All Blog Posts Tagged 'Politics' (872)

Lockdown

All this chatter and posturing over guns has me wondering how many of the chatterers have actually experienced a real live campus lockdown. Not a drill, but an actual credible threat-induced campus lockdown.

The week before Christmas break, my campus had a lockdown involving multiple credible threats. It wasn’t my first, but it was the most legitimate.

It started during the always-chaotic lunch period. Our campus has four thirty-minute lunch periods, A – D. Somewhere during the…

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Added by Carole Reardon on January 17, 2013 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

Oh Canada - Hockey, RCMP, Rugged Outdoorsmen, Peace, Order and Good Government

Zoomers weekly blogging subject is "Hockey Night in Canada". This one left me in a tough place. I have never had a hockey night in Canada or anywhere else. I have gone to my share of minor league hockey games when I lived in Milwaukee, but I think htat isn't quite the same.

Since I don't know much about Hockey Night, I decided to share everything I learned about Canada in my School…

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Added by Steve S on January 17, 2013 at 11:37am — 4 Comments

Dee Feat is in Dee Flation, Part 25

The PPI is out this morning. Down again, by -.2%. What's curious, is that one of the bear ETFs that I follow is up more than 2% in pre-market as I type. Things may well work out differently during the trading day. But curious. Much as the Lunatic Right screams about the Inflation Invasion and Bond Vigilantes, Mr. Market knows that capital gains depends on a modicum of inflation to keep the economic engine purring along. Deflation really is worse than inflation, number for number.

The…

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Added by Robert Young on January 15, 2013 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Beware the Rant... Trying to Bring Some Perspective to the American Politics of Fiscal Cliffs

This post is inspired by Koshersalami's A Rant.  I pissed away the better part of two hours researching and writing my comment so I thought what the hell, if publishing a comment to a post as a post is good enough for Kosh, it's good…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on January 12, 2013 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Older Than Dirt

My Pappy, though steadfastly lower class, had a yen for "U.S. News & World Report", an organ of the Lunatic Right which was more than happy that he and his family (and all others similarly situated) remain lower class. Consume the necessities produced by American corporations, leaving the good stuff for the more deserving. Yahoo! has some deal with the progeny of US News to run feature articles. And today is such a day. Now, if the Lunatic Right were correct, then the idyllic wastelands…

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Added by Robert Young on January 10, 2013 at 6:34am — No Comments

Sometimes comments are better than the articles!

This was the article titld "What lies behind renewed tensions over the Falkland Islands?"

The preceding link is to a CNN article titled "What lies behind renewed tensions over the Falkland Islands?"

Yo cn read the article but this one guys comment nailed it, and I threw in another guy'sf or kicks.

 

They're not all stupid out…

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Added by fred hallman on January 6, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments

I hereby claim the moon,,,,Shotgun!

This was the article titld "What lies behind renewed tensions over the Falkland Islands?"

The preceding link is to a CNN article titled "What lies behind renewed tensions over the Falkland Islands?"

You can read the article but this one guy's comment nailed it, and I threw in another guy'sf or kicks.

 

They're not all stupid out…

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Added by fred hallman on January 6, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The Final Battle of the Reagan Revolution

Ever since David Stockman - the Chief  Financial Architect for President Reagan - created the revolutionary "tax cuts  

pay for themselves" economic plan...two of the harshest critics have been David Stockman and the facts.

Mr. Stockman has gone on record as saying his theory was only applicable when the highest tax rates were 71-90 percent. And the facts speak for themselves with each ensuing independent CBO Report that cites how each tax cut has continually and…

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Added by Political Pizza on January 6, 2013 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Through a Glass Darkly

It happened a few weeks back, before my ailing leg caused me to be housebound. I was out in the barn feeding the animals. I had just finished spreading hay beneath the run-in shed so the horses could graze out of the cold wind and I paused for a short rest.

