Oct 312012

W. Mitt Romney disguised an Ohio campaign rally as a collection of canned food for the Red Cross yesterday. Too bad somebody on his staff didn’t find the time to check the Red Cross website

Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints the Red Cross does not accept or solicit individual donations or collections of items. Items such as collected food, used clothing and shoes must be sorted, cleaned, repackaged and transported which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel.

Meanwhile, President Obama has been busy directing the federal response to Super Storm Sandy. Today, he will join New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) in touring some of the damage suffered by the citizens of that state.

The night the lights went out

 Posted by at 22:06  General
Oct 292012

This is not the night for politics. Our thoughts are with all the folks in the northeastern United States being slammed tonight by Hurricane Sandy.

However, I do not feel it would be out line to acknowledge the leadership that is going to help people through this natural disaster. Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, usually one of President Obama’s harshest critics, had nothing but praise for our president today…

The president himself took a few moments out of a very busy day to address the nation about the storm and to let those affected know that help will be immediately available. He also admonished folks to heed the warnings and advice of their local officials…


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Hurricane Sandy

 Posted by at 21:07  General
Oct 282012

If you are anywhere in the path of this thing, I hope you have taken all necessary steps to ensure your safety and that of your family.


Weekly Address 10-27-12

 Posted by at 09:34  Politics
Oct 272012

“Protecting the American People with New Wall Street Reforms”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama highlights the work of the new independent consumer watchdog he fought to create. This agency’s mission is to stand up for consumers and includes protecting every American from mistakes made by the companies who determine their credit scores.

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I voted today

 Posted by at 22:09  Election 2012, Politics
Oct 262012


Have you voted yet? (Assuming the Republicans in your state still allow it.)

P.S. I should say I think I voted. Being in a Republican-controlled state with electronic voting machines that have no paper trail, one can never be sure.

Oct 262012

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As always, our thanks go to the talented and observant cartoonists who, each week, help us smile through the pain.

Oct 252012

General Colin Powell served as Secretary of State under George W. Bush. He upset a lot of Republicans back in 2008 when he jumped shipped and endorsed Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States. He did it again this morning in an appearance on CBS This Morning. His reasoning is sound…

While you’re in the video watching mode, Towelroad has the video of President Obama’s appearance on Jay Leno’s show last night.

After the debate

 Posted by at 17:22  Election 2012, Politics
Oct 232012

Here’s a little something the news media did not bother to mention last night. Perhaps you were watching after the debate as the Romney family (wife, kids, wives of kids, grandkids) all swarmed the stage to pat each other on the back. It seems that at least one member of the Romney clan had something else in mind. Miles Romney, grandson of W. Mitt Romney, wanted to meet the President of the United States. President Obama, of course, obliged. (Click on the photos to make them bigger).




(Photographs courtesy of BuzzFeed.)

Oct 222012

I will likely have more on this later but here are my first thoughts on tonight’s presidential debate…

Mitt Romney is the new president of the Barack Obama Fan Club.

Though Mr. Romney clearly got most of the talk time this evening, he used nearly all of it to declare how strongly he agrees with everything President Obama has done and is doing with regard to foreign policy (which was, by the way, the topic of tonight’s debate). I hope the Obama campaign is at this moment drafting a thank you card to the Romney campaign.

The hoarseness and the sweating aside, all in all a weak performance from W. Mitt Romney tonight. This debate, as the last one, must go to the President. I remember my mom, when I asked her in 2004 why she voted for George W. Bush, saying that we should not be changing horses in the middle of the stream. Ditto, mom. As we saw tonight, there would be no point. Doing so would, in my opinion, do irreparable damage to our country and to the world.