Category Archives: Politics in Jest

Election 2014 Through a Kaleidoscope

By Jeff Rutherford Ever notice how elections often look like you’re watching through a kaleidoscope?  Here is a little collection of examples from 2014: . 1.  “I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I’ll … Continue reading

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Politics Through a Kaleidoscope

Ever notice how politics often looks like you’re watching through a kaleidoscope?  Here is a little collection of examples: . 1.  “We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain … Continue reading

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Obamacare By Morning

Everybody’s posting this, so you’ve probably seen it already.  I just want to make sure I have it archived here, for many years of entertaining revisits. It’s Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, from the 11/5/2013 Country Music Awards:

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Sure Enough – It’s a Government Shutdown

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July 4th Is Reader Participation Time, Folks!

Presidential Legacies…You Make The Call (photo credit) Presidential nicknames are an interesting indicator of the legacy they leave behind – the footprint of their impact on our great country. Are you up to speed on POTUS nicknames?  Let’s find out….

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Remote Control President

(photo credit) Have you noticed a pattern in statements made by President Obama whenever he’s asked when and how he first learned of this scandal or that abuse of power?  Let’s review a few of them…. Oct 12, 2011 (President … Continue reading

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Me In The Media? If Only!

Contributed by “The Ed” (photo credit) Oh, if only I were in the media.  The questions I would have for our overlords would gladden the hearts of the remnant in America who love freedom that is married to responsibility.  The … Continue reading

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The White House Dance Secretary

Using an innovative new internet technology, I have created a unique 2-camera view of Jay Carney handling the questions from ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl at a White House press conference last week.  The questions pertained to the “stylistic changes” made … Continue reading

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So When Did I Marry This Creature?

Contributed by “The Ed” From the title, you, the reader, probably think I am having marital problems.  In a matter of speaking, I have to say that I am.  As with so many other marriages the problems are related to … Continue reading

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“Help!” or “Let It Be” ?

I am about to attempt to relate The Beatles, Milton Friedman, and Ronald Reagan.  It’s kinda like playing Twister, except the contortions are mental.  Here goes… Very few know — maybe only me — that John Lennon and Paul McCartney were big-time … Continue reading

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