CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL: HOW DID WE DO THIS YEAR?

In case you\’re wondering how Cycle For Survival (which, I am proud to say, my entire family participated in) did this year, here is the email I received today:     $14,056,023Amazing! Cycle for Survival 2014 has now surpassed $14 million and counting-overtaking our 2013 final fundraising total. This is the most money we have ever raised in one event season...

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OBAMACARNAGE: NOW THE HOSPITAL CLOSINGS

Well, look at the bright side:  at least President Obama didn\’t say “If you like your hospital you can keep your hospital.  Period.” Now, as the unworkable monstrosity called ObamaCare progresses (or maybe regresses is a more appropriate word), we have this, excerpted from Sarah Hurtubise\’s article at dailycaller.com: Thefourth Georgia hospital in two...

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ISRAEL: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION\’S LATEST DEMAND

Does the Obama administration ever make any demands on Palestinian Arabs? I ask this because it certainly has no problem making them of Israel. Here is the latest, as excerpted from today\’s article in the Jerusalem Post: Aidesto US Secretary of State John Kerry will request that the Israeligovernment freeze all construction in settlements outside of thelarge blocs of communities that...

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IS HILLARY CLINTON\’S PAST FAIR GAME IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN?

Let\’s start with the end of the blog.  Yes, of course it is. The issue is not whether Hillary Clinton\’s past is fair game.  The issue is what parts of her past are most and least relevant, and what parts would be most and least effective if used against her in a political campaign. Days ago, I wrote a blog suggesting that it would be a major mistake for Republicans to...

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IS HILLARY CLINTON\’S PAST FAIR GAME IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN?

Let\’s start with the end of the blog.  Yes, of course it is. The issue is not whether Hillary Clinton\’s past is fair game.  The issue is what parts of her past are most and least relevant, and what parts would be most and least effective if used against her in a political campaign. Days ago, I wrote a blog suggesting that it would be a major mistake for Republicans to...

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IS THERE A MORE BORING “SPORT” THAN CURLING?

I needed a little catnap earlier today…so I put on the Olympic curling competition. Is it just me or is curling basically shuffleboard – only less exciting? Maybe that\’s why the “crowd” was so small that they didn\’t even have to announce the number of spectators; they could have done it by names (“Attendance today was Jim, Marcia, Pete, Marie and...

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A WINE JOKE

Apropos of nothing political… I think I\’ve posted this before, but it just popped into my mind, and I like it enough to put it up – even though it might be for the second time. A husband and wife are on their third glass of wine, and the wife, with deep emotion says “I love you so much.  I don\’t know how I\’d get through life without you” The...

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IS THERE A MORE BORING “SPORT” THAN CURLING?

I needed a little catnap earlier today…so I put on the Olympic curling competition. Is it just me or is curling basically shuffleboard – only less exciting? Maybe that\’s why the “crowd” was so small that they didn\’t even have to announce the number of spectators; they could have done it by names (“Attendance today was Jim, Marcia, Pete, Marie and...

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A WINE JOKE

Apropos of nothing political… I think I\’ve posted this before, but it just popped into my mind, and I like it enough to put it up – even though it might be for the second time. A husband and wife are on their third glass of wine, and the wife, with deep emotion says “I love you so much.  I don\’t know how I\’d get through life without you” The...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from the Obama-appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)Kathleen Sebelius, and was made during a discussion with reporters yesterday.  Do yourself a favor and be sitting down when you read it: “Thereis absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this,that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care...

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IS VENEZUELA ON THE BRINK OF LIBERATION?

hugo chavez, the former “President” of Venezuela (I put that in quotation marks based on the quality of elections  – after the first one – which put him there) ran Venezuela into the ground, while supporting every left wing government in Latin America. His successor, nicolas maduro, won a similarly odoriferous election, and has continued to do the same. Finally...

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GREAT NEWS: ELECTRIC RATES JUMP 70% – 80%…THEN DOWN TO JUST 35% -40%

Sometimes you don\’t believe you\’re reading this stuff. Excerpted from Mark Drajem\’s article at businessweek.com: Capturingcarbon from coal-burning power plants would increase the cost ofelectricity at those facilities by as much as 80 percent, more thanutilities would get by selling the carbon, an Energy Departmentofficial said. JulioFriedmann, the deputy...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from the Obama-appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)Kathleen Sebelius, and was made during a discussion with reporters yesterday.  Do yourself a favor and be sitting down when you read it: “Thereis absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this,that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care...

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