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Thanks to the GOP, Single Payer May Be our Best Hope for Controlling Health Care Costs TO  SOLVE  A  PROBLEM  SOCIETY  MUST  FIRST  FACE  IT SINGLE  PAYER  IS  COMING—WE’VE  OURSELVES  TO  BLAME Shooter Identified. He is a Trump Hating Bernie Sanders Socialist According to his Facebook Page
 
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Thanks to the GOP, Single Payer May Be our Best Hope for Controlling Health Care Costs

If you have been paying attention to the Obamacare debacle, it would seem that impotent Republicans have backed us into a corner with their failure to lead on the high cost of medical care. Note that I didn’t write the “high cost of insurance”. Health Insurance is simply a reflection of the high cost of […]

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TO SOLVE A PROBLEM SOCIETY MUST FIRST FACE IT

Entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare are driven by demographics and longevity factors, which we can do little about. All those babies born after WW II are now reaching retirement age. Some 10,000 turn 65 each day and this continues for the next 16-17 years. Means testing and significant structural changes to the programs […]

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SINGLE PAYER IS COMING—WE’VE OURSELVES TO BLAME

Promises to repeal and replace the A.C.A ( ObamaCare) is clearly in trouble and whatever emerges from this mess will be a far cry from the solemn pledges Republicans have made for the last 8 years. Stop the presses—politicians lying.  It is however a tad disingenuous to put it entirely on the backs of republicans […]

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Shooter Identified. He is a Trump Hating Bernie Sanders Socialist According to his Facebook Page

The Washington Post reports: The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show. On his Facebook page he has a […]

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McConnell symbolizes what has destroyed the Republican Party

October 18, 2017

 In a joint press conference on Monday with President Trump, U.S Senator Mitch McConnell made numerous statements that revealed just how much contempt the ruling class elitists have for the average conservative . Responding to questions from the press McConnell stated that “ first you have to win” and then enunciated what he was talking […]

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Poll Analysis – Virginia Governor’s Race

October 18, 2017

Monmouth Poll Showing Gillespie Ahead, but They Sampled More Republicans than Previous Poll Monmouth University released a new poll yesterday that purports to show that Republican Ed Gillespie has gained ground on Democrat Ralph Northam and is now a point ahead. But is this poll really showing momentum for Gillespie? I hate to disappoint my […]

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Virginia is More Isolated on Ballot Access than EVER; NC Makes it Easier to Get on the Ballot!

October 17, 2017

Great news from the Independent Political Report:  North Carolina just made it easier for third parties to reach the ballot – and they came up with two new and innovative ways to get ballot access other than 2% of the vote for Governor or President (about 94,250 votes – the LP gubernatorial candidate, Lon Cecil, […]

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If Ed Gillespie Wins, Virginia Republican Legislators will go Full Metal Swamp Dwelling RINO on us. Again.

October 16, 2017

A few years ago I was writing a comment on a blog, I can’t remember if it was this site or another, but I wrote: Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority. I liked that sentiment so much […]

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Shannon endorses Cliff Hyra for Governor

October 16, 2017

  Bob Shannon, Founder of the Mechanicsville & King William TEA Party groups and long time local activist makes this personal endorsement that is his and his alone. This endorsement is not an endorsement of either of the two groups he founded. The late Jerry Lund who had a local radio talk show on WRVA […]

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Let’s Talk HOD Races – Check This Site for Your District Number

October 15, 2017

The tarantula is OUT!  (Had to wait until the wasps are in bed asleep!)  Ready to talk the election (wasn’t the vote in Austria great?) here in Virginia.  Let’s rumble… Now we start with House of Delegates races: This is the official website of the Virginia Democrat House Candidates and this appears to be their […]

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Bob Shannon, Tea Party Leader, Endorses Hyra for Governor

October 15, 2017

This is an astounding but not entirety surprising development: Bob Shannon, Founder of the Mechanicsville & King William TEA Party groups and long time local activist makes this personal endorsement that is his and his alone. This endorsement is not an endorsement of either of the two groups he founded. The late Jerry Lund who […]

