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Cause and effect… Ah, the purposely ignorant voter and Election 2016…

Ignorance is truly bliss, isn’t it??? The ignorant voter is likely the person who thinks the “AR” in AR-15 stands for “Assault Rifle”, and/or that gun control reduces crime. The ignorant voter is likely the person who reads the indisputable … 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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‘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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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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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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FYI…

As we ponder the President’s war on fossil fuels and the catastrophic effect his recent (executive) efforts at regulation will have on the broader economy and jobs, I seem to remember a certain Mr. James Hansen speaking before Congress, and … 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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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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Rhode Island politics as usual…

With an approval rating just shy of 27%, it’s hard to believe there’s not a viable candidate out there running against Congressman David Cicilline, (D) Rhode Island. I mean what does it say about the “Ocean State” when a man … 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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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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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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The “language” of ideology…

As expected “The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act” is imploding before our very eyes. The stories of folks being dropped from their existing plans or receiving radical premium increases can no longer be ignored or explained away by “School … Continue reading

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“Wins and losses”…

One day after the President and Harry Reid won their battle against House Republicans and successfully kicked the budget can down the road once again, we’re still left with the lowest labor participation rate in 40 years, the most lopsided … Continue reading

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“Glitch” or prelude to catastrophe…

One thing can be said for President Obama, and that is he continually provides fodder for the feast… I chuckled recently when I heard the POTUS compare what media sycophants are calling “glitches”, to roll out issues with “Apple Corporation’s … Continue reading

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Gut check time…

With only seventeen percent of government actually shut down, it’s hard to find the calamity Harry Reid and the Libs are speaking of. This is not to diminish the trials of those needing appropriate satisfaction, in terms of legitimate government … Continue reading

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To capitulate or not to capitulate…

A local radio personality was talking about how Republicans need to “learn to lose” and step away from this government shut down. Initially I agreed, more so because of what I understand both parties have become over the last century … Continue reading

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“Froaming” at the mouth…

I guess it only takes (some) folks exercising their Constitutional rights to get sycophants like Froma Harrop “froaming” at the mouth. And I always find it interesting when Liberals label all free speech but their own as “extremist”. Admittedly I rather like … Continue reading

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Of slings and arrows and shut downs…

The government shutdown is certainly politics in its rawest form, with both sides vying for a toehold on the issue of a continuing resolution that would only fund the government until November 15 (Senate) or December 15 (House). That aside, the … Continue reading

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Denial, the enemy of our children…

I am challenged daily on what I write. And yet when I ask for specifics, there is a deafening silence. During a recent political “exchange” in which I supplied some simple “truth and reason”,  a friend told me that while he … Continue reading

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Obamacare “Bait and Switch”…

The POTUS continues his “Obamacare” Campaign, running around touting the 2010 Congressional vote on the PPACA, the SCOTUS decision, and his second term, as proof his signature achievement is somehow the people’s will. It’s truly amazing how Liberals can manipulate reality, … Continue reading

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“Labor Day” 2013, a contradiction in terms…

The POTUS commented in his weekly radio address that so long as he is president he will continue to fight for the hard for working men and women of the “middle class”. I thought this ironic coming from a Chief … Continue reading

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Forbidden Fruit…

My son’s iPhone landed in a bucket of water recently, and please don’t ask how… Nevertheless, I wound up at my local “Apple Store” for the first time and was stunned by the size of the crowd. It looked like they were … Continue reading

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Parents passing the buck???

There will always be ideological disagreement. It’s one of many benefits of liberty, the right of free speech and debate. I remain convinced those rights carry responsibility as well. Nevertheless, I continue to search for the reason why our nation is in … Continue reading

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“Phony scandals”???

I was not surprised to hear the President “pivot” to the economy again in the face of some declining approval ratings, but this time was a little more annoying. It’s no longer enough to point out the paper tiger economy … Continue reading

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“Hitting the nail on the head”…

Bill O’Reilly is leading the way in the cable news network wars to be sure, and has been for some time. He is obviously an intelligent man with an all-American background through which he filters much of his commentary. While there … Continue reading

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Leno he’s not…

I’m always a bit troubled when the POTUS attempts a little “stand-up” at pre-determined events for propaganda purposes. Now while I understand Republicans in the House will not be on many Christmas lists this year, it does seem pretty clear … Continue reading

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