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POLITICAL JUNKIES BEWARE! There’s a Lot of Bad Stuff Out There

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Political junkies on the left and the right require their daily fix. No sooner do they awake each morning than they turn on their computers, iPads, and smartphones and inject their favorite political narcotic directly into their brain through their eyeballs. When their brains have absorbed all they can tolerate, they go about their daily routines, returning to their source throughout the day and evening for just enough dope to maintain their high. Immediately before and after elections, however, they are prone to overdose on the bad along with the good. Beware political junkies, there’s a lot of bad stuff out there!  (More)


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From the photograher, Dean Shaddock: This was ...

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U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) screeners literally have their hands full these days groping the flying public. Travelers that refuse screening by newly installed full-body “naked” scanners are subjected to invasive pat-downs that include touching children’s and adult’s genitals and women’s breasts. Is all this really necessary, or are there better ways to keep terrorists from blowing up airplanes? (More)


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FOREIGN POLICY: The Last Refuge of a Diminished President?

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President Obama departed Washington, D.C. last week for a 10-day visit to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan following the Democratic Party’s historic defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections. It’s a routine foreign trip, like others the well-traveled president has made since he took office, unless it marks a new beginning of President Obama’s personal involvement in foreign policy.

It’s not uncommon for presidents, when opposition-party majorities in one or both houses of Congress stymie their domestic-policy agendas , to spend more time on foreign policy. It’s the domain of presidential power least fettered by Congress. President Obama can use the second half of his term to build a list of foreign-policy accomplishments he can run on in the 2012 election as Republicans seek to dismantle his domestic-policy agenda at home. There’s only one problem—there must be some extraordinary foreign-policy accomplishments. (More)


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I can’t resist posting this video from SarahPac. Does anyone still doubt that she will run for President?

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