John McCain

Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was accused of ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.Is John McCain the last or only honorable Republican remaining? Yesterday he spoke out against Michele Bachmann and others attacking Huma Abedin as being connected to Muslim extremists. In 2008, I thought that McCain was not qualified to be president in a time of great economic difficulty, but I have always respected his service to our nation and his willingness to speak his mind. Again I applaud John McCain’s willingness to stand for what is right and oppose the extreme Right in his own party.

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Hillary was right

Official portrait of Secretary of State Hillar...

Official portrait of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hillary said there was a vast right-wing conspiracy against Bill and herself. At the time, I doubted it. Now that I see the same tactics repeated against President Obama, I have revised my opinion and think that she hit the nail on the head. There is a vast right-wing conspiracy of lies and liars directed against anything Democratic or democratic, funded by the 1% so that we shall have government by the 1%, for the 1% and of the 1% if we elect Mitt in November.

You know the charges are true when the Right tries to divert attention by falsely accusing their accusers of the same charges. They do it every time, and it is a clear admission of guilt. Mitt admits his flip-flopping by accusing President Obama of changing his mind. Mitt admits a vast right-wing conspiracy by making up a vast left-wing conspiracy to excuse his gaffes.

P.S. Hillary was right before she was left. She and I both supported Goldwater in 1964. I voted for him, but she was too young to vote. We grew up 8 miles apart in the western suburbs of Chicago.

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Good hands

Barack Obama

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I talked to a retired reporter this morning while exchanging visits to each other’s homes. She told me about her experience interviewing Hillary Clinton when she also met Bill. What struck her at the time was how soft Bill’s hands were. I had a similar experience shaking hands with Barack. No calluses on the hands of the political elite.

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Myanmar

The 14 states and divisions of Burma

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President Obama has just announced that Hillary Clinton will visit Myanmar, formerly Burma, to see if the US and Myanmar can begin to normalize relations. I have been interested in this mysterious country for many years. For those of you who wish to begin learning more, I suggest two books: Burmese Days by George Orwell and Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan. Myanmar is a country of approximately 60 million people located between India/Bangladesh on the west, Thailand on the east and China to the north.