You really outdid yourself this year, Maw, dinner was great, I’m as stuffed as that there turkey was. Thanks, Paw. You know, Maw, this is what Thanksgiving is all about. Gettin’ all the kids and grandkids together to just spend time with each other and sit down to enjoy a good meal. The holidays have […]
As of November 8th, 2013, there have been 58,846 American soldiers killed or wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom since March 19, 2013. How often do you hear that statistic? The financial cost of the warS to date is approximately $4-6 trillion – the equivalent […]
I have devised a brilliant (if I do say so myself) and elegant solution to the never-ending debate around guns, the NRA, the Second Amendment, public safety, mass shootings, selfish stupid people, and mental health issues. Since we don’t seem to be able to even have a reasonable discussion on gun violence in this country, we […]
I’ve had the inestimable pleasure (?) of working on several software implementation projects over the past few years, and the one thing I can tell you with absolute certainty is that no matter how long you think it will take, it will take longer. My most recent assignment involved an implementation that had to reschedule […]
Two great examples in this clip from CNN. First, what it looks like when a governor, Democrat Steve Beshear of Kentucky, actually cares enough about the uninsured in his state to set up an exchange so that they can get affordable insurance. Second, life inside the right-wing bubble. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), who, when presented […]
I never met Bum Phillips, never knew him other than the man in the Stetson on the sidelines (except in the Dome because his mama always told him to take off his hat indoors). But when I read the news of his passing this morning I felt like I lost a member of my family. […]
There’s a new group that is forming, calling itself Million Vet March on the Memorials. It’s yet another well-meaning, but misguided attempt to help during this completely unnecessary government shutdown caused by hostage taking in the House of Representatives. It was born out of the orchestrated storming of the barricades at the World War II […]
Rasmussen. ‘Nuff said.
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On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Chuck Todd made an offhand comment about how the White House had lost the messaging war about the Affordable Care Act, essentially admitting that Fox News and the Republicans had been successful at confusing the public to the point that many Americans did not understand it, and that the rest of […]