Category Archives: Rick’s Old Blog

I’ll give you a trigger option

I’ll give you a trigger option: demolish Washington and return power to the people and the local governments where it belongs. “Any real change requires the inclusion of a strong public option to promote competition and bring down costs,” she … Continue reading

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A milestone

In a family legacy where my grandparents just celebrated their 60th anniversary and both of our parents at about their 30th, we are celebrating our first milestone on the way to 60 with 5 years today! In the past 5 … Continue reading

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Understanding History

I’m intrigued by history and plagued by a desire to understand all the facts. Plagued because it proves an impossible task. I want to start at the beginning and move forward, but history isn’t as neat as that. I also … Continue reading

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Healthcare the NPR way or healthcare the Libertarian way?

I found interesting a recent NPR podcast with James Morone, author of The Heart of Power. The interview is framed as a positive discussion on the need for national health care. But without hearing the  orgasmic pleasure in their voices … Continue reading

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It’s not reverse discrimination

I keep seeing quotes like this: “Inside, the audience included a small group of New Haven, Conn., firefighters, including Frank Ricci, whose reverse discrimination claim was rejected by Sotomayor’s appeals court panel. The Supreme Court subsequently reversed that panel’s ruling.” … Continue reading

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Urban Gardening

We are blessed to have a garden apartment. And by “garden” I mean a 30×20 or so concrete slab. When we moved in there were edging blocks inartistically stacked in a square, minus a few made into a BBQ pit … Continue reading

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49 Million to Five

My wife thinks Ann Coulter goes a bit far on her rhetoric when talking about abortion so I’ll add that warning… but I think this is an absolutely classic illustration of liberal absurdity.   Read her article 49 Million to … Continue reading

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What is it like to commute to Manhattan?

Today we moved into our new office in Brooklyn, bringing the opportunity to reminisce… So what is it like to commute by subway? I walked a few blocks to the nearest station – you are always a few blocks from … Continue reading

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Obama’s 100-Day Power Grab

I’ve lightly abridged this article from (http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10153) [In his first 100 days Obama's] made a running start toward transforming the federal government’s role in the economy and — if such a thing is even possible — further expanding the president’s … Continue reading

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Rose Stimulus Package

From Christmas until mid March we had the use of a car and as we’ve been locked in about a 3 mile radius for 2 1/2 years we took advantage of the opportunity to take weekend trips to explore the … Continue reading

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