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I used to have a boss who always started his lectures by saying “for the record” to let us know his feelings about a subject, so there wouldn’t be any ambiguity. Read more

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I threw away the notes I had for this blog after listening to the Bill Pozzi show this morning. The two guests County Commissioner Client Ives and Sheriff Deputy Chief Will Franklin enforced what I was going to write about. Read more

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Last week and part of today I searched through local Facebook feeds, the local talk shows, and The Victoria Crossroads comment section for a rebuttal to the Liz Cheney January 6 Committee opening or closing statements. I couldn’t even find any challenges to the testimony by Trump’s inner circle. Read more

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I feel like our nation is like a diabetic who refuses to take medication. Just lose a little weight and nature will take its course. A little more funding for mental health and arm the staff. That’s all we can do, stuff happens. Play the blame game instead of trying to find a solution. Why h… Read more

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There’s not much President Joe Biden and the late Chief Justice Antonin Scalia had in common politically but they both stated that the Second Amendment is not absolute. So why are some still believing that it is? Let’s move on. Read more

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The opposition party is rooting for failure and waiting like vultures for the country to crumble. It doesn’t matter who the successor was, they were going to be the target of their frustration of losing the White House. Don’t expect a Camp David summit meeting of the minds before 2024. Read more

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It’s only May 16th and I’m already reneging on my third goal of not talking about mass shootings because it’s as useless as a New Year’s resolution. It’ll be short but it’s part of my overall rant. Read more

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I remember when I first started my hobby as a blogger. I had my own outside site called Politics Plus where I went by the pseudonym Democrat Mike. A kicking donkey was my avatar. My online adversaries used the donkey to describe me. Read more

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A few months ago I developed this “I’m so mad as *** and I’m not going to take this anymore” attitude. The quote comes from the 1976 movie Network. Read more

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Another week has gone by and it looks like the Joe Biden administration, Democrats, and those not supporting Republicans are heading toward a shellacking in November. How do I know this? Is this right-wing propaganda? No, this prognostication is coming from what most call the mainstream medi… Read more

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I’m not as enthused about watching or hearing what Bill Maher has to say these days. First, he has become very anti-Islamic, and ever since his prediction about Trump not leaving office quietly turned out to be correct, he fancies himself as a political guru. Read more

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I don’t know how many times my friends have answered the never-ending question from our GOP friends; “Name one good thing that Joe Biden has done since he has been in office.” My friends comply and it’s as if they said nothing. I usually give my answers in person or insert them in my blogs o… Read more

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I have been watching a lot of angry GOP senators using manufactured outrage to paint a very qualified Supreme Court justice nominee as being soft on crime, heavy into activism, and waiting to impose her left-wing agenda on the American people. Read more

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I don’t know how cold it was last Friday, but I did take that long walk from the parking lot to the North building of the UHV even more painful. The pain quickly turned into just exhaustion but that too went away when I started shaking the hands of old friends.  I like to say that I was in m… Read more

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There are people on both sides who allow themselves to be sucked into meaningless controversies. They let the haters win. Read more

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I have very little to say about Ukraine because it remains fluid and the ball remains on Putin's court depending on how aggressive he wants to be. So far, he has taken two regions that Putin calls independent since they are ruled by separatists. He says his troops are peacekeepers but that’s… Read more

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Do you want a political tip? Do you know how you can tell if the Jan. 6 Committee is getting close to exposing all those who were involved in the attempted coup of the 2020 presidential election? Watch for right-wing to make numerous mentions of Hunter Biden and Hillary Clinton. I.e., Recent… Read more

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This morning I surprised my conservative buddy by asking him if he thought the January 6 siege on our Capitol was “legitimate political discourse.” He said, “Is that all you called me for?”  I reminded him that turnabout was fair play but he never did answer my question. We then switched the… Read more

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My conservative friends think I am being overdramatic when I keep insisting that we are losing our democracy. I guess it’s no different when I laugh at their second amendment and freedom concerns. Read more

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I was expecting and received a call from my conservative friend telling me that he might go back to watching main stream media. I knew he was referring to the gloom and doom Sunday talk shows. The shows provided him with what he wanted to hear: inflation is up and so are the COVID-19 cases, … Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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 … Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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