Thoughts on the Government Shutdown

I usually don't write about politics: of the 1,200+ posts I've written only 39 have been about politics. It isn't that I don't have an opinion about most political issues. Gee, I have a lot of opinions on everything, or I probably wouldn't be a blogger.  Currently, I am disgusted with both parties. I'm tired … Continue reading Thoughts on the Government Shutdown

Open Letter to Politicians

Dear Elected Officials, Candidates, and Other Political Types: I'm sick of both political parties and fear mongers.  It is time to to move past political party lines and address the real issues.  I vote issues and for candidates not along party lines. I have a brain, therefore I do not require a political party to … Continue reading Open Letter to Politicians

Aspiring Reality TV Stars Crash White House State Dinner

I promise I'm not making this one up.  According to ABC News, Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashed Tuesdays (Nov 24th) state dinner at the White House in honor of India. It seems that the Secret Service failed to follow check point procedures by allowing the Salahi's who were dressed and acted like they belonged enter … Continue reading Aspiring Reality TV Stars Crash White House State Dinner

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Ever wonder what happened to all of the stimulus money and if it really created jobs. According to ABC News, $761,420 went to Arizona's 15th congressional district to create 30 jobs only. There is one slight problem Arizona only has 8 congressional districts. ABC news found many other examples of errors reported on Recovery.Gov. Recovery.Gov … Continue reading Your Tax Dollars at Work


Tonight I watched part of President Obama's address on health care reforms.  One of the most striking things about the speech was the behavior of Obama's opponents. It was behavior I would not consider acceptable for a group of middle school students much less our country's leaders.  The behavior included booing, disapproving comments and other … Continue reading Appalled

Too Much Power?

As a part of the bailouts the government has already taken part ownership of troubled financial institutions and General Motors. There is a proposal for expanded Medicare for everyone. Now President Obama is proposing financial reforms that would create a new agency to oversee financial institutions.  This would add new executive powers. Our country is … Continue reading Too Much Power?