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Arrogance at its Finest

By Randy Mitchell, published on Oct 13, 2012

... instead to blow him off and keep the drama going.

So who won?

After watching responses from all sides of the equation, the number one negative reaction from those polled was Biden’s disrespectful behavior. On content, both men got in their jabs with the edge going to Ryan. But, politics is as much about whom the individual voter personally likes as what they believe in.

Obama, as I like to call him, The Hollywood President is a likeable guy, someone I could have a beer and talk about sports with, although, I couldn’t disagree more with his policies. Biden, not so... (more)

Tags: obama, politics, joe biden, paul ryan, randy mitchell, romney, election 2012, biden/ryan debate, vice presidential debates

Nothing is Free

By Randy Mitchell, published on Aug 28, 2012

Do you recognize the image to the side? If you’re like a surprising number of Americans, you don’t.

It’s our national debt clock, quickly spinning toward the out-of-control figure of sixteen trillion dollars. That’s sixteen trillion dollars—in other words, sixteen thousand billion George Washington’s! An astonishing number and one that’s simply in-comprehendible by people like me. It represents the sins of both, Republican and Democratic managers who are responsible for putting our country in such a predicament, severely hurting our economic power among the world as a financial leader.... (more)

Tags: obama, politics, debt, randy mitchell, 2012 election, national debt, individual debt, social entitlements

Watch What You Say

By Randy Mitchell, published on Aug 20, 2012

Have you ever been to a party, or other form of social gathering, drinking, talking, laughing, even dancing when all of a sudden, in a blink of an eye, the mood suddenly pauses, even swings to a deafening silence? The cause? Someone, somewhere, decided to say something inappropriate causing everyone to take notice, clearing the room, looking for the nearest exit to run toward. And they didn’t need to be spoken words. It could be something written, an expression you gave at just the wrong time, or a thumbs up or down you clicked in social media land. No matter what, and no matter how hard we... (more)

Tags: politics, relationships, communication, randy mitchell, inter personal communication, social awareness, office politics

South Africa’s Spear

By Anastasia , published on Jun 24, 2012

...through their lips.”

Vicarious luxury wine joins vicarious jobs, vicarious opportunities and vicarious homes is the reality of the Rainbow Nation. People of all colours unite; you have the sight of the nomenclature going past in luxury cars to witness. The simple truth is that politics in South Africa is a racket, with the pigs of the ANC vying with one another to get their snouts in the trough. I do not believe that this country has a happy future. All the gold has gone from the end of the rainbow into the coffers of Zuma and his kindred. Ah, never mind that. South... (more)

Tags: politics, south africa, art, satire, african national congress


By Humble Opinion, published on May 27, 2012

On Memorial Day, the President has asked all Americans to take a moment of silence at 12:01 p.m. and remember our fallen heroes who died while protecting our nation.

If you find yourself at a loss as to whom you should be saying a silent prayer for, perhaps the list below will give you some ideas.

REMEMBER Casmir Pulaski, a Polish immigrant who came to the New World in 1771 at the behest of Benjamin Franklin. Pulaski was a renowned cavalryman who fought against the Russians in his home country before coming to America to offer his services in the cause of freedom.

In 1777,... (more)

Tags: politics, death, america, war, soldiers, heroes, memorial day, remembrance, sacrifice

A Liberal Argues Against Gun Control

By Humble Opinion, published on May 22, 2012

We have all seen the news stories of horrific shootings in schools that take the lives of so many innocents. We are inundated with video from the scenes of mass murder perpetrated by those who have become judge, jury and executioner at former places of employment. Insane people randomly firing into crowds attract the attention of the media like moths to a flame, and the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Florida becomes the story that is played over and over again, as though it was the only incident of import that had happened during the news cycle.

None of us can begin to fathom the... (more)

Tags: politics, second amendment, crime, liberals, conservatives, government, rights, guns

Trolling And Why Its So Popular

By XX_BenDover_63XX, published on May 21, 2012

I am a regular internet forum user and i can honestly say trolling has become a major problem. Many people no longer use sites such as Yahoo Answers and some forums due to the unwanted responses from so called "trolls". I myself do not know why such silly idiotic pastimes are seen as funny. It just comes from people without a sense of humor or any intelligence. Though trolling is an immature pointless activity it is becoming increasingly popular and is further developing into greater and more sophisticated forms. Trolling is destructive and degrading to the creative and intellectual thought... (more)

Tags: cars, politics, internet, comedy, financial

The Ryan Budget, Or The Plan To Make Atlas Shrug

By Humble Opinion, published on May 21, 2012

Attempting to deliver a final crushing blow to government help for the poor, the 2012 Republican Party voted in favor of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's Budget plan. Touting it as the most efficient way to bring down the deficit, these followers of fiction writer Ayn Rand would have the nation believe that cutting off all help for those with the least, and giving that money to the richest fat cats in the country, will somehow deliver us from the depression that was started by these very same hucksters.

Propaganda channels like Fox News tell their listeners that this is the most courageous... (more)

Tags: politics, republicans, democrats, democracy, congress, poverty, ayn rand, budget, corporations, paul ryan

Comparing Romney And Obama As Presidential Candidates

By Humble Opinion, published on May 19, 2012

With the 2012 primary season all said and done save for the nominations at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, we in the U.S. are now faced with having to choose between President Barak Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the highest office in the land. So much is at stake in this election, that a careful review of both men, and what they stand for, should be considered by all voters with the utmost gravity. Starting with Romney, let's have a look at the record, their past history, and where they will most likely lead us.

The Apple That Fell Far From The... (more)

Tags: obama, politics, elections, voting, candidates, romney

Walking The Line

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 12, 2012

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Dallas, one of the first moments I ever remember the topic of homosexuality coming up was during an episode of M*A*S*H*, that mega-popular sitcom starring Alan Alda and many other upcoming stars. The scene displayed a soldier afraid of going back to his military unit for fear of ridicule from his fellow officers, conveying his fears to the sympathetic ears of Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John M.D. Liberalism was starting to come into the fold among television land back then (another example: Archie Bunker), so the writers made sure the character of... (more)

Tags: politics, gay marriage, randy mitchell, election 2012, obama and gay marriage, political drama, social issues, lifestyle issues

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