Friday, November 14th, 2008
IF THIS IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BECOME IN SUFFOLK COUNTY, THEN, PERHAPS IT HASN’T SHIFTED AWAY FROM ITS REPUBLICAN ROOTS, AFTER ALL
I have not had the time to write as often as I would like, but I am trying to have something to say here at the Lib at least once a week. […]
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
WE NEED TO BE WARY
In 2000, a few years after a friend and I started our first political Blog, we Democrats were certain that Al Gore would become the 43rd President of the United States. We were wrong. We didn’t understand the impact of voter nullification. We never figured that over 100,000 […]
Monday, October 20th, 2008
SENATOR McCAIN WAS A FIGHTER PILOT WHO MANAGED TO GET SHOT DOWN 4 TIMES BEFORE BEING TAKEN PRISONER
Now, I admit that I wasn’t much of a hero during my Army service.
I spent my two years at Fort Gordon outside of Augusta, Georgia as the Jewish Chaplain’s Assistant, It was during the Vietnam […]
Monday, October 20th, 2008
MAYBE THERE ARE MORE JOE THE PLUMBERS IN AMERICA THAN WE’D LIKE TO THINK
Last Thursday, I was in the audience at the Letterman Show when John McCain was the guest. Letterman asked the Senator if he really thought Sarah Palin was ready to be President. The reply was interesting. McCain stated that […]
Monday, October 6th, 2008
THE DEMOCRATS SOMEHOW HAVEN’T BEEN VERY GOOD AT RESPONDING TO ATTACKS, UNTIL NOW!
This is the third in a series of thoughts on the upcoming election.
The politics of personal assassination in the modern era began with Richard Nixon. George H.W. Bush took it to new levels with his attacks on Michael Dukakis. And the […]
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
THE ECONOMY HAS TANKED, AND OBAMA’S LEADING IN THE POLLS. WOO HOO!
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENCY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HERBERT HOOVER, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAME THE POLITICAL HOME OF BIG BUSINESS
On October 30, 1929, the day after the great stock market crash, President Herbert Hoover, a conservative Republican declared that “The fundamental business of […]
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE? APPARENTLY, PRETTY STUPID
I have waited a few days to put my thoughts to keyboard on the nomination of Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, to be Vice President of the United States. I needed to see exactly where she stood on some of the issues and […]
Sunday, May 11th, 2008
LIKE ALL OF THESE GUYS, FOSELLA SEEMS TO HAVE HAD A SKELETON IN HIS CLOSET, AND THAT SKELETON WAS A DOOZY!
An odd thing seems to be going on in New York. Our politicians are getting busted left and right (wing, that is.)
It all began nearly two years ago when our State Comptroller, Alan Hevesi, […]
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
THAT DOESN’T MEAN I WON’T VOTE FOR SENATOR OBAMA IF HE IS NOMINATED. I WILL!
I am preparing to have a minor medical procedure. In the course of my preparation for this, I am presented with a choice of surgeon, sort of like the choice I might be offered if I were a contestant […]
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
THE RACE CARD HAS BEEN OVERPLAYED IN THE DEMOCRATIC RACE
Racism, now, there’s an ugly word.
It’s a word that makes us think of lynchings in the South and gas chambers in Nazi Germany. It makes us think of everything that is wrong with society, and it is rearing its ugly head in a most peculiar […]