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  • September 30, 2015
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    President Obama’s Ten Greatest Accomplishments

      Almost seven years into the Obama Presidency, it is time to reflect on all of the things that this two term President has done for the United States.  We will count them down in reverse order of significance over the next five stories: 10.  CONTAMINATION OF THE WILD AND SCENIC ANIMAS RIVER IN COLORADO...
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  • June 20, 2013
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    President Obama Calls For End To Catholic Schools

    President Obama made an alarming call for an end to Catholic education in front of a largely Catholic audience during a speaking engagement that was part of the President’s official state visit to the G8.  So much for the separation of church and state.  So much for the free exercise of religion.  Guess the First...
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  • June 19, 2013
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    Diabolical Bill To Prevent Public Access To California Government

    Attacking the very fiber of American democracy, last Friday night the Democratic dominated California Legislature quietly added a last minute “trailer” into Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal that would have returned California local government quite literally to the dark ages.  More than half a century ago, California started to adopt laws requiring that public business...
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  • April 16, 2013
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    Touching Video Between Troops And Cheerleaders

    On a day in which I am torn between anger and sorrow, this video was just what the Dr. ordered. The Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders put together a video to help lift the spirits of our troops stationed in Afghanistan. It was obviously effective because some of the guys created their own response video that matched...
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  • April 1, 2013
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    Hugh Hefner Will Bring New NFL Franchise To LA

    “It is with a great deal of excitement and frankly with a little bit of relief that I can announce that Hugh Hefner will be bringing football back to the City of Los Angeles,” National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a press conference just a few minutes ago.  “The Jacksonville Jaguars will relocate...
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  • April 1, 2013
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    Rand Paul, Nancy Pelosi Announce Formation Of Joint PAC

    “We quite literally ran into each other in the halls of Congress and helped each other pick up the files we were carrying – that led to lunch, and before we realized it we had discovered a significant amount of common ground,” said the libertarian Kentucky Senator Rand Paul today at a press conference called...
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  • April 1, 2013
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    Obama Admits He Was Born In Kenya

      Startling the world, President Obama openly admitted today that he was born in Kenya.  “I have always thought American birth was an inappropriate requirement for a President and I think that my effectiveness over the past four years has demonstrated this,” the President said while flashes from the storm of photography illuminated him.  “Whether...
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  • March 31, 2013
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    Vicente Fox: A man with a purpose

    This is a piece I wrote for Widener University after hearing Vicente Fox speak at the Widener Speaker Series. In a talk that moved from Washington state to Colorado to Ohio, through every presidential library in the U.S. and finished in Guanajuato, Mexico, Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, covered a wide range of topics...
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  • March 24, 2013
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    Tweets Disappear After Axelrod Exchange

      Responding to a tweet by former Obama campaign manager David Axelrod, I found myself entering into a tweet exchange about an accusation that Rand Paul was racist (see the story about that part of the exchange here).  After the exchange of about 30 tweets that I found to be stunning – statements that you...
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  • March 13, 2013
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    Standardized Testing And The Destruction Of America’s Education System

    It is a tough time to be an American.  Suffering through the worst and most prolonged economic downturn of the last eight decades, America has taken a hit right to the solar plexus of its psyche.  This is particularly true regarding the state of the American education system.  Television commercials and political campaigns constantly bombard...
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  • March 12, 2013
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    CNN Anchor Asks If “A Little” Anti-Semitism Anti-Americanism Is OK

    On the same day that the San Francisco City Attorney called using accurate quotes from muslim extremists “Islamaphobic” (CBS), CNN anchor Erin Burnett asked former First Lady Laura Bush if we have to  “accept” anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism “when we want to make change” in the Middle East?”  Please check the tags, this is NOT satire,...
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  • March 11, 2013
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    Obama Anti-Choice

      Rejecting an individual’s right to choose in almost every regard, President Obama is one of the most anti-choice Presidents in history.  While the President’s spokespeople have accused Republicans of waging a “war on women” solely because of abortion policy discussions, ironically the White House is against choice in virtually every other regard.  I don’t...
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  • October 26, 2011
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    What IS My Fair Share?

