It has been quite a while since I have posted, but the election news last night got my juices flowing again.  It was refreshing to see that a majority of Americans really did believe that the Romney/Ryan ticket was not in theirs and the country’s best interests.  Several notable Teapublicans were shown the door by the voters, including my current Congressman, Joe Walsh, who lost to Tammy Duckworth in the race in his new district.  The State of Illinois and the country are better off with the loss of Mr. Walsh.  He was a stain on our democracy and firmly in the pockets of corporate interests.

With the reelection in hand, it was interesting to see that the Teapublicans were back to their “bipartisan” ways.  The news from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was basically that compromise means that you agree with us!  Where have I heard that before??  President Obama has a difficult job ahead of him because I believe that the Teapublicans will dig in their heels and refuse to compromise in the true sense of the word.  With that being said, President Obama has to tell the American public the hard truth about the Teapublican form of compromise.  He should sit down with them and insist that the Television cameras should be part of the meeting and make McConnell and Boehner sweat when they return to their “tax cuts for the wealthy are necessary for the economy to continue to improve” lie.  The whole country will be watching.

It was also a pleasure to see Romney and Ryan go down to defeat because of the hundreds of millions of dollars that corporate interests spent in trying to buy the election.  With the fiscal cliff approaching, President Obama will need to strike a deal with the Teapublicans, but he once again needs to do that in full view of the American people.  No back door deals with the Teapublican leadership.   Their intransigence must be exposed to the sunlight so the American people can witness their continued attempts to sell the country to corporate interests.  Yes, Sen. McConnell and Speaker Boehner, elections do have consequences.

One more thing.  In any dealings with the Teapublicans, President Obama must remind them publicly that Social Security has not added one cent to the deficit and does not need to be cut in order to deal with the debt.  While they are at it, Obama can simply suggest that removing the income cap from the Social Security tax will insure that Social Security will continue to help Americans secure their retirements for 50-75 years.  While he is at it he can remind them that Americans did not vote for turning Medicare into a voucher program.  Congratulations President Obama and Vice President Biden, but don’t forget that the people who supported you and gave you Four more years are not corporations, but average, every day Americans.

Now that it is Wednesday, I would like to take a quick look at some of the hot issue of this week and maybe even some of the issues that fly under the radar. I hope you like them. Let me know what you like and what you don’t like.

It is amazing that the Teapublicans are trying to hang their hats on the issue of contraception!  Especially when they are teamed up with the squeaky clean Catholic Bishops! The Senate is actually holding a vote today on an amendment that would allow any and all corporations the right to exempt themselves from the Obamacare requirement that all health insurance plans include free access to contraception services. (more…)

Since it is Friday it is time once again for yet another snowy edition of the AWMD Friday Free For All. This is the only time of the week when our arguewithmydad.com readers can control the topic(s) for discussion. All you have to do is get someone else to respond to your suggested topic and then the floor is yours. Don’t be shy and don’t hesitate. Get busy and be sure to let us know your views and arguments so everyone can read and react to them. Right here on arguewithmydad.com. I will make a couple of suggestions for possible topics, but they are only suggestions. Today is Friday so only you can be the decider. But you need to tell us what you want to discuss. So, what is on your mind today? With all that is going on, how can you not speak your mind? Let’s hear from you!

The first suggested topic for discussion involves an announcement made by the Obama Administration. “Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that most employers will be required to cover contraception in their health plans, along with other preventive services, with no cost-sharing such as co-pays or deductibles. This means that after years of trying to get birth control covered to the same extent that health plans cover Viagra, our country will finally have nearly universal coverage of contraception.”  Think Progress  (more…)

I may have missed our last Friday Free For All, however, it is time once again for AWMD’s Monday Musings. There are plenty of news items to choose from after the weekend. There are so many possible issues to discuss, but it is hard to pick just a few. If my “Musings” interest you, let me know what you think. Hell, even if they don’t interest you, let me know! I am interested in your opinion too….just as long as you agree with me!

