REMINDER: Quit looking for a hero or friend or partner in politics

We conservatives tend to be idol worshippers, focusing all of our efforts on the candidate. If it’s a good candidate, we support and help. If it’s a bad candidate we lambaste and oppose. Remember what Friedman said “It’s nice to elect the right people, but that isn’t the way you solve things. The way you …

The 2016 Senate Race

Tired of talking about Clinton and Trump? Looking beyond the Presidential race, which has been captivating all of the attention of late, there are 34 Senate races pending. The GOP currently holds the Senate, and that might change. Since there’s really nothing of interest for conservatives to root for in the Presidential race, perhaps there’s …

My Invisalign Journey – Prologue

I’m an Invisalign patient, and thought perhaps I could document the journey. Perhaps someday it might be useful to someone. I decided, at the age of 50, that my teeth needed to be straightened again.  I wore braces for a very very long time, longer than all of my friends. But all these years later, …

Too Tired to Support Rubio

I keep telling myself I should write a blog post to explain my endorsement of Ted Cruz. I keep thinking I should link a few of the excellent articles about him, and then explain my thinking on the many different items that I’ve weighed in my consideration, all of them bringing me to the conclusion …

This GOP Primary is Horrible and Wonderful

The amount of ugliness and snarkiness between candidates and their supporters is pretty intense. Some of that is a factor of our age and social media – we’re mean to people we don’t actually see or know. Some of it is because there’s an actual CONTEST to determine the person who will represent the GOP, …

WHY is it so hard to reduce government spending?

Because those who get gov’t money are more motivated to KEEP getting their money than those of us who want to stop giving it to them. Everyone attending the Cruz town hall was greeted by an employee of America’s Renewable Future, an ethanol lobby headed by Eric Branstad, the son of Republican governor Terry Branstad. …

I LOVE WAL-MART

I LOVE WAL-MART +Walmart  and Coke, Pepsi, and Nestle have all cooperated to provide safe drinking water to the kids in Flint Michigan. My buddy +Pradheep Shanker shared that story in his post https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PradheepShanker/posts/dpByoYXphaT +Joe Hansen said: Walmart does a LOT of good for communities all across America. I had to reply, going even further about the …

GREAT NEWS! Playing House got renewed

I adore this show. These two are terrific comediennes, and they have wonderful supporting cast, fun stories, the whole thing is just so enjoyable to watch. If you haven’t seen it – you really should. Source: ‘Playing House’ renewed for third season on USA | TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com

PicPick: The Screenshot, image manipulation, most useful image toolkit I’ve ever used.

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I take a lot of screenshots, sometimes I need to annotate them, usually not. I am NOT good with graphic programs, in fact they usually make me cry. It used to be pretty annoying to deal with screenshots – not the taking of one, the reusing of it, the tiny little manipulations I might want …

Make Change Happen: TWO DAYS TO GO!

The end is near. And there’s a very real possibility that we are about to knock Harry Reid off the top of that mountain. Lots of articles are predicting a Republican wave. Don’t get cocky. Be aggressive, be determined, it’s not over until late Tuesday night. VOTE, get your friends to VOTE. Post on social …