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You Know, Cable News Really Sucks!

larry photo for blogMy wife and I have been on a number of cruises in the past ten years and all but one have been aboard a Carnival ship. We’ve cruised on one of their oldest and several of their newest and biggest. Every year millions of people take a cruise vacation and the majority of those have wonderful experiences. But, as in all of life’s avenues, now and then one hits a pot hole and shit happens.

That’s what just unfolded aboard the Carnival ship, Triumph, they hit a pot hole in the Continue reading You Know, Cable News Really Sucks!

Random Thought; John McCain is a Partisan Joke

Since the presidential election I’ve pretty much taken a sabbatical from politics. I haven’t routinely watch any of the talking heads cable channels, read many editorials, written much about politics, etc. We even watched the big dog show rather than the State of the Union address. This morning, however, I decided to tune into a little Morning Joe to see what was happening in the world.

First out of the shoot was a comment by John McCain declaring that Chuck Hagel (who is a Republican) doesn’t deserve to be Secretary of Defense because seven years ago he said something that pissed off some in the Republican party.

Therefore, McCain joins with other GOP zealots like Lindsay Graham, and votes to filibuster Hagel’s nomination. If this isn’t putting one’s party loyalty before what best serves the nation, nothing is.

Value of Slavery

FACTOID: At the height of American slavery nothing had more economic worth than the value of slaves except for the value of the American land itself. Slavery was truly ingrained in America’s economic system, North and South.

Charles M. Blow on, The Liberty to Lie

The history of American politics could be defined as a history of the art of stretching the truth. Bending the truth is considered a hallmark of a practical politician. However, as pointed out by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, we may have reached a point in history where the lie is not just expected but is also ignored and possibly rewarded.

Click HERE to read Blow’s column. It’s an excellent and though provoking piece.

How Low Will They Go?

While governor Chris Christie and president Barack Obama were taking care of Sandy’s destruction and paying little mind to politics, Mitt Romney was in Ohio trying to appear non-political and concerned. The Romney/Ryan forces staged a “non-partisan” event to take in donations of food and money to help aid the victims of hurricane Sandy.

It turns out, however, that on the eve of the event the Romney crew went to a local Walmart and purchased around $5,000 worth of granola bars to give to event participants to give back to the campaign. To earn extra money the Romney Continue reading How Low Will They Go?