The Teapublicans make it so easy for us sometime. Why is hypocrisy the middle name of many Teapublicans?  (more…)

Since it is Friday it is time once again for yet another edition of the AWMD Friday Free For All. This is the only time of the week when our arguewithmydad.com readers can control the topic(s) for discussion. All you have to do is get someone else to respond to your suggested topic and then the floor is yours. Don’t be shy and don’t hesitate. Get busy and be sure to let us know your views and arguments so everyone can read and react to them. Right here on arguewithmydad.com. I will make a couple of suggestions for possible topics, but they are only suggestions. Today is Friday so only you can be the decider. But you need to tell us what you want to discuss. So, what is on your mind today? With all that is going on, how can you not speak your mind? Let’s hear from you!

The first suggested topic for discussion pertains to one of our old “friends”, the NRA.  It seems that the National Rifle Association may have been caught fudging their grant numbers. (more…)

I have been remiss lately in keeping up with my blogging duties here at AWMD. However, one of my New Years resolutions is to regain my regular blogging schedule and I aim to keep that resolution. It has been a scary year, but a good one. My son came back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Marines and made his family and country proud. My Mom turned 88 years young last April and my Grandsons turned 3 and 1 years old this year. Two of my daughters got new jobs and my oldest daughter retained her teaching job while balancing a family and a new home.

My wife and best friend continues to amaze me and intrigue me. My love for her will never diminish with time and we celebrated our 37th anniversary this summer with many more to come. Next year will be an exciting one. In March we will be part of a full military honors funeral ceremony for my deceased Father at Arlington National Cemetery, just days after the 61st anniversary of his passing in a military plane crash. That ceremony has consumed me for the last few months and I am sure it will take up significant portions of my time and energy until March. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I don’t have much, but I am blessed with a loving family and friends. Who could ask for anything more. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and don’t forget to check out Arguewithmydad.com once in awhile along with the Jonathan Turley blog and sometime next year the new blog site, missingcrew.com. See you next year!


Since it is Friday it is time once again for yet another edition of the AWMD Friday Free For All. This is the only time of the week when our arguewithmydad.com readers can control the topic(s) for discussion. All you have to do is get someone else to respond to your suggested topic and then the floor is yours. Don’t be shy and don’t hesitate. Get busy and be sure to let us know your views and arguments so everyone can read and react to them. Right here on arguewithmydad.com. I will make a few suggestions for possible topics, but they are only suggestions. Today is Friday so only you can be the decider. But you need to tell us what you want to discuss. So, what is on your mind today? With all that is going on, how can you not speak your mind? Let’s hear from you!

The first suggested topic pertains to one of our old friends, New Gingrich. Now that Speaker Gingrich is the current leader in the Teapublican presidential field of candidates, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he has come out in favor of repealing child labor laws! (more…)


Since it is Friday it is time once again for yet another edition of the AWMD Friday Free For All. This is the only time of the week when our arguewithmydad.com readers can control the topic(s) for discussion. All you have to do is get someone else to respond to your suggested topic and then the floor is yours. Don’t be shy and don’t hesitate. Get busy and be sure to let us know your views and arguments so everyone can read and react to them. Right here on arguewithmydad.com. I will make a few suggestions for possible topics, but they are only suggestions. Today is Friday so only you can be the decider. But you need to tell us what you want to discuss. So, what is on your mind today? With all that is going on, how can you not speak your mind? Let’s hear from you!

The first suggested topic for discussion concerns the latest smear job by our friends at Fox News. After the individual who has been charged with an attempted assassination of President Obama and/or his staff was recently arraigned, Fox News was trying to connect this individual to the Occupy Wall Street movement! (more…)


In lieu of our usual Friday Free For All, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day. Where would we all be without the sacrifices of our Veterans? What flag would we be flying if our Veterans had not stood up to tyranny in the past, on our behalf? The answers to those questions are easy. (more…)


Now that it is Wednesday, I would like to take a quick look at some of the hot issues of this week and even some of the issues that fly under the radar. I hope you like them. Let me know what you like and what you don’t like.

The first news item that almost made me spit up my orange juice was a story about former Secretary of State, Condi Rice. It seems that Ms. Rice is still trying to sell the lie that starting the Iraq war was not a preemptive action on the part of the Bush Administration. (more…)

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