    If it has done nothing else, the “Occupy” movement has raised an interesting question – what IS my fair share?  With many in the 1% paying more than half of their earnings to income taxes (and then paying all of the other taxes and fees imposed elsewhere), the claims of the Occupy movement that the...
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  • April 1, 2013
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    Hugh Hefner Will Bring New NFL Franchise To LA

    “It is with a great deal of excitement and frankly with a little bit of relief that I can announce that Hugh Hefner will be bringing football back to the City of Los Angeles,” National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a press conference just a few minutes ago.  “The Jacksonville Jaguars will relocate...
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  • October 15, 2012
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    Tragic Damage To Space Shuttle Left Unguarded For Mere Minutes

      LOS ANGELES – NASA and LAPD officials were stunned late this afternoon when the Space Shuttle was tagged after being left unsupervised for only about 6 minutes.  ”We are supposed to have at least two guards on duty 24/7 but evidently they both went to the bathroom at the same time,” said an incredibly...
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  • June 24, 2011
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    New Poll Shows Obama In Trouble

    In a series of polls conducted in the week of June 10-18, only 23% of Americans now say that they are likely to vote for President Obama.  Increasingly troubled by the economy, more Americans are convinced the country is headed in the wrong direction and fewer approve of President Barack Obama’s economic stewardship.  Twenty-six percent...
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  • November 19, 2012
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    Obama To Be Added To Mt. Rushmore – Park Service Confirms

      In an action that I can only describe as tragic, the United State National Park Service announced today that it has contracted to add the face of President Obama to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial near Rapid City, South Dakota.  Evidently secret negotiations between the Park Service and the private donors sponsoring the addition...
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  • November 27, 2012
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    Fiscal Cliff Purely Political Play For Democrats

      With all of the hype and bluster about the wealthy paying “their fair share” coming out the Democrats you would think that tax hikes were the be all and end all of future economic success.  If ALL of President Obama’s proposed tax hikes were implemented they would amount to about .5% of the total...
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  • May 6, 2011
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    Double Dipping Mowery Virtually Doubles Pay

      As the finance manager for the Orange County Great Park, Kurt Mowery had a pretty sweet gig pulling in $209,761 (as a total package including benefits) as a City of Irvine employee charged with overseeing parts of that “work in progress” the Great Park.   In December of last year, Mowery “retired” from his position.  One would...
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  • October 30, 2012
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    Biologists Busily Herding Sharks Out Of Subways, Off Of Streets of New York, New Jersey

      A well prepared Northern East Coast survived brutal hurricane Sandy and are now assessing the damages.  Perhaps hit the hardest, New York City is struggling to deal with an unforeseen problem – how to herd sharks out of its subways and off of its streets.  ”We hadn’t really prepared for this one contingency,” said...
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  • October 6, 2012
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    Stop Listening to Politicians!

    Why do I say this? Is it because everyone knows politicians will say anything to get elected (or reelected) or is it because everyone knows that politicians lie? No, it is because it is a very poor predictor of what a politician will do or try to do if they are elected or reelected. Anyone old...
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  • February 7, 2013
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    Penelope Soto Symbolic Of Incivility And Entitlement Of Youth Today

    You have probably heard the story by now and I was off pursuing other interests when this story broke but I thought it was so symbolic of what is wrong with America today that I decided to run with it even though I am a day late.  When I sat down to write this post...
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  • November 15, 2011
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    11 Things You Won’t Learn In High School

    In a time when nothing is your fault, you are owed everything, you should not have to work for anything and everyone is a winner – I find this dose of reality refreshing: Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it! Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world...
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  • February 6, 2013
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    Imaginary Grenade Thrown At Imaginary Evil Box Results In Second Grader Suspension

    Seven year old Alex Watkins slowly crept around the jungle gym carefully looking for sentries protecting the evil box.  Seeing that the enemy’s guard was down, Alex leapt to his feet and hurled the grenade at the box destroying it and in one smooth step, saving the world.  That is what happened in the mind of...
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