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The Travesty and the Tragedy – a Tale of Three Cities – Ferguson, Cleveland and Kansas City

11/25/2014 05:59:12 AM

The Grand Jury has made its decision on the Ferguson Police officer who had shot and killed a young Michel Brown, after responding to a robbery call resulting in months of demonstrations and upon hearing the verdict of no indictment, the riots ensue > read more

Obama About to Bring Down the Democrat Party – For Decades with Executive Immigration Reform

11/20/2014 06:15:01 AM

The President is set to announce his own immigration reform, without Congress, and according to Yahoo News service, this will irk Republicans (Yahoo). Additional, the Washington Post suggests that ahead of the announcement the President will dine w > read more

T – 25% of households under water – crossing socio-economic barriers – Taxed much?

11/17/2014 06:11:49 AM

The Hartford Courant’sarticle on the 25% of Connecticut households living under water, with some making 61,000 per year (approximate), and others being students not yet able to afford to move from a parents home, is somewhat telling of the state of > read more

The Clinton – Obama Transition – Spitting Into the Winds of Hate and Division

11/12/2014 05:50:50 AM

The Washington Post has an interesting article regarding the transition of power from President Obama to Hillary Clinton entitled: “The tricky Obama-Clinton handoff begins”. The gist in a nutshell: How Hillary Clinton can assume power from Oba > read more

2016 GOP Update – Ricky Perry in NH, Rand Paul – Mitch McConnell Will Support, Ben Carson to Air Introductory Video

11/10/2014 06:05:43 AM

Outgoing Texas Governor, Rick Perrywas in New Hampshire over the weekend, the kickoff of his 2016 “campaign” (not yet announced) – the Real Clear Politics article quotes a NH College republican suggesting they required extra seats, as the inte > read more

2016 Begins – Dr. Ben Carson Announced as first Republican Presidential Candidate

11/07/2014 05:42:19 AM

ABC News is reporting that Dr. Ben Carsonis the first Republican Candidate for the GOP Nomination. Carson, a famous pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative political star, will air a nearly 40 minute-long ad introducing himself to the American peopl > read more

The Nation Rises – GOP Control’s House, Senate, Governors Seats – More GOP Women, More First, More Diversity

11/05/2014 05:58:35 AM

It was one heck of a night of recrimination against all things progressive given the overwhelming defeat of Progressive Democrats nationwide, and in places that were considered sacrosanct to the Party. The Washington Post suggests the credit belongs > read more

To All those Political Purists – Don’t Complain if You Don’t Vote

11/04/2014 05:43:12 AM

It goes without saying that no matter what political party one prefers, if one has a purist mentality, one may not vote at all, especially if the slate of candidates does not meet sterling criteria. This mentality would adhere to many a “group”: > read more

So Long Harry and Thanks for All the Fish! The President’s Legacy – Will He or Won’t He Work with the GOP once freed of Reid?

11/03/2014 06:00:52 AM

The title is in reference to Douglas Adam’s 5 part trilogy beginning with A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and ending with “So Long and Thanks’ for All the Fish”. Basically if one has any familiarity with this irreverent take on life and it > read more

2016 – Rand Paul Ready

10/31/2014 06:00:29 AM

Rand Paul has been everywhere as of late, lending a hand in GOP races at all levels across the US. What is most interesting is his continual investment in urban areas such as Detroit where Republican’s don’t’ look like the “white-bread-brand > read more

What Happened to Our National Ideal? – That everyone is Created Equal – Those pushed into categories about to wake up. Black Activists In Chicago Make a Valid Point

10/29/2014 06:30:50 AM

Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership – video by Rebel Pundit via UTube At one time, during the 1950’s and 1960’s one knew there was deep-rooted racism, and that racism existed from the north to the south, west and southwest, > read more

Voters Are Angry – From MA to CA – Pelosi Begs for Cash as Rome Burns – Rand Paul in 30 States Supporting Candidates - Small tsunami or Armageddon?

