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Could You Pass the AP Exam on U.S. Government and Politics?

Published on January 4, 2015 By sirrahc

Have you ever taken an Advanced Placement (AP) exam for anything? I haven’t. But, a few weeks ago I came across a book in the library titled 5 Steps to a 5: 500 AP U.S. Government and Politics Questions to Know by Test Day by William Madden (pub. by McGraw-Hill). Given the topics of many […]

More Dr. Seuss on Obama & Congress

Published on May 7, 2010 By sirrahc

But would you, could you, like them with a tax? Would you, could you, with Goldman Sachs? Would you like it with Al Gore? Or with Pelosi? (She’s such a bore!) Or would you, could you, in a mob? Since most people have no job. Oh that’s right, the money’s tight. So to the press […]

I Have a Confession to Make

Published on April 19, 2010 By sirrahc

Heavy Thinking =========== Are You a Problem Thinker? It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then to loosen up. Inevitably though, one thought led to another and soon I was more than just a social thinker. I began to think alone – “to relax,” I told myself – but […]

D'Souza on American Anti-Americanism

Published on April 17, 2010 By sirrahc

“[D]reams of perfecting human society always runs smack into human nature.” — Thomas Lifson, editor and publisher at American Thinker When I hear people from other countries bad-mouthing the U.S., it bugs me. Don’t they see that we’re the good guys? Can’t they see what a great society we have here? But, what really bothers […]

Enviro-Politics: Feinstein Can't Be Serious

Published on April 14, 2010 By sirrahc

Consider the following facts: 1) Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a law requiring that 1/3 of the electricity produced in California by 2020 must be from “renewable sources”; solar and wind energy are the favored options. 2) The best location in CA for wind farms and solar plants (which need a LOT of relatively flat land, by […]

I'm Not One of 'Em

Published on April 4, 2010 By sirrahc

Have you ever been a member of a group (e.g., Boy Scouts, Democratic Party, teachers’ union), or do you self-identify with some group (e.g., skeptics/ agnostics, Christians, political conservatives)? I suspect the answer is, “Yes, several.” Now, have you ever seen or heard someone from your group — or, at least, whom outsiders associate as […]

The Town that Lost (er, Temporarily Misplaced) Good Friday

Published on April 2, 2010 By sirrahc

Usually at this time of year, the “attacks” center on Easter Sunday, or, more appropriately, Resurrection Day. This time, however, Good Friday got some extra attention. The memo went out to municipal employees last week from Craig Malin, City Administrator for the town of Davenport, Iowa. From now on, Good Friday was “history”. In its […]

Dr. Seuss on Obama & Congress

Published on April 2, 2010 By sirrahc

I do not like it Uncle Sam, I do not like it Sam I Am. I do not like these dirty crooks, Neither how they cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like the speaker Nan, I do not like this ‘YES […]

Just Two Questions about Federal Takeover of Student Loans

Published on March 31, 2010 By sirrahc

Those sneaky Dems and their “stealth accomplishments”. Last Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) — aka “Obamacare”. Today, Obama signed the reconciliation bill that was supposed to implement the “fixes” to Obamacare, as required by the House. But, they decided to attach the Student Aid and […]

This Ain't No Waterloo

Published on March 24, 2010 By sirrahc

Stupak and the Blue Dogs caved / drank the Kool-Aid / got bought off — don’t hold your breath for that executive order, Bart — and the Senate’s bill passed the House. Now what? Some on the Left (and part-time Republicans like David Frum) are saying that the passing of Obamacare signifies a “Waterloo” moment […]

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