Rice – Just Too Moderate….

source:¬†Rice: World is ‘chaotic and dangerous’ with a weak USA ‚Äď USATODAY.com. Although Rice, who served under¬†President George W. Bush, praised the Republican ticket of¬†Mitt Romney¬†and¬†Paul Ryan, she offered the delegates no political red meat. Unlike virtually every other speaker of the night, she did not mention¬†President Obama¬†or his office…. However, she was regarded by most observers as too moderate. She’s called herself “mildly pro-choice” … Continue reading Rice – Just Too Moderate….

Obama’s DNC Speech…

Source:¬†Obama: ‚ÄėAmerica, our problems can be solved‚Äô | The Ticket – Yahoo! News. “I won’t pretend the path¬†I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have … Continue reading Obama’s DNC Speech…

Ayn Rand – Mr. Ryans Hero….

Source:¬†Ayn Rand Railed Against Government Benefits, But Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them | Alternet. Ayn Rand was not only a schlock novelist, she was also the progenitor of a sweeping ‚Äúmoral philosophy‚ÄĚ that justifies the privilege of the wealthy and demonizes not only the slothful, undeserving poor but the lackluster middle-classes as well. Her books provided wide-ranging parables of “parasites,” “looters” … Continue reading Ayn Rand – Mr. Ryans Hero….

Paul Ryan’s Peculiar Definition of Bipartisanship

Source:¬†Paul Ryan’s Peculiar Definition of Bipartisanship – Businessweek. … Instead of getting rid of the fee-for-service model‚ÄĒMedicare as we know it, in which the government pays providers directly‚ÄĒand opening everything to the free market, Medicare would compete directly with private plans regulated by government exchanges. And rather than pegging the growth rate of Medicare to the Consumer Price Index, as Ryan had proposed, Ryan appeased … Continue reading Paul Ryan’s Peculiar Definition of Bipartisanship

Let the Democrats Emulate the Repbulicans

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is really the case then I say let the Democrats emulate the Republicans in their do-nothing attitude. There has been talk about the Senate Democrats letting the all the Bush tax cuts expire and forcing the ten-percent reduction in the military budgets by doing nothing. Will the Republicans be flattered by this imitation … Continue reading Let the Democrats Emulate the Repbulicans

A Crack in the Armor???

  Source:¬†Boehner joins criticism of Bachmann over Clinton aide comments | World news | guardian.co.uk John Boehner, the leading Republican in Congress, has chastised his colleague Michele Bachmann over allegations she made linking a key aide of Hillary Clinton to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Boehner said on Thursday that the comments ‚Äď made in a letter from Bachmann to the state department and Minnesota congressman Keith … Continue reading A Crack in the Armor???

Gaming The System……

Source:¬†Get personalized help to max out Social Security. Social Security Solutions’ optimization plan calls for my wife to file for her own benefits at age 67 but immediately suspend her payments — a perfectly legal strategy known as a file-and-suspend. We start getting some Social Security benefits immediately when I apply (at age 66) to receive a spousal benefit based on her earnings record, half … Continue reading Gaming The System……

Another Proof of Partisanship…..

Source:¬†On renewal of Violence Against Women Act, Senate Democrats have upper hand – CSMonitor.com. After passing the Senate unanimously in years past, the Violence Against Women Act, with revisions, faces strong partisan opposition. Still, Republicans don’t want to be tagged as waging a ‘war on women.’ As the quote says this bill has been unanimously approved in past years, so what happened this time? ¬†The … Continue reading Another Proof of Partisanship…..

Is the Republican Party Insuring Its Own Demise??

Is the Republican Party insuring its own demise by it continuing to focus on a narrower and narrower core group. ¬†I want to believe this is the case as the alternative is that we as a country are now dominated by exclusion. ¬†Being against things, particularly different groups of people, is what has been driving the Republican primaries lately. It has pushed their final candidate … Continue reading Is the Republican Party Insuring Its Own Demise??

Deserves a Second Showing….

I am bringing back one of my favorite posts for January of last year. It seems appropriate given all we have learned from the twenty-odd, and I mean odd, Republican debates we have had to endure so far. I’m sure that if the topic had come up during one of their debates they would all have throughly backed this theme. From January 11, 2011 Source:http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20110118/cm_csm/354973;_ylt=At28KK0Z7OndNM3vfaeRt82s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFlZW4ybXNuBHBvcwMyMTcEc2VjA2FjY29yZGlvbl9vcGluaW9uBHNsawNiYXJyaWVydG9iZXQ-Continue reading Deserves a Second Showing….

