Category Archives: Socioeconomic

“Me thinks thou dost protest too much”…

It’s 2016, and our nation is wounded yet again by racial division. Only this time it appears to be political in its origins. To be sure, this country has seen its share of racial tension. Great men like Martin Luther … Continue reading

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“Evidence, facts are on our side.” – President Obama…

On its face, one could say that statement was just political bluster, spewed by a failed and departing president in search of a legacy. But this is truly puzzling, and speaks to what many are now calling, President Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

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Of Constitutions and Pontiffs…

“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church … Continue reading

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“Lives matter”…

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman summed it up rather neatly when commenting on the murder of one of his deputies. He basically told a throng of reporters gathered to hear the latest information on the investigation into Harris County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Told ya so…

So healthcare is finally revealed for what it is, a grand illusion performed by our president to a sleepy and complacent audience (us). Now I know I’m gonna catch heck for this one, but Mr. Obama operates much like a … Continue reading

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‘Shadow of crisis has passed’… Really?

Kudos to the Republicans for taking the highroad after last night’s State of the Union address. I have no such political desire today. As expected, the president embellished his record and misrepresented much of our nation’s current station to a … Continue reading

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Is it race, or something more???

The issue of tension between police and minorities in this country is a double edge sword to be sure, with roots on both sides of the argument. But first the facts, as supported by all available evidence. On July 17, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2014???

Is there “racism” in our country? Yes, though that word speaks to an environment which hasn’t existed in the U.S. for some time. It’s more a broad brush/excuse, used by some of less than honorable intent, to paint an incomplete … Continue reading

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Death by national suicide…

Quotes are tricky things and many folks often get them wrong. While a steadfast student of history, I have also been burned by the social media quote machine a time or two. This has however, made me laser focused on … Continue reading

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Ignoring the real problems…

I always wait a couple of days before commenting on the more controversial stories of our time. It seems there are always caveats which ultimately shape our opinions going forward with the discourse. In this case however, the facts dictate … Continue reading

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Bridge to foolishness…

The midterm elections were a reminder of the ideological differences dividing our nation. They were also a reminder that overall, “We the People” will eventually catch on that we’re being bamboozled by those we elect to high office. Notwithstanding generational … Continue reading

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Ebola/Obama…

Beckel commented on FOX recently, that Republicans always complaining about how government should be smaller are now criticizing government for the lack of adequate response to “Ebola”. Well first and foremost, CDC funding doubled during Bush 43, and is up … Continue reading

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FOX on the brain…

President Obama can’t put aside his battle with Fox News. The problem is his presidency is so difficult to defend. The POTUS recently tweeted that “While affordable healthcare might still be a threat to freedom on Fox News, its working … Continue reading

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Ray Rice and beyond…

I love the game of football. Regrettably though, professional sports as a whole has become an incubator for young athletes who’ve been coddled on their way to stardom in order to secure their financial worth to the teams and owners who … Continue reading

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That sinking feeling…

As far as I’m concerned, it borders on criminal when a politician promotes a false narrative for political or ideological sake. It’s even worse when they do it for reasons of personal legacy or job approval. President Obama is coming … Continue reading

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What’s happening in America???

While I believe it’s prudent not to jump to conclusions regarding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer until the investigation is complete, I do thinks it’s fair to say that based on some of the more recent … Continue reading

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The next generation…

So after all the flip-flopping, pandering, politicking and whining, the POTUS is now warning Congress that if they don’t act on the border crisis he may have no choice but to unilaterally legalize the next generation of Democrat voters. Say … Continue reading

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Pool Hall Politics…

The problems at the border are old ones to be sure. Many a president has looked the other way or used Band-Aids where tourniquets were needed, and usually only in order to garner the support of a particular demographic on election … Continue reading

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Immigration flyby…

First and foremost, it’s understood that what we now have at the southern border is a humanitarian crisis, ironically born out of the president’s own policies. Moreover, it’s nothing short of heart breaking to see these children being used as … Continue reading

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Not so fast…

Hallelujah!! The last jobs report indicated around 288,000 jobs created, thus lowering the unemployment number to 6.3%. Good news, right? Context – 806,000 folks gave up looking for work and left the job market, lowering the labor participation rate to … Continue reading

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Racism realty…

Ultimately, whether it’s Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling, or any other idiot whose mouth is going before his/her brain is in gear, the damage they do will certainly be exploited to its maximum, albeit regrettable potential by those of less than … Continue reading

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We have the government we elected…

The Bundy Ranch incident is symptomatic of a broader issue, and frankly something I’ve been predicting for quite a while. You see my fellow Americans, our system of government was never intended to function as such, and is collapsing under … Continue reading

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Term limits anyone???

