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Why I think Dennis Rodman is a Piece of Crap

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Before I start this rant, I want to take a moment to clearly state my opinion on negotiations with our enemies…

I actually have the rather unpopular opinion that we absolutely should negotiate with our enemies. I think our leaders should meet with and talk to the leaders of North Korea, Iraq, and yes, even Al Qaeda. Read the rest of this entry

Happy New Year, Folks

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I wrote anything, mainly because with the holidays, I’ve just been too darn busy to sit down and think straight.

So, in the spirit of the new year, I figured I’d pop over to some of the mainstream news sites (CNN, MSNBC and Fox News) and see what’s going on in the world that’s important enough to gain its own headline.

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Newsworthy information or sensationalism at its worst?

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Yesterday, the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook tragedy were released to the public. The ruling to release the 911 calls came after several press organizations petitioned (and obviously won) to have the calls released.

Now, before I go on, let me make one thing very clear… Read the rest of this entry

Political Gladiators

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When it comes to the failings of our current political system, I can sum up the problem in three words: Read the rest of this entry

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Oppose Obamacare

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Before I get into the varying approaches, let me point out an important fact that many people seem to be overlooking:

The Marketplace Website is not Obamacare.

It’s a website built for people to access insurance. The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is a massive overhaul of our medical insurance system. We won’t know if it’s a success or a failure for a long while.

The launch of the Marketplace website has been pretty terrible, but it does not mean Obamacare is terrible. Obamacare hasn’t even been fully implemented, so any speculation on its success or failure is purely speculation. At best, an opponent of Obamacare could point to this website launch and say, “See? This is evidence of how badly our government handles big projects!”

That stance, though, isn’t really valid either (in my humble opinion), for two reasons:

1. The government already handles projects far bigger than Obamacare. The military, for example.
2. The people currently running our medical system (private industry) have already proven that they can’t run it either. Otherwise, Obamacare wouldn’t exist.

Now, I could (and probably will) write dozens of blogs on the pros and cons of Obamacare, but this blog is specifically about the different ways various republicans have expressed their opposition to Obamacare… Read the rest of this entry

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