Who Am I?
- I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.
All opinions that I express are my own and do not reflect the views of any organization that I represent.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
After President Obama's 2015 State of The Union, the Republicans were offered a chance to respond.
Senator Joni Ernst (IA, R) was tapped as the person to give the response.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
"He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."
Text provided below and via the White House through Medium.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
And then there were four.
There is usually not much left to say about the teams remaining. All the stats and information about the last four are known.
As for the playoff picks, Ms. Roberts and I are tied at 6-2. She went 3-1 and my perfect streak ended with the Cowboys loss followed by the Broncos losing to the Colts at home. There are three games remaining in the post-season. Two games this weekend and then the Super Bowl in Phoenix on 1 February.
Here are the picks for Conference Championship Sunday.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The wild card playoff games are done and there are now eight teams remaining. Two more wins and you are in the Super Bowl. Lose and your team has to wait until next season for a chance for a championship.
My bracket is still intact. For now.
As for records. I went perfect through the Wild Card Round while Ms. Roberts went 3-1. Her lone blemish was picking the Steelers.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
The playoffs start Saturday afternoon. I already tipped my hand who I am picking in the wild card round in a previous post. Now here are they why.
Here are who my fellow football pickers are picking in the wild card round (Monica Roberts, Luke Roadwalker).
Friday, January 2, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
The Election 2014 season concluded with the Louisiana Senate runoffs earlier in December. As expected Senator Mary Landreau lost. Republicans ended with a net gain of 9 seats flipping the senate from Democratic control to Republican control for the first time since the 109th Congress.
Republicans also increased their majority in the House from 234 seats to 247 seats. It is the largest Republican share of seats since the Herbert Hoover administration.
In addition to gaining control of both chambers of Congress, Republicans strengthened their holds on governorships and state legislatures. In Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper was narrowly re-elected and Democrats were able to hold on to their majority in the state house. Unfortunately, Republicans held onto Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, and were able to flip control of the state senate to Republican control for the first time since 2004.
Now that the circular firing squad among Democrats have subsided, I am here to offer my thoughts on why we lost.