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Entries for August, 2009 in Politcs Plus

  • Mike

    Can't keep up without a scorecard

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    It was a lot easier keeping up with the right- wing fringe groups back in the nineties. We had the Republic of Texas militia, but they dispersed after the Oklahoma bombing. I just heard of a new one called “tenthers”, ...

  • Mike

    They don't do that anymore

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I still remember my mother telling my stepfather “your old men shall dream, dreams, your young men shall see visions”; every time my stepfather would talk about the good old days or what he should have done, when he was ...

  • Mike

    Demagogic scare tatics on Health Care Reform

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The republican lawmakers are no longer interested in trying to bend the curve of health care spending, which will probably exceed 20% of GDP by the year 2018; if we continued with status quo.A couple of months ago, both parties ...

  • Mike

    What do the Astros need?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Even an old die-hard like me, cannot see a pennant or even a wild card for the Houston Astros this year. I can see keeping Michael Bourn, Roy Oswald, Lance Berkman, Hunter Pence, and Wandy Rodriguez but as far as ...

  • Mike

    Myth believers

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The results of this poll are a good reason, the White House needs to step up and fight this misinformation war. According to yesterday's NBC/Wall Street Journal poll: 1…55% of Americans believe illegal immigrants will gain coverage to health care…72% ...

  • Mike

    Rembering Riverside Park

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    My wife and I decided to break up the monotony of a lazy Sunday afternoon, to just cruise Riverside Park like we used to, in the olden days. On arriving in Victoria, I remember Riverside Park being one of the ...

  • Mike

    Scaring the seniors,the uninformed and now the veterans

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The Republican Party can read the tea leaves; the Democratic Party will pass Health Care Reform; their mission is to get what they can, by muddying the waters with scare tactics. The tactics have worked with those seniors that were ...

  • Mike

    Skirting the issue

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    After listening to the reasons the protesters gave for demonstrating, reading a few comments from the bloggers, and a hearing the different versions for protesting from the pundits, I have come to the conclusion that as a whole, we're skirting ...

  • Mike

    If not now...when?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    From the outset of the interview, MSNBC's Chris Matthews would not allow Tim Phillips, president of the “American for Prosperity, insurance lobbyist to use clichés or talking points, which led to a very productive interview. Mr. Phillips did not want ...

  • Mike

    Hyperbole is another form of lying

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The media was supposed to back off Sarah Palin and her family, since she said she was leaving the limelight and no longer a target. I was fine with that, yet she took advantage of that, when she put this ...

  • Mike

    Right-Wing thuggery

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The Tea Baggers, Birthers and other right-wing groups are being bused to Democratic town hall meetings trying to achieve what they failed to do at the polls. They are doing what comes naturally, by shouting out prepared talking points and ...

  • Mike

    The sky is falling!..The sky is falling!

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The Republican Party should replace the elephant with Chicken Little as their symbol. All I ever hear coming from conservatives is how bad the Obama administration is doing yet, they have not convinced the public that they have a plan ...