Smart But Don’t Know Much…

There is something about a Republican politician, they are smart but they just don‚Äôt know much. – July 4, 1934 ¬†Will Rogers I’m totally convinced that Will would also include most of today’s Democrat politicians in this quote. I’m sure those yahoos in congress, or at least most of them, are pretty smart fellas when it comes to book learning. ¬†But when it comes to … Continue reading Smart But Don’t Know Much…

Just Because You Write a Book…

Source:¬†Ford’s Theatre, citing errors, refuses to carry Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Killing Lincoln’ – CSMonitor.com. Just because you write a book doesn’t mean you are an expert in something. Fox New’s Bill O’Reilly I’m sure has a large following on his news show. I know he rants and raves just like most do on that network. He often mentions that he is a self-proclaimed expert on Lincoln … Continue reading Just Because You Write a Book…

An Investment Strategy No One Talks About….

Source:¬†Wolfram Blog : Stock Market Returns by Presidential Party. The New York Times recently published an ‚ÄúOp-Chart‚ÄĚ by Tommy McCall on its Opinion page showing what your returns would have been had you started with $10,000 in 1929 and invested it in the stock market, but only during the administrations of either Democratic or Republican presidents. His calculations showed that if you had invested only … Continue reading An Investment Strategy No One Talks About….

Dug Into the Trenches…

Source: ¬†What’s being said about debt panel failure ‚Äď USATODAY.com. This article is about what some are saying about the debt panel failure to come to any reconciliation on how to manage the deficits. Here are a couple of quotes: New York Times: But, had a single Republican on the panel endorsed even a modest increase in upper-income tax rates, Republicans could have won trillions … Continue reading Dug Into the Trenches…

My Conservative Friend….

I just visited the blog of one of my Conservative friends. Like so many others he claims he is an independent but everything on his blog ¬†has a VERY right leaning slant. My friend is currently ranting about the Wall Street protests. He claims they are a vast conspiracy with a collective mentality. That is someone other than them is telling them everything to do … Continue reading My Conservative Friend….

I’m Against It Because He’s For It…..

Source: ¬†GOP shifts away from payroll tax cut – The Boston Globe. The title words are part of the post above. It basically give the true meaning of why the Republicans are now against the payroll tax cut that would put an additional $240 billion into the economy. I had a glimmer of hope that we were starting to put this foolishness behind us but … Continue reading I’m Against It Because He’s For It…..

All I Know — Ignoring History…

source:¬†GOP ignores growth despite ’90s tax hikes ‚Äď USATODAY.com. As I have mentioned several times before I am a history buff and have been for more than fifty years now. ¬†So, I am a believer in the saying “Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it“. With that in mind here is a quote from the above article (click on the link above to … Continue reading All I Know — Ignoring History…

On The Road — On a Sunday Morning…

Here I am sitting in our hotel room on a Sunday morning blogging again. Somewhere along my long life path I became a morning person; I do my best thinking then. It would be nice to read a paper, I mean the actual paper kind, that just seems to be more soothing for Sundays but since we could only discover the french version that isn’t … Continue reading On The Road — On a Sunday Morning…

All I Know … About the Debt Ceiling

I have been a little shy about wading in on the debt ceiling stuff that is going on right now. ¬†As you know I like to make jokes about what I say here and those Republicans in Congress are making me look like an abject¬†amateur¬†in that area. Most of this same group of yahoos rubber stamped seven (yeah seven) debt increases during baby Bush’s eight … Continue reading All I Know … About the Debt Ceiling

If It's So Great Then…..

A couple of posts ago was about the so-called Republican plan to change Social Security. It is championed by Congressman Ryan. ¬†As I mentioned in that previous post this new social security is supposed to empower seniors to get the best plan available but they limit the choices to private insurance companies. I personally have had enough dealings with those for-profit insurance guys to know … Continue reading If It's So Great Then…..

Don’t Confuse Me With Facts….

Over all, it (a poll) showed that Republicans who are considering making presidential bids will have to woo a party that largely identifies with the¬†Tea Party movement…. …more than half of Republican voters said they considered themselves Tea Party supporters ‚ÄĒ and has questions about¬†President Obama‚Äôs origin of birth. A plurality of Republican voters, 47 percent, said they believed Mr. Obama, who was born in … Continue reading Don’t Confuse Me With Facts….