One of these things…

March 9, 2016

one of these things...


The Time Has Come…

February 29, 2016

This travesty must end. Please sign the petition here.

“The division between your three campaigns [Cruz/Rubio/Carson] is a primary reason Trump is poised to win the Republican nomination. Immediate unification is the only way to avoid this travesty and save America.

“Therefore, we the people respectfully call upon you three principled men and Patriots to immediately set aside pride, personal ambition, and any past hurt feelings. We call upon you to unite immediately to avoid the imminent destruction of the United States…”

It’s almost too late. But not quite.

Stoutcat


After Iowa, Thinking About Trump

February 3, 2016

No, I’m still not a fan of Mr. Trump. But here’s some food for thought from the inestimable Bill Whittle on the man who wants to Make America Great Again. It’s well worth the time, and you may find yourself thinking a bit more highly of him… or you may not.

As for me, Cruz is my guy, always has been. But should the unthinkable happen, I’m a bit more comfortable considering a Trump presidency after seeing this video. At any rate, it’s a far preferable choice than a White House with a Clinton/Sanders/Biden occupant.

Stoutcat


The Revenge of the Football

January 27, 2016

You know, I’m not a yuge Rubio fan (He’s #3 of my top three choices), but I give the man credit, he surely knows how to respond to press criticism!

You have to love a candidate with a sense of humor.

Stoutcat


Here’s A Question for You

January 19, 2016

As it is seeming more and more possible that Donald Trump may become the Republican candidate for President (and you have no idea how much it pains me to type that), I’m starting to look to a future Trump presidency, and one question looms very large: What kind of Supreme Court judges would he appoint?

Maybe we should find out before it’s too late.

Stoutcat


A Guy Writes a Letter to the Editor

January 11, 2016

…of the Boston Globe. It might be going viral, so here’s my little bit to help it along.

To the man I sat next to on my way in to Boston:
When I boarded the commuter rail, you were already in the midst of a spirited phone conversation and didn’t seem to care about how loud you were talking. You were talking with someone about the Paris train attack and the growing epidemic of gun violence in America.

Read it all and share it. Please. Also, read the comments, both good and bad. This is what society looks like today, folks.

Full disclosure: this gentleman is a member of a gun forum of which I am also a member. He put the text of his letter up on that forum the day before it was published in the Globe. The amazing thing to me is that the Globe published his letter nearly verbatim, with little to no editing.

Stoutcat


You Can’t Trust Jed Bartlett…

September 21, 2012

Or C.J., or Toby, or any of the old gang.

As a die-hard West Wing fan (the original years, not the later years–I’m a purist), you can imagine my joy when I read that the cast reunited briefly to make a four-minute video commercial for getting out the vote in Michigan for one Bridget McCormack. Bridgit just happens to be the sister of Mary McCormack, who was one of the only good thing that came out of the later years of the series.

The commercial is a wonderful stroll down memory lane as it attempts to explain the importance of making sure voters fill out their entire ballot, including the “non-partisan section at the end”; in this case, it’s promoting one Bridget Mary McCormack, non-partisan candidate for the Michigan State Supreme Court.

As you can see, much is made about the concept that this part of the ballot is “non-partisan” and therefore in theory should be beyond politics. Sadly, you can bet that nobody involved in making the commercial thought it would be a good idea to let the viewers know that there are actually six candidates on the ballot (three Democrats and three Reublicans), or that Ms. McCormack is in fact enthusiastically endorsed by the Democrat Party of Michigan:

And even if you didn’t know that, all you’d have to do is to to her campaign site and see this screen to realize that she truly is a Democrat’s Democrat:

Ms. McCormack: if you’re aiming for the State Supreme Court, “fairness” should not be your concern: rule of law should be.

On the other hand, when your judicial philosophy is “Fairness Above All Else”, you’d be a shoo-in for the US Supreme Court when Justice Ginsberg retires… if only President Romney were a Democrat!

Stoutcat

P.S. Lily Tomlin is no Mrs. Landingham. That is all.