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Vote against Obama next year! This is why…

(sent to me, good stuff!) THE REAL PROBLEM WITH OUR GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM The folks who are getting free stuff, don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff. Because the folks who are paying for the free stuff,… Continue Reading →

Guantanamo, Iran, and torture

There’s been an enormous amount of discussion, arguments, and chatter about ‘torture’.  What it is, what is isn’t, and who is doing it. Guantanamo, the U.S. military detention camp, has been loudly criticized for ‘water-boarding’ (simulated drowning) of 3 terrorists. … Continue Reading →

President Obama – off to a bad start. Change you can’t believe in?

Well he’s off to a really bad start.  Here’s just a few ‘highlights’: He’s fighting to restructure healthcare in the country while the economy collapses. He’s had a string of tax cheating nominees and appointments to his cabinet. He’s reneged… Continue Reading →

T. Boone Pickens and pickensplan.com

T. Boone Pickens has made a fortune in oil.  But he’s an American first and at 80, he’s still passionate and dedicated to helping the U.S. reduce its dependence on foreign oil.  The U.S. gets 70% of its oil from… Continue Reading →

Thank you, President George W. Bush

I watched all of your final press conference, your interview with Brit Hume, your interview with Sean Hannity, and while I didn’t agree with everything you did while President, particularly letting government spending spiral out of control and not vetoing… Continue Reading →

Election results

So my predictions weren’t too bad. Presidency: Obama by 188 electoral votes! (vs. 100) Senate: Dems gain 5 or 6? (vs. 6) House: Dems gain 18-25 (vs. 25) Now let’s hope Obama truly leads and doesn’t cave to Reid and… Continue Reading →

Well it’s election day

I voted.  And I’ve deliberately kept the TV off any channel likely to be analyzing the election or announing results.  It’s not been easy (I watched other, pre-recorded stuff, or did some work).  I will catch the result in the… Continue Reading →

9/11 – 7 years later

9/11/01 showed the world the worst and the best in humanity. RIP to the victims and heroes who didn’t survive. Thank you to everyone who has worked to heal the physical and mental scars, and to get those who share… Continue Reading →

Bjorn Lomborg’s important new book “Cool It”

[amazonify]030738652X:right:product[/amazonify]I recently saw Bjorn Lomborg interviewed about ‘global warming’ and his views on what we should do seemed about the most practical and effective imaginable.  Instead of the shrill, slick, non-scientific, and dishonest ‘marketing’ by people like Al Gore, Lomborg… Continue Reading →

Hillary Clinton campaign fails

Despite all the great minds involved in the campaign such as James Carville, Terry McAuliffe, Harold Ickes, and both Clintons (see the rest here), their Achilles heel did them in. And what was that? Arrogance! Their original plan appears to… Continue Reading →

U.S. department of energy – your tax dollars at work

With all this talk of oil and energy, I decided to look at the Department of Energy web site to see what it claims to be doing. Loads of good sounding info, but I decided to go to the budget,… Continue Reading →

U.S. gas prices – thank you environmentalists

Sooner or later I guess this topic was going to get mentioned here. U.S. gas prices have doubled and more in the past couple of years.  It must be hurting millions of people directly (getting to and from work or… Continue Reading →

U.S. Presidential race – make it stop!

I no longer care whether Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or John McCain wins the November election.  I don’t think any of them is really inspiring or going to make much of a difference in this global economy.  And if more… Continue Reading →

Rolling Stone magazine endorses Barack Obama

[amazonify]1400082773:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]Rolling Stone Magazine has published a great article endorsing Barack Obama for President. While I don’t agree with everything the article’s author, Jann Wenner, has written, or everything Barack Obama says for that matter, Barack Obama is very compelling, seems… Continue Reading →

Hillary Clinton wins Texas, Ohio, and Rhode Island primaries

Regardless of the resulting delegate counts, team Clinton will spin the results that Hillary is back, in charge, and ‘inevitable’. It was a great day for her, and with a very strong win in Ohio, it seems likely she will… Continue Reading →

Obama vs. Clinton on Tuesday

The Texas and Ohio primaries are on Tuesday and if Hillary doesn’t win both, she’s in big trouble and even if she does win both, she needs to win by reasonable margins or the overall delegate race won’t change much…. Continue Reading →

A wild U.S. Presidential election year, and ‘inevitable’ Hillary may lose the nomination

Having just re-started my blog I didn’t get to ramble about the fun to date, but now we’re down to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on the Democrat side, and John McCain on the Republican side. Oh yes, and now… Continue Reading →

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