No, Obama Is Not Alone In Continuing Public Life

Former President Obama’s eternal critics are losing it, again. See Obama is daring to stay politically active. The critics assert Obama is breaking with precedent. They’ll tell you all former Presidents leave public life after office.

To bad the eternal critics have not learned how to use Google and educate themselves. If they did they would discover they are completely WRONG. Continue reading “No, Obama Is Not Alone In Continuing Public Life”

Anti Vaxers & The Anti-Science Myths That Will Harm Us

Until recently I had written off “the anti-vaxxers” as alarmists. A few years back I watched Jenny McCarthy eloquently present her case that vaccines caused her son’s autism. As a parent, I needed to know if there was any scientific foundation for her fear that a routine immunization caused her son’s autism.

A quick Google search led me to copious amounts of data that debunked her fears(here is a good quick fact sheet by the World Health Organization). Still curious, I talked to my kids’ pediatrician. He was annoyed at the attention talk shows and the news media were giving McCarthy and others that shared her views. He reassured me vaccinations were not only safe but prevented life threatening childhood diseases. Continue reading “Anti Vaxers & The Anti-Science Myths That Will Harm Us”

Putin’s Puppet – Delegitimizing Trump

Yesterday, one of the many political talking heads asked if there was a story line emerging on the left to delegitimize Trump’s Presidency.  You know something similar to Obama’s birth certificate that could be used to whip up a frenzy of Trump opposition.

Shockingly no one gave the obvious, blaring, glaring answer – Putin’s Puppet.

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Obamacare – How It Is Failing

We’ve looked at what Obamacare is and who is currently benefiting. Now how is Obamacare Failing.

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Obamacare – Who Benefits?

This is the second in a series on Obamacare.  The first, Obamacare – What Is It? can be found here. This installment goes over who is benefiting currently under Obamacare.

You may wonder, isn’t the answer obviously Americans that didn’t have health insurance before Obamacare took effect in 2013? Of course that is true but Obamacare is benefiting many more people and institutions. We’ll start with the obvious answer and run through some of the beneficiaries of Obamacare that aren’t as well known.

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Obamacare – What is it?

Americans are about to be dragged through a debate about Obamacare as the new Trump Administration prepares to “repeal and replace” it.  It’s a debate that most Americans are really not ready to have because 6 years after the law passed, many aren’t really sure what Obamacare is.

This hit home for me a few weeks ago as I was speaking with a Republican friend. My friend said he thought Obamacare needed to be replaced with something that required everyone to have insurance. I was shocked and left wondering how in the world my very educated friend did not realize he just said he wanted to replace Obamacare with something that is essentially Obamacare.

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What Happened Last Week

Some but far from all of the highlights from the week of 12/11/16

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Santa Was Turkish?

Blowing many a western mind, Santa Claus was in fact Turkish.  Santa, the son of a rich man,  did help the poor especially children by throwing gifts of gold down the chimney and through windows.  

What Happened Last Week

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Food Banks Need Money Not Canned Goods


What we should know about efficient donations to food banks:  Money is better!

Why?:

1.  Easier to transport

2.  Food banks can use your money to buy in bulk which is cheaper and they get more.

3.  Food banks can use your money to buy healthy items that are actually needed.

4.  Its way easier for you.

Here’s a link to a more detailed story.

Happy Holidays!