Leaning on the center support beam of the shed, I let my eyes wander across the landscape of the ranch, settling at last on the far pond, a place of singular beauty on the ranch where deer come out of the forest to…

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Added by David McClain on January 4, 2013 at 9:52am — 16 Comments

Valuing the Elderly: A Matter of DOLLARS, CENTS and (nanoo-nanoo) NONSENSE

Every weekly episode of the 1978-1982 television series, Mork and Mindy, ended with Mork (a very young, strapping, Robin Williams, dressed in his cheesy, red and silver, Ork attire) standing solo, on camera, giving his oral check-in report to Orson, his home-planet contact and superior.

 I vividly…

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Added by Ellen L. Cannon on January 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

A Solidly Republican House Crashes Down on Grover Norquist

At this point all I can do is laugh when I think about how some of my friends on the far right were naive as to think that sensible Republicans in Congress had failed to heed the message of the 2012 election and the current political realities borne therefrom. The latest development in the fiscal cliff drama show to what degree some on the right have regained their senses and moved back to the center, in the direction of much needed compromise. Quoting political commentator Jennifer…

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Added by Steven J. Gulitti on January 3, 2013 at 9:36am — 11 Comments

2012: Eastwood, Armstrong, Zimmerman, & Fiscal Cliff

Happy New Year Everybody!

2013 is starting out a lot like 2012...there are a lot of things

that could have happened that didn't...should not have happened but did!

Some of these things were obvious...some were not!

I was glad to see that President Obama could finally be the Last Man

Standing  while Clint Eastwood should have just sat down. It was a

shame that George Zimmerman chose to Stand his ground, but it was

also a relief to see…

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Added by Political Pizza on January 2, 2013 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Finally... I made it to the "Middle Class"!

Today’s discussion at work has been focused on the “fiscal cliff” vote. In three separate conversations, I asked a simple question… who…

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Added by John Fleshman on January 2, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Guns - history, bans, and hypocrisy

Well the truth about gun registration has finally been unveiled. Gun supporters have long claimed that the left wants to ban all guns, and that letting the government know where the guns are is the first step in confiscation of guns.

If we look back in history to terror that the NAZI's brought on Germany and the world we see that they didn't directly go after guns, to start with. In fact in Germany in the late 30's when Hitler came into…

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Added by Catnlion on January 2, 2013 at 1:49am — 7 Comments

My Christmas wishes and a Happy New Year !!

I am not a blogger I am just a guy who appreciates others thoughts and reading Blogs is a way of knowing and commenting on them. So please understand if I comment in any way you may feel negatively on your post, know it is just my thought at the time of reading it and I may change my mind so please don't take it as a personal attack.

Also I'll never claim to be very good at spelling or grammar and being as this site is new to me I also am not familiar with any possible help it may or…

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Added by litenin on January 1, 2013 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

"NEW YEAR'S EVE Pillow Talk @ The PALIN'S"! Scripted

New Year's Eve

Sarah & Todd Palin's Bed in Alaska

TODD

Election's over - what are you gonna do now, Sarah?…

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Added by marilyn sands on December 29, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

JOHN BOEHNER AND THE SILENCE OF THE GOP AND CANCER WITHIN THE GOP

 

 

Article 1 - The Legislative Branch

Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

 

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he…

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Added by mary gravitt on December 29, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Three ideas in shorthand that will become essays.

I am aware that in-law problems can cause tremendous stress in a marriage and easily tip the balance in the direction of divorce. This happened to me in two marriages. Thankfully, in my current marriage, I have made friends w/several of my wife's family, and this is a relief. Feeling unaccepted by a father or mother in law can be especially traumatic.

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I saw two signs on TV: "Democrats hate you," and "Republicans hate you. Why do far too many feel compelled to promote the…

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Added by Patrick Frank on December 28, 2012 at 5:13am — 4 Comments

Scalia's Gay Stance is Unacceptable: Recusal From Supreme Court Deliberations on DOMA and California Prop 8 Is Called For

The furor over Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's prejudicial stance against gay and lesbian Americans should not go away and ought to cause the Chief Justice and his court colleagues to insist that he, at the very least, recuse himself from the upcoming cases regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and the overturning of California's Proposition 8.

This is not just a question of a political point of view, which, depending on whether a justice leans right or left, often determines…

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Added by Michael Russnow on December 23, 2012 at 8:00pm — 17 Comments

The Bullies in the NRA Boardroom

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Added by Bob Burns on December 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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