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Obama on Debt Ceiling Bill, the Last Word

August 2, 2011
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As President Obama stood in the Rose Garden announcing the passage of the Deficit Reduction/Raise the Debt Ceiling Bill, he looked defeated.  Perhaps, he is.  He looked as if he had lost his best friend, but I am sure Reggie was somewhere close by.  At best, there will be no default on the nation’s loans.  […]

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Dysfunction Junction: Boehner Is Herding Cats

July 28, 2011

Short and not so sweet, Washington, D.C. has proved that it is the definition of Dysfunction Junction.  As if all the talking points — most of which make no sense to those of us across the country — were not enough to get our blood boiling, now we have discovered that those who are planning […]

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America, Congress Thinks We are Stupid!

July 18, 2011

Granted, our nation’s rank in education is falling globally — guess we aren’t spending enough on quality education.  But, it really doesn’t take a mental giant to figure out that those Tea Party people have spent too much time drinking tainted tea with the Mad Hatter — and I’m not talking Johnny Depp.  To appease […]

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This Congress is More Inept and Incompetent Than the Last: Close the Capitol and Send Them Home

July 15, 2011

It is incredible to imagine that any sitting Congress could be more inept and do less for the people who put them in office than the last one.  Yet, when we think it cannot get any worse, once again we have discovered that it can.  It is nothing short of incredible!  For months Congress has […]

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Government Shutdown Could Make Boehner Boo-Hoo

April 8, 2011
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John Boehner may be in tears again…. oh, please!  The Tea Party has Boehner in a box.  As much as he tries to explain away the stall in coming to a compromise, the pressure exerted by his teabaggers could ruin his career in short order. Needless to say, the Republicans are going to try to […]

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Stop Destroying the Earth! It’s the Only Home We Have!

April 4, 2011

There has never been a time like the present.  In fact, it is safe to say that we have outsmarted ourselves and in doing so we are killing ourselves and our Mother Earth! We all remember the BP oil spill.  It was not going to be a disaster.  It was an accident that had been […]

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Monica Crowley Slaps The Average American with Boehner Comment

November 7, 2010
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For those of us who enjoy watching the screamers on The McLaughlin Group show on PBS received a slap in the face by Monica Crowley, staunch Republican advocate, as she described John Boehner’s crying scene during his first speech following last Tuesday’s election.  Okay, we concede that the Dems did not do so well and […]

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A Bonus for Senior Citizens and the Disabled?

October 15, 2010

Who are they kidding?  President Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are pushing for a $250 “bonus” check for senior citizens and the disabled, some 58,000,000 Americans who are living on a fixed income.  Pelosi promises to bring the idea to a vote following the November 2nd election.  But, here is the thing […]

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Foreclosure Debacle: Banks Win Again

October 11, 2010
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For all the good honest workers — a term used by Attorney Olefson on PBS’s “NewsHour” — there are jobs being lost due to the self-policing of banks who have put home loans and mortgage foreclosures on hold.  Poor souls. Then, there is Richard Cordrey, Attorney General from Ohio, who says we should stop all […]

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Woodward’s Book, a Compliment to the President

September 22, 2010
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I haven’t read the book, but the hype that is preceding it is awesome.  Of course, like most movie trailers, we are hearing the hype.  And, apparently, the Republicans want to make this a war cry for the November elections.  Instead, I see it — at least from all the press reports — as a […]

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