A Bad President Can Do An Enormous Amount Of Damage…

I’m sure I am not the only one to see this presidential election as the strangest of all the fourteen I have voted in. And I’m also sure that I am not the only one who is planning… Read More

Obama Invaded Afghanistan.. and Other False Tidbits…

Marketing is a strong force in our world today. If you say something enough times many people will believe it regardless of the facts. “You must have a fire pit in your backyard right next to your outdoor kitchen…”… Read More

Democratic Convention Day 3 

Day 3 at the Democratic convention was an “about time” moment when Democrats showed us just how unstable and reckless person Trump is. A lot of it came from the mouths of leaders in the Republican party. First off  I… Read More

U.S. Reveals Death Toll From Airstrikes

When I voted for President Obama in 2008 I saw him as someone who would take a biblical dove view of the world and treat war and murder as an abomination to be avoided at all costs except… Read More

A Look At Six Years of the Affordable Care Act

I celebrate that the GOP has failed to take away healthcare for 20 million of our citizens. Even though it was  only a small portion of what is needed in U.S. healthcare, Obamacare will eventually go down in… Read More

Too Busy Attacking Each Other…

It is an interesting premise that President Obama’s ratings are going up because the Republicans are too busy attacking each other to diss him as they have been doing for seven plus years now.  From the very beginning… Read More

Clinging To Guns, Religion, or Antipathy…

Do you remember back in 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama accurately diagnosed Trumpism? You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone… Read More

Upping the Game To The Next Level…

The last year of a second-term president is freeing indeed. You don’t have to watch your words that you might offend some voters. You will no longer be held a captive of the voting box.  I’m sure President… Read More

Obama’s Neocon Critics…

It’s an incantation repeated among Obama’s neocon critics: the Iraq surge worked; things were going swimmingly until we withdrew; the same thing will happen in Afghanistan if we pull out completely. Let’s assume it’s true, that we could… Read More

The Gospel of Bernie…

Win or lose, Sanders seeks to transform his party and redeem American politics through an epic battle against some of the wealthiest powers in human history. “A lot of people have given up on the political process, and… Read More

President Obama’s welcoming speech to Pope Francis

Your Holiness, in your words and deeds, you set a profound moral example. And in these gentle but firm reminders of our obligations to God and to one another, you are shaking us out of complacency. All of… Read More

Common Sense????

Being a progressive in most aspects I hate it when so many in the media say Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are pretty much the same.  I think what they are trying to say is that both of… Read More

What The World Needs Now Is a Lot Less Spite….

What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love No, not just for some but for everyone I love… Read More

What were you thinking, America?…

Brunt’s message, essentially, was “What is wrong with you people?” “Many of us Canadians are confused by the US midterm elections,” he began, before running down a list of accomplishments he credited to the president, including falling unemployment,… Read More

Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law

Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about “Obama spending” and “Obama deficits” and how the “stimulus” just made things worse…. SOURCE: Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing… Read More

Whitewashing of torture….

Out of the horror of World War II came one of the great achievements in all of human history: the Geneva Convention of 1949. It was a statement from humanity to itself that, in the aftermath of the… Read More

Driving Me Nuts…..

“Republicans are mad at me for taking these actions. They’re not doing anything and then they’re mad at me for doing something. I’m not sure which of the things I’ve done they find most offensive, but they’ve decided… Read More

Obama Teaches Us All A Lesson About Cliven Bundy

President Barack Obama taught everyone a little lesson about racist Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy during the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Obama was touting the success of Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, who was in attendance at the dinner,… Read More

Hagel plans to shrink Army to pre-World War II level

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is planning to cut the U.S. Army to its smallest force since before World War II and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets, the New York Times reports. The moves are… Read More

LBJ and Obama….

For those of you young folks out there that had little or no history lessons in school LBJ is Lyndon Bains Johnson who was president of the US after Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.  LBJ started Medicare and… Read More

Living Blue In A Red State….

One of my favorite FaceBook pages is a group called “Living Blue in a Red State”.  Having lived in Indiana most of my life I can so relate to that theme. I don’t know if you have noticed… Read More

Words From the Heart….

President Obama: “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me,” Obama said. “And there are very few African-American… Read More

About The Stock Market….

Yesterday, while we were at breakfast at the hotel on the last day of our vacation there were several business men at another table complaining this or that about President Obama. They were talking about things that were… Read More

Putting a Man On The Moon And….

  Source: Obama’s $2 billion plan to wean US off foreign oil (+video) – CSMonitor.com. If the Obama administration has its way, $2 billion in new revenue from offshore oil drilling will fund research into how to wean American… Read More

Being Against…

  If I was a President and wanted something I would claim I didn’t want it. For Congress has not given any President anything he wanted in the last 10 years. Be against anything and then he is… Read More