Jane Chastain : Politically Direct

The Yellow Dog Voter

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There is a saying that originated in the southeastern portion of the United States that explains why this country is in decline:  “I’d vote for a yellow dog if he (or she) was a Democrat.”  The meaning is simple; no Republican is going to get my vote.  No way.  No how!

As the Democratic Party began moving left, away from the principles that were embraced by religious conservatives in the south, a blue dog coalition of more moderate Democrats was formed.  Although this group of lawmakers has attempted to show independence from its liberal leaders, the blue dogs essentially have been swimming upstream.

Unfortunately, Democrats don’t have a monopoly on the “yellow dog” intractable kind of voter.  If the truth be known, most voters have never read their party’s platform or know the issues that define it.  They blindly adopt the party label of their parents or have accepted a slogan or sound bite as absolute truth. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 23rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Blood Moons, Death and Taxes

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It may just be a coincidence that the first of the tetrad of blood moons  — four total solar eclipses that will occur every six months for the next eighteen –  fell on Passover, April 15, and those that follow also fall on major Jewish holy days.  Nevertheless, it has our attention.

A tetrad of blood moons is a rare phenomenon which has occurred only eight times in the last 2000 years.  These tetrads often occur around significant world-changing events.    A tetrad of blood moons occurred around Jewish holy days in A.D. 32 and 33 when Jesus was crucified.  The last tetrad occurred in 1967 during the Six-Day War. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 16th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The IPCC’s Global Warming Baloney and Noah (A new wave of Hot Air)

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Call me a skeptic, but isn’t it a coincidence that the latest fear mongering report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out on the heels of the world-wide premiere of Noah, Hollywood’s latest big-budget disaster movie?

The former was produced by a group of UN hack scientists who all make a living off government grants, either directly or indirectly.  The latter was directed by Darren Aronofsky, an atheist who turned the biblical account of the flood brought about by God because of widespread immorality into a movie about man’s degradation of the environment.

The message in both this report and the movie is that “It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature.”  The implication in the film is that man’s sin was disrespecting the planet and the movie gives us a taste of what is in store if we don’t shape up.   Read the rest of this entry »

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April 2nd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The Hot and Cold War

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Russia’s President Vladimer Putin is hot, red hot.

United States’ president Brack Obama is cold, stone cold.

After Russia’s takeover of Crimea, Putin is more popular than ever in the motherland.  After Obama’s capitulation, his poll numbers are at an all-time low.

The buff, bare-chested Putin, a former martial arts master and K.G.B. colonel, has attained rock-star status. Meanwhile, his lanky American counterpart, the former community organizer and pick-up basketball player, looks weak and strangely out of place in a world where the strong survive and the weak get trampled.

If this were bowling, Putin just had a 300 game, while his opponent rolled nothing but gutter balls.  If it were baseball, Putin pitched a perfect game while Obama struck out.   Read the rest of this entry »

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March 26th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Do we REALLY want to Fire Congress?

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Want to fire Congress?   This finally could be the year that voters are willing to do just that.

Recent polls should put the fear of God into our congressional representatives, but they are betting on the fact that we often say one thing and do another.  Read the rest of this entry »

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March 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm