We’re all in place to watch the final presidential debate. This one was centered around foreign policy. The one area the president has direct control over is foreign policy. The one area that the American public could generally care less about is foreign policy. On the CNN pre game show they asked some florida voters what they’re looking for and most of them mentioned economic issues. They were shocked to learn the wouldn’t be any discussion of domestic issues. To be fair both candidates were also shocked that they wouldn’t being discussing domestic issues because they repeatedly brought them up.
Continue reading “Presidential Debate, Round 3” »
We’re back watching our friends on CNN for the second presidential debate. Tonight’s debate is the dreaded town hall debate format. I dread it because the questions are inevitably weak. Asking Willard Mitt how he’s different from George W Bush is a question for a Romney rally not a national debate. That type of question just begs Obama to go with a negative response in his rebuttal which he happily obliged.
Continue reading “Presidential Debate, Round 2” »
Election season is drawing to a close and as promised I’m back to cover the political hijinks of the debates. Ol’ reliable Jim Lehrer is serving as the moderator. He’s always the moderator. I actually have him come in to moderate my family’s disagreements. HDTV is not kind to Jim. The candidates weren’t kind to him either. They ignored him all night long. Except for the occasional feeble objection from Jim, the candidates were on their own.
Continue reading “Presidential Debate, Round 1” »
This year marks twenty years since I graduated from high school. At times it’s hard for me to believe twenty years have gone by. It doesn’t feel like it could be that long ago. My parents still live in the same place and the neighborhood where I grew up looks pretty much the same. Whenever I see people I went to high school with they all look exactly the same, like they’ve been stored in amber for the last twenty years. None of them have aged.
Continue reading “Interview on Memory Lane” »
I used to think I was pretty smart. That idea came crashing down once I had kids. They have a way of humbling you. Over the past four years I’ve grown very humble. My oldest daughter is the grand inquisitor of the house. From the time she gets up in the morning to the time she goes to bed at night she’s grilling me with incessant questions about everything. My answers unleash another set of questions that go off in a million directions.
Continue reading “The Daily Quiz” »