Monthly Archives: May 2009

A PEON’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE 2009 CONVENTION OF REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA

I arrived at the 2009 Convention of the Republican Party of Virginia on Friday.  Unlike previous years, this year I went to the Colosseum.  This year the party had an especially large convention.  Because of the crowd, over 10,000 delegates … Continue reading

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON PRIDE AND HUMILITY

In retrospect, I now find it strange how I was taught history.  Instead of reading the writings of the people who lived during the times I studied, my teachers primarily instructed from history books.  I would happily have read both works … Continue reading

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WHO SHOULD BE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE?

Today is the big day, the start of the 2009 convention for the Republican Party of Virginia. We have three contested contests. Lieutenant Governor:  Recommendation – Bill Bolling Attorney General:  Recommendation – Ken Cuccinelli RPV Chair:  Recommendation – Do not … Continue reading

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ADVICE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO ARGUE ABOUT POLITICS, RELIGION….: UPDATE

Update:  Here is link to a post at Smash Mouth Politics that also discusses Benjamin Franklin. Of late, I have enjoyed reading books written by famous men now deceased.  So it is that I am in the process of reading … Continue reading

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PRIDE AND PRAGMATISM: HOW RUTHLESSNESS DEFINES THE ENEMY

This post stems from an earlier post, a book review.  The subject book was Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History by Lee Harris.   At the time I planned to discuss further some of the subjects brought up … Continue reading

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