Category Archives: West Wing

The 2013 Inaugural Address

Here are my favorite parts of President Barack Obama’s 2013 inaugural address: “We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because … Continue reading

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George McGovern

I just learned that George McGovern has passed on.  George McGovern ran for President against Richard Nixon in 1972. As I’ve said on this blog before, I used to be more of a right-wing Republican.  On account of that, I … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s To Save America 8: Medicare

In my latest reading of To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine, Newt Gingrich talks about Medicare.  He laments that a lot of money on Medicare is wasted on account of such things as Medicare fraud, lack of coordination, paperwork, … Continue reading

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Ron Paul’s Liberty Defined 3

I have two items for my write-up today on Ron Paul’s Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom. 1.  On pages 66-67, Ron Paul states:  “Our Constitution was designed to protect individual rights, and the Founders knew clearly … Continue reading

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Rick Perry’s Fed Up 3

I have two items for my write-up today on Rick Perry’s Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington. 1. Rick Perry does not like for the federal government to bribe states to do its will, as when it … Continue reading

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My Posts that Talk about Kathryn Joosten

Actress Kathryn Joosten has passed on due to lung cancer at age 72.  I know her as Mrs. Landingham on The West Wing, as one of the manifestations of God on Joan of Arcadia, and as Mrs. McCluskey on Desperate … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way 5

I have two items for my write-up today on Newt Gingrich’s 1998 book, Lessons Learned the Hard Way. 1.  Newt talks about one of the prominent ethics charges that was brought against him (the only one that wasn’t dropped): that … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way 4

I have four items for my write-up today on Newt Gingrich’s 1998 book, Lessons Learned the Hard Way. 1.  Newt Gingrich says that, as Speaker, he was under pressure from conservatives in the private sector not to compromise or work … Continue reading

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The Desperate Housewives Finale

Here are some thoughts about the Desperate Housewives finale. 1.  Bree’s murder trial was wrapped up quickly and neatly, as Karen McCluskey (who doesn’t have long to live) stepped forward and took the blame for killing Gaby’s abusive step-father.  Was … Continue reading

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My Twenty Favorite Desperate Housewives Episodes

The last Desperate Housewives will be on this coming Sunday.  Last year, when Smallville was ending, I wrote a post that discussed my fifteen favorite Smallville episodes.  This year, I’ll talk about my twenty favorite Desperate Housewives episodes. Season 1 … Continue reading

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