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Geraldine Ferraro - Exit Stage Left - 03/26/11 11:56 PM
Geraldine Ferraro, Candidate for Vice-President on the Democrat ticket twenty-seven years ago, died today at 75. I must confess an affinity for characters in our history that rise above all odds to become something larger than might have been expected. Geraldine Ferraro became such a memorable character when, in 1984, she became the first American Woman to become a candidate in the Presidential sweepstakes on a major party ticket. Ms Ferraro became the nominee for the Democrat party for Vice-President while Walter Mondale was the nominee for President. Ms Ferraro, daughter of an Italian immigrant, was also the first Italian-American to be on (13 comments)
FireFox 4 Browser is Available for Free Download - 03/23/11 11:52 AM
There are more browser products available than could possibly be useful from Internet Explorer to Chrome, from Safari to Flock, from Maxthon to Firefox. I have to say that I find features in every one of these (and more) that I find useful for some specific purpose (apparently other than to make my life simpler) For many of us, FireFox was the original alternative to Internet Explorer. As with most of the browsers, FireFox is available for download and use at no cost. I welcome the new versions of the major browser products because they tend to show the new directions (3 comments)
Simple Solutions to Complex Problems in Wisconsin - 03/09/11 11:31 PM
Wisconsin has been gridlocked by the absence from the state of the Democrat members of the State Senate. It happens that the party line divide causes a lack of a quorem required to discuss certain types of legislation - appropriations bills. So the Governor's controversial bill to address the 3.6 billion dollar deficit in their budget has languished in the Senate, unable to move forward while the Democrat senators cooled their heels in a motel across the state line in Illinois for three weeks in a dispute over collective bargaining rights for certain state employees. Well some smart Republican finally (10 comments)
David Broder Dies at 81 - 03/09/11 09:28 PM
David Broder, long time senior political writer for the Washington Post, died today at age 81. He will be missed. Detailed article from THe Washington Post available <here> David Broder was an expert and truthful reporter - a true journalist - for four decades. He did his homework, developed well informed sources at all levels of governments and wrote with style and accuracy and, sometimes, humor. His scholarship and analysis won awards for Broder and for his employers including the Pulitzer. My thoughts are with his wife, four children and grandchildren - and with an industry that has lost (4 comments)
Kick High Speed Rail to the Curb - Part 2 - 03/08/11 06:26 AM
My recent post concerning the controversy of High Speed Rail in Florida was very limited in its scope. My intent was to voice my support publicly for Governor Rick Scott and the courage of his decision based upon current economic conditions - without discussing the merits of the high speed commuter rail project. To me it is a simple decision at this point in time - we cannot afford it. But after reviewing some of the comments I have received here and from other sources, I think it may be useful to look at some of the merits of the project. (4 comments)
Kick HIgh Speed Rail to the Curb - 03/07/11 09:05 PM
I had occasion to write a letter to the editor of the Lakeland Ledger, one of my local newspapers, which was published. I want to quote it now because, while the topic is Florida, the message is relevant for all of us. The context for the letter is the decision by Florida's Governor to cancel the Florida High Speed Rail initial project. The response by political and business leaders was quick and, in my opinion, wrong. These folks blasted the Governor's decision and pointed out that the Obama administration was providing 2.2 billion dollars in federal funds for the project. (8 comments)
Stop Obama's Anti-Oil Agenda - 03/07/11 05:02 PM
The President is talking about tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserves to ease the gas price increases and perceived shortages. I object and consider the action to be another Presidential photo op. A discussion of the Strategic Oil Reserves with a guest on Fox News suggested that the action (release of crude oil from the Strategic Reserve) has been taken three times in the last thirty years. In each case the result was an increase in gas prices. Part of the problem is that the numbers are staggering. We consume approximately 20 million barrels of oil daily. So a 10 million (28 comments)
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