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The Shot Sent Around The Internet

Newt Gingrich

If you think that Republicans aren’t ready to engage with the newest generation of voters in 2012, you might want to think again.  One of the most experienced politicians in the ranks of Republicans, with 20 years in the US House of Representatives, 4 of which were spent as Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich announced his intent today to run for President of the United States on Facebook and Twitter.

At least, it’s being seen that way… actually, kind of an interesting announcement.

Twitter:

Be sure to watch Hannity this Wednesday at 9pm ET/8pm CT. I will be on to talk about my run for President of the United States @seanhannity

Facebook:

I have been humbled by all the encouragement you have given


We Forgive You. Now Git.

governorsanford-officialportraitI’m saddened, frustrated , and absolutely disappointed.  The story of Mark Sanford was a roller coaster that dumped me off a cliff at the end.  Allow me to take you through this sequentially.

I’ve spent the past 36 hours dramatically changing my thoughts about how I might speak to the unusual story of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s mysterious disappearance.   Mark was the head of the Republican Governor’s Association (now headed by Haley Barbour), and considered a potential candidate for the 2012 Presidential nomination.

First I thought, after hearing that he had been missing for several days after driving off in a bodyguard’s SUV, that this guy was a little weird.  I could, at that point, conceive of only one type of circumstance that might …


Are Treasury and Congress Doing The Right Thing?

I’m surprised there has not yet been a run on my bank.  The way that Bush, Paulson and Congressional Leaders are reacting to the liquidity angst on Wall Street would make you think there’s no money left, and we only have days or perhaps hours to get our money safely out of the hands of our bankers.

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

But wrapped up in that fear is some of the reality that our economy is dependent upon the use of credit throughout the business and consumer world to keep things moving.

When you think about it, that sounds a little more scary than I thought it would.

In other words, if we all had plenty of cash, could easily …


T. Boone Pickens Has A Plan

I caught the commercial on TV and went to the web site. Here’s an ad badge for it…

I think Pickens definitely has one thing right… we need to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. That’s the basis of his “plan”.

Pickens is pushing wind energy to generate electricity, and using that to offset natural gas consumption so it can be redirected to fueling transportation. That’s right, your car running on Natural Gas (NGV).

Pickens contends that for about $1.2 trillion, we can generate 20% of the country’s electricity needs. He tells a compelling story about economic and job improvements, and is up front about the fact that he owns what will soon be the largest wind farm in the country.

Using wind to supply …


Newt Might Have Some Solutions

I received a letter from Newt Gingrich today (along with every other delegate to the Iowa Republican State Convention this coming weekend).  The primary purpose of the letter was to promote the organization Gingrich started in 2007 called American Solutions.

I’m just now reading the information at the web site.  The big campaign that the organization is pushing right now is “Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.”  As you probably now, I support the basic idea behind this, which is, let’s open up drilling in the US and stop allowing ourselves to be hog-tied by foreign interests.

Check it out.  Let us know what you think.  I’ll provide more comments in coming days.…


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