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Shutdown! Shut Up!

No, I do not want those who are talking and writing about the current US government mess to shut up. I want government to shut up and do their flipping jobs. I worked in politics for about eight years. I saw all kinds of good and bad. I saw the polarization that parties create and… Continue reading Shutdown! Shut Up!

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Texting on the Road

At the end of last month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new texting sign on state roadways. Realize that back on either June or July 1st, the fine for texting while driving went up to $150 and 5 points on your license. Also realize that in New York, you receive tickets for three… Continue reading Texting on the Road

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This and That

A few weeks ago, I started a post that was going to be my opinion on one thing that was happening in the world. Instead, the post turned into a mish-mash of of opinions on several recent items I had been thinking of. Could I write a big post about each item? Yes. Do I… Continue reading This and That

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Year in Review

I decided last year or the year below that I would do a different type of year in review. Below I have listed my favorite blog post for each of the 12 months in 2012. I did not have much trouble, except in July – where I picked two –  and in December – where… Continue reading Year in Review

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2012 Olympics

I love athletic competitions. I have been to the Winter Olympics – 1980 in Lake Placid. I think that amateur athletics – although the Olympics are not totally amateur – are the best as money is not THE thing. All that under consideration, do you think I watched the London games opening ceremony? If you… Continue reading 2012 Olympics

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Mr. Gingrich

What makes Newt Gingrich electable? While Mr. Gingrich is known, and has proven that he still is, as a great debater, being able to deflect rhetoric and talk in a controlled environment does not indicate someone who is able to govern a country. Gingrich would respond with the fact that he did govern when he… Continue reading Mr. Gingrich

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On Sunday, January 22, Bob Schieffer did a commentary on definitions during his 30 minute Face the Nation program. Earlier in the program, he spoke at length with South Carolina primary winner Newt Gingrich. The commentary did not reflect on Speaker Gingrich but was about politics. Schieffer discussed the labels used in politics: moderate, liberal,… Continue reading Moderation

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2012 GOP Primary

I have been watching the GOP presidential primaries and caucuses with interest. I am not a registered Republican. I do find the primary/caucus/nomination process amazing, though. I am particularly interested in this year’s GOP as there is an incumbent president of the opposing party who is running for reelection. I realize that as a country… Continue reading 2012 GOP Primary