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The Short Attention Span Of Americans

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I was browsing through some of the different news stories on Fox News and came across an article that has really gotten me thinking. And it’s not even a story about news, but rather about how the news is covered. It makes me wonder just how much Americans are really paying attention to their world and what is going on around them. It also makes me concerned about our chances to turn America around from traveling the direction it is traveling. I think that wonder and concern are both merited.

We live in a fast-moving era of information. Many people are satisfied to tweet about their outrage on any given topic on Twitter. Many people are satisfied with sharing a picture or a headline about → Read More

President Obama Wants Increased Spending, An End To The Sequester

President Obama

It’s all I can do to keep from stepping out of my door and shouting to the top of my lungs, WE TOLD YOU SO! The next liberal who tries to tell me President Obama has cut spending, etc., I will find it hard pressed to keep from calling a liar. Anyone with one eye can look and see he has done no such thing. The only time he has cut spending has been in the area of defense. He suggested the sequester spending cuts and then threw a temper tantrum when the Republicans took him up on his idea. He has complained of how services were going to be cut and Americans affected, when in reality, spending was never cut. The only thing → Read More

GOP Runs Scared, Pulls Bill Banning 20 Week Abortion

Abortion Kills

If there is one thing I have run out of, it is patience with the GOP. This started after the abysmal showing in the Presidential election of 2012. Since that time, we have seen a continual slide towards the acceptance of amnesty for illegal immigrants. That, along with other pandering, was aimed at Hispanic voters. The GOP seemed set on the idea that 2012 was lost because of alienation of Hispanics. Never mind that so many conservatives stayed home because they didn’t want to vote for Mitt Romney. This shows a complete lack of conviction on the part of the GOP leadership and a lack of nerve to follow whatever convictions they may happen to have. That lack of conviction has again been placed → Read More

Democrats Want To Know Who Will Profit From Keystone Pipeline

Keystone Pipeline

The worst kept secret in America is that the Democrats do not want the Keystone Pipeline to go forward. The reasons they use as an excuse for their resistance to Keystone escape anyone with a modicum of common sense. They publicly worry about the possibility of a spill from the pipeline causing an environmental disaster. The statistics I was able to find suggest that there are somewhere around 2.5 million miles of pipeline throughout the United States. Not all of these transport crude oil, with some carrying natural gas and other types of fuel. Do accidents happen? Most certainly they do. Does that mean we should not build the Keystone Pipeline to take advantage of the tar sands oil in Canada? Most certainly not. To → Read More

How Obama Will Pay For His Plan For Free Community College

Obama's Tax Plan

Well, this didn’t take long and certainly comes as no surprise. That is especially true if you have paid attention to how President Obama has conducted business during the first six years of his administration. He has acted like a typical liberal. When it doubt, always raise taxes. Never cut spending, never cut waste, always, always raise taxes. And that is exactly what he is planning to attempt in the last two years of his presidency. Do you remember his proposal for free community college for anyone who is willing to work for it? He actually described it as a right. Well, we now know how he plans to pay for the free part. Yep, you guessed it. He wants to raise taxes.

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Government Accountability Or The Lack Thereof

Government Accountability

Am I the only one around here that bemoans the lack of accountability in our government? That is a rhetorical question because I know it’s not true. Most of the readers on Political Realities cringe at the very thought of how our government operates. As if it is a living entity, the government does what it wants, when it wants, and to whomever it pleases. The motto used by the United States Postal Service, albeit unofficially, suits our government perfectly. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stops the government bureaucracy from achieving its goals. Never mind that most of those goals have nothing to do with the needs or wants of the American taxpayer who, incidentally, pays the salaries of the → Read More

Obama Proposes Free Community College, Says It Is A Right

Free Community College

First, we had the classification of health care as a right. How many times have we heard that broken mantra from the left, saying it should be guaranteed? Too many to count. To make sure that right was guaranteed, President Obama and his friends on the left shoved ObamaCare down our throats. It was something that most Americans neither wanted or needed, but we have it, regardless. To describe how it is “working”, or not, would take several thousand words. Isn’t that just grand? A new government program that guarantees all Americans receive health care. Or so we are told and never mind the higher costs involved for everyone who pays taxes and works for a living.

If that isn’t enough of a slap in → Read More