It’s No Mystery , It’s Still the Tom Hagen Math (and Business)

Tom Hagen: Right now we have the unions and we have the gambling and those are the best things to have. But narcotics is a thing of the future. If we don’t get a piece of that action we risk everything we have. Not now, but ten years from now. The Godfather 1972 I've been seeing … Continue reading It’s No Mystery , It’s Still the Tom Hagen Math (and Business)

For real change, make local elections a top priority

Can you name the Vice President of the United States? How about the two U.S. Senators in your state? All members of Congress (or at least your own district's representative)? Governor? If you're reading this, chances are good that you can easily answer these questions because you're at least a little interested in politics. How … Continue reading For real change, make local elections a top priority

I’m Old Enough to Remember when Democrats Routinely looked like John Bel Edwards

I'm going to shock a few people here by saying how pleased I am to see John Bel Edwards win in Louisiana To regular readers of the blog this might be a shock, why on earth would I want to see the democrats get a morale increasing win at a time when things look very … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember when Democrats Routinely looked like John Bel Edwards

Fundamentally Changing Congress Obama Style

Just a reminder to all those still defending the president as a great leader: Before Barack Obama ran for president the Democrat Party had 49 seats in the Senate and two independents who caucused with them giving them control. After four elections where Barack Obama was either on the ballot or President of the United … Continue reading Fundamentally Changing Congress Obama Style

Why THEY fight Protecting the Liberal Gravy Train

Malone: lf you walk through this door, you're walking into a world of trouble. There's no turning back. Do you understand? The Untouchables 1987 Sen Jefferson Smith: Mr. President. I stand guilty as framed! Because Section 40 is GRAFT! And I was ready to say so, I was ready to tell you that a certain … Continue reading Why THEY fight Protecting the Liberal Gravy Train

Colombia: What the FARC really want

by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Colombia, the closest Western ally in South America, has been waging a war for half a century against narco-terrorist group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The FARC, which the U.S. considers to be a terrorist and drug trafficking organization, relies heavily on cocaine trafficking to finance its activities. Previous … Continue reading Colombia: What the FARC really want

We didn’t come to Washington to serve a bunch of Porkbusters

Harry:  (Wounded & Dying)  Chris... Chris:Yes, Harry? Harry:  l´d hate to die a sucker. We didn´t come here just to keep an eye on a lotta corn and chilli peppers. There was something else all the time, wasn´t there? Chris: Yes, Harry. You had it pegged right all along. The Magnificent Seven 1960 At the start … Continue reading We didn’t come to Washington to serve a bunch of Porkbusters

6 Reasons Why Refusing To Fund Obamacare Is A Good Strategy

Senators Lee, Cruz and Rubio have gotten a lot of attention recently with their assertion that this is the last chance to rid the world of Obamacare. In the upcoming debt negotiations, they are offering a strategy to refuse to fund Obamacare, even if that means shutting down the government.  Now, no one wants the government to shut down, but … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Refusing To Fund Obamacare Is A Good Strategy

Stop me before I have to vote!

There are two things that really don't make any sense to me in the so-called "Fiscal Cliff" debate. The first is the considered opinion of everyone involved that "sequestration" is a bad thing when it was a bipartisan law passed by a GOP House with broad democrat support and through a democrat senate with over … Continue reading Stop me before I have to vote!

The Bright Side of One Party States

On Conservatively Speaking and to a lesser degree on DaTechGuy on DaRadio we speak about the one party rule in Massachusetts and all the trouble it causes us. Massachusetts and California may be one side of the coin but the NYT talks a bit about the other side of the equation: Come January, more than … Continue reading The Bright Side of One Party States

NPR gives out the dirty little secret about “independents”

Apparently there is no such animal: "It's a shame that ... more people don't do that," said Amin Sadri, 23, a Florida independent. "That more people, for lack of a better word, they almost feed at the trough. They are set on a certain mindset, so they only listen and gather information that is already … Continue reading NPR gives out the dirty little secret about “independents”

Voices of the activists: Catherine Engelbrecht of “True the Vote”

We are getting near the end of our CPAC videos that are going up, this one is Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote I found this video particularly apt considering this story from Shelia Jackson Lee's district in Texas and the Holder justice department's challenging of that law: the group visited addresses and scoured property … Continue reading Voices of the activists: Catherine Engelbrecht of “True the Vote”

Meanwhile back in Egypt…

While everyone is paying attention to the results in South Carolina the final tally is done in Egypt and the results are just what you might expect? In the vote for the lower house of parliament, a coalition led by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood won 47 percent, or 235 seats in the 498-seat parliament. The … Continue reading Meanwhile back in Egypt…

Ah Dave have you actually looked at the polls concerning Abortion?

Because if you had you might not be saying things like this: That's most of the plan. The rest of the plan, as Israel explains, is making life difficult for some of the pro-life Republicans who were swept into Congress last year. The theory is that voters sort of elected them by accident. And they … Continue reading Ah Dave have you actually looked at the polls concerning Abortion?

Fidel Castro and Pappy McDaniel

In 1941 Governor Lee "Pappy" McDaniel ran in a special election for an open Senate seat created by the death of Senator John Sheppard (an interesting fact is that a son of Sam Houston the 1st president of Texas born in 1793 was appointed as a "placeholder" senator during the time between the death and … Continue reading Fidel Castro and Pappy McDaniel

Massachusetts disenfranchises their voters

Just as the state starts to swing in a more conservative direction our one party state legislature decides that our votes will no longer count. Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state's electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally. … Continue reading Massachusetts disenfranchises their voters

The citizen in me cheers the partisan frowns…

...at this story: The revelation that tax increases could hurt the economy has recently been heard from Senators Evan Bayh of Indiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and, most surprising, even from Kent Conrad of North Dakota. On a scale of unlikely events, this is like the Pope coming out against celibacy. As Senate Budget Chairman, … Continue reading The citizen in me cheers the partisan frowns…

Local Candidate Mike Stopa on Sean Hannity tonight

Stopa is one of the republicans/tea party candidates running to oppose Jim McGovern: Stopa on the Mosque in NY: The Cordova initiative is funding this and is not good cross cultural, moving the Mosque would be a good outreach by these people, will they? On the NASA topic: The greatest symbol of American exceptionalism is … Continue reading Local Candidate Mike Stopa on Sean Hannity tonight

At Bickfords today I paid with my credit card…

...and the waiter checked my ID to be sure it matched. Naturally if I'm a progressive person I must never go there again. After all if it is a violation of basic rights to show ID to prove who you are to do a thing as important as voting how much more a basic violation … Continue reading At Bickfords today I paid with my credit card…