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  • Mike

    The old man and the iPad

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I just thought I was going to finally move away from the technology craze, stick with what I have, and try to use less of it, but on Father's Day; my children surprised me with the 3G iPad. When I ...

  • Mike

    Handwriting on the wall

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    When I heard Fox News Sunday's Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney compliment president Obama for his handling of the General McCrystal resignation and clarifying his position on Afghanistan; I just knew it was all going downhill from there. The Sunday ...

  • Mike

    Why are we still in Afghanistan?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Tom Friedman, columnist for the New York Times, wrote an interesting article, asking the questions we should be asking our leaders, without fear of being called an arm chair general, unpatriotic, or not wanting to win. How is the recent ...

  • Mike

    General McCrystal summoned to White House

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I was not completely shocked to hear a reporter from Rolling Stone magazine telling Joe Scarborough that General McCrystal would be coming to the White House to explain his disparaging remarks about the commander in chief, the defense secretary, the ...

  • Mike

    GOP apologizes to BP

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I couldn't believe that I heard a congressman from Texas, Joe Barton, apologizing to BP's CEO Tony Hayward, for what he called a $20 billion shakedown by the Federal government, to his point he meant President Barack Obama;a Chicago shakedown.. ...

  • Mike

    What's the true cost of gasoline?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Tonight, president of Obama will use a portion of his scheduled 20 minutes to tell the nation that the oil spill underscores the need to end our dependence on oil but he will not be able to go into great ...

  • Mike

    This old man and technology

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    For most of my adult life I've been known as " Gadget Man" or as my wife phrases it " dad and his toys" but PatB's comment about fountain pens was just another reason that made me rethink my quest ...

  • Mike

    Just another human error?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Today's letter to the editor titled “Stopping all drilling is wrong" is just another justification for “drill baby drill" because the administration is not calling for a moratorium on all oil drilling. The catastrophe in the Gulf may be just ...

  • Mike

    California's Prop 14..passed

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I hope California's proposition 14 (open primaries) will eventually be the format for all 50 states. After all, 40% of the electorate, is independent. I will still support my party but my candidates won't have to go so far to ...

  • Mike

    Play a different song

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Today's local and national politics remind me of a start-up band that only knows one or two songs. That's good for lead-off band, where no one's listening anyway, but they will never get anywhere. Energy, education, and jobs are all ...

  • Mike

    How important is perception?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    It looks to me like a MSNBC is going on a relentless mission to show that president Obama is not showing enough empathy toward the people of Louisiana. They think that he should have done several photo shoots with the ...

  • Mike

    Category 5 political rhetoric

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The first day of hurricane season is probably a good description to describe the political rhetoric, this past Memorial Day weekend. There were statements like Obama is leading this country into bankruptcy although the latest data shows that this economy ...