Gordon Osmond's Blog – February 2016 Archive (11)

Republicans Unite! You have nothing to lose but the Clintons

Will Certain Republicans Ever Learn?

Assuming that the Republican Party is not possessed with some sort of death wish, it’s hard to understand its growing undermining of a candidate that by all accounts could easily capture all three branches of the U.S. governments for conservatives. That candidate is Donald Trump.

My readers, both of them, know that Trump was at the beginning not my candidate of choice. But for reasons that are hard for me to understand, better…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 27, 2016 at 7:05am — 7 Comments

In the Valley of the Blind… Trump may well be king. I, along with most, thought it highly unlikely that Donald Trump would be chosen by the Republican Party as its 2016 standard bearer. But as those …

In the Valley of the Blind…

Trump may well be king.

I, along with most, thought it highly unlikely that Donald Trump would be chosen by the Republican Party as its 2016 standard bearer. But as those I considered more desirable candidates, viz., Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and Kasich, have either withdrawn or be very close to doing so, the process of elimination has resulted in the supremacy of Donald Trump.

Trump’s popularity, in the face of his outrageous…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 22, 2016 at 4:26pm — 3 Comments

Liar, Liar, Pantsuit's on Fire

Liar, Liar, Pantsuit’s on Fire

The current political season has become preoccupied with the phenomenon of lying. Everyone, simply everyone is accused of doing it. And some are actually doing it, big time.

Before getting into the weeds of who is and who isn’t lying, let’s pause for a definitional moment.

Strictly speaking, a lie is a false statement of fact. It is not a faulty prediction of things to come, nor an inaccurate surmise about the present state…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 20, 2016 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

Obama and the Supreme Count Vacancy

Now that it has been fairly well established that Barack Obama did not suffocate Antonin Scalia in his bed, perhaps we can move on to the other issue about what BO does about the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court that Scalia’s death caused.

The plentiful political precedents would totally support the notion that a lame/dead duck President should have no right to appoint a successor to the Court. It’s been useful to observe the heights of historical hypocrisy some Dems can scale to…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 16, 2016 at 2:42pm — 12 Comments

Kerry v. Webster

Never since Bill Clinton’s notorious “is/is” comment has the English language been so ferociously attacked by a Democrat politician.

A few days ago, the Ketchup Consort sought to educate the masses about the vital difference between a “cease fire” and a “cessation of hostilities.” According to wordsmith Kerry, the latter expression is a modest first step toward the utopia of the former. Persons uneducated in the world of Obama administration flim-flam, might well come to the exactly…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 13, 2016 at 5:31am — 1 Comment

Syria--A Serious Stain on the Obama Presidency

Russia’s Lesson to the U.S.

As a result of Russian support of the Assad regime’s national army, the rebel effort to restore some semblance of civilization to Syria seems doomed. Wouldn’t it be nice if the rebels had some support in their corner?

The world’s current pretender to that throne is too busy running out the clock of his fatally flawed presidency. He, and his surrogate of the moment—keep posted—are deflecting attention by talking about issues designed to…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 11, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

Economic and Political Power

The Economic Wealth to Political Power Segue

Although it’s difficult for the lower and middle classes to imagine, having lots of loot can be as boring as having not nearly enough can be frightening.

If one is blessed with the means to buy anything wanted and to buy oneself out of any trouble other than death, why wouldn’t that be enough? Yet there are a few super-affluent individuals and families that tire of conspicuous consumption and go into…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 9, 2016 at 7:46am — 1 Comment

Name that Tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO6q9Wcdyhk

This link should take you to a two-minute video  trailer for my latest novella, The Page.

Name the background song and singer and I'll send you a complimentary copy of the book. For a Kindle, I'll need an email address; for a paperback, I'll need a mailing address. This information can be sent to my secure email address: fetile1@aol.com. I know it's secure because Hillary…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 5, 2016 at 10:35am — 9 Comments

The CNN News Team

CNN News Team

CNN News is in the news and not in the way it would like to be.

As a result of its slovenly reporting of events associated with the Iowa caucuses, Ted Cruz’s victory as well as his character is under serious scrutiny.

How many times have we heard CNN solemnly intone that a story has yet to be verified by CNN. No such disclaimer was expressed when Dana Bash reported that Ben Carson would not be returning to New Hampshire. A simple phone call…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 4, 2016 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

Reason v. Faith

Reason v. Faith

To appreciate fully just how silly Barack Obama’s mosque speech was, it is necessary to understand the basic inconsistency between reason and faith. Reason is the process by which the human brain discovers verifiable reality, viz., truth; faith is the emotional acceptance of ideas for which no objective evidence exists. Reason finds its most significant expression and validation in science; faith’s safe refuge is religion. The pursuit of science, particularly when…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 4, 2016 at 4:45am — 5 Comments

Iowa Caucuses

 

The Iowa Caucuses: Can Two Wrongs Make a Right?

The winners and first runner-ups in the 2016 Iowa caucuses in both parties are so deeply flawed as to make it virtually certain that they will in due course destroy themselves, clearing the way for the emergence of a more wholesome candidate. The fly in the ointment is, of course, that the Republicans have several; the Democrats have none, at least at the moment.

First, let’s dispose of the current…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on February 2, 2016 at 5:35am — 4 Comments

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