Battlefield Diaries

It’s been four weeks now since I have talked about that despicable person who currently occupies the Oval Office. That is about to drastically change. Starting September 1 I am going into the full battle mode. I will say up front, that I am more fearful for our democracy than I have even been in […]

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If They Were Smart…

It looks like the impeachment hearing are headed toward an end before Christmas. But, as usual I have a contrarian attitude toward that schedule. That is what this post is all about.

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When In Doubt, Vote For The Woman.

My new mantra for the coming election cycle is stated in the title of today’s cackle. We have pretty much given men control of our government for the last 242 years, it’s time for a change.  I think women generally are much more blessed when it comes to empathy and compassion, and that is what […]

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Coping With Dissappointments

I know the quote above from Will and the title of the post seem kinda disjointed but hear me out before you pass judgment. 🙂 I have always been a dreamer in life. One of my favorite things in my youth was to lay back on the lawn on a clear night and gaze unendingly at […]

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I Voted Yesterday

I want to let you in on a couple of secrets I have. Since they closed down all but one of the polling stations in my town I will be voting early now. The last time I voted on election day I had to stand in line with a hundred or so avid Trump voters. […]

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About Those Polls

Polls used to be statistically scientific studies of trends and thoughts. Today not so much.  Due to technological changes and just plain laziness polls just don’t have the validity they once had. 1. Over time, the percentage of Americans who say they would participate in polls has declined significantly, from nearly one out of three […]

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Its Time For The People, Not State Governments, To Elect The President..

Almost all of these states give their electoral votes based on a winner-take-all system. A candidate receiving 50.1% of the vote in New York, for instance, will garner the state’s 29 votes. Collect 270 total votes, and the presidency is assured. As the National Review’s Jim Geraghty explains, however, there is no constitutional requirement that […]

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We Cuss The Lawmakers….

“Well, we cuss the lawmakers . . . but I notice we’re always perfectly willin’ to share in any of the sums of money that they might distribute.” – Will Rogers, 7 April 1935 Being that we are coming up on an important election day in America I thought I would ramp up some of […]

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Something About Running the Country…

  There is people so excited over this election that they think the President has something to do with running this country. – 30 October 1932   Will Rogers I am going to leave the quote above to pretty much stand on it own.  Many want to blame the president on everything that happens in the […]

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Power to the People…..

source:  Nonwhite voters and changing values make 2012 election pivotal – Los Angeles Times. The 2012 election marked the point at which a new American electoral coalition solidified its hold on politics, one built on the country’s growing nonwhite population and on cultural changes that have given younger voters of all races a far different […]

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Karl Rove on why Romney lost: Obama was ‘suppressing the vote’

Source: Karl Rove on why Romney lost: Obama was ‘suppressing the vote’ – CSMonitor.com. “He succeeded by suppressing the vote, by saying to people, ‘you may not like who I am, and I know you can’t bring yourself to vote for me, but I’m going to paint this other guy as simply a rich guy who […]

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The World is Ending….

Here is my favorite cartoon about the 2012 election results. Whenever the minimum wage is raised there are those who claim it will cost millions of jobs and basically cause the end of the USA. Now that President Obama has been given four more years the same rhetoric bumped up by a factor of ten […]

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All Politics Is Local?????

Today I will be doing something I have done every four years for the last forty-four years and that is to cast my vote for who will be the next president of the U.S.  I, unlike a predicted 40% of my fellow citizens, take this duty very seriously. I study the candidates and choose the […]

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Two Holidays of Equal Importance….

Come pretty near having two holidays of equal importance in the same week, Halloween and the election, and of the two, the election provides us the most fun. – 2 November 1930   Will Rogers This one doesn’t need any explaining and it is equally true as it was 82 years ago.

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There You Go Again….

via Romney Reframes Donor Remarks to Refocus on Economic Issues – Businessweek. Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown, who is running for re-election in a close race against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard University professor, told The Hill newspaper: “That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I […]

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Taste…..

Elections are a good deal like marriages, there’s no accounting for anyone’s taste. – May 10, 1925   Will Rogers You did it again Will. You perfectly described an election eighty-seven years in the future. There is just no accounting for the taste of the people who will be voting Republican this year.  But then again […]

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Daring ’em to Make Good…

We elect our Presidents, be they Republican or Democrat, then go home and start daring ’em to make good. – April 1, 1935  Will Rogers Sometimes I can really get down to that deep thinking. I mean the pure foundational stuff.  I think what Will said above is foundational stuff for a democracy. We elect […]

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Leave Politics to the Politicians….

 This year I decided to make a life change. Up until that point I was an avid follower of the political process. I watched every convention and heard most of the speeches present there.  I followed most of the candidates positions; even those who I could not vote for.  I worked actively and supported with […]

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