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Our Republican friends are mocking us because the Biden administration wants to reboot and work on their messaging. Rebooting is commonplace in politics. You can do it by replacing cabinet members, staff, or policy.

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The 2021 disinformation train is on the same track in 2022 with no signs of slowing down. I don’t pretend to have all the right answers but I am able to produce sources to back up my claims, except in the cases where I inject my personal opinion.

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We have closed the books on 2021 and I hope in the year 2023 we won’t be discussing COVID-19, Jan. 6, or voter fraud because we used 2022 to stabilize the virus, fully investigate Jan. 6 and regain the trust of the voters.

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The first thing I do every morning is read the Victoria Advocate online. I stop at the obituaries and scroll through the names looking for someone familiar. When I find that name, I’ll read the entire article because more often than not I’ll come across something I didn’t know about them. I …

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While watching the body of Bob Dole being brought to the US Capitol Rotunda, a friend said “the era of Bob Dole is the last time members of Congress acted like statesmen." I think he’s probably right.

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I got bored over the holidays so I did something I swore I would never do again: I started commenting on the Crossroads website. I am not naïve so I knew what I was getting myself into. It’s brutal and the misinformation is alarming.

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GOP consultant Lee Atwater coined the phrase “perception is reality” and Republicans have run on that belief ever since. It means “don’t worry about the facts, if you can get people to believe something it becomes a de facto fact.

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Pastor Mark Collins has long portrayed a list of great characters in South Texas. Today he was George Washington and wowed us again at the Son Valley Ranch. I always learn so much from Pastor Collins, such as the fact that George Washington prayed for one hour each morning and one hour at ni…

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One of the small advantages of being an old-timer is the ability to go back many years and say “remember when?”

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As I was watching the Senate hearings on the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle, I wondered why the questions and answers put to the generals and the defense secretary sounded familiar. Ah-ha, I had just read the context of those questions in the Woodward/Costas book “Peril.” This time the princ…

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The last blog I posted was in December of last year. It talked about the disaster, heartbreak, and the economic challenging COVID virus that invaded this beautiful country. Here we are over a year later and many are still struggling with this horrid virus, only it’s more contagious and dange…

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I really hesitated even writing this but here goes. “The Vaccine” is very controversial. I have dear friends who will not take it and have fear over what it contains and will do to them now and in the future. I can really understand that because the real basis is political. We do not trust o…

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I don’t pretend to be a military strategist nor did I serve or have ever been in Afghanistan or Iraq but I still have the ability to read and listen to those people who have knowledge of the subject. I was honorably discharged 54 years ago, so I certainly cannot rely on my own expertise.  

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Although it’s a right-wing show, I like to listen to the Bill Pozzi Show 6:15-7 a.m. on Magic 95.5 because the host personally invited me to be a guest to espouse my views without interruption. I listened to few shows and learned that he is a man of his word. I have called in a few times; mi…

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It’s been six months since the attack on our nation’s Capitol and we still don’t have a full complement of House members seated for a select committee to investigate the event. Only two Republicans voted to proceed with a committee. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has yet to nominate th…

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Last week I told a group of friends not to expect too much in holding people accountable these days. I gave an example like our Attorney General Ken Paxton being indicted by a grand jury on July 8, 2015, but has not yet been tried. Republicans still praise the guy even after spending taxpaye…

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It gripes me to see the bleeding hearts moan and groan over minimum wage. They cry and weep that we need a working wage to support all people. Biden goes on and on over $15.00 an hour minimum wage.

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I am still smiling because of the measures that were taken to assure that 161 million eligible American citizens could vote in the 2020 presidential election. We shouldn’t stop there because we are finally addressing voter apathy. We need to make it easier to vote, not harder. Use the all-of…

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Proving that you can’t keep a good horse down, almost two decades after DreamWorks Animation brought audiences “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” the Kiger Mustang returns to the big screen in an all-new epic adventure based on the Netflix series “Spirit Riding Free,” which debuted in 2017.…

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I honestly thought a January 6th Commission to investigate the attack of our Capitol would be a bipartisan venture because that’s what Congress does. Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy agreed to an equal number of Democrats to Republicans with an equal amount of subpoena power.  Leader McCarthy…

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Hey my conservative friends scoot up to your computer and let’s have a talk like we used to, without referring to all the Washington talking points. Remember how we used to tease each other when you said “Democrats like to tax and spend,” and I would counter by saying "Republicans raise fees…

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