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Low-Information Voters: It’s Time to Rethink “One Man, One Vote.”

Posted on September 29th, 2012 by cincinnatus

Chief Justice John Roberts, Charles Krauthammer, and James H. Billingham – head of the Library of Congress for the past 25 years – should be pissed My vote counts just as much as theirs.  Despite their vastly superior knowledge of U.S. history, the law, the Constitution, and the innermost workings of the legislative process, I […]

FORBES Magazine’s “Titans of Philantrophy”: What’s THEIR “Fair Share?”

Posted on September 18th, 2012 by cincinnatus

FORBES magazine just released a splashy new cover photo, showing its “Titans of Philantrophy.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2012/09/18/inside-the-126-billion-forbes-cover/ The photo shows Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, Pete Peterson, Leon Black, Jon Bon Jovi, Marc Benioff, David Rubenstein, Steve Case, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Marc Andreessen… and credits them with an estimated combined net worth of […]

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51 years old and life as I have known it is over.

Posted on September 13th, 2012 by oldetymerepublicanhispanic

I was unceremoniously ‘”dumped” from my last employer last February (7 months ago) after 28 years in telecommunications which included seven years in the Air Force. I had never been laid off , fired, or replaced ever in my lifetime and have always had the good fortune of  being able to find other management opportunities […]

Obama or Romney? New Political Analytics Tool, PIQscore.com, Helps Undecided Voters Decide

Posted on September 12th, 2012 by PIQ Score Staff

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept 12, 2012 – With the Republican and Democratic Conventions now behind us, and the party platforms closed, the 2012 Presidential elections will be gut-wrenching for many undecided voters. Which candidate – Barrack Obama or Mitt Romney – should you cast your vote for, if you are a swing-state voter who […]

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Scored 95, but I’m as much Libertarian as Republican

Posted on September 11th, 2012 by joe704

This was certainly a comprehensive test, but it presumes only two options for the elections.   The problem with this is that, while the Democrats are firmly planted in Left field,  the GOP has had a case of bipolar disorder for decades:  sometimes Conservative, often so bland or “wishy-washy”  as to defy identification.  I have often […]

Wow! Only a PIQ of 91!

Posted on September 11th, 2012 by oldetymerepublicanhispanic

I figured I’d be MUCH closer to 100. I am, after all, the most conservative American of Puerto Rican descent that I know.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Meets Illegal Immigration

Posted on September 9th, 2012 by lonestar

Many U.S. citizens are torn on what to do about illegal aliens in this country, especially those from central and South America who snuck across the U.S. border in the dead of night. It’s semi-understandable that a visitor could apply with our Government to come to the United States to travel (on a travel visa), […]

Profiting from The Prophets

Posted on September 8th, 2012 by raven

It is annoying beyond words when Politicians try to invoke the Bible as a means to shame taxpayers into paying higher taxes for social programs. Especially pseudo-Catholic Democrats, like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and John Kerry, who love to invoke Jesus’ name as an excuse to raise taxes… when they aren’t busy aborting babies; advancing […]

Job creation and taking money that isn’t yours.

Posted on September 8th, 2012 by dzynrbob

Using taxes to ‘create’ jobs. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Or does it? Let’s say we encourage everyone to steal a tv set. Then, the victim’s insurance company will pay for the victim to buy a new one, causing more durable goods to be sold, thus bolstering the economy. Ridiculous, right? What is the difference in […]

Tax-Cutting, Wealthy Massachusetts Pols With Weird Religions

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by centered

Let’s examine this candidate for President of the United States, through the eyes of his critics: He was born into a life of privilege, enjoying a wealthy (and largely white) world He was groomed for a career in politics in by his ambitious father He attended private schools, later graduating from Harvard… ultimately launching a […]