Tag Archives: Defense Budget

A Matter Of Priorities

A new word entered the political lexicon in the last few years: prebuttal.  We all know that a rebuttal is when you try to refute a point someone has made.  The prebuttal is when you issue a statement in advance … Continue reading

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Sequester Siesta

  Back in the summer of 2011 America was dealing with one of the many fiscal crises that the Tea Party/Republicans have manufactured in the 112th and 113th Congress.  The solution/punt formation included the creation of a Supercommittee that if … Continue reading

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A Challenge Issued

I’m a self-confessed political junkie; as such I almost never miss a State of the Union address.  I have to admit to some degree enjoying the pomp and circumstance however I am beyond being overwhelmed by it.  The several days … Continue reading

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If A Than B

Monday President Obama put forth the name of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  What interested me was why and what does that tell us.  Hagel, the former Republican Senator from Nebraska, had been rumored to be in line for … Continue reading

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Least We Forget

Today is the anniversary of one of the darkest days in American military history.  It is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  America’s greatest generation, (thanks Dad), rose from those ashes and defeated the mightiest foe it … Continue reading

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What Cliff?

Friday President Obama held his first meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss what has come to be known as the fiscal cliff.  The word cliff implies some danger and doom.  If there is imminent danger it is certainly not for … Continue reading

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A Tribute To Barney Frank

If you were giving out lifetime achievement awards to progressives Barney Frank’s name would be high on the list.  Monday the Massachusetts House member announced he would not seek reelection ending a Congressional career of over thirty years that included … Continue reading

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The Best Budget Proposal You Didn’t Hear Of

The left spent several days praising President Obama’s budget speech mainly because in it he refused to destroy America and took a couple of shots at the piece of absurdity based on false assumptions Paul Ryan, (R, WI-1), and the … Continue reading

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The Difference Is Clear

Wednesday afternoon in his speech on the defecit President Obama made the difference between Democrats and Republicans abundantly clear.  His plan had a goal of reducing the defecit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years and was based in … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Paul Ryan

Like most Americans I find it easy to excuse an honest mistake especially if it is follow with an apology.  When someone knows better and tries to hoodwink as many people as possible and is arrogant about it that is … Continue reading

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