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There is no there, there 

So, I like charging at windmills as much as the next guy but it can be tiring. Getting your dander up, jumping on the horse and charging can take it out of you sometimes. Wow. Just thinking about it makes me want to sit down and take a rest. 

Over the past several months/years, we have been asked to get really, really riled up over – Benghazi. If you listen to some of the talking heads, we need to get out our pitch forks. Hillary needs to be jailed. She handed secret information to the Iranians or Russians or maybe it was someone from Mars. Wait. What has been proven? Nothing. Hillary Clinton has kept State Department emails on her private server which was NOT against the law at the time. (Can you imagine if all of her emails were on a government server? The GOP could have access to them at any time. There would be a steady stream of “guess what Hillary did” on a dialy basis.) This is Whitewash…Whitewater all over again. 

Just the other day, I heard Ben Carson talking about how terrible our federal debt is. We needed to do something about this right away… or ….the sky would fall…there would be a nuclear winter…we would be enslaved by China? Something really, really bad would happen. It is crazy. The federal debt has been coming down rather dramatically over the past several years without massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. 

Look, we do have problems in this country. We need to seriously address these problems or it is going to be difficult or impossible for us to move forward as a country. 

By |2015-10-12T22:35:48-04:00October 11th, 2015|Media, Party Politics|Comments Off on There is no there, there 

8 Really Dumb Questions From the First Republican Debate

I think that choosing a president is serious business. We need serious, thoughtful people to run the country. In order to figure out who is serious we need these candidates to be asked good, solid questions. Fluff is for those goofy reality TV shows.

From TP:

1. “Sen. Santorum, you won the Iowa caucus 4 years ago and 10 other states. But you failed to beat Mitt Romney for the nomination…. Has your moment passed, senator?

2. “The president is reluctant to label these terrorists Islamic extremists, but you’ve said you have no problem with that label. But then comes the hard part, here is the question: how afar are you willing to go to root out this problem here at home? Would you put mosques, for example, potentially under surveillance? And keep in mind that conservatives are increasingly concerned in this country about religious freedom.”

3. “Gov. Perry, you were in charge of the 12th largest economy in the world and you recently said that 4 years ago you weren’t ready for this job. Why should somebody vote for you now?

4. “There is an increasing willingness in this country to accept assistance. How do you get Americans who are able, to take the job instead of a hand out?

5. “Many think that America has lost its can do spirit and that it’s not the nation that it once was. Ronald Reagan was confronted with a similar atmosphere and he said that it could be morning in America again. JFK said it was a new frontier. FDR said that we had nothing to fear but fear itself.On this level, Carly Fiorina, can you inspire this nation?

6. “Gov. Gilmore, you ran for the White House once and lost. You ran for the Senate once and lost. You haven’t held office in 13 years. Similar question. Is it time for new blood?

7. “How would you describe the Democratic frontrunner in two words?

8. “Gov. Pataki, four years ago this month you called it quits for a race for the White House in 2012.Mitt Romney declined to run because he believed that the party needed new blood. Does he have a point?


By |2015-08-08T07:08:29-04:00August 7th, 2015|Elections, Party Politics|Comments Off on 8 Really Dumb Questions From the First Republican Debate

Huge Earthquake in Nepal

Terrible Earthquake in Nepal. I send prayers.

From NYT:

A growing sense of despair spread through Katmandu on Sunday as the devastated Nepali capital was convulsed by aftershocks that sent residents screaming into the streets, where they were pelted by heavy rain.

A day after an earthquake killed more than 2,400 people and injured about 5,900, residents grew frantic and the government, entirely overwhelmed by the enormousness of the challenge facing the country, struggled to provide relief, or much hope.

Streets in parts of this city of about 1.2 million were impassable, not so much from quake damage but because tens of thousands of people have taken up residence there. It was a strategy endorsed by the government.


By |2015-04-26T21:24:00-04:00April 26th, 2015|Environment, Foreign Affairs|Comments Off on Huge Earthquake in Nepal
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