Thursday, November 08, 2012

I have been tempted to suggest that Mitt Romney be appointed Secretary of Commerce in the new Obama administration. After all, he says that he is bipartisan and knows business well enough to create the jobs that our economy needs. And I long considered him a straight shooting, very capable, and honest person.

But, the qualms. I could overlook his failure to support the Lily Ledbetter law or Sandra Fluke against the Rush Limbough slurs and his views (changeable) on such issues as immigration, choice, and climate change. But I find it difficult to overlook character when he permitted false assertions on work and welfare and outsourcing of Jeep manufacturing jobs. Also, he had his national convention held under the banner of "We Built It" a deliberate misinterpretation of words in a speech by President Obama.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana.  Look for repeated screenings of "Reefer Madness"

Monday, November 05, 2012

Colorado and Washington will vote on legalization of marijuana tomorrow. Both states permit marijuana for medical use but apparently it is difficult to prescribe and monitor the correct dosage.

Voting Delay

Long, lines, long waits in order to vote, sometimes 4 to 7 hours, are unconscionable in our democratic society. When the delay is deliberate, such as part of Republican efforts to suppress the vote, it is despicable.