Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Crazy Way

JP replies: Good stuff Jim. The one thing the right won’t get, despite finally twisting enough arms for Boehner to get his bill passed by one vote, is the balanced budget amendment to the constitution before the debt ceiling can … Continue reading

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The Crazies Were Ready to Get Their Way

 Jim here: When big issues befall the country, it never fails; everyone scrambles to their corner, and uses the occasion to justify their own case. Look at the NY Times Opinion page for today. David Brooks is looking for leadership, … Continue reading

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Friday morning discussion

John: It kind of cracks me up that Boehner had to cancel his vote tonight cause he didn’t have enough votes to pass it. First, a Speaker should never say there is going to be a vote unless they absolutely … Continue reading

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The America Quiz

The America Quiz posted by John Like all of us I’ve been reading and watching too much about the manufactured debt ceiling crisis, amazed that the country has allowed itself to be held hostage by 70 tea partiers in the … Continue reading

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Crabgrass in Congress and Culture

Jim here. There are a lot of analogies running through my head as I pull crabgrass out of the lawn. How crabgrass grows! It loves the dry weather. Each shoot grows low under the good grass, and stretches straight out … Continue reading

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God, Knowledge, and the Fuzzy Zone

God, Knowledge, and the Fuzzy Zone The way you set things up makes a lot of difference. The outcome, and how you get there are greatly influenced when you define things a certain way. First, let’s define God. Big topic, … Continue reading

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The National Road, a Metaphor for Today’s Politics

The coach driver knew he had an important passenger that day in 1842, and was told to make a point to the former president who was seeking reelection as he travelled just beyond Indianapolis in Plainfield. President Martin Van Buren’s … Continue reading

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