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Political Madness

I use to write blog entries about March Madness having nothing to do with collegiate basketball.  That was way back when my daughter was playing Region 1 soccer and March meant the start of a travel season that easily saw our team traveling about 1000 miles one way to games.   I was thrilled today… Continue reading Political Madness

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The New Yorker Cover

While it seems that the cover of the July 21 edition of The New Yorker is causing quite a stir, I think that it will unfortunately overshadow the article about Barack Obama’s political beginnings.  While reading the online fifteen pages, I am drawn to the fact that Obama has played in the dirt of Chicago politics.  I… Continue reading The New Yorker Cover

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Phil Gramm does not speak for …

… John McCain.  John McCain does not speak for me.  I have to say that I have been waiting for a politician to decide to tell the American people something that they need to hear and that they do not want to hear.  While Gramm’s comments on Americans being whiners is not quite what I… Continue reading Phil Gramm does not speak for …

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The “Race” Card is Played

Of course, there are those out there who will say I have no right to talk about race.  I grew up in a town that had two black families and they weren’t looked on as black.  I am white, Anglo-Saxon.  But, now that the card has been played in the presidential campaigns, I am going… Continue reading The “Race” Card is Played

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MSNBC-Cleveland State Univ. Democratic Debate

First, I was annoyed that the debate was set to start at 9 pm.  I had not slept well the night before and was really hoping to be asleep by 10 pm.  That in mind, I got all set to watch the 20th debate on the democratic side of the presidential nomination process. I had… Continue reading MSNBC-Cleveland State Univ. Democratic Debate

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CNN-Univision Texas Democratic Debate – Part 2

I know I said I would finish my thoughts on Thursday night’s debate yesterday but, as usual, life gets in the way. Another big topic, but not one with any surprises in it, was immigration.  Clinton strongly reiterated that there needs to be a pathway to to legalization for those in our country illegally.  She… Continue reading CNN-Univision Texas Democratic Debate – Part 2

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Austin is Tonight

I so want to quote a Blake Shelton song about Austin.  But the statement is not that I still love Austin but does Austin – and the rest of Texas – still love Hillary. I am sitting here wishing that I could have designed the site for tonight’s CNN/Univision/Texas Democratic Party debate between Barack Obama… Continue reading Austin is Tonight