Tag Archives: Politics

A Frustrated Republican

[Categories: VOTING, POLITICS, CONSERVATISM.] [Following is an email received from a California friend, critical thinker, and frustrated voter.  Feel free to reblog or email his message as you see fit.] Dear Voter  I have had an increasing sense that the … Continue reading

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Careful Reading for Thinkers

[Categories: GUN CONTROL, GAY MARRIAGE, PHILOSOPHY, DEBT] By thinkers I mean YOU. I came across several thoughtful articles on current issues recently that I want to share.  I suggest they be read slowly and carefully, perhaps at bed time where their … Continue reading

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One More Event to Add to the “Been There, Survived That” List

  At the risk of my meandering blog offending snow people, photogs, and fashionable women, I too “am a conservative foremost, not a Republican.” I like this man’s writing.  

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T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 24 Feb. 2013. Taxes?! Of COURSE we need taxes! [UPDATED. See end of post.]

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It is not often one can berate the WSJ (SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending) but one can ALWAYS find some die-hard liberal cause jumping from the pages of the NEW YORK TIMES. While catching up … Continue reading

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SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

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SHAME on the Wall Street Journal for making the Payroll Tax item a front page, above the fold, near-banner headline: I may have to institute an official Donald Sutherland/1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers SHAME AWARD for egregious (outstandingly bad; shocking) … Continue reading

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Politics and the Brain

A fellow blogger I follow, conservative judging from her posts, recently posted this reference: Red brain, blue brain: Republicans & Democrats Process Risk Differently “A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts … Continue reading

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T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

Obama’s State of the Union Address, Minimum Wage, Marco Rubio, Immigration, Gun Control, oh my!  REALLY?! I could opine on conservative thought 3 times a day.  I definitely should opine more than 3 times a year.  If I have anything … Continue reading

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A Message to Republicans

The following was shared with me recently.  I suggest Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans DO NOT READ THIS. My apology to viewers looking for travel and photography.  I have a great skiing post planned for publication soon, looking at ski … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics

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What can one say about this issue?  FINISHED!!  Timely as ever it arrived mid-September for the Oct.-Dec. quarter and in time to get some of it read before the Great Elections of 2012.  It still took me the entire quarter … Continue reading

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Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

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Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins This is an excellent book.  I approve its message. (It is presidential election season.) The book is a methodical, reasoned analysis of the self-inflicted big government … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics, or, Lewis Lapham REALLY gets political!

‘REALLY’ is a reference to my previous post Lewis Lapham gets political. in which I note Mr. Lapham makes some political comments in his introductory essay to the issue of Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows. I just received the Fall 2012 issue … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows, or, Lewis Lapham gets political.

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I was surprised, as reading two full issues since I subscribed to Lapham’s Quarterly last winter I had found it to be a pleasant relief that it was apolitical.  Someday the quarterly theme could be politics.  At least then we’ll know … Continue reading

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The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer, book review

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The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer. A great book in my opinion.  I highly recommend it.  Five of five stars for excellent literature.  This is the second time I’ve read it, the first … Continue reading

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T.O.T.N. 9/29/2011

Thoughts On The News. Let’s try this again from the iPad2. WordPress is a bit difficult. It’s cumbersome from here. It’s the app as much as the iPad. Typing is no picnic either. As a touch typist since junior high … Continue reading

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Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America

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…by Ann Coulter. My commentary/review, written in several parts over time.  It’s a work in progress I want to share with you now.  I’ll add a note here when I’ve finished reading and commenting. (NOTE: I’M FINISHED NOW!  6/27/11.) [MINIMAL SPOILER … Continue reading

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Give Me A Break by John Stossel

Oh these libertine Libertarians.  Will they never stop chanting for individual rights and self-responsibility? What does Stossel think this is, a free country? His book Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the … Continue reading

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