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Two Republicans — Cassidy from LA and Collins from ME — introduced an Obama replacement plan. Collins said it is a starting point to get the conversation started. On the surface, not a bad start.  But here is what it is missing. First, make all Americans self-pay patients. That is the only way to increase […]






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Reality TV White House; Blame Me? Get Real

by John January 23, 2017




Here are some thoughts based on the first extraordinary days watching the Trump White House.  And also I am going to talk about how great I am.  Huh? Welcome To Reality TV Media Bias The first weekend of the Trump Administration was a doozy. Arguments over who had a bigger inaugural crowd. A press briefing […]






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Women’s Rally The New Tea Party?

by John January 21, 2017




Watching parts of Women’s March on Washington. First thought: very reminiscent of the 1960s and an answer to Trump’s win. But I keep hearing: Is this the start of the Progressive Tea Party?  Is that rally hype? We don’t know yet. First reaction: liberals and moderates are low-key when it comes to politics.  It takes […]






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Trump’s Words A Day After

by John January 21, 2017




Trump’s inaugural speech was short, a break from tradition, but no different than his campaign.  But it raises so many questions and concerns. Even conservative commentators are worried. Now that you have had a day to mull it all, what are you thinking? I have a number of conflicting reactions. The first is to scoff […]






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Inaugural React: First Third Party President?

by John January 20, 2017




The Speech President Trump’s inauguration speech was perfect for his supporters and jarring for the political establishment. Were you expecting him to change?  A number of folks said he is still campaigning.  And he may have to — to get things done. He clearly spoke to the people who voted him into office, namely those […]






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Waiting For Inauguration

by John January 20, 2017




Inauguration Day Fears  A number of folks asked me what I think will happen on Inauguration Day at the inauguration. I think it will be relatively calm.  Sure, there will be some protests and disturbances like these knuckleheads antagonizing each other. But I don’t think there will be widespread violence. There is too much police […]






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Trump Inaugural Eve Thoughts

by John January 19, 2017




Here are some tidbits and ideas in my notebook that I want to spill as we head into the Trump Administration. Negative Polls: Trump’s Tweets Trump’s approval ratings are very low, around 40%.  My guess: some Trump voters are more upset about his over-use of his Twitter account.  Going after John Lewis and Meryl Streep […]






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Media Corrupt?  Not Really

by John January 19, 2017




Screaming about the corrupt media shows off the silly bias of the screamer. Ignore these folks. Here’s reality: the media is just another business sector trying to make money. Lumping all media companies together is also silly bloviating. Look at the media like you do any for-profit business working in a competitive market. Their bias […]






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Trump-Lewis Standoff Shows Diminishing America

by John January 17, 2017




The media kerfuffle between President-Elect Trump and John Lewis shows the real problem facing Americans. We are becoming less American. Hear me out. Most of us associate first with a group, an ideology, or a special interest — more than we see ourselves as citizens of the United States. I’m liberal. I’m conservative. Women’s rights […]






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Trump-Russia Like Stories The New Normal; Guidelines For My Pages

by John January 13, 2017




In this post: Why Trump Russia chaos is new normal How I work (or rule) my pages or a rare glimpse of my opinions and biases So, the Trump Russia story (or the media eruptions) had everyone buzzing this week — including my pages. Get used to it. This is the new normal for news. […]






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