Sep 292012
 

The first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, October 3. The topic is domestic policy. The debate will be broadcast by all the major networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS – and FOX at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 8:00 p.m. Central Time. I plan on watching. I hope you do, too.

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Weekly Address 09-29-12

 Posted by at 10:18  Politics
Sep 292012
 

“It’s Time for Congress to Help Responsible Homeowners”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama explains his administration’s steps to help the housing market, including giving responsible homeowners a chance to save thousands of dollars every year by refinancing their mortgages, but says we need Congress’s help to do more.

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Sep 242012
 

Last week, Mitt Romney called 47% of Americans freeloaders and moochers who would not take responsibility for their own lives. This week, he says that those who do not have health insurance should just go to hospital emergency rooms where they can get the care they need for free. I’m not convinced Mitt Romney, from one day to the next, really knows what he is saying.

Mitt Romney: Flip-flopper in Chief.
 

Undecided voters

 Posted by at 17:48  Election 2012, Humor, Politics
Sep 232012
 

Most Americans already know for whom they will be voting in the presidential election now just 44 days in the future. In those 44 days, both campaigns and their “super-pacs” will be spending a whole lot of money courting those few who do not yet know for whom they will be voting. Last night’s Saturday Night Live gave us a pretty accurate portrayal of the undecided voters…


 

Weekly Address 09-22-12

 Posted by at 09:28  Politics
Sep 222012
 

“Congress Must Act to Create Jobs and Grow the Economy ”

From the White House weblog:

President Obama describes how the House of Representatives left town without finishing important work that would create jobs and strengthen our economy.

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Sep 212012
 

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Homer votes 2012

 Posted by at 18:52  Entertainment, Humor, Politics
Sep 202012
 

The new season of The Simpsons begins on Fox on Sunday, September 30. This clip from the premier episode, in which Homer votes in the 2012 presidential election, was released today.

Granted he votes for the wrong candidate for entirely the wrong reasons (and pays for his mistake), but the clip does a good job of addressing some of the issues facing us this year. See if you can pick them out.