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A Day of Speeches

My personal and professional life have been in upheaval due to the hospitalization of my father last week.  While we, as a family, were anticipating a hospitalization in the future, last week was not the time we were aiming for such a visit.  Yesterday, my father went home for at least one day so I… Continue reading A Day of Speeches

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Rick Warren, Protest and the Inauguration

I have kept quiet about political issues for way too long.  I took a little – a month or two – break from listening to all the politics of the US.  I paid attention but didn’t comment.  Now, I am getting annoyed. Barack Obama, in an attempt to reach his promise for diversity in his… Continue reading Rick Warren, Protest and the Inauguration

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The Final Presidential Debate of 2008

Three cheers for Bob Schieffer!  He has moderated this last presidential debate in a manner that actually got some answers out of the candidates.  He did so in a manner that did not make him the news story the next day.  Next to Joe the Plumber, Schieffer should be the one who did the best… Continue reading The Final Presidential Debate of 2008

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Rescue for the Middle Class

Yes, that is what this is called – Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Rescue Plan for the Middle Class.  I don’t know about you but I don’t necessarily want to be rescued at the expense of the freedoms I believe I enjoy as an American citizen.  I know the big speech was yesterday so I… Continue reading Rescue for the Middle Class

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The First Presidential Debate

Let me start by saying I had trouble concentrating on the debate at first.  I found the Big East match up of UConn at Louisville much more interesting than the start of the debate.  My thoughts on why – both candidates were tiptoeing around the economic questions so as to not “upset the market” or… Continue reading The First Presidential Debate

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

I cannot imagine that I am saying these things.  My grandmother is probably turning over in her grave while my father is welcoming to his party a bit late. I do believe that it is important for the American people to hear from their future leader.  Unfortunately, I do not necessarily believe that this “hearing”… Continue reading Actions Speak Louder than Words

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Swaying the Undecided

Eighteen percent of voters are undecided at just over five weeks out.  I have sat here and listened as the two candidates who have said they want the privilege of leading our country call each other and each other’s running mates names.  I have listened as they picked apart each other’s positions.  I finally looked… Continue reading Swaying the Undecided

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ServiceNation Presidential Forum

When I first heard of this presidential forum, I was confused.  What the heck is ServiceNation and where did it come from?  To be honest, there are things I like about a forum and things I dislike.  It is nice to see a casual question and answer format.  It is, in my opinion, inherently unfair to… Continue reading ServiceNation Presidential Forum