10/28/2014 05:47:47 AM

According to CNN voters are somewhat miffed, to say the least, a full 60% or greater are angry at the direction of the country – that type of anger, the pollster suggests, is exactly what drove the wave of 2010 – the U.S. House takeover by the G > read more

The National GOP on Collision Course for 2016 – The Return of the “Safe” Candidate

10/27/2014 06:19:52 AM

Here we go again, the National GOP is pushing such notables as Chris Christie, the Governor of New Jersey (Moderate-Left), and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush, of the Bush dynasty, as candidates for the 2016 GOP Presidential Contest. Apparently > read more

Canada and Gun Control – Lessons Taken Away

10/24/2014 06:12:25 AM

Canada has some of the strictest gun control laws on the continent, and yet they are left wondering where the prior felon turned radical Islamic Jihadist got his hands on a gun – the general consensus – illegally (CBA.CA) Understanding that any t > read more

2014 – Senate Preparing for Party Switch – 2016 – Begins with Rand Paul

10/23/2014 06:20:03 AM

Barring any massive upheavals in the universe as it is today, the outcome of the 2014 mid-terms will, in all probability, produce a GOP majority. With that in mind the Senate is said to be preparing on both sides of the old aisle for the “switch > read more

Scott Brown Vs. Jeanne Shaheen New Hampshire Senate Debate – No wonder Brown is gaining – Polling gives Republican’s the edge

10/22/2014 06:26:53 AM

Scott Brown & Jeanne Shaheen - image NBC News In the interest of disclosure this blogger (unenrolled – independent) has always been a huge fan of one Scott Brown. That status was based on his voting record in the MA Senate and then in the U.S. Se > read more

Rand Paul - Salon Headline: “Rand Paul’s worthy goal: Why we shouldn’t laugh off his attempt to woo African-American voters” – and why it matters

10/21/2014 06:37:24 AM

Here is the gist as it goes, driving home from work and tuning into the local news channel, there was the Howie Carr Show, and I was floored for two reasons: One this is a conservative talk show, and two, the callers were African American and they w > read more

On The Run – Kay Hagen (D-NC) calls for West Africa Flight Bans – Progressive Dem., E. Warren touts line Republicans have “Rigged” Election?

10/20/2014 05:57:34 AM

On The Run – Kay Hagen (D-NC) calls for West Africa Flight Bans – Progressive Dem., E. Warren touts line Republicans have “Rigged” Election? One can smell blood in the water, and those are the small businesses how are suddenly ramping up as > read more

Democrats Represent the Rich? – What gives? – Class warfare reversed – who Cares

10/17/2014 06:37:02 AM

As if the Border, ISIL (or whatever the name is this week), The IRS, the inconsistent and scary CDC (and Ebola), etc, etc., were not enough to drag a party down, the AP just handed the Democrats another blow: They, not Republican’s represent the r > read more

Something New, Nothing Borrowed, Nothing Blue – Massachusetts Reacting 2014

10/16/2014 06:14:49 AM

For all the ills that are affecting our great nation, mainly due to incompetence of leadership in the administration, which is effectively perceived as the Political Party it represents, the final straw has broken. Take Massachusetts, the “bluest > read more

Baker Rising in the Bluest State – Point of No Return – Weld Style Governor on Deck for MA –

10/09/2014 06:11:16 AM

From the Boston Globe: an op-ed piece giving Baker the edge in the last debate – with a blow by blow account (read story here of where he bested the rest of the Candidates. In addition new polling out suggests that Charlie Baker is over Coakley by > read more

Senate Elections 2014 – NC Debate leaves questions – Hagan hammers Millionaires – clueless on Kennedy Equal Pay Act. Picking Harry Reid’s Replacement.

10/08/2014 06:11:18 AM

It’s difficult to tell which races will be the one to finally push Harry Reid (D-NV) off his mighty perch, and send him back to the floor of the Senate in order to finally get something, anything done. Granted a conservative here, but unenrolled, > read more

Media Readies for Inevitable – GOP control of Both Houses of Congress – the back end of Lack of Trust in Government.

10/06/2014 05:58:07 AM

A recent AP/GFKpoll suggests that American’s, in general, do not trust the government to keep them “safe”, and or help them out in a crisis. (AP). In reading the polling data, it crosses all party lines, and is pretty damming to the theory that > read more

Ebola – Fear Rules – Political Implications - the Plague and Politics

10/03/2014 06:11:55 AM

The case of Ebola that began the chain of events began in Dallas Texas. A man traveling from Liberia, who lied on his exit papers from that country, noting he had not been in contact with anyone carrying the disease (USA Today), showed systems when > read more

The Plague – Ebola in the US – Panic Mode or Mere Concern? - Personal Reflection

10/01/2014 06:22:53 AM

When news broke yesterday that the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. was in Dallas, the initial knee-jerk reaction was one of deep concern, as well as some issues (to say the least) regarding our extremely lax border control and the ineptitud > read more

Massachusetts Turns – President Polls Under Water – Governors Race – Baker Slight Lead – Boston Globe Poll - MA Governors Debate

