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Political commentary (i.e. rants) from Ed Ruth

A Solid Article on Black Culture That You Should Definitely Read

I normally consider just about anything published in the New Yorker to be neo-liberal drivel, ideological droning detached from the real world.  But every once in a while they produce a true gem.  This recent article definitely falls into that category: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/09/dont-like I have to give them credit just for writing …

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Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/democrats-debbie-wasserman-schultz-111077_Page3.html Non-partisan news site Politico.com delivered a scathing article yesterday about local embarrassment Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  She is, I’m sad to say, my local Representative.  Republicans in the district have long found her to be extremely left-wing, shrill and self-serving.  Democrats are now also starting to see her for what she …

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Michele Obama’s Lesson to Kids about Liberalism

I would like to thank Michelle Obama for the excellent government lesson she gave schoolchildren all over the country recently.  I would have been hard-pressed to think of a better way (although opportunities abound!) of illustrating to the children of this country the negative effects of big government liberalism. All over …

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Washington Redskins and Political Correctness

Those offended by something as frivolous as a sports team name or logo really need to grow up. On June 18th, 2014, The U.S. Patent Office announced that it was stripping the NFL’s Washington Redskins of their trademark registration.  Nevada Senator and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that …

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Beyond his Ideology, President Obama is an Empty Suit

President Obama’s ideological disconnect from reality leaves him incapable of providing the leadership America needs. On Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor” on June 13th, 2014, Bill O’Reilly said: “When Putin invaded Crimea, the Administration was “surprised”.  When terrorists killed 4 Americans (one a U.S. Ambassador) in Benghazi…the Administration was surprised.  When …

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Retirement Pensions for Public Workers

Sub-Title: How to immediately get into an argument with your otherwise very reasonable cop and firefighter friends. Like many people, I have lots of cop and firefighter friends and several other friends that otherwise work in city or state job.  One thing I always approach with some trepidation is the …

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