Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s, ill timed toilet break in front of an audience of 7.8 million television viewers is an excellent metaphor for the 2016 presidential election. It happened during the ABC Democratic Presidential Debate, December 19, 2015. Basically, the whole democratic process is now in the toilet. The national media has determined toContinue reading “Clinton takes a dump, Media blames Trump”
So who are the top ten entertainment-celebrity charity fundraisers of all time? With dollars raised adjusted for inflation? And counting only money raised from the private sector, not factoring in money raised by influencing government legislation? And not counting business celebrities such as Bill and Melinda Gates? This is not an easy question to answer.Continue reading “TOP TEN CELEBRITY CHARITY FUNDRAISERS OF ALL TIME”
Thoughts on the legacy of President Barack Obama 2-16-15 The election of Barack Obama President Obama’s legacy will be inextricably linked to the fact that he was the first African American to be elected president. A Black man in the White House. The Founding Fathers, including those who wrote the words “All men are createdContinue reading “The Legacy of Barack Obama”
American presidents can’t keep their hands off of other heads of state. It has become embarrassing. They touch their shoulders, their backs and hold their arms as they guide them to places to stand or sit. It is as if their guests were little children or blind men who need the assistance of the almightyContinue reading “Hands on Diplomacy: the foreign policy failure of America”
Okay, since nobody wants to talk about the elephant in the room, I will be the dope and get all the criticism and mention it. (This is the best part of being over sixty years of age.) If the national news media, with a straight face, can tell us that the CIA director, General Petraeus,Continue reading “Why Petraeus and not Clinton?”
We have all heard President Obama’s refrain, “it took us a long time to get into this mess and it’s going to take us a long time to get out of it.” This is his explanation for why, now in his fourth and final year of his first term as president the Great Recession persists. But is it a legitimate excuse? And if we applied this principle to other presidencies, how would the landscape of American history change?
There has been more than one casualty in America’s successful raid into Pakistan to get Osama Bin Laden. Republican chances to take back the White House are equally dead. At least for the moment. It is hard to think of anything that can happen on the world stage, or in the American economy, that couldContinue reading “Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!”