09/30/2014 06:00:15 AM

The Boston Globereleased a new graphic poll here which, for the first time, shows the President with a less than 50% approval in one of the ten states that consistently has given him 50 plus over the past 6 years.The numbers: Foreign Policy -56% disa > read more

016-The pre-GOP candidates – value voters summit significance

09/29/2014 06:18:12 AM

Focusing on two particular pre-GOP candidates, Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY), one finds a contrast of sorts, the biggest being that both men are not either Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and or Chris Christie. Enter the Value Voters Summit , otherwi > read more

The Most Interesting – Rand Paul – Dr. vs. GOP and DNC Machine – What this means for 2016

09/26/2014 06:17:51 AM

According to Dan Pfeiffer, the top communications adviser to President Obama, Rand Paul is the Republican he finds the most “interesting”. This is due to his outreach to demographics currently believed to be “owned” by Democrats, and his sta > read more

3 Afghan Soldiers Grabbed by ICE at Canadian Border – Terror Seeking or Seeking Asylum?

09/24/2014 06:25:19 AM

The three Afghan Soldiers who skipped out on the Bay State National Guard we’re stopped at the Canadian border.(Boston Heralds) They were detained by the Canadian Border Patrol(VOA News), and are now in the custody of I.C.E. (Worcester Telegram). > read more

Rand in San Fran – the Buzz – the Audacity!

09/23/2014 06:39:51 AM

The “Wire” asks can Rand Paul’s Brand play in San Fran?” in an article suggesting that he is stepping into territory not normally claimed by any GOP candidate – therefore, it’s about money. The Washington Post suggests much the same thin > read more

2014 NH-MA Update – Brown Gains on Shaheen, Baker-Coakley Tied - New -Obamacare at Tax Time

09/22/2014 06:31:01 AM

The Boston Globe is reporting that Scott Brown’s gain’s against incumbent Democrat Shaheen is due to the “anti-Obamacare” sentiment in the Live Free or Die state (Boston Globe). Given the fact that USA Today announced those who did buy Obama > read more

Scott Brown Leads Shaheen in new Polling – Significant Jump – Rove rants about Funding and potential Senate Loss

09/19/2014 06:25:59 AM

Two for one that are somewhat connected. A vox populi polling released a new poll showing Scott Brown besting the incumbent by favorable numbers Although the polling firm is a Republican grounded firm (as in employees), they have a fairly decent tr > read more

Washington Post “Poll” Dems’ at 51% of Senate Control – Wishful Thinking

09/17/2014 06:24:58 AM

From The Washington Post, Fix Blog, reveals that there is a slight chance that the Democrats may retain control of the Senate, however, the poll, such as it is, relies on data sets from the Post’s Internal Lab. The Washington Posts Election Lab sug > read more

2016 Update: Rand Paul – Washington Post “Profiles”, Politico Rand Leads Pack – but..Paul, the Current Threat to the Status Quo

09/16/2014 06:17:32 AM

The Washington Post article: Shifting his views Rand Paul Seeks Broader Appeal but May Risk his outsider Image” is an interesting piece, in so much that it relies on articles, his legislation, and of course, those surrounding him, in order to come > read more

Rand Paul – to New Hampshire –Quasi Endorsement from Bill Mahar - Not His Father’s Clone

09/12/2014 06:18:10 AM

Rand Paul has taken criticism from the right (most notably standard Republican’s of the “also-ran” stripe) for being an isolationist, and “Ron Paul’s son”, while on the left, it’s about hiring someone who was racist, and staff who plag > read more

Remembrances of September 11, 2001 – Personal Reflections

09/11/2014 06:35:40 AM

On that sunny, September morning, I was on my way to a history period, when I glanced at the Television in the hallway at college, and noted a second plane going into the World Trade Center – I called my husband, who was at a nearby AFRB, and asked > read more

2014 MA Primary - NH Primary – Results - As anticipated with a few interesting exceptions – 2016 starting to Loom Larger

09/10/2014 06:15:33 AM

The last state primaries for 2014 were held yesterday, with elections to follow this November. In Massachusetts the results were somewhat as expected: WWLP, Springfield reports that Baker won the Republican Governors race handily, while on the Democ > read more

Ted Cruz (R-TX) Campaigns in New Hampshire for 2nd Congressional District Candidate, Melinda Garcia Tuesday Primary Results May Show Cruz Direction

