Author Archives: Citizen Tom

About Citizen Tom

I am just an average citizen interested in promoting informed participation in the political process.

DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL ON America, ISIS and a Third World War?

Here is an email sent out yesterday. So in one sense it is old news, but the analysis remains timely. Since Delegate Bob Marshall usually doesn’t get into this sort of subject, I at first thought it surprising. However, I think the … Continue reading

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Happy 200th birthday to our national anthem

Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
It was on this day in 1814 that a young American lawyer and poet named Francis Scott Key wrote what was to become his most famous poem, “Defence of Fort McHenry,” while on board a…

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POSTS WORTH READING — September 16, 2014

News/Editiorials Don’t Give the Masters of the Universe Their Amnesty ( – This article by Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) begins as an exhortation on the subject of amnesty for illegal aliens. Then it progresses to an analysis of how what C.S. … Continue reading

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King Solomon on Cries of the Poor Man What is this post about? It is about a discussion scatterwisdom and I had at this blog post, King Solomon on Cries of the Poor Man. The post is excellent, but I am cursed with the eyes of … Continue reading

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I got an email from Suzanne Scholte‘s campaign yesterday. Actually, I have gotten so many emails from her campaign I am getting sick of seeing them.  Nonetheless, this one interested me. MEMO RE: Washington Post, CNN, Gallup and Rasmussen Polls FROM: … Continue reading

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