Category Archives: National Politics

All Important Ohio First Stop for Romney

Do you ever wonder who gets up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning of Labor Day weekend?  Apparently, Romney supporters do. This weekend,  enthusiastic Romney supporters came to stand in line as early as 7 am, arriving hours before his post convention mid-morning rally at Cincinnati’s notable, historic Union Terminal.   Whether or not Romney earned your vote in the March primary, he is now the GOP nominee. Romney’s opener, “This is a great state“.

The curious, the party faithful, political “groupies” and junkies, tea-partiers, and the newly energized converged to take advantage of an opportunity to see the newly anointed Republican Presidential nominee firsthand in the rotunda of the Cincinnati Museum Center Union Terminal.  The “youth vote”, families, children, and supporters of all ages and groups were represented.

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Eastwood “Makes Our Day” at GOP Convention

 “Mystery Speaker”, Hollywood Actor and Director, Clint Eastwood, spoke tonight at the RNC Convention in Tampa, lending a rare Hollywood presence to the GOP.  The 82 year-old Eastwood’s speech contained some good lines and elicited some laughter, but was punctuated by uncomfortable moments throughout.  While his speech was well-received by convention attendees, it seemed unscripted, awkward, and halting at times.  The applause line of the night was, “We own this country…Politicans are employees of ours.”  And referring to President Obama, “When somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.”  And of course, the big wrap-up, “Go ahead,…make my day.”  But the question is, what was the empty chair about….?

Juan Williams Attack on Ann Romney – Hypocrisy or A New Personal Low?

FOX News Commentator Juan Williams continued the Democrats “war on women” and the politics of envy in his ad hominem personal attack on Ann Romney last evening.  During his post-speech commentary with Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier, Williams described Ann Romney as a “corporate wife”.  He further explained to Megyn Kelly, “It looks like a woman whose husband takes care of her and she’s been very lucky and blessed in this life. Continue reading

Are Goals of Obamacare Advanced Through Challenge to Komen Foundation?

Could the challenge to the Susan B. Komen (SGK) Foundation breast cancer screening statistics be a smokescreen for a hidden, more insidious agenda? A CNN report Friday questioned the Susan G. Komen Foundation breast cancer screening statistics, claiming that they are “overstating the benefits of mammograms” and “using misleading statistics to convince women to have mammograms”. (Read more)

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What Lessons are the Olympics Teaching?

Should the Olympic Games be politicized?  Should the rules governing amateur sports be controversial?  Or, by definition, should the games display the athleticism of the competitors, their talents, abilities, love of sports, and the spirit of fair competition?  Shouldn’t competition be the name of the game? Apparently, the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), which governs competitive gymnastics, does not think so.  Until the Jordan Wieber “controversy” I was unaware of the rules governing gymnastics competition.  They almost read like an excerpt from The Communist Manifesto. Continue reading