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August 17, 2007 by singrdave
Good morning all, The current long-haul presidential campaign has scrutinized every aspect of the candidates' lives. A recent media scan of Facebook found that Rudy Giuliani's own daughter was in a group supporting Barack Obama. This particular father-daughter enmity was a result of Rudy's divorce from this particular daughter's mother, which was played out quite publicly during his tenure as Mayor of New York. The inevitable question was why he should expect loyalty from voters when he do...
November 13, 2006 by singrdave
The turnout of the recent elections gives Americans the opportunity to mend our spendthrift ways and become fiscally responsible, both governmentally and personally. Otherwise, they fear the American economy will lose its status as the standard for world economic stability. Probable Democratic solutions for the problem at hand are as follows: 1. Raise taxes. 2. Cut benefits. Raise the minimum retirement age to save Social Security. 3. Adopt a "pay as you go" philosophy to federal spend...
July 14, 2006 by singrdave
The price of oil hit an all-time high of over $77 per barrel today. Okay, please somebody explain this to me: The price is skyrocketing because of a war... over no oil reserves? Israel and Lebanon have essentially gone to war. Neither nation has oil, so no oil reserves are threatened in their battle. Their skirmishes do not cross any oil shipping lanes, like the Suez Canal, so they're not disrupting the flow of oil through the region. They're not jeopardizing any pipelines. Oil has ...
July 9, 2006 by singrdave
Looks as though the American economy is improving and the deficit is shrinking! Much to the chagrin of our resident doomsayer(s). From TODAYonline: The projected US budget deficit unexpectedly has shrunk by some 100 billion dollars, thanks to an increase in tax revenue from corporations and wealthy Americans, a US newspaper reported. . The White House is on Tuesday to release figures showing the budget deficit to be about 100 billion dollars less than projected six months ago, the N...
June 9, 2006 by singrdave
I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. And that only a constitutional amendment defining marriage is the only way to protect marriage from those who would corrupt it. Since obviously the will of the people is being overridden by the judicial system in each individual state. Last week, I was inspired to write to my Senators, Sens. Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) regarding the so-called marriage protection amendment. This legislation was to come before the...
June 5, 2006 by singrdave
Apparently the Democrats are pandering to the Hispanic community for votes in new ways: telling them it's their right as "people in our country" to vote, regardless of their legal citizenship status. From Sign On San Diego: If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: "You don't need papers for voting." On Thursday night, Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, was speaking before a largely Latino crowd in Escondido when she utter...
June 3, 2006 by singrdave
Talk about truth in politics. For those of you out there who may think that "BIG OIL" is responsible for the price run-ups of the past several months/years, and who cry and moan and complain about it on and on... ...well just remember a little something from Assemblyman Ray Haynes of California: Do you want to reduce the price of gasoline by almost 60 cents a gallon immediately? Get the real price gougers. They take nearly 60 cents of every $3.00 gallon of gas. They should pay the windf...
May 20, 2006 by singrdave
Q: How are Americans "constructed"? Who is responsible for this construction project? Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the construction of Americans also depends on who is doing the viewing. Americans are not so much constructed as cobbled together. We have come from many nations. My own ancestors came from Sweden and Prussia in the early 20th century. They came seeking economic and political independence. They farmed the plains of Minnesota for a few generations, until...
April 28, 2006 by singrdave
Here ya go, another rant about the price of gasoline in America. How hard is it for people to figure out that supply is down and demand is up. It isn't any one person's fault, unless that one person is sucking up 88 gazillion barrels of oil a day singlehandedly and putting it down a hole somewhere in Nebraska. If you want to blame someone, blame the US for our gas-guzzling ways. Blame the Chinese for bringing their nation into the 1st-world. Blame the Nigerians for not getting ...
March 15, 2006 by singrdave
You might have heard about the Democratic Senator who proposed President Bush be censured for efficiently tracking suspected terrorists and their phone calls. It's bad enough that someone disagrees with the president for tracking members of Al Qaeda but now people want to condemn the man for doing his job. The liberal outrage meter must read something like this: on a scale of 1-10, 1 being "not at all outrageous" and 10 being "extremely outrageous", liberals rate: Indoctrination of student...
March 15, 2006 by singrdave
The Bush Administration has decided that enough just isn't enough, and that the federal debt ceiling needs to be raised. Without it, we as a nation would actually have to cut back on the spending we enjoy right now, especially the money-sink called Iraq that is draining our federal coffers and putting us farther and farther into the red. From today's Washington Post: THE GOVERNMENT, Treasury Secretary John W. Snow informed Congress last week, has now taken "all prudent and legal actions" ...
February 1, 2006 by singrdave
From today's Drudge Report: Sen. John Kerry claimed this morning on NBC TODAY that 53% of America's children do not graduate from high school: a claim that raised eyebrows in the NBC control room, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. Kerry made the comments after host Katie Couric asked the former presidential candidate about Bush's State of the Union call to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and science. COURIC: He wanted to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and scie...
January 29, 2006 by singrdave
I was reading another person's blog, The Truth is Out There, where he claimed that in order for Democrats to "take back America", apparently they have to block everything the Republicans are trying to accomplish. Heck, read for yourself: Regarding whether or not a filibuster is warranted in the atrocious pick of Samuel Alito. The Democrats must grow a background [backbone?] and scrounge up the 41 votes needed to extend the debate. It is time the debate focused on all the issues facing us,...
December 22, 2005 by singrdave
Recently there has been a flurry of Church vs. State activism regarding the use of religious symbols and functions within the American government. It's over the "establishment of religion", which finds flower in the CHAPLAIN. The military chaplain is expected to be a spiritual advisor and friend to all within military ranks and circles. He or she is supposed to take the lead in family group counseling sessions, open and close military functions with a prayer, and be an all around religious ...
December 3, 2005 by singrdave
Oh my goodness, that wily Bush is at it again. I can't believe he isn't doing his civic duty. Crawford needs him! WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush had to explain that he was a little busy running the United States when he got called for jury duty. Bush never received the summons to appear at a court in Crawford, Texas, for jury duty on Monday and the White House learned about it through media reports, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said on Thursday. "We have si...