09/08/2014 05:57:14 AM

Senator Ted Cruz was up in New Hampshire this past weekend, campaigning hard for Hispanic 2nd congressional district hopeful Melinda Garcia, a NH State representative from Salem. (WMUR). There are two things to take away from this particular primary > read more

Rand Paul – Political Press Beat-Down – Taking Remarks Out of Context Out of Party Partisanship

09/05/2014 06:15:54 AM

" Kentucky Senator, Rand Paul, a 2016 formidable candidate’s Time Magazine Op-Ed, (Time) has the political right and left in feeding frenzy. Jennifer Rubin, at the Washington Post has opined that Paul has undergone “a remarkable metamorphosis > read more

Changes at the Washington Post – Hope for Growth versus Partisanship

09/03/2014 06:12:41 AM

Yesterday, the Washington Post announced that they had named Frederick J. Ryan as the new publisher, replacing Katherine Wymouth. The gist: Politico’s first chief executive, Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official now charge > read more

Report on the Texas Border National Guards – Washington Post – Apparently – Perry’s Plan Works

09/02/2014 06:06:58 AM

Pre Troop Deployment - Border Crossings in Texas - image from KUT.org The first of the National Guard deployed by Governor Rick Perry (TX) - are a bit bored, according to the Washington Post article. The fact that they are watching one of the most h > read more

Beating Up on Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) –What if a Politician has a mind of their own?

09/01/2014 06:11:42 AM

Elizabeth Warren, Senator (D-MA) image from Elizabeth Warren.com Elizabeth Warren, known as the darling of the left, apparently has a mind of her own – shame on her. Warren recently suggested that Israel has the right to defend itself, even if t > read more

ISIS and the American Politician – As the World Dithers – the Times Lays Blame on – Republicans

09/01/2014 05:50:34 AM

ISIS, the rapid Islamic group that has established a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, killing anyone whom they please in the most barbaric manners, including children has taken front and center stage in the American Political area. The question > read more

Scott Brown Closes in NH Senate Race Polling – The summer-fall of America’s discontent

08/25/2014 06:27:54 AM

Former MA Senator Scott Brown, was lagging in polling with incumbent, Democrat, Jean Sheheen in NH up until this past week, when The Boston Globe reports, that a new poll reveals they are in a statistical dead heat.. The Globe goes on to suggest tha > read more

ISIS beheads U.S. Journalist – similar to Mexican Beheadings of Journalist - Theory - Is it Possible ISIS is Operating on the US Border?

08/20/2014 06:34:31 AM

In a graphic video released by the terrorist organization ISIS, American journalist, James Wright Foley, was beheaded after being held captive for two years. (New York Daily News). The organization, middle eastern, Radicalized Muslim, uses the pract > read more

Rand Paul strikes a chord with Essay on Ferguson – Reaching Across the Demographic Divide.

08/19/2014 06:39:25 AM

Dubbed a “very different Republican” by the Los Angeles Times, Kentucky Governor, Rand Paul has managed the unthinkable – an acknowledgement that perhaps, just perhaps, not all Republican’s might be painted with the same media tar brush.(LA T > read more

2016 Looking forward - GOP and DNC options

08/18/2014 06:31:55 AM

2016 Looking forward - GOP and DNC options The New York Times article: “Taking Account of the Republican Presidential Contenders”, reminds that fortunes wax and wane years in advance of the general election. They cite Rand Paul and Ted Cruz as > read more

ISIS – extremist bent on Jihad coming to a border year you?

08/12/2014 06:19:59 AM

A recent report from Dallas CBS local, notes that Iraqi Extremist, (ISIS) who have vowed to bring their barbaric form of jihad and forced conversions to the United States, would slip into the U.S. through the Mexican border (Dallas CBS Local). Addin > read more

Madeline Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates – Russia, Putin, and the Constant Threat of a Megalomaniac

08/11/2014 06:29:05 AM

During a panel discussion at Aspen, CO – former Secretaries of State, Rice and Albright, joined by former Defense Gates, and moderated by former Undersecretary of State, Burns, one thing was made extremely clear – the greatest threat in their com > read more

Major Political Parties, the Diversity Within, a Stranglehold on the Political Process – Purists vs. the Individualist

08/08/2014 06:32:47 AM

An article in the New York Times asking if the Libertarian moment finally arrived (worth the read), brought forward the question of the diversity within the political parties, and how purists is the two major parties, appear to be the undoing of the > read more

Lost Dog – New Facial Recognition APP May Be the Answer

08/07/2014 06:08:23 AM

The latest use of technology used in order to reunite owners with a lost dog is a facial recognition app wich is being used successfully to reunite owners with their lost dogs in San Diego. (myfoxny) The app is available at www.findingrover.com, whe > read more

