As much as I didn’t know about the fourth Vice President George Clinton I know even less about the fifth, Elbridge Gerry, although his name is synonymous with the politics of elections.
Elbridge Gerry was born in Massachusetts on July 17th, 1744. His father was a merchant who operated a fleet of cargo vessels and his mother came from a Boston merchant family. He was homeschooled and then attended Harvard for his formal education. After graduating he went into the family…Continue
Added by ocularnervosa on February 3, 2016 at 12:10pm — No Comments
If you’re going to apply for a job you should find out what you have to do in that job, after all you can’t be a data processor if you don’t know anything about processing data. So I decided to look into the actual job requirements of the Vice President. According to the Constitution they are suppose to gavel in the Congressional session, vote in tie breakers and assume Presidency if the office is vacated. Protocol requires that they show up to the State of the Union Address in order to be…Continue
Added by ocularnervosa on February 1, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments
If you’re like me you probably know the name of the first three Vice Presidents of the United States. And if you’re like me you probably don’t know who the fourth Vice President was. So it’s time for me to get a genuine education.
George Clinton was born in New York on July 26th, 1739. His parents had migrated to the Colonies to escape religious persecution in Ireland. His father was a land speculator and a surveyor and had held office in the New York assembly. Clinton…Continue
Added by ocularnervosa on January 30, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments
When you run for public office you have two choices, take a position on a subject or be vague, like Trump's Southern Wall, and avoid tough follow up questions. Since I'm running for Vice President and once in office my opinion won't matter I might as well make a stance. So, in order to start I might as well dive in on an issue that is controversial and shouldn't be, Education in America.
Somewhere right now there’s an average child living their…Continue
When people talk about how corrupt modern politics is I have to wonder if they know the history of the United States. Just 16 years after the election of the first President the country found itself in the midst of a fight between two individuals, each trying to use their power base to shape the nation into their own vision. In the end one would be dead and the other would go from second in command to an exile. And in their own way the two had a greater impact on the nation than they could…Continue
The second Vice President of the United States was Thomas Jefferson. He was born in the Virginia Colony on April 13th, 1743. His father was a wealthy plantation owner and when he died the property was divided between his two surviving sons, Thomas inherited the land that would become known as Monticello. Thomas also inherited a number of slaves from his father.
Jefferson attended William And Mary in Virginia where he studied a number of topics but eventually settled on law.…Continue
The easiest way to run for office is to go to an Ivy League school, join a secret society that will open doors for you, become a member of a political party, get groomed by the higher ups while the corporate press does positive spin for you and then toss your hat into the ring. I have neither the time nor the money for that, instead I’m just jumping in and not even waiting to see how cold the water is or how deep. I may drown, I may break my neck but Columbus didn’t blunder into America by…Continue
In order to run for the Vice Presidency I should learn something about the office. So as I campaign I will also do some research on the people who occupied the office. and the impact they had on the nation. Quick, name all the Vice Presidents! Yeah, I can't either, so lets get started on that history homework.
Ask any American who the first Vice President they will probably say “Why Thomas Jefferson of course”, and they are wrong. Lets be honest, outside of trivia we really don’t care…Continue
We live in a nation of chaos. The people are divided along partisan lines and neither side will make any effort to work together. Between the criminals, “true patriots”, and outright bullies it has become dangerous to walk down our streets and our children can’t even go to their neighborhood parks to play. The world is on the brink of an all out war that we haven’t witnessed in our lifetime nor had we hoped we would ever see.
In America politicians are bought and sold like produce in…Continue
In 2011, even before the primaries, I wrote a blog about why the Republicans would lose the 2012 Presidential election, it turned out I was right. (Sadly I posted it on Open Salon and now it’s gone forever.) Interestingly enough, it seems the Republican National Committee failed to learn a lesson from the last election and came up with new ways to lose.
A brief history of past elections.
