September 2009

Big Red

September 28, 2009

What? He’s writing about something other than the circus in the Harem on the Hill? Yes. I need a break. You could likely use one too. As funny as Congressmen are, however unintentionally, I am easily bored by the collection of dolts that composes our national zoo. I’m working on another book when it hits […]

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Who Loves You More?

September 24, 2009

There are stupid people. There are very stupid people. And, then there are Congressmen. Someway, somehow, the good people of Livonia, Michigan found it in the goodness of their hearts to send their village idiot to Congress. Thaddeus McCotter loves dumb animals. He just doesn’t give a fart for human beings. Here we have someone […]

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Clean The House

September 21, 2009

President Obama is a politician. He is a Constitutional expert but, by and large, he is a generalist. Being a Constitutional scholar comes in handy in the Congress and on the Supreme Court. It’s not necessarily a bad thing in the Oval Office but being a generalist can be a positive. It can also bring […]

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It Ain’t That Complicated

September 18, 2009

Change. Change? What change? How about some meaningful change? Three issues are at the top of the agenda. They share a commonality. They are healthcare, the economic crisis and the impending decision by the Supreme Court on Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission. The commonality they share is the usurpation of power by corporations […]

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A True Southern Spirit

September 16, 2009

Jody Powell passed away this week. Only last year we lost Ham Jordan, the other half of Jimmy Carter’s whiz kids. These two, in many ways, personified what I see as a special type of Southern spirit. It wasn’t just that they wore jeans to social functions with the establishment in Washington. It wasn’t just […]

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Tailgunner Joe Revisited

September 14, 2009

It seems that I have reached the age where history and autobiography become the same. Senator Joe McCarthy’s antics permeated every aspect of the politics of his time. He was none too bright, as Joseph Welch and Ed Murrow showed. His accusations came from whole cloth. He played upon the fears and ignorance of the […]

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We’re Number 37

September 10, 2009

Why isn’t Congress embarrassed that even a country such as Costa Rica outranks us in healthcare? Are we, as a country, really that incompetent? Though our politicians obviously are, I prefer to think that we, the people, are not. The statistics come from a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) done in the year […]

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Experts On Astrology

September 9, 2009

This post was inspired by one by Ryan Grim. Although long, you really should read it in its entirety – after you’ve finished mine. Although the inspiration came from another source, you will find that this topic has long been of interest to me. Despite the title, the subject actually concerns another pseudo science, economics. […]

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Too Much Money

September 3, 2009

Can there be such a thing as too much money? Apparently. There can be situations where the amount becomes an embarrassment. That point of embarrassment may come when you are among the very top recipients of bribes from the healthcare industry. A little blush in the cheeks does not quell the desire for financial rewards, […]

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Stupid And Useless

September 2, 2009

I finally received a response from Bart Gordon, my Congressman. He totally ignored my request for a debate. Now I know why. I had challenged him before the August recess. As September has arrived, that means it took him a month to respond. It is obvious from his email that he would have had to […]

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