I’ll admit that when I was a much younger man, I had much the same attitude towards history as did most of my contemporaries. It’s in the past, what possible significance or importance could it have for me now? Now that I’m older, and hopefully wiser and have witnessed historical events, I more fully appreciate the critical importance of history, if for no other reason than learning what to embrace and what not to embrace as a government and a…Continue
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Some will say, “Lloyd, if your purpose is to inspire Republicans to stand strong in the debt ceiling debate, why on earth would you choose the battle at the Alamo which the good guys, the Texans, lost?
Quick! How many of you are aware that the two old parties’
quadrennial conventions are subsidized by taxpayers? For you more conservative
followers of the GOP are you now all-a-tingle knowing that your (borrowed)
taxes were used, in part, for John McCain’s grand RINO march across the stage
in St. Paul while fiscally responsible and possibly lamenting Democrats all
pooled tax dollars for Barrack Obama’s triumphant grand eloquence before the
Added by Charlie Earl on July 11, 2011 at 5:14am — No Comments
Our forefathers entrusted us to guard the republic. Thus far, I believe, we have taken this responsibility lightly.
As the employers of our nation's public officials, we have an obligation, as citizens and as voters, to make sure these men and women are duly qualified to not only serve, but also to protect the republic. We the people,…Continue
This column begins with the tale of two readers. The first asked me to write a letter to our political officeholders that could be copied and sent to those at all levels of government. I told him that I would do that for today, but my second reader and friend asked me if I were feeling alright because my recent columns seemed to be rather despairing. So, I’ve decided to address the issue of my apparent disillusionment before I compose the universal letter of condemnation. I am fighting an…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on April 27, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments
I finally figured out why I am so frustrated most of the time about politics, "my team sucks"!
The GOP constsntly gets "schooled" by the liberal democrats in terms of framing the 'message du jour'.
You name it; healthcare, spending, budget cuts, etc...the republicans are hapless.
The healthcare debate drove me crazy. 85% of people are happy with their healthcare, EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT!
46 million uninsured??? 12-15 million are illegals, 15 million are eligible for…Continue
The two major parties have alternately governed the country for more than 150 years…yes, for more than a century and a half. For more than 69 per cent of our nation’s constitutional history, the Democrats and Republicans have clutched the reins of power. Despite a gut-wrenching, devastating war between the states, a severe and debilitating depression, and numerous other monumental challenges, the two old parties have managed to preserve their places in the halls of power. Some of the time…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on March 29, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments
It was a number of years ago, but I can recall when our family got its first television set. It was a black and white GE console with a 13 inch screen. As a six-year old, I marveled at the variety of entertainment options that our single channel provided (Channel 13, WSPD-TV). There were two programs that I didn’t want to miss (even in 1952, television addiction became an issue). The first show was a 15 minute Gabby Hayes program that was on daily at 4:15pm…just when my school bus (Willard…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on March 17, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments
On Wed. 9/15/10 he said it's time for the movement to put down the signs and outfits and begin a new phase of the movement, so we'd have basically better credibility with the press, that's a good one. My advice is this don't stop what's working as I last Noticed Coke,Pepsi,Ford etc. and yes Beck still use their basic symbols to get the attention of the press and public so why would we stop as for some of the messages only get read never heard or talked about in the press. So…Continue
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