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  • Mike

    Happy 175th Anniversary Houston

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    On August 30, 1836 Chapman Allen and John Kirby registered 6,642 acres along Buffalo Bayou named "Town of Houston" and nearly a year later it was incorporated. The original 6,642 acres has grown to 656.6 sq. miles in the last ...

  • Mike

    It's still early but

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    As a self admitted political junkie, I enjoyed a discussion between MSNBC's guest host Ron Reagan, Politico’s Jonathan Martin and the number one political analyzer, Charlie Cook. Mr. Cook said a placebo could beat president Obama right now, but he ...

  • Mike

    Trust, ideology, and the role of government

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Trust, ideology, and one's perception of the role of government, is keeping us from rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. The stock market is not an indicator of our economy, but more of an indicator of our frustration ...

  • Mike

    Fundamental differences

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Warren Buffett has a wonderful column in the New York Times called "Stop Coddling the Super Rich" even thou he is one of the super rich He said some leaders in Washington have been calling for a shared sacrifice, but ...

  • Mike

    My analysis of last night's GOP debate

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    After the Bachman-Pawlenty face off, I couldn't stand the Fox live presentation of the GOP presidential debate anymore, so I recorded the rest. I watched the rest of the debate this morning. The presidential candidates were asked to show by ...

  • Mike

    It's serious but a fix is doable

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    This is the second time I have deleted my portfolio settings from my desktop. The first time was in September of 2008. I couldn't concentrate looking at the sea of red, as the stock market dropped 634 points. My blood ...

  • Mike

    It's not over

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    As I was watching my Persian cat (Pudge) chasing dust particles this morning, it reminded me of the 112th Congress. Pudge was consumed in his ordeal, thinking that he was doing something useful. At least, he was getting some exercise. ...