Rand Paul – In Iowa – The Media drumbeat – Rand Paul on Israel – much ado about nothing – intentionally

08/05/2014 06:26:16 AM

CNN reporting on Rand Paul in Iowa states the obvious – that the Senator from Kentucky is “barnstorming” across Iowa in a campaign style. It is obvious that Paul makes the media, Democrats and standard Republican’s a tad nervous – he’s p > read more

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) – 2016 – Will She or Won’t She Enter the Race

08/04/2014 06:29:10 AM

There’s an uptick in news lately regarding the first term Senator from MA, Elizabeth Warren. Most of this is centered on Warren’s popularity with the Progressive base of the Democrat party, and her potential run in 2016. Many insist she is runn > read more

Rick Perry moves Troops to Border – Without Firing a Shot – Illegal Immigrants reported to Reroute through New Mexico due to National Guard – When will NM’s Martinez Do the Same?

07/31/2014 06:08:05 AM

Rick Perry has been criticized by the right and the left for moving Texas National guard to the border, the left, for obvious reasons, and the right, for political reasons (upcoming 2016 Presidential election and inability to understand strategy). P > read more

A Recipe for Electoral Disaster – American’s go deeper in debt, while Illegal Immigration and giveaways are front and center.

07/29/2014 06:02:23 AM

Photographs of children entered illegally and housed in the U.S - Houston Chronicle, Breitbart TX It would be easy enough for individuals in the United States, fully employed with a robust middle-class and actual opportunities for all current U.S. ci > read more

Massachusetts Protests Illegal Immigration – Rallies around the Commonwealth. Nationwide the situation does not bode well for the Democrats in 2014 and 2016

07/28/2014 06:16:58 AM

This weekend there were several rallies around the Commonwealth in opposition to the Governors’ acceptance of housing illegal immigrant children from Central America. On large protest was in Boston, at the capital, the video is available below or > read more

2016 Polling – What It Implies – Paul, Clinton and the Rest of the Pack - Analysis

07/18/2014 06:10:43 AM

The Los Angeles Times article on the latest 2016 polling is somewhat interesting in that the headline suggests that Clinton is sweeping a tightly packed field of Republicans. Once one gets into the breakdown of the latest polling, it is Biden, not t > read more

Rank Paul to San Francisco!

07/17/2014 06:34:58 AM

From SF Gate: Kentucky Senator and, as of yet, unannounced 2016 Presidential Candidate, will be attending a “conservatarian” conference as the “star speaker”. Paul, who also was received with open arms at Berkley of all places, will be in Na > read more

Rand Paul Vs. Rick Perry – Who Cares?

07/15/2014 05:51:32 AM

The last few days saw dueling headlines - the first salvo from Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and, as it happens, a 2016 possible GOP presidential candidate – Perry wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, blasting Paul for being an isolationist. > read more

Why Rand Paul and Cory Booker Collaboration Should be the Rule not the Exception

07/11/2014 06:23:41 AM

Rand Paul and Cory Booker - working together for the common good - photo veooz.com From Politico Sentaors Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) have apparently become fast friends over a collaboration on the REDEEM Act, which would change t > read more

Rand Paul pulls Away in Polling – Tops GOP Charts – Hillary Trumps Lackluster Dem Field.

07/10/2014 06:23:58 AM

Forbesreporting on the last Zogby Poll, shows Rand Paul (R-KY), pulling away from the establishment candidates (Bush, Christie) by a larger margin than previously seen. Paul received 20%, while the next 2016 potentials placed at 13%. (Forbes) Obviou > read more

The U.S. Border – continues to hold headlines – Democrats support Open Borders – their constituents – not so much – Getting past the realities of a Government in Chaos.

07/09/2014 07:08:58 AM

As the U.S. border situation intensifies, Governor Rick Perry will, indeed meet with President Obama today to discuss the problem that is facing our nation (CBS News). Perry is seeking aid from the Federal Government to control the border by any mea > read more

U.S. Border Crisis – Rick Perry and President Obama - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly when dealing with Sealing U.S. Borders and Immigration

07/08/2014 06:09:05 AM

When the U.S. – Mexican border became a Mecca of sorts, for all of humanity to pour into the nation, unchecked and then abated by our government, one had to have been living under the proverbial rock for the past twenty years, not to have seen this > read more

Elizabeth Warren 2016 – NY Post Headlines – Done Deal?

