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Vote!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is election day in the United States. By November 9, 2016, we should know who will be sworn in as our 45th President on January 20, 2017. Who the President-elect will be depends on the combined votes of every eligible voter in the country. If you are eligible to vote and fail to do so, I don’t want to hear your complaints until a few months after the Inauguration. 100 days in office seems like a good test for a new President.

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The Supreme Court

CNN reported that, on Monday, October 17, 2016 in a radio interview on 1210 WPHT Philadelphia, Senator John McCain said:

“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up. I promise you. This is where we need the majority and Pat Toomey is probably as articulate and effective on the floor of the Senate as anyone I have encountered.”

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How do You Want your Lies?

How do you want your lies … overt or covert … obvious or suspected? To say that the Presidential candidates of our two major political parties are unpopular is understatement.  PolitiFact has caught each of them using spin, hyperbole, and outright lies. PolitiFact checks the veracity of political statements and assigns one of six ratings … True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False, and Pants on Fire (i.e., outrageous lie). This article focuses on the last three categories.

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Muddy Waters

Let’s not forget. Both of are major political parties had a Gold Star Parent speak at their national conventions. In that, neither is above reproach. The Republicans had Pat Smith  who holds Hillary Clinton responsible for her son’s death. The Democrats had Khizr Khan who questions Donald Trump’s understanding of the Constitution.

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… And the Bleat Goes On

In two of my earlier articles, I showed a graph of data collected by counting PolitiFact.com‘s “Truth-o-meter” ratings of statements made by the then-current Presidential candidates. We’ve narrowed the field to the presumptive candidates for our two major political parties. On Wednesday, July 6th, I trimmed my graph to those two and updated the counts.

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An Open Letter to Hillary

I believe (and hope) that Hillary Clinton will be the 45th President of the United States of America. I decided to send her a letter. Unfortunately, her campaign web site allows only 1000 characters per message. (I guess she’s being extra careful with her e-mail address these days. It’s not posted on the site.) I sent Hillary this abbreviated version of my letter.

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Three and Counting

While it seems likely that Hillary will be the Democratic candidate for President, Bernie is “hanging in there”. Donald has locked down the Republican nomination. Regardless of who wins in November, our generation will take the White House back from the generation that’s currently in charge. I say our generation because all three candidates are my contemporaries. Bernie is 4 years my senior. Donald is a year and Hillary two years younger than I. No matter who wins, we won’t have a “child” like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz … or, Barack Obama … for our next President.

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… And then There were Five

Three more candidates have dropped out since my last Presidential election post. We’re left with 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats … 6 possible pairs of nominees. The Republicans may go to their Convention without a clear winner. That could be interesting … at least as a TV event. The Democratic Convention will probably be little more than the start of their national campaign.

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Letters to Hillary and Donald


In the 2016 Presidential race, I think that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are most likely to win the nomination of their respective parties. While I prefer Hillary, Donald is not the worst of the Republican candidates (At least two of the remaining four candidates are more dangerous.) It seemed only fair to share “my less than humble opinion” with him too.

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Election 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election is full of “firsts” and other “special” possibilities. On the less complicated Democratic side, we have the possibility of:

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Upgrade Announcement

Recently (September 1, 2015), I upgraded my WordPress account. The upgrade gives me access to tools that I hope will let me improve my website. The first thing you’ll notice is that the sometimes weird ads at the ends of each post will disappear. Any ads you see in the future will be because the site has become so wildly popular that someone is paying me to put them here. In other words, don’t expect to see any ads here for a very long time (probably never).

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 Birthers

Where have All the Birthers Gone?

Many so-called “birthers” questioned whether Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen as the Constitution requires for Presidential eligibility. Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959. Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen. End of conversation. (In contrast, Barry Goldwater was born in Arizona 3 years before it became a state. Nobody questioned his right to run for president in 1964. Maybe someone would have done so had he won …, but I doubt it.)

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What Idiot put THIS here?

Don’t expect any of my posts to remain static.  Because my opinions change over time, my posts will too.  Because I’ll never be completely satisfied with my writing, I’ll tweak the language now and then.

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