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GOP Slugfest – Saudis, Cigars, Treason, & Tweets

Damned unfortunate that Fox Business News blocked Rand Paul from the debate tonight in South Carolina. Here are Twitter messages as the candidates wrangled [ok, so the photo is a few months old – Carly didn’t make it to the main stage tonight but every other photo I considered  was painfully dull]   #GOPDebate Kasich: […]

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FFF: The Mandatory Voting Panacea

from the July 2015 issue of The Future of Freedom The Mandatory Voting Panacea by James Bovard Barack Obama suggested on March 18, 2015, that mandatory voting could cure some of the ills of American democracy. He said that compelling everyone to vote would “encourage more participation” — perhaps the same way that the specter […]

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Dem Prez Candidates Vegas Whoop

Let the carping begin! Instead of having Sheryl Crow sing the National Anthem, the candidates should have been required to prove they knew all the words to the song. *Hearing “the land of the free” invocation at the Dem. prez debate is as incongruous as hearing a mud wrestling ad at a Mormon tabernacle. *Wonder how […]

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Attention Deficit Democracy Cured?

Maybe the Justice Department can cure this Attention Deficit Democracy problem by proposing an amendment to the Voting Rights Act to protect the calendar-impaired voters.   Maybe the feds could require states to count the votes of those who are clueless about when Election Day occurs? Actually, some states might already be moving in that direction […]

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My Tweets on the GOP Presidential Candidates Debate

Lordie I never expected that “debate” to last more than 3 hours. I almost ran out of beer.   I didn’t start tweeting until the second hour but here’s my two cents – Gov. Kasich last night quoted saying, "If you've saved one life, you’ve changed the world." What about lives snuffed by US drones & […]

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MP3 – Appalachian Thru Hiker Hoopla

Talk show legend Brian Wilson and I had a rowdy chat today on his Libertas Media Project podcast on the Midsummer Shakespeare Brawl, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and whether the  American political system is beyond hope. Since Brian is aware that I’ve been doing a little hiking, he asked about a recent story about hikers in […]

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