• Reagan Gives Trump’s Budget TWO THUMBS UP!

    Reading Time: 2 minutesPresident Donald Trump delivered his budget and a message for Congress. Since I’m lazy, I’ll quote Time magazine. First, the President’s message to Congress: “I urge the members of Congress to remember that last November the American people’s message was loud and clear. The mandate for change, expressed by the American people, was not my […]

  • The Joy of Trump

    Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat bothers you most when you’re in a bad mood? You can imagine what it’s like be in a bad mood, can’t you? People go through periods of deep funk when nothing seems bright or cheerful, don’t they? And when you’re in those moods, what’s the worst thing? That’s right, it’s being around a bunch […]

  • How the Second-Born Twin Can Be Older Than the First

    Reading Time: 7 minutesHave you ever noticed that twins have a pecking order? Even identical twins born minutes apart show a subtle seniority complex. Usually the first-born twin leads the second-born. Makes you wonder how these Peterson twins will relate to each other, doesn’t it? Because of the time change at the end of daylight saving time, the […]

  • Who Gets the Credit Matters Most

    Reading Time: 2 minutesSome people on the right say they won’t vote for Trump. Those people list various reasons, mostly about his demeanor and things he’s said in the past. They think who gets the credit is more important than what gets done. We all know people like that, don’t we? Most of those NeverTrumpers were okay with …

  • How Reagan Almost Blew It in 1980

    If you enjoy this post, you have to thank your fellow reader, Tony, for reading the whole TIME article from yesterday’s post. He pointed out more similarities between 1980 and 2016. Especially Reagan’s gaffes and Democrats’ complacency. First, the gaffes. You hear about Trump stepping on his own applause lines. He announced Steve Bannon and …

  • 2016 looks like a repeat of 1980

    You probably remember that in September 1980 voters were couldn’t wait to cast a vote for Reagan. If you remember it like that, you remember wrong. At least a little wrong. TIME magazine examined voter sentiment in its September 15, 1980, issue. Voters that year sounded a lot like voters this year. Here’s how TIME’s …

  • We Were Once the Party of Ideas and Optimism

    Original Post: We Were Once the Party of Ideas and Optimism.

    On my desk is  a book titled “Grinning With the Gipper.” It’s 117 pages of Ronald Reagan’s humor. Think of that. A US president who could fill a book with jokes. My cursory review shows that about 60 percent of the jokes are on Reagan himself. And another 20 percent are on Republicans. Ronald Reagan…

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