Christmas 2016

It was Christmas Day this past Sunday and amidst all of the turmoil in the world, Christians stopped to pray and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  We are Roman Catholics and it is our belief that Jesus is the … Continue reading

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Message to Democrats: It’s the Messengers not the Message

The Democrat Party appears to be going through a catharsis as it attempts to identify the cause(s) for its overwhelming losses sustained in the 2016 elections.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) began the conversation by noting on Face the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism, Welfare State | Leave a comment

Added Trouble for PERS

What is an annuity cash flow calculator?  What is the net present value of a stream of income?  Why are the public employee unions so concerned about it?  Okay, if you were forced to endure a teachers union led education … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Government Abuse, Government corruption, PERS, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System, State Budget, State Taxes | Leave a comment

Pursuing the Clintons

One of my favorite movies is The Sheepman starring Glenn Ford.  It is the story of Jason Sweet (Glenn Ford) who won a herd of sheep in a poker game and was bound and determined to graze the sheep on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Crime & Sentencing, Crony capitalism, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, IRS Scandal, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

Real Tax Reform is Not What the Republicans are Talking About

Remember when the Democrats talked about “tax reform” but they really meant tax increases?  With the election of Donald Trump (R) as President and control of the House of Representatives and Senate still in the hands of the Republicans that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Donald Trump, Public Employee Unions, Tax Reform, Taxes | Leave a comment

Fresh Dropping from the Campaign Trail: The Aftermath

Following are a series of vignettes apropos to the conclusion of the recent presidential elections.  Some things never change. Leslie Stahl   Ms. Stahl, born to a wealthy Massachusetts family and a princess of privilege herself, promoted the liberal narrative … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Ethics, Leadership, McCain, President Obama | Leave a comment

Unbelievable! What’s Next?

I didn’t believe it would happen, but my wife did.  I didn’t believe it could happen but her cousin in Dunthorpe did.  I couldn’t believe it was happening but one of my old college roommates, now living in Gig Harbor, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Abortion, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Donald Trump, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, McCain, Obamacare, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Public Employee Unions | Leave a comment

The Clinton Years to Come

It has been sixteen years since the Clintons inhabited the White House.  Time tends to dull our memories.  But this past weekend’s events are a vivid reminder of what it was like during the eight years of President Bill Clinton’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

The Edwards’ Scandal: Another One Ignored by the Mainstream Media (Reprint)

Wednesday’s column dealt with the bias and corruption of the mainstream media.  In that column I noted that the mainstream media has now become the propagandists for the Democrat Party.  In large part is has as much to do with … Continue reading

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Will the Mainstream Media Turn on Hillary?

The mainstream media doesn’t really like Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  Mostly because she has for years chosen to ignore press conferences and decline to answer questions from the press.  You can add to that they know whatever she tells … Continue reading

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Jacking the Trump Train

The other day I was asked whether I was on the “Trump Train.”  I had to think about that for a minute or two.  NO, I am not on the “Trump Train” but YES, I am going to vote for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Corruption, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party | Leave a comment

PERS – And Then She Cried

In a recent report before a joint meeting of the Oregon Investment Council and the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Board it was revealed that the unfunded future liability of PERS is estimated at $22 Billion – an amount … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Government corruption, Government reform, Leadership, Metro, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System, State Budget, State Government | Leave a comment

Unemployment and the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve will meet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is endless speculation about whether the Board will raise interest rates or delay a decision until its December meeting. Much of the speculation in the media this past … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bush/Obama Recession, Donald Trump, Economy, Federal Budget, Federal Reserve, Hillary Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

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