07/07/2014 05:41:04 AM

The New York Post blazed the story regarding President Obama’s choice of Elizabeth Warren for 2016 over Hillary Clinton, suggesting that sources insist that the President’s advisor, Valerie Jarrett is actively pursuing the coronation of the newly > read more

2016 Early Polling Continues to pit Clinton only against GOP potential candidates, Paul on Iraq – Yes his opinion can be stunning!

06/30/2014 06:25:05 AM

It appears that all pollsters continue to compare Hillary Clinton, and no other Dem candidate against the pack of 2016 potential candidates. In a situation where not one has officially announced a candidacy - but may have hinted – the best of thos > read more

Springfield MA Mayor Pleads for Help in Relocating Refugees Away from Springfield - Good for Him. < br> The Mayor of Springfield, Dominic Sarno, has come under fire for trying to stop the importation of thousands of refugees from Iraq and Somali

06/24/2014 06:45:17 AM

< br>The Mayor of Springfield, Dominic Sarno, has come under fire for trying to stop the importation of thousands of refugees from Iraq and Somalia into a City, already struggling with housing, and financial woes due to a tornado that had ripped t > read more

Three for 2016 - Rand Paul – Pragmatic Approach to the Middle East, the Borders and Voting Rights, Chris Matthews on Elizabeth Warren, and the Left on Rick Perry

06/23/2014 06:00:24 AM

Senator Rand Paul (K), on Meet the Press with David Gregory (link here to full video interview at NBC), (synopsis) was asked and answered a few topical questions regarding his stance on the issues of the day. He suggested that we stay out of the M > read more

WSJ/NBC Poll – Obama Confidence Low - Approval Sinks – Nation Rejects Both Major Political Entities

06/18/2014 06:21:49 AM

Most American's having difficulty telling DC Democrats or Republicans apart - image toonrefugee.com The latest WSJ poll is out and according to NBC News the nation is no longer divided on President Obama’s capabilities; they are disapproving by th > read more

Paul Rand (KY) – No to Troops in Iraq – the Right Direction

06/17/2014 06:09:41 AM

Taking the higher road, Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky and potential 2016 Presidential Candidate, suggested it would be a mistake for the US to send troops, once again, into Iraq. US News carried the report this morning (available here) on Paul’ > read more

The New Yorker on David Brat – and the 99% comparison to Elizabeth Warren

06/16/2014 05:48:57 AM

Oddly enough, the New Yorker’s take on David Brat (R) upset over Eric Cantor (R) in the VA primary, is spot on, while missing a greater point. They compare the economics professors abhorrence of crony capitalism to the Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 99% > read more

David versus Goliath – how Cantor Lost to the College Professor – David Brat

06/11/2014 06:21:35 AM

As Washington insides and pundits left and right are thawing out educated guesses as to why David Brat, a little known economics professor, bested, on no budget, a well funded, Congressional Majority Leader, the truth is rather simple – perhaps too > read more

Scott Brown as the”Carpetbagger”, Politico Asks – “So What?” – Valid – Are you listening New Hampshire?

06/10/2014 06:27:08 AM

Politico’s article on Scott Brown, Republican running for Senate in New Hampshire, offers some valid points as to his “residency” in the state, and the moniker of “carpetbagger” that some have attempted to attach to Brown. The article sta > read more

ABC Previews Campaign 2016 – the GOP – and the one Democrat – Hillary Clinton

06/09/2014 06:09:26 AM

ABC News had current 2016 previews of candidates for the GOP Presidential nomination – from Governor Rick Perry the checklist includes his pro’s and con’s – the con – in brief, he was accused of withholding funding for a state rep (who hap > read more

Elizabeth Warren – 2016 – Stock Rising

06/03/2014 05:57:18 AM

The question has been asked and answered of the Junior Senator from Massachusetts, Democrat Elizabeth Warren – “Will you run for President in 2016?” All prior answers were no – except, the latest interview with the Huffington Post here, wher > read more

Walking School buses – used in fighting childhood obesity – Taking 50 steps back to go forward again.