Following WWII both political parties attempted to recruit…Continue
Staring Daniel Craig as James Bond, Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, Naomie Harris as an MI6 agent and Albert Finney as Kincade
Directed by Sam Mendes, produced by Eon Productions and released by Metro-Goldwin-Mayer and Columbia Pictures.
In 2012 Barack Obama was President of the United States, David Cameron was the Prime Minister of England, Hu Jintao was the General Secretary Of The Communist Party Of China until November when he was replaced by Xi Jinping and Dmitry Medvedev…Continue
Added by ocularnervosa on November 29, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The other day I was thinking about the pending flood of Christmas Carols we are all about to be inundated with. But, what about the other holidays, how come they don't have special songs, suddenly a rhyme about Black Friday popped into my head so I decided to write the official carol of the holiday. I need to add a few more verses but I didn't have time so here is the first version of my Black Friday Carol. Enjoy it while you are out maxing your credit cards.
Sung to the tune of…Continue
Staring Daniel Craig as James Bond, Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes, Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields, Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene and Giancarlo Giannini as Rene Mathis.
Directed by Marc Forster, produced by Eon Productions and released by Metro-Goldwin-Mayer and Columbia Pictures.
In 2008 George W. Bush was President of the United States, Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of England, Hu Jintao was the General Secretary Of The Communist Party Of China and Vladimir…Continue
Staring Daniel Craig as James Bond, Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre and Giancarlo Giannini as Rene Mathis.
Directed by Martin Campbell, produced by Eon Productions and released by Metro-Goldwin-Mayer and Columbia Pictures.
In 2006 George W. Bush was President of the United States, Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of England, Hu Jintao was the General Secretary Of The Communist Party Of China and Vladimir Putin was the President of Russia. In December…Continue
Added by ocularnervosa on November 14, 2015 at 11:42am — No Comments
Staring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Halle Berry as Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson, Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost, Will Yun Lee as Colonel Tan-Sun Moon and Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves.
Directed by Lee Tamahori, produced by Eon Productions and released by Metro-Goldwin-Mayer and 20th Century Fox in England.
In 2002 George W. Bush was President of the United States, Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of England, Jiang Zemin was the General Secretary Of The Communist…Continue
Added by ocularnervosa on November 7, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments
When I was a kid my favorite movie was Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree, however it was the pre VCR era so the only time you got to see Disney movies was either during their theatrical release or when they came on The Wonderful World of Disney. However you could buy the soundtrack.
So, one year for my birthday I got a copy of the sound track and I played the record all the time. My parents probably got sick of hearing it but I…Continue
My grandmother’s birthday was coming up and my mother decided we, my siblings and I, should send her a present. At the store I came across a ceramic bust of a small boy, I liked it and thought it would be the perfect gift. My mother tried to talk me out of it but I was stubborn and insisted that this was the gift I wanted to send.
A few days later my grandmother called to thank us and tell my mother she was so pleased with the bust…Continue
If you go back through my blog you will see where I did an experiment. Every day in August I entered every sweepstakes on the first ten pages of Google, plus any sweepstakes that popped up in the social media. I then kept track of when the contests notified the winners. The last notification for October was made on the 21st so here is an update for the month.
26 contests notified the winners in October, and I didn't win any of them. The total number of contests that have ended since I…Continue
You never forget your first time and like a lot of people mine started at a drive-in movie. I still remember it well.
On warm summer nights my parents would take us to the drive-in theater. We would pop a bag of popcorn, fill a cooler with sodas, a big dill pickle for my sister, and pile in the old Vista Cruiser. We could be our normal rowdy selves and not disturb the other people who had come just to watch the movie. We could even…Continue
When I was about 14 I was going through the typical teenage angst. I didn’t fit in at school, I didn’t know where I was going in life and I felt trapped in my stinky little town (In my previous blog I explained how my family never went on a real vacation).
One day a cartoon came on TV, The Hobbit. I loved the story of a guy who lived in a small village and goes off on an adventure seeking Dwarf gold being horded by a dragon. I found…Continue