Category Archives: Obama Controls the Issues


It’s that time of year when America doesn’t know what to do with itself – Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is yet to come. It’s a cultural pause. Stores are beginning to fill with Christmas stuff, but no one wants … Continue reading

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Assigning Blame for the Needless Upcoming Disaster

August 4, 1792 – the birth of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the most irritatingly sensitive of those weepy Romantic poets – and August 4, 1901 – the birth of Louis Armstrong, and thus the birth of Americans jazz (if you can … Continue reading

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The Peculiar and Pointless Race to the Bottom

The fiscal conservatives and Republicans and those on the right who call themselves the Values Voters – each alone or in various combinations – quickly realized this new president would pose a problem. President Obama seems to have an unusual … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Birthers, Obama - Master Politician, Obama a Racist, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Controls the Issues, Obama Respecting Republicans, Obama Traps his Opponents, Pat Boone, Race and Politics, Republican Name Calling, Republicans, Republicans Weird and Desperate | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The New World and Those Who Pretend There is No Such Thing

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. ~ Elie Wiesel You probably caught Wiesel at Buchenwald (video) along with Obama, which was odd: Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the Buchenwald concentration camp. … Continue reading

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