05/28/2014 06:19:17 AM

When one is of a certain age, one recalls walking to school, in all types of weather, regardless of the cold, rain, sleet or hail, it was a privilege to be able to learn, play and grow. This privilege extended and still extends to all students. Of > read more

The Perfect Presidential Candidate (or any Federal, State or Local Candidate)

05/22/2014 06:39:17 AM

Is there truly a perfect candidate for any office, no matter how low or how high? No, in truth, there is not, and the reason has less to do with any given candidate than it does with the massive political parties, the money brokers, and the “frin > read more

A Dog Named Dillon - Personal Reflections

05/20/2014 20:57:35 PM

A family photo - three sisters with Dillon There are times when we mere mortals meet the love of our life – oddly shaped, with wagging tail, pleasing smiles, and begging for more attention than one might feel capable of giving. The perfect comple > read more

Rand Paul best Hillary Clinton in 2016 Hypothetical match-up - Elizabeth Warren, Republican Turned Progressive, responds being credited with the Occupy Movement.

05/19/2014 06:07:31 AM

From the Lexington Herald Leader: Rand Paul has “narrowly” bested Hillary Clinton in a 2016 Hypothetical matchup – the Leader called it a “home court advantage”. The final advantage 48 (Paul) to 44 (Clinton) –which is the spread that se > read more

Oh Nebraska – Sasse Win Credited by Drudge, National Review and one Ted Cruz

05/15/2014 06:00:34 AM

The article at Politico: ”Drudge, National Review spur Sasse win”, suggests that the Senatorial Candidate for the GOP win was brought about solely by the “Conservative” site Drudge Report, as well as the National Review Magazine. That in pa > read more

On Benghazi and Boko Harem - Making Excuses by Pillorying Hillary Clinton – to what end?

05/14/2014 06:39:33 AM

A Politico article, (here)entitled: “The Boko Haram-Benghazi Link”suggests the premise of the article is a rebuttal to Allen West, the Tea Party Republican who is more than likely to hammer Obama for a host of issues, including the Benghazi Scand > read more

Rand Paul Op-Ed NY Times on Drone Use – Now Leads Hillary in Yet Another State Poll

05/12/2014 06:41:50 AM

Rand Paul, the Senator from Kentucky, wrote a piece in the New York Times entitled “Show Us the Drone Memo’s – in response to the nomination of David J. Barron, to the 1st Circuit. It was Paul’s usual pointed style, and the 100 comments with > read more

Tales of Yellowstone Super Volcano and Mass U.S. Evacuations

05/09/2014 06:30:14 AM

Image of the area to be affected by a Super Volcano - from Epoch Times One has to take everything one reads with a grain of salt – however, there is no doubt that natural events have an historical reference point – such as say, weather patterns. > read more

Examiner Asks “What If Elizabeth Warren Runs in 2016” – Not if – when.

05/06/2014 06:23:16 AM

There’s an interesting article in the Washington Examiner this morning regarding a potential run by MA short-term Senator – Elizabeth Warren The article asks what if Warren ran for office in 2016 and goes on to name some of the individuals who a > read more

Rand Paul, the Kentucky Derby & Foreign Policy

05/05/2014 06:21:59 AM

The Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, a likely 2016 Presidential candidate, went to the Kentucky Derby this weekend – and invited, as a guest, Rupert Murdoch. The event was covered in some detail by the New York Times, although not as a society pi > read more

Hillary Clinton & the Media – Love-Hate Relationship – Would give anyone Pause to Seek Higher Office

05/02/2014 06:17:53 AM

Whether or not one is politically for or against Hillary Clinton’s policies, one has to admit that this particular woman has taken a beating from the press. Regardless of any changes in attitudes during the past 100 years towards women, the press, > read more

Who is Elizabeth Warren – Former Republican turned Democrat?

04/29/2014 06:25:29 AM

Not knowing much about Elizabeth Warren, other than the fact that she was caught with her hand in the cookie jar, claiming a bit of Indian Heritage to qualify for a Harvard slot, and bested, on Obama’s coattails, one Scott Brown, not a great deal. > read more

Rand Paul and the Libertarian’s – What’s the appeal going into 2016? – Paul wins Maine Straw Poll

04/28/2014 06:37:16 AM

Rand Paul recently won the GOP Straw poll at the Maine GOP convention. (Politico). What that means in the most simple terms, is that the activist within the Maine GOP have a majority of Ron Paul supporters giving him both the college grassroots (whe > read more

2014-2016 – Party Affiliation No-More – Rand Paul Wow’s Independent Youth Vote – Bests Clinton - Nation Leaning Unaffiliated

04/25/2014 05:56:48 AM

Party Affiliation in the U.S. appears to be on the downside, with higher percentages suggesting they prefer no party affiliation according to Gallup Polling – at 42%, the highest percentage in 25 years (Gallup). Another poll from Reason shows a de > read more

BLM Headlines – Suspicion Haunts Federal Agency – Among other agencies that now have the ability to shoot first and Ask questions later.