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Rape, Pillage & Plunder

October 10, 2017

Most Americans according to surveys have become jaded and cynical about elected officials of both political parties, the typical citizen does complain but little else. We are inundated daily with examples that clearly illustrate how little these folks care about our views. Two examples  yesterday illustrate why we might consider bringing back public hangings. In […]

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BLOG ENDORSEMENT: Adams for Attorney General

October 6, 2017

I have authority to write a BLOG endorsement for John Adams for Attorney General. First, John Adams has a stellar background in the law.  Here is a bio from a Fairfax newspaper: Adams spent four-and-a-half years in the U.S. Navy, including a deployment to Iraq during the decade-long Operation Southern Watch. He left the Navy […]

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Maybe the Catalonians Ought to Declare WHY They Seek Independence

October 3, 2017

This blogger has stated his position on Catalonian independence – every people group ought to have a right to seek non-violent self-determination.  There has even been a guest post from Catalonia. I even asked if violence might be used against the Catalonian people: So, will the central government in Madrid go to war over this […]

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Maybe It’s Time: Nominate Bobby Jindal for HHS Secretary!

October 1, 2017

I was not thrilled that Sec. Tom Price at HHS had to quit due to some private airline use scandal.  It did not seem that terrible to me although it is not an example of servant leadership. BUT Now’s a chance to do the right thing:  Nominate former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to be the […]

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Roy Moore Big Victory

Roy Moore Serves a Big Slice of Humble Pie to Trump and the Establishment

September 27, 2017

Many of us have been scratching our collective heads over Trump’s support for “Big Luther” Strange. Last night, “Big Luther” became “Big Loser” in the runoff election with Roy Moore. But most of President Trump’s supporters were not surprised at all. We weren’t even surprised by the massive victory. The map to the left shows […]

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I Stand With the Kurdish People as They Seek Independence

September 26, 2017

I wanted to place it clearly on the record:  I support an independent Kurdistan. I recall reading the National Geographic article on Kurdistan while on my second missions trip to Nicaragua and thought – yes they are forming a new nation.  They ought to be independent. The Kurdish people have long been denied statehood and […]

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Guest Post from Bob Shannon in Response to the Ken Reid TBE Article on Hyra

September 23, 2017

Spoiler in the race……… a response to the article by Ken Reid in TBE I read with interest Ken Reid’s article on TBE September 20 and was not at all surprised to hear one of the establishment’s water boys categorize Cliff Hyra as a “ spoiler”. He expressed his concern that Hyra could be a […]

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Why States Can’t Prevent a Runaway Convention – Guest Post by Publius Huldah

September 17, 2017

I am super honored to be sent this post to have at the blog from my hero – one of my many heroes – Publius Huldah, the Constitutional scholar and lawyer who writes about the problems inherent in Article V Conventions.  I would love to spend the day with Huldah at our table and we […]

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It’s Shameful, Really Shameful for AG Herring to Run Ads That Disparage Lawyers!

September 16, 2017

I was appalled to hear on my television the Mark Herring ad criticizing GOP nominee John Adams for the defense of various corporate entities:   Now I have commented on this before.  And it is shameful for a fellow lawyer to play to anti-lawyer bigotry (and yes I called a Republican on this too) about […]

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The REAL Question That Should Be Asked About the East Lansing Farmer’s Market Matter

September 11, 2017

I had read several months ago about the family farm in Michigan banned by the City of East Lansing from selling produce at what appears to be a city-owned (certainly city-run) farmer’s market.  Here is the website of the City of East Lansing Farmer’s Market. Here is the gist of the controversy from the Detroit […]

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Maybe, but probably not the Last Word on the Convention of States

September 8, 2017

Many comments have come to the blog on the Article V Convention of States.  I hope they are right – that we can take back our nation with a convention. But I think a coalition of liberals and establishment Republicans will hijack the convention and might foist a new document on us with a new […]

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Sanders is Great Fiction Writer, says Executive Director of pro-Article V Group!

August 29, 2017

I intend to respond to this within this article in bolded brackets and maybe afterwards.  But our readers should read it: THIS is Exactly WHY People Should THINK Before WRITING About Article V Watch out, Hemingway, Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, great writers of fiction, you have competition; Elwood Sanders has taken up his pen. In […]

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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