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‘The Soul Of The GOP’ Is… What Exactly?

This is bordering on ridiculous. Granted, the word “soul” doesn’t appear in the story’s body, but the headline of this Washington Post story proclaims: “Mitch McConnell vs. Roy Moore Is Now A Battle For The Soul Of The GOP”. Battle For The Soul Screenshot of Nov. 13 headline in The Washington Post The story is[…]

VP Debate: Far Better Than Last Week’s Embarrassment

As expected, last night’s VP debate (Tim Kaine and Mike Pence — again excluding all but the two most prosperous parties) was calmer, more measured, and much more like a traditional political debate than was the debacle of the week before. We knew this going in because both Kaine and Pence are known for being[…]

Insight On The Conservative Voter Via Talk Radio

Today, I listened to more conservative drivel on talk radio than a man should be subject to in a lifetime. As I drove through the beautiful Texas Hill Country on my way to Colorado Bend State Park, the silence in the car was deafening and I realized I hadn’t brought a CD for the car’s[…]

Why We’ll Have A Republican President In 2017

So many choices (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry.) Yes, I predicted in 2012 (end of that entry) that this 2016 election would go to a Republican. At the time, it was more of a gut feeling combined with the fact that Mitt Romney won two more states in 2012 than John McCain had[…]

The Deal-Breakers At The GOP Debate

It’s rare these days that I choose a candidate based on “her values match mine” or “that’s exactly what I would do”. Instead, I find myself listing all the deal-breakers each candidate has, and trying to find the one with the least amount of deal-breakers. Because they all seem to have them. You know the[…]

The Silly Newsletter I Just Received From Jon Cobb

The Texas Conservative Journal, which I received in the mail yesterday   How I get on these people’s mailing lists, I’ll never know, but I’ll take some satisfaction in knowing that this one was paid for by voluntary donors instead of taxpayer money. The latest edition of “silly mass mailings I receive from Republicans” was[…]

2016 Campaign: What Will Change In The Coming Year (UPDATED)

There are polls/surveys that show who might win if the 2016 general election were held now. A Trump-Clinton election would be won by Hillary Clinton (except for the Fox News poll). John Bush would win a Bush-Clinton election (except for the NBC poll). By an even greater margin, and with no exceptions, Ben Carson would[…]

How Depressing Were Those First Debates?

I am so embarrassed for my country right now. Last night’s first debates of the 2016 presidential campaign weren’t as hilarious as they could have been, nor were they as haywire as they could have been. Instead, they were just sad. Both of them. Depressing even. I hang my head in sorrow. The positions taken[…]

The Pope: A Sea Change For Global Warming?

Industry on the sea, Corpus Christi, Texas (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   Pardon the pun in the headline — because sea levels are rising measurably — but I was encouraged to read about Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s (formally known as Pope Francis) recent 188-page encyclical on the environment. Read it[…]

March 2015: Warmest Ever

While Republican Ted Cruz trots around the country pretending that he’s disproving global warming, the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans are quietly getting warmer all the time. Because, you know, science. March 2015 was the warmest March on record, and the first quarter of 2015 was the warmest first quarter on record. (When I first blogged[…]

I’m Not A Scientist, But… Cancer Is Not A Fungus

To quote the increasingly common Republican line, “I’m not a scientist, but…” I’m pretty sure cancer is not a fungus. At least one Republican disagrees with me. “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic* line into your body and we’re flushing with, say, salt water, sodium[…]

Lefter And Lefter (UPDATED, 2015)

Categories: Personal, Politics
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Published on: 2014.05.11

It was nearly nine years ago when I first quizzed myself on politicalcompass.org and found that I was slightly right of center and leaning libertarian in my ideals. (Unfortunately, the screenshot of my results has been lost to the ravages of the internet.) I took the same test again in December 2012 (addendum on that[…]

Less Of A Shutdown And More Of An Insult

It always bugs me when politicians and journalists use “shutdown” when referring to Congress’ failure to pass a budget — or in this week’s case, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. If you shut down something, it’s turned off, unusable, inert. Take for example your computer, or your car, or a McDonald’s. When[…]

What Exactly Is Wrong With Obama?

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Published on: 2012.11.03

A lot of people will be voting against Barack Obama or Mitt Romney this year, rather than for one of them. I know why someone would vote against Romney; I’ve been harping on it much to the chagrin of conservative Republican family members, and I’ve known most of it since early last year when I[…]

What It Means To Be A Moderate

There’s a bit of public confusion — among politicians, newscasters and so-called political experts — about the terms moderate, independent, and undecided. None of these terms are synonymous with each other, though they’re often used interchangeably on television and in editorial statements. A previous entry of mine (Independent Isn’t The Same As Moderate) addresses this[…]

What It Means To Be An Independent

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Published on: 2012.09.24

My previous entry provided an ever-so-brief definition of “independent” (in the political context), but I feel it bears further elucidation. For one thing, my definition is stricter than that of the Gallup polling organization, when they reported earlier this year that a record 40% of Americans “identify” as independents (31% as Democrats, 21% as Republican).[…]

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