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

Democrats Colluding With Shooter?!

The Republicans and the FBI must immediately open an investigation into the shooting at the baseball diamond in Virginia to find out if Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), or any other Democrat colluded with the shooter in order to win the upcoming baseball game.

It is being reported that the shooter was a staffer for Senator Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign.

If you're looking for a motive for this dastardly act, I'm told by anonymous, unnamed, unreliable sources that there were illegal wagers being placed and the Democrats stood to lose tens if not hundreds of dollars if the Republicans won the game.

If necessary, an independent counsel should be named. I hear James Comey isn't busy.

Posted by Rick | June 14, 2017 11:25 AM | Political Science

James 'Captain Courageous' Comey Really A Weasel

Former FBI director James Comey is more of a fortune teller, by his own account, than investigator.

Comey fired up his crystal ball on more than one occasion in the past year.

While coming to the conclusion that Hillary Clinton showed no 'intent' while committing over 10 felonies involving her private servers including storing top secret information on unsecured servers, the destruction of over 30,000 emails, the cleaning of her hard drives with a program called BleachBit, allowing her assistant to send classified emails to a computer controlled by her assistants husband, destroying government cell phones with hammers, and more.

When Comey claims that President Trump said he hoped Comey could let the investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn go, Comey, who said he felt it was an order, was under obligation to immediately report the conversation to his supervisor, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, because, as such, it was an attempt to obstruct justice. Comey said he didn't report it because he felt, I guess because he had consulted his crystal ball once again, that his supervisor, Attorney General Sessions was going to recuse himself and we know that AG Sessions did just that 17 days later. Unfortunately, after the recusal Comey didn't bother to report it to the next in command at the Attorney General's office either. Maybe it wasn't an order, or maybe, just maybe, it wasn't that important.

Comey also said during the hearing that he wrote down his recollections of his meetings with President Trump because he feared the President would lie about the content of their conversations. Did he have some reason to believe that President Trump was that big of a liar or was he consulting his crystal ball again?

Why would the director of the FBI want to work with and for a man he distrusted so much and who he believed had attempted to obstruct justice?

Posted by Rick | June 8, 2017 12:15 PM | Political Science

McCain Is Ready For Retirement

It was obvious that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was not in control of all his faculties when questioning former FBI director James Comey. The time has come for Senator McCain to retire to his home in Arizona.

Posted by Rick | June 8, 2017 12:11 PM | Political Science

Paris Agreement

I am always amazed by the things liberals say without any proof and they continue to say those things over and over. So often, in fact, that people believe them to be true without questioning the validity of such statements..

The other day before President Trump said that we would not stay in the Paris Agreement there were some outrageous claims being made about it.

From Wikipedia: The Paris Agreement "is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020." The agreement, which is non-binding, says that "each country determines its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. There is no mechanism to force a country to set a specific target by a specific date."

Of course our former President, HRH Obama, in is zeal to show how important it is to show the world how sorry we are for being so successful,l committed the United States to pay twice as much money as any other country on earth towards this farcical agreement and did so without going the United States Senate for ratification of this non-binding, unenforceable agreement. China and India, perhaps the world's two largest polluters, would pay nothing.

The left would have you believe that 70% of all Americans believe that we should be a part of this non-binding, unenforceable agreement at all costs.

Of course, everyone should do what they can to responsibly reduce their individual carbon footprint, but do so without bankrupting themselves, and if a survey were taken a huge percentage of Americans would agree to this.

I seriously doubt that if the question were framed honestly that 70% of all Americans would support the Paris Agreement, which, by the way, isn't worth the paper it's written on. .

Would you be in favor of staying in the Paris Agreement if you would have to pay twice your current power bill beginning immediately and into the unforeseen future without any governmental subsidies no matter your income level?

Well perhaps, if you have some extra money to spend after paying for all the costs of Obamacare I guess you might.

Posted by Rick | June 4, 2017 03:17 AM | Political Science

The Music Of Summer 2017!!

This is the 5th year I have compiled a CD with a summer theme and all of the songs have 'summer' somewhere in the name of the song. It is a very eclectic group of performers. I'm sure you have heard of most of the performers, but there are a few unknowns as well. I'm posting the song list and will have the songs in the summer jukebox shortly. I haven't done the CD cover yet but it will follow along with the jukebox.

Get ready! Here comes summer!!

A Faded Summer Love - Bing Crosby, Victor Young And His Orchestra
Blue Summer - Anita Bryant
California Summer - Marketts
Cruel Summer - Ace Of Base
Now That Summer Is Here - Videls
Once Upon A Summertime - Jane Morgan
Something Wonderful Happens In Summer - Vera Lynn
Summer Love - Alma Cogan
Summer Scene - Frankie Avalon
Summer Set - Acker Bilk And Bent Fabric
Summer Song - Roy Orbison
Summer Sunset - Marketts
Summer Sweetheart - Ames Brothers
'Summertime' From 'Porgy And Bess' - Mystic Moods Orchestra
Summertime In Venice 'Tempo D'Estate A Venezia' - Connie Francis
Summertime Lies - Four Preps
Sunshine And Summertime - Faith Hill
Sweet Summer Rain - Rushlow
The Long Hot Summer - Jimmie Rodgers
The Summer Knows - From 'Summer Of '42' - Barbra Streisand
The Things We Did Last Summer - Lettermen
Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Chordettes
Theme From 'Endless Summer' - Ventures
This Morning It Was Summer - Nat King Cole, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra
Too Lonely This Summer - Al Jones
When Summer Is Gone - Anita Kerr And The French Connection
'Who Will Be Your' Summer Love - Andy Williams
Wonderful Summer - Connie Landers


This is my 5th compilation of songs for the summer - 28 cool songs for the long, hot summer ahead in the sky blue red meat Jukebox.

Posted by Rick | May 19, 2017 04:55 PM | Just For Fun