FDR Fireside Chat: July, 2015

Since President Obama's re-election in 2012, there has been an ongoing debate about raising the minimum wage.  Generally speaking, the Conservative members of Congress believe that raising the minimum wage will somehow ruin our economy - in spite of the 17 times it...

Checkout Lane Etiquette and Doggie Day Care

This is something that parents should teach their kids - when to drop an argument. OK, it's not up there with drug and sex education but who else is gonna teach them this stuff? Here's the situation - we've all been there. I'm rolling up to the checkout station and I...

Pro/Con of Election Day National Holiday

Senator Bernie Sanders introduced legislation  to make election day a national holiday.  The basis is that this will allow people to vote who currently can not take time off from their jobs.  This is not a new idea but to the best of my recollection it has not been...

Murdering Animals — Just for Fun

NOTE:  I posted the article below in 2014. I thought I'd re-run it now due to the current publicity surrounding the story about the murder of Cecil the Lion. The story of Cecil is horrifying but it's been going on for a long time, and once the news cycle has faded, it...

Most Voters Are Not Rich WASPS

I'm obviously not the first person to make the point that most voters are not rich WASPS, but every time it comes up I am completely baffled. In the 2012 election, the Democrats won nearly every demographic category. The few exceptions are white people, men, and rich...

Brownback and Crow-Tartare

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO OUR 2014 ARTICLE ABOUT  SAM BROWNBACK'S DEVASTATING FORAY INTO REAGANOMICS.   In 2012 and 2013, Republican Governor, Sam Brownback decided to show the world how he could save the Kansas economy with a look towards using his savior status as...

McCain: An Honest To Goodness Hero

On Oct. 25, 1967, John McCain  destroyed two enemy MiG fighter planes parked on a runway outside Hanoi.  He asked to go out the next day as well. As he flew into Hanoi again on Oct. 26, his jet’s warning lights began to flash. A Russian missile blew the right wing off...

Foreign Govt’s Lobby U.S. Congress Because…

The  AP article that prompted me to write this post focuses on Bebe Netanyahu and his never ending quest to find support for his idea that obliterating the country of Iran with bombs is the only viable way of ensuring that Iran doesn't obliterate the country of...

GOP WORLD TOUR: 2015 – 2016

To keep track of the upcoming GOP debates save/share the  tour shirt.  BREAKDOWN BY NETWORK FOX NEWS CHANNEL, 3 CNN, 3  FOX BUSINESS CHANNEL, 1            ABC, 1 CBS, 1 NBC/TELEMUNDO, 1 CNBC, 1                                            ...