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Posts Tagged ‘Congress

Eight Reasons Were Enough For Me!

November 7, 2012

For the past month or so I spent a great deal of time writing down my thoughts in regard to the reasons that I and others could not vote for Republican candidates in this election cycle. Now that the election is over, its time to take a hard look at the reasons I had, and whether or not the Obama victory in any way reduced my fears over the very reasons I voted in the way I did.

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In Case You Were Wondering (8)

November 1, 2012

A vote for a Republican candidate, is a vote for continuing the process of denying the science of climate change. It is a vote that has ramifications, while the wind blows, the rain and snow fall, and the ocean decides to come ashore.

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING (6)

October 25, 2012

Reason #6 – Republican Obstructionism I have definitely found something that Republican political operatives are terrific at.  That something is obstructionism.  Republicans can holler and scream all they want but facts are facts.  The obstructionism exhibited by Republicans in Congress completely disrupted a significant portion of legislative efforts during President Obama’s time in office.   There […]

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING (5)……………

October 21, 2012

“anti-science” in its attitudes and behaviors.

The previous Republican Administration was known in the scientific community as one that was significantly “anti-science”. In fact, the Bush Administration was not interested in the normal policy advisory role that scientists have fulfilled in past administrations whether Republican or Democrat. The Bush Administration was not remotely interested in factoring in the results of legitimate and fact-based scientific inquiry into their policy decisions.

THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT: SAME GIFT, DIFFERENT WRAPPING PAPER

October 31, 2010

  My previous two posts addressed where the tea party movement gets the majority of its’ financial backing and the general characteristics of those that support the cause. In this post I want to address the cause itself.  What is it that they want?  What policies do they want to implement?   Generally speaking, the group […]

Fear 101 – The Tolerance Of Lies

March 23, 2010

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post “Fear 101” the leadership of the Republican Party has spent much of the last year using tactics that raise the level of fear within their constituency for the purpose of inciting them to action.  Today I want to talk about the basic concepts of fear mongering and how it is used for […]

Fear 101

March 22, 2010

Nothing motivates like fear.  If you don’t believe me, think about how fast you would run when confronted by a bear, or other large animal while walking down some mountain trail.  The human body does amazing things when presented with a fearful circumstance.  Fear has a habit of causing atypical reactions in individuals.  Those who […]

The Political Folly Of The Health Care Summit

February 27, 2010

As I read through the transcripts (yes every word), a clear pattern emerged. Basically, the right wants to scrap the bill and start over using a step-by-step process to make changes. The left believes they have already done enough work on the subject and its time to press on. Nothing said or done during the proceedings will make the opposite side change their views. In that respect, the summit was a failure.

“I Will Stop This Car!”

February 25, 2010

You know you have said it at one time or another!  You have heard just about enough of it.  The more miles you drive the worse it gets.  Finally, you just explode and let the kids in the back seat know that you are done with it.  Enough of the bickering.  Enough of the arguing.  […]

Predictable Behavior…..Well Of Course It Is!

December 30, 2009

As the NFL regular season comes to an end this weekend, literally millions of fans are wrapping up their “fantasy football” season.  Fantasy football is basically an opportunity for all of us who play to select certain players and assemble a team.  The selection process involves researching past performance and predicting future performance.  It’s a […]