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Mari Meehan

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Political junkie, blogger, carver of theme chess sets, animal lover and oh, yeah, retired senior citizen
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This blog is a compilation of things I think about while walking my dog - personal to politics. Old.. enough to be labeled "senior". Sometimes right, sometimes not - but always open to.. intelligent discussion.

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  • Finally, It's Over!
    on Dec 19, 2016 in Hope Transition Trump
    Okay, it's official now.  Trump got his electoral votes and the fat lady is singing - even if it's the blues.Now, let's get on with trying to make this President-elect and his administration successful. I've got acquaintances on Facebook who are...
  • What's Missing? Senior Citizens!I thought the months preceding the election were a gut wrenching roller coaster but it was nothing compared to this transition period.Yes, I've been watching the celebrity circus coming and goings from Trump Tower.  I find it just as gut wrenchi...
  • The Politics Of Fixed Income
    on Aug 28, 2016 in Gardening Social Security
    Since I'm not quite divorced from politics I thought I'd share what I've been learning because we're on a fixed income.  No social security increase because there is no inflation is a crock.  Don't the economists ever buy food or gas or pay...
  • Trump's Disservice
    on Aug 15, 2016 in Elections Trump
    You'd think we'd learn.  The second term of a man with no practical experience relating to governing.  Now we're being asked to elect another one.I've long thought business experience would be a plus but not when the candidate is a buffoon.
  • Hillary The Hypocrite
    on Aug 5, 2016 in Hillary
    She who shall not be crossed! Sigh. I've come to the conclusion that Hillary will be the next President of the United States.  The problem is she shares too many of Trumps traits.  She just isn't as childish as he is.  At least publicl...
  • The Boorish Boy From Queens
    on Aug 4, 2016 in Trump
    I've long been wondering if the Republicans could have prevented the mess they're in if they had intervened  with Mr. Trump sooner.I know Reince Priebus is good at raising money but as the leader of the Republican National Committee he comes acr...
  • Political Chaos Reigns!
    on Jul 25, 2016 in Conventions
    I must admit I'm thoroughly enjoying the chaos at the Democrat convention.  Oh, they and their media lemmings were so smug about the chaos at the Republican convention.  And, oh boy, the jokes about e-mails will be running rampant. Pure gle...
  • One Down, One To Go
    on Jul 22, 2016 in Hillary Republican Convention Trump
    Much to my surprise I listened to the entirety of Trump's accpetance speech last night. Actually I wanted to hear Ivanka's introduction of her father because I hadn't heard her speak before.She did a good job. As did her brothers.  Someone said...
  • To Quote Hillery...To quote Hillary, "What difference does it make...?"  First, I don't think Melania "plagiarized" Michele Obama's speech.  I doubt she's ever heard it or read it.I found the text of each on Javier Panzar's Twitter feed.  He was good eno...
  • In Defense of Comey - Sort Of
    on Jul 8, 2016 in Comey Hillary E-mails
    For months now we've been told Jim Comey, head of the FBI, is a real stand up guy and will do the right thing.  So what's the deal.  A few thoughts.One, we didn't take into consideration the fact he is a Republican in a Democrtic administra...
  • Justice Prevails? Only For The Privileged
    on Jul 5, 2016 in FBI Hillary Hillary E-mails Justice
    Did any of you listen to or read James Comey's report on the Clinton e-mails today?  It was scathing.  He laid out in detail all that was done that should not have been. Then he ignored the most important part of the statute concerned - the...
  • Sons of Liberty - What Manner Of Men?I watched the last episode of Sons of Liberty last evening, the story of the men who came together to form our country.In real life they were pretty ordinary looking folk.  Certainly not the good looking actors who portrayed them and in some res...
  • Independent Thinking, By Jove!With tongue firmly in cheek I think I've found the answer for floundering Republicans who want anyone other than Trump as their presidential nominee.There are similarities to be sure, but when it comes to the finer points my suggestion is far superio...
  • Just Wondering
    on Jun 19, 2016 in Campaign Elections
    I've pretty much retired from political commentary but on occasion I just have to chime in.  All those who have demanded "change" from the status quo of government should have been more careful about what they wished for.I agree changes need to...
  • Bull!
    on Jun 7, 2016 in Trump
    I've picked up the bad habit of watching FOX News in the late afternoon.  Bret Baier I like.  Then comes either Greta or Lou Dobbs on their financial channel.  I usually surf between them until I can no longer stand either.  Greta...
  • Who'd Have Thunk It?
    on May 27, 2016 in Trump
    Well, he'd not be my first choice but since I cannot bring myself to vote for Hillary I guess I either do vote for him or don't vote.Just to make it clear I can't bring myself to vote for Bernie either or especially for Joe Biden if he's parachuted i...
  • Time Flies Yet Stands Still
    on May 9, 2016
    Most of the time I've been away you could have found me, along with Hub, any where from New Mexico to Colorado tramping around and photographing rock art sites. There is a lot about this pursuit we enjoy along with the ancient symbolism.  It's t...
  • Political Chaos
    on Apr 10, 2016
    I'm sure many of you feel the same as I when watching this election year unfold. List your own adjective.  I have too many.That being said, I'm wondering about the obvious disconnect between voter frustration and establishment frustration.  ...
  • The Cream Of The Presidential Crop Is Sour
    on Mar 29, 2016 in Campaign Cruz Hillary Trump
    I cannot recall ever seeing two more disagreeable people vying to be our President.  Hillary has always skated on ethically thin ice and is still doing so.  She is, however, a known quantity and if enough people think she is worthy of the j...
  • Who's Left?I've had it with the presidential candidates.  Really, out of a nation of some 30 milling people is this really the best we can do?  That's an old cliche if ever there was one.I am beyond disgusted with all of them.  In fact they've be...