Handicapping the 2016 Election

The odds of getting a good, near great or great President appear to be less than 1 in 5.  Those are not great odds when you are looking at electing the world’s most powerful leader.  Now that we have the two presumptive candidates there is no reason to be confident…

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Presidential Free Fall Part 2

Until Theodore Roosevelt was levitated to Office upon the assassination of William McKinley the Presidency was, except for the period of the Lincoln administration, essentially ceremonial.  Listing the accomplishments of the Presidents between Jefferson and Roosevelt would be as challenging as listing the accomplishments of Hilliary Clinton which could be…

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Presidential Competency: Oxymoron (Part 1)

Years ago I got tired of hearing how “dumb” President Reagan was.  An “amiable dunce”, a B actor, dumb as a stump, all hat no cattle, etc.  So I read biographies of all the Presidents that preceded Ronaldus Magnus.  It was depressing.  It seems clear that one other person used…

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Pope Barack I

On April 12, 1633 Galileo Galilei was convicted of heresy by the Roman Inquisition.  He stood accused of refusing to accept the forward thinking position of the Papal establishment: specifically the geocentric model of the universe.  Galileo supported the Copernican or heliocentric position that the sun was the center of…

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Hilliary: Where Truth Goes to Die

One always admires the unique talents that people have and how they use those talents.  Michael Jordan’s success on the court with time running out (NCAA Tournament 1982).  Bill Clinton’s mastery of even the smallest words such as “is” (during one his many depositions).  Heath Ledger’s incredible performance as the…

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