04/22/2014 05:46:56 AM

Is Mismanagement leading to a national showdown? The Bureau of Land Management has taken a heavy hand lately – the standoff at the Clive Bundy ranch in Nevada bringing the spotlight to this particular agency. The reason the spotlight became so int > read more

Now Oregon Added to the GOP list of Possible 2014 acquisitions - Monica Wehby, Acquires National Attention

04/21/2014 06:02:00 AM

Oregon is not the state one normally associates with the GOP – perhaps in some instances, locally, yes, but overall urban areas tend to vote Democrat. However, in this election year, that may not be quite enough for the Democrat Incumbent Senators > read more

The 2016 Speculated Packed Republican Field versus the Speculated Democrat Field of One (?)

04/18/2014 06:20:45 AM

Senators Bernie Sanders, VT, and Rand Paul (KY)Presidential Hopefuls - image from Politico So much is now being bandied about regarding the individuals who are “front-runners”, denigrating and complementary, depending upon which media one prefer > read more

Reflections on Rwanda and the Desire to Prevent further Atrocities

04/17/2014 06:41:29 AM

The genocide in Rwanda - image from nigertiaintel.com Rwanda, the horrors of the genocide that took place two decades ago, is now at the forefront of the UN – an organization that barely mentioned the slaughter of three-quarters of a million people > read more

Washington Post Reports Rand Paul Jest re: Fencing Off Massachusetts – Elite Lack sense of Humor grounded in Truth – Why MA is largely ignored in General Elections

04/15/2014 06:29:21 AM

An piece in the Washington Post – entitled “In the Loop” reported that Rand Paul jested about fencing off Massachusetts from New Hampshire whilst Paul was in the Live Free or Die state (Washington Post). Also noted in the same article is the > read more

Harry Reid (D-NV) – Meets the Resistance – BLM (Bureau of Land Management) vs. The Ranchers - Ranchers 1 – Federal Government – 0

04/14/2014 06:42:17 AM

Although news reports of the standoff at the Nevada ranch, owned by one Clive Bundy, vary, yet suggest that Bundy “won” the range war with the Federal Rangers (i.e. Bureau of Land Management). ABC News. The snapshot: Bundy’s family had been do > read more

2016 – The Early Players - Update– Elizabeth Warren (D) Continues War on Women, Rand Paul (L-R) squarely in the Middle, Jeb Bush (R) – Name Brand

04/09/2014 06:13:38 AM

First and foremost, one must understand that Hillary Clinton is most likely, not going to run for the 2016 nomination – despite all rumors to the contrary – and hints from the Clinton’s – part of the reason is one Elizabeth Warren – newly e > read more

Yet Another Equal Pay Act for Women – Obama Administration Women in White House Make Less than Male Counterparts – A Political Motive – with no Real Consequence.

04/08/2014 05:56:42 AM

The New York Times is reporting on the Obama administrations attempt to roll out yet another equal pay act and begin by citing the fact that the White House staff is under “scrutiny” due to the fact that they pay women less than their male count > read more

Letterman – Last of the Late Night Retirement’s - for now

04/04/2014 06:04:28 AM

From the New York Times David Letterman is set to retire – according to the New York Times, he will retire after his contract expires in 2015. That will bring him through the mid-terms, but one has to wonder, to what effect will this “icon” ha > read more

Scott Brown – Compared to Daniel Webster – Ted Cruz – Heads to Liberty – The Natural Order of Politics and the U.S. Constitution

04/02/2014 06:10:00 AM

There is much ado about Scott Brown, former Senator from Massachusetts now living in New Hampshire and potentially seeking the Senate Seat in the Granite State. A piece in the Concord Monitor suggests that this maybe the natural order of all things > read more

Rand Paul – Network in 50 States - Message – Take Me Seriously – and We All Should

03/28/2014 06:35:54 AM

The Washington Post’s article yesterday outlined Rand Paul’s networking operations, which are extensive, in an article titled “Rand Paul Building National Network Courting Mainstream support for Presidential Bid” (Washington Post). The artic > read more

Speculation on the Papal visit – Obama Visit to Pope Francis – Outreach for Catholic Voters – the Politics of Religion.

03/27/2014 06:35:23 AM

Image from hprweb.com - article on Pope Francis worth the readFrom Yahoo News , the article entitled: “Obama meets Pope Francis, looks for Catholic boost”, an AFP piece, suggests that the President is meeting with Pope Francis for political purp > read more



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