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cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

A Curmudgeon's First Debate Take-away...

Politics, Quality of Life, People Making A Difference, U.S., Economy, Employment, Healthcare

Take-aways from the first two Republican debates if you’re interested in my thoughts…

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The Race Ahead...

Politics, Quality of Life, U.S., Wisconsin, People Making A Difference

If the vaunted/hated Koch brothers have the influence they are supposed to have, then Governor Scott Walker should be in a good place as the race to the White House commences with the Republican debates tonight.  Walker was voted, by applause to Frank Lundt’s question about who the gathered big money people thought had the best chance to win the coming race for President, the victor of that event.

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Prime Time Hits Tomorrow...

Politics, U.S.

Politico Playbook ( today contained an interesting overview of the top tier ‘debate’ happening this Thursday.  Josh Holmes looked at each of the people in this top 10 block of candidates and had comments (two samples below):

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Biden Coming In?

Politics, U.S., People Making A Difference

A Biden-Clinton match-up?  What seemed to be a distant rumor a few weeks ago seems to be getting nearer to fact if the buzz is to be believed.  Vice President Biden has become an ‘active considerer’ from all reports and Hillary’s not-so-swift start is very probably playing a big part in the ‘active consideration’.

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The Trump Phenomenon...

Politics, People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, U.S.

The Trump phenomenon continues.  Notwithstanding the fact that his “facts” are not always factual, he seems to thrive on being bombastic and he seems never to be challenged as, for example, when he said that Wisconsin has a $2.2 Billion deficit…which it doesn’t have.  And yet he has used that same “fact” over and over again ignoring the real fact that our state Constitution forbids running a deficit.

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