Category Archives: Politics

Friday Bytes

I was struck by the lack of typical partisan reaction during President Obama’s State of the Union Address.  Some analysts attributed this to the simple fact that Democrats sat with Republicans.  Funny how that works.  I remember my grade school … Continue reading

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Friday Bytes

Back to Tuscon.  Due process is a fundamental component of our legal system as is the human right of innocence until proven guilty.  But one would think that when there is irrefutable and undeniable evidence of the commission of a … Continue reading

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Friday Bytes

There has been much written this week in the aftermath of the heinous shootings in Tuscon last weekend.  Many of us ask where morality has gone in this country?  Where is the leadership? Well-respected columnist Peggy Noonan has some thoughts … Continue reading

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Our Collective Resolve

It must have been like this back in 1920’s when the Civil War and lessons learned finally slipped from the public consciousness. We are now 65 years removed from the end of World War II and the same thing is … Continue reading

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Friday Bytes

Watching Nancy Pelosi hand over the gavel to John Boehner accompanied by a peck on the cheek was amusing.  These two hate each other.  It either signifies that politics is pure theater or they have buried the hatchet.  You make … Continue reading

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Wiki Questions

Two aspects of the WikiLeaks story are interesting to watch as it unfolds. The first is the source of the material.  There is always someone within any organization that has an axe to grind about something.  The mere existence of … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Want to be Fired, Get Elected

Congress appears to be a forgiving place these days amongst House Democrats. By a vote of 150-43 Nancy Pelosi will become the House minority leader after presiding over a historical party drubbing at midterm elections.  What does she have over … Continue reading

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Provenge – Medicare’s Decision To Pay or Not to Pay

Tomorrow is shaping up as a big day in the biotechnology industry as we will learn whether or not Medicare will pay for Provenge, a recently approved drug for metastatic hormone resistant prostate cancer.  Provenge has been called a vaccine, … Continue reading

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Thank a Veteran Today

Last year I wrote a post about remembering my friends on Veteran’s Day.  Today is no different. Earlier this year my father-in-law visited us from the east coast.  With him he brought The Bronze Star that he was awarded during … Continue reading

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What Happened to Hold the Mayo?

Perhaps too much whatever was being passed around in the wake of the Giants’ World Series win Monday night, but San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has cemented themselves atop the government loony bin by banning toys provided in McDonald’s Happy … Continue reading

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