.

Some heat and gravity where Obama is currently cool and light might help.

Still, Obama is doing well so far. He is the favorite to win the Democratic nomination and he leads Senator  John McCain in polls.

At this point, Obama is  successfully navigating uncharted waters.

By |2008-05-06T09:37:00-04:00May 6th, 2008|Election 2008|Comments Off on An Identity For Obama
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