I heard Congressman Steny Hoyer on FOX trying to defend “Obamacare” this morning. Same old talking points. “College kids on their parents insurance, no exclusion for pre-existing conditions, blah, blah”. Bipartisan stuff from day-one. Oh, and don’t forget we reached … Continue reading

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An exercise in ideology, at any cost…

I seem to recall the Obamabots screaming from the rafters that nearly 50 million Americans had no health insurance. Since then however, the facts have classified the difference between those who can’t afford insurance, illegals, and those, who for whatever … Continue reading

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God’s Work???

So let me understand this. We can no longer talk about God in the classroom, and our government legislates businesses owners must set aside their religious convictions. Those same elected officials facilitate and promote an entitlement society, devoid of personal … Continue reading

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Remaking the “American Dream”…

The next step for liberals is to lower the bar and frame the new expectations. In full view of the CBO’s recent “Obamacare” projections, folks like Congressman Keith Ellison (D) MN, are actually out there hyping the wholly unrealistic and un-American concept … Continue reading

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Losing that lovin’ feeling…

And so we are treated to more HHS Secretary Sebelius conference call audio, where we hear her talking about an “encouraging and holistic” outlook in terms of the “Obamacare” enrollment numbers. “Holistic”? I’m sorry, but this nightmare is getting more … Continue reading

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Yet another delay…

Politics trumps “We the People” once again, as we navigate the remainder of the Obama era – “error”. It seems now just in time for the next election(s), corporations and businesses will be allowed yet another reprieve, while individuals continue to be … Continue reading

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Whitehouse’s clever memory lapse…

It seems one of the Obama Administrations biggest cheerleaders thinks Republicans want to “punish” the long term unemployed. Well someone should remind Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, how it is that unemployment in his tiny state has come to be … Continue reading

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The Playbook…

  Listening to “School Boy” Jay Carney and Chairman of the CEA Jason Furman spin the CBO’s recent cost projections for Obamacare, was both disheartening and infuriating at the same time. I suppose this was actually a good thing however, … Continue reading

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The State of the Obama Presidency…

I know I’m late to the party on this one. But truthfully, I’ve been a bit stymied on how to respond to the arrogance and elitism displayed by our President on Tuesday evening. Frankly, he sounded almost angry, and in … Continue reading

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Healthcare for all???

So “School Boy Jay Carney”, (who’s trying desperately to look like a man with that beard), tells the WH Press Corps there are 2.1 million Americans enrolled in “Obamacare”. Really? Let’s take an honest look. 1. Insurance industry insiders are … Continue reading

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OMG, it’s really happened…

I was listening to the POTUS speak about the economy and his expectations for 2014 recently, and it finally hit me. If Barack Obama and his cohorts have achieved one thing, it has been to establish a foothold on the beaches … Continue reading

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“Obamacare” charade continues…

So the President’s going to try and sell this thing once again. Apparently, endless rhetoric and campaigning in place of any successful application continues unabated. Let’s take a look at what we’re seeing to date. The ACA was to include … Continue reading

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“Black Friday” observations…

I’m still keeping my Thanksgiving cover photo up on Facebook for the weekend. I absolutely refuse to bend to the “Black Friday” ways…! Nevertheless, it’s always worth watching and pondering the motives of some in this crowd. I do believe … Continue reading

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“Obamacare” is symptomatic of a larger ailment…

So now your tax dollars are being spent, (to the tune of a million or so dollars), to seek out “Obamacare” success stories? And if that isn’t bad enough, we have to listen to sycophants like Juan Williams bashing anyone … Continue reading

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The shrinking Obama approval rating…

As Democrats struggle to find a way to reconcile “Obamacare” heading into the 2014 election cycle, it’s been entertaining as all get out to watch their standard-bearer roll them under the proverbial bus. It’s also amusing watching and listening to … Continue reading

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Presidential Press…

As we are witnessing great social and economic turmoil in our country, many of us look to the news as a source of unbiased information regarding the events of the day. This is not unusual in a free society, and we … Continue reading

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“Moral authority”???

When Chris Matthews starts talking about “moral authority” I think to myself, this idiot wouldn’t know “moral authority” if it ran over him. Nevertheless, he was referring to Republicans and how (he) felt they lacked any moral authority on the … Continue reading

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“Obamaromneycare”???

Listening to HHS Secretary Sebelius attempt to explain “Obamacare” was almost as painful as listening to the President at Boston’s Faneuil Hall today, try and compare the law which bears his nickname to that of “Romneycare”. Two things did jump out at … Continue reading

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