Category Archives: Vote

Politics As Usual?

The very first presidential election I voted in was in 1968.  I was 23 years old and had only voted once before, in a local election.  That was before the twenty-sixth amendment to the Constitution lowered the voting age from … Continue reading

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Just Imagine: President Gingrich

Dear Republican voters, Last night, as I guessed, there was no big expose on Obama, as one of those forwards from a “reliable source” warned. What with the play offs and American Idol, who would have been watching? Don’t hold … Continue reading

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Don’t Vote For Democrats Or Republicans

Making a new year’s resolution is one of those traditions anyone can do. It’s personal. It’s your business and no one else needs to know — kind of like voting. You go into the booth, do your thing, and afterwards, … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Do?

Do Christians really understand what Jesus meant when he said, “Render unto Caesar the things that belong to Caesar and render unto God the things that belong to God.”? If so, they know that “Caesar” represents the authority of government … Continue reading

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How’s Your Constitution?

Lately I’ve been doing more reading than writing. As my previous post (MOTS) may have demonstrated, I’m pretty fed up with how things are going on the national political scene.  Today I spent some time studying the platform of the … Continue reading

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MOTS

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein 9/11 has come and gone. Ten years. A lot of people have had a lot to say about it — from the President to … Continue reading

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Chain Letter Blues

Chain letters bug me. They hold some mystic power over some people, which annoys me because these are good people ,who are being duped. This is my response to one such email. I hope it helps. Please, people, don’t get … Continue reading

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My Political Philosophy

How would you describe your political philosophy? A Chicken in every pot — or freedom for all? When I was 17 years old, I was provincial and naive. But my girlfriend was from New York. She had seen Nureyev and … Continue reading

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Crafty Speakers / Who’s Listening?

We can only have a free country if debate is honest, respectful and rational. That requires maturity and clear thinking. Is that too much to ask? I’m tired of slimy hucksters in government and journalists who ape them in the … Continue reading

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And The Weiner is …

Polls show voter approval of Congress taking a nose dive, but as long as voters keep electing representatives like Anthony Weiner, what hope is there for the future of America? Voters seem to ask two personal questions when they choose … Continue reading

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