Category Archives: 2012 Elections

The State of the Union

I noticed something missing from the State of the Union Address even though the concept has been around and accepted for thousands of years. As the president crowned himself king and declared unilateral action and the republicans continued to sit … Continue reading

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123 Things I Don’t Understand

I sat down a couple of days ago and was pondering some blog subjects. In about 30 minutes I came up with these things that I don’t completely understand? Ill bet you have some yourself. Why don’t we see more … Continue reading

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Legalizing the Illogical

Does anyone else wonder how  our federal  government appears to be working overtime trying to stop the use of tobacco while our state governments are legalizing the use of marijuana? More smoke and mirrors….. smoke and mirrors…………smoke and……. smo…….  what was … Continue reading

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Political Civil War

At times I despair that the perceptions and realities  that  divide  and  separate the people of  our country are not  easily  definable and at times seem  insurmountable. That the extreme positions and negative attitudes taken by both sides in the … Continue reading

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Candidates – As Advertised on TV

Last night while watching yet another bundle of conflicting political ads another debate idea popped into the vacuum inside my brain being caused by the ads.   In a follow-up to yesterday’s ”  Presidential Debate Improvement Plan , ” I would add a … Continue reading

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Politicians Defined in Quotes

I believe this quote from Henry Kissinger “Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” says it all,  but here are some other defining words: “We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s … Continue reading

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Words, Advertising, and Politicians

I believe in the power of the perfect word at the perfect time.  And I also believe as  George Will tells us that   “A politician’s words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about … Continue reading

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Memories

As I watched the national news , the political ads and the handwringing and political posturing over the  continuing strife in the Middle East I remembered two works  that are over 35 years old. but seem to be perfect for … Continue reading

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Sleep and Politics

All the political things aside, I got a good night’s sleep last night. about 8.5 hours in the deep silence of the Minnesota woods in the fall.  Nobody within miles, no boats, cars, sirens, no nice but irritatingly punctual AM dogs.    This is … Continue reading

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Joe Friday Law – The facts Ma’am, Just the Facts

A local newspaper ( Des Moines Register) in an editorial on libel suits, states that libel/slander suits filed by one candidate against another will stifle political debate. I wondered how truth in political advertising and vigorous political debate could be … Continue reading

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