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Negotiating Towards Different Goals

sheep off a cliff

The discussions in Washington DC have been reported on ad nauseam.  There are more reports on the politics than the actual issues, which is typical.  Another popular storyline is the concern over the fiscal cliff.  The idea being that any deal must get done in order to avert automatic tax increases and budget cuts set…

How to Become a Racist at Age 76

John-McCain

This is a story that’s the opposite of your typical coming of age in terms of racism.  We often hear about stories of people who were born or raised as a racist, and come to learn that there is no reason to harbor such hate.  These are sometimes rural people who did not have much…

Stupid Stories

turkey

The day before Thanksgiving is the king of all stupid stories days.  These are the days of the year when the media decides to dominate that day’s news with completely useless information.  There are random stupid stories, such as some movie star doing something stupid.  Then there are scheduled stupid stories such as the Wednesday…

Capitol Losses

Dem donkey

There are discussions underway in Washington D.C. between Democrats and Republicans to come to a compromise in order to avoid the country going over the so called “fiscal cliff”.  This is the year end arrival of tax increases and spending cuts that many economists think will send the country into recession if it is allowed…

Here Comes the Revenge

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The President has run a winning campaign, and he will be in office for another 4 years.  His method of being reelected through fear, and by pitting one group of Americans against another will be damaging to our country for years to come.  His message of how successful people are playing by a different set…

The Incumbent Rule

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We will know next Tuesday evening who the next President will be.  It has been a fascinating election season.  We have been inundated with information like no other election, but there has been some analysis missing from the mainstream media.  There has been very little talk about something called the “incumbent rule”.  This is a…

Relying on the Undecided

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This election may be determined by undecided voters.  Even though their numbers are low, with an election this close, they can make the difference.  Some get frustrated with the fact that you can have such a stark difference in candidates, and still people can be undecided.  Often times these are voters who are just not…

Don’t Fight for Me

gladiator

For years politicians have been trying all kinds of ways to get your vote.  There is a particular method of solicitation that has always bothered me.  I am sure you have seen more than an ad or two where the carefully staged candidate says to the camera “Send me to Washington where I will fight…