Category Archives: Tom’s Tidbits

Tom’s Tidbits- Past is Prologue

Greetings! Are we the United States of Amnesia, creatively rewriting our stories to soften their marks on history?  We’re a nation born of the genocide of Native Americans and built by the suffering of slaves among our many other sins, … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Space… The Fiscal Frontier

Greetings! Most people don’t pay attention to our military space program.  If you’re like me, you didn’t even know we had one!  I certainly assumed the military had a presence in space, but on the rare occasions I thought about … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Business Healthcare Blues

Greetings! On a 1980 relief mission to Uganda, Dick Gregory told Thom Hartmann; “I don’t know why America thinks she has to run around the world forcing people to take our way of governance at the barrel of a gun.” … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Mitch McConnell’s slavish devotion to Joe Biden

Greetings! I never thought I’d see it… Mitch McConnell and the Senate Judiciary Committee have completely caved to the Democrats!  They’ve fought loudly to keep the sacred Constitution safe for all of us, but when it came to doing the … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Let’s make this easy for the pundits

Greetings! For the Punditocracy, the takeaway from the 2016 Primaries so far has been the inexplicable rise of the “outsider” or “insurgent” candidates.  Over the past months they’ve all sung the same song… voters are angry, upset, and furious; they’re … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- America’s Choices…

Greetings! The 2016 election is already being called “the most important election ever”, and while I think the elections around the Civil War, Depression, and World Wars (to name a few) could probably give some stiff competition, I get the … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- The common sense of Donald Trump

Greetings! Entering the last Republican presidential debate, Donald J. Trump had a 27-point lead in the Republican presidential primary.  Polls show his lead grew after the debate, with about 34% of respondents saying they planned to vote for him.  Rational … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Waging a smarter response

Greetings! We join the rest of the world this week in support of the victims of the French terrorist attacks.  At least 129 people were killed, over 350 were injured, a nation left deeply traumatized, and now the entire civilized … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Connecting the Dots

Greetings! Several stories in the news recently may not seem related, but I think there’s a deep link. One was Kevin McCarthy’s boastful admission that the Benghazi hearings were inflated to discredit Hillary.  Another was Bill O’Reilly’s embarrassing proclamation that … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Kids For Cash Update

Greetings! Remember the “Kids For Cash” scandal?  Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were caught taking millions of dollars in kickbacks from Robert Mericle, builder of two for-profit youth detention centers, to sentence kids to his facilities.  These judges weren’t … Continue reading

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