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Viva the VA!

Below are some actual stats from the RAND corporation, a think tank of really smart people (like John Nash smart), and hardly a “liberal” organization…

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Continue Reading August 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm 2 comments

My thoughts of beer

Obama said that this was a teaching moment and Stephen Colbert responded by saying that Obama is teaching that if you arrest a black man under questionable circumstances, you get to have a beer with the President.

Continue Reading August 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm 1 comment

Revenge of the nerds!

Why Obama is the first Nerd-in-Chief, and the importance of nerds!

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June 24, 2009 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Obama for Senate!

PHOENIX—Saying that it is time for change to come to Arizona, President Barack Obama on Tuesday formally announced that he will run for Senate against John McCain in the 2010 election…

“Let me be clear: John McCain is a good man,” Obama said. “He has served this state nobly for more than 20 years. But where was John McCain last year when the economy collapsed and the housing bubble burst? Was he here in Arizona looking out for families in need? Or was he crisscrossing the nation trying to further his own political career?”

via Obama Announces Plans To Run For McCain’s Senate Seat In 2010

June 24, 2009 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

Is secret service needed here?

Wouldn’t it be nice if they opposed certain issues instead of making the whole goal to attack the President no matter what? What happened to the patriotism? I wonder if this warrants a look by secret service…

Continue Reading May 19, 2009 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

Supreme Court justice Napolitano?

Among those under consideration is Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Others are Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Appeals Court judges Sonia Sotomayor and Diane Pamela Wood. California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno is also under review by Obama.

via Napolitano reportedly among Supreme Court contenders | www.azstarnet.com ®.

May 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm Leave a comment

Republicans don’t want Powell anymore

There were a lot of Republicans that voted for Obama. You want them out too?

Continue Reading May 10, 2009 at 10:49 am 1 comment

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