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Game Change

The book Game Change by Mark Halperin and Joh Heileman is about the historic 2008 presidential election. There are twenty three (23) chapters in the book. The first fourteen (14) are devoted to the Democratic nomination. The next three are about the Republican nomination which are followed by the final six chapters covering the Obama-McCain […]

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The Hills Are Alive

America is poised to enter a very new stage of her history – she is about to choose, for the first time, between candidates for president from both major political parties who call the suburbs their home. No more will Americans be choosing between candidates who grew up poor on the hardscrabble streets of Crossroads, […]

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Dude? Was That You?

On a crowded elevator turn to the friend next to you and say “Dude! Really? On an elevator? Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to apologize for my friend. I want to assure you that I will be having a man to man conversation about his behavior. Oh man, this is just awful! It’s not […]

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State of the Union

Wednesday afternoon I sat down in the recently renovated and undecorated customer lounge at Charlie Obaugh’s Buick/GMC dealership to read President Obama’s State of The Union address. This was necessitated by the fact that the twelve year blocked my attempt to do so on the way home from a basketball game the night previous. Rather […]

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Saint the Cowboy

Dateline – All Saints Day 2000 Anno Domini. A five year old Catholic schoolboy walked on stage, like the rest of the entire school had to do, to announce which saint he had dressed up to be that day. See, this school reversed the Halloween thing and tried to celebrate saints instead of mass murderers, […]

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Like I’m Not Even Kidding

Picking up one’s twelve year old daughter from school is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. h/t Forrest Gump. And then she opens the door thus beginning the conversation – “My coach hates me…” “What’s for dinner?” “I need some deodorant, I totally reek…” Hi Sweetie. How […]

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Dad, What’s Jazz?

Heading down a quiet yet active street that passes aging, solidly built middle class homes, the youngest member of the clan, dressed in his football practice uniform, asked, “Dad, what’s jazz?” He had seen the display on the XM Radio of a channel that had the word JAZZ on it and asked a simple question […]

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What Can We Learn from Eminem?

So the big debtbacle is finally over. You wish. This is just the start. This is the new normal. Everything from here on out will be negotiated until the final hours. That is until we set the debt and fiscal trajectory on a better path and for a period of time up to the final […]

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Bachmann Overdrive

The political world has turned its attention to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann after her impressive Nashua debate performance and her announcement to run for President of the United States. Cold Fusion HQ has gone on the record in stating that she will not win the presidency as it thinks it is just not going to happen. […]

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Nashua Debate

It’s not that we have a deficit, we usually have had one, it’s that the deficit is 1.6 Trillion. It’s not that we have illegal immigrants, we always have, it’s that the numbers are close to 20 million. It’s not that we have debt, we always have, it’s that it is 14 Trillion. It’s not […]

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