Tag Archives: Ohio

A Punt, A Fumble And A Lost Star

The title of this article sums up my assessment of last week in Washington, (and I’m being charitable in the first two analogizes).  I think the House punted by not passing the Senate’s unemployment bill, it fumbled by passing the … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Opening Day 2014

Even as I have reached senior citizen status in the eyes of many, when Opening Day of baseball season arrives I’m still a little boy at heart.  At 4:10pm today my favorite team, the Tampa Bay Rays, host the Toronto … Continue reading

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A Personal Primary

How would you like to have your own personal 2016 Presidential primary?  Apparently if you donated something north of $90 million in 2012 it will happen.  Just ask casino magnet Sheldon Adelson who is holding what Republican operatives are calling … Continue reading

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Starve

Mainly due to very limited resources I normally do one story a day for this site.  My target is to be between 600 and 800 words so my followers can read me quickly.  When I decide to go in depth … Continue reading

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Anything But Cruz Control

Even liberal politicians are conservative when it comes to exposing themselves to controversial votes.  Last week the Senate took up raising the debt ceiling.  The legislation is one of those must pass measures that no politician likes having their name … Continue reading

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Two From Sun Tzu

Anyone who knows me well knows of my fondness for the writings of Sun Tzu.  Two of his adages describe some of the activity in the House this week.  They are: “Most battles are won before they are fought” and … Continue reading

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A Useful Lie

A guiding principle of today’s Republican Party is to never let the truth get in the way of a good talking point.  This principle is reflected in their 24/7 cable news spin machine, a/k/a Fox News, whose motto may as … Continue reading

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A Largely Ignored Battlefield (By The Left)

One of the reasons for the Republican Party’s success is that they pay attention to races and positions that Democrats tend to ignore.  This takes many forms and I would like to briefly explore one of them today – the … Continue reading

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Working: What A Concept

One of the rites of passage in early January is the memo from Personnel stating which holidays the company is declaring as days off in the New Year.  Well, I’m sounding like an old guy again; today it takes the … Continue reading

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