The American Thinker On The NFL Protests

Here is a link to a very insightful article by Shari Goodman in The American Thinker about the protests in the NFL.

Posted by Rick | September 29, 2017 01:41 AM | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

The red meat Jukebox

A newly discovered country track can be found in The red meat Jukebox along with a couple other of my long time favorites. Check it out!!

Posted by Rick | September 29, 2017 01:04 AM | Just A Thought ~ | Just For Fun

Who Is John McCain Representing?

The Associated Press is reporting that Senator John McCain (RINO-AZ) said that he would not be supporting the latest attempt by the GOP to get rid of some of the most onerous parts of Obamacare.

"I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," McCain said in a statement, referring to the bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

"I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," he said. "Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it."

The latest iteration of the Republican's attempt to amend (not replace) Obamacare would get rid of the individual and employer mandates and would allow the states to administer what would be left of Obamacare on a state by state basis.

Senator McCain, who is ill and has no problem with his highly subsidized health care insurance, seems to be clueless when it comes to his Arizona constituents, who number in the hundreds of thousands according to the junior senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, without health insurance or who cannot afford to use their insurance because of the extraordinarily high deductibles piled on top of the outrageous monthly premiums.

Posted by Rick | September 22, 2017 12:14 PM | Political Science

White House Messaging

I was never a fan of the Obama administration's programs/policies, but it cannot be denied that the messaging that came out of that White House was as if it were coming from one voice. It didn't matter if what they were telling us was a lie, the entire administration all told the same lie. If you didn't want to use the preferred terminology you were gone.

If I could make any suggestion to the Trump administration it would be to try emulate the previous administration and speak with one voice. Time after time it has become apparent that Trump White House has to stop stepping on their message. It wouldn't matter if the message would come via a Presidential tweet, a Presidential interview, the daily press briefing, or a press release, make the message clear and concise.

I liked Sean Spicer and am sorry that he felt it necessary to resign. Changing the White House communications director or press secretary will not change the underlying problem unless there is the will to all speak with one voice and that guidance must come from the top.

The time has come for President Trump to make sure the messaging from his administration is with one voice.

Posted by Rick | July 21, 2017 11:42 AM | Political Science

Fake Votes, Fake News

HRH Obama and the Democrats lied to us for a year prior to the enactment of the 'Un'Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare

With well over 50 votes between the Senate and The House Of Representatives in the past three or four years to cleanly repeal ObamaCare, while HRH Obama was President, the Congress was supposedly sending a message to voters in America that they were ready to get rid of ObamaCare. Now that they actually have someone in the White House who would sign the repeal of ObamaCare, they are refusing to vote on a clean repeal, insisting instead on keeping much of ObamaCare.

In addition to keeping most of the taxes in ObamCare, one of the more idiotic things that they insist on keeping is the provision which lets people get insurance when they have a pre-existing condition. It's like forcing an insurance company to cover you for an auto accident after you have an accident or life insurance after you die.

Fake news is usually just a fake story with little or no consequences. Fake votes are our elected leaders essentially lying to us with consequences effecting millions of lives. Very disappointing!!

Posted by Rick | July 17, 2017 08:28 AM | Political Science