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July 20, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
June 22, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This week, republican mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his departure from the GOP. The speculation is that he is gearing up for an independent run for President of the United States. And Bloomberg's history, despite his public comments, would lead one to think that he is indeed at least strongly considering a run for the nation's highest office.

Before his 2001 run for mayor, Bloomberg, a lifelong democrat, switched to the GOP to avoid spending anything in the primary race by avoiding a crow...
June 8, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I'm Sean Conners and I love my country.

I am Sean Conners and I represent no one but myself. And over time and as new evidence comes to light, my views can change.

I'm Sean Conners and I am a Christian. My religion is not political as I see it.

I am Sean Conners and I I prefer not to be labeled as I have no single ideology nor do I treat any political philosophy like a religion. But I try to understand that people will always try.

I am Sean Conners and I think the ACLU is a patr...
April 25, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Yesterday, Vice President Cheney, fresh out from the hospital, where he doesn't poll any better than anywhere else, and Sen Harry Reid, fresh from Barnes & Noble, where he was looking for a copy of "The Idiots Guide To Leadership," again bumped heads in what has developed into quite a little feud. Of course, this version of the feud is advantageous to the White House as Harry Reid has become easy fodder in his bad leadership of the Senate since taking the majority.

And while the right wing...
April 24, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
About a month ago, the 2008 Presidential candidates revealed their 1st quarter fund raising totals. We learned a few things about the election at hand next year. 1st off, it's expensive to run for President. Too expensive for anyone who doesn't hang with billionaires to even attempt. That fact alone bothers me. But the issue of campaign finance reforms won't be seriously debated in congress till 2009 if we're lucky. For this cycle, money is the beast that must be tamed if one wishes to run for P...
April 11, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I've been listening to the clamor over 2nd rate jock Don Imus's comments about the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team for days now. I've been hearing the apologies, the arguments, the statements and everything else. And so far, everyone has gotten his words wrong. And I am sure of it.

The worst thing to me about this scandal to me might be that Don Imus has shown unequivocally just how spineless he is in all of this.

1st off, before explaining my point of view and determination of the facts ...
February 21, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Some time ago now, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware put forth a plan for a way forward in Iraq. The plan consisted of 5 major points, as follows,,,

1. Establish One Iraq, with Three Regions

Federalize Iraq in accordance with its constitution by establishing three largely autonomous regions - Shiite, Sunni and Kurd -- with a strong but limited central government in Baghdad
Put the central government in charge of truly common interests: border defense, foreign policy, oil production and reven...
February 2, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In the last election, former Senator George Allen got caught up in a verbal "gaffe" when he refferred to a young man hired to follow him around for his opponents campaign effort as "Macacca." the "controversy" raged on for weeks, mostly fueled by Allen's unwillingness to come clean about where he picked up the slur and the result would be essentially throwing his mother under the bus. He, like most sons, refused to do that. It. Along with a vote that at least appeared to deny troops the body ar...
May 5, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Late today, by Washington standards, Porter goss resigned as head of the CIA. the suden announcement raises big question marks. Porter Goss, a critic of the agency, who was hand picked by george Bush to run the agency gave no reason for the resignation. No health reason, no "spending more time with the family" reason or anything else. His tenure was only about a year and a half.

Is it perhaps that this is about the agency's #3 man, Dusty Faggo's recent scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramof...
March 20, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Over the past 3 years, The "WMD" debate has raged on. Before the war, I doubted the administration's claims (as did 160 or so congressmen). I was told by more than one congressional staffer "you don't know...they have evidence we haven't seen that PROVES everything" before we invaded Iraq.

After the invasion, as our occupation commenced, I was told "we will find them." Then, after a couple of years finally the belated admissions by the President and other true believers in Washington that th...
March 8, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In my many political discussions, I often point out my support for people and issues on both sides of the proverbial aisle. Rarely does anyone challenge me on that, and I often wondered why. Recently, someone who was debating me about another issue being hotly contested in our nation's capitol began on the old tired "what about bill?" "bill did this too!" diatribe that anyone left of Dick Cheney is sick and tired of hearing. Per usual, I reminded my friend that unlike him, I am not here to defen...
March 1, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Last week, I listened in as President Bush rushed out to inform the press and public that his Dubai deal was just dandy and we should once again trust him. Later we learned that Bush had just become aware of the Deal himself and was as uninformed on the details as you or I. We were told that there was no security threat and we should just go about our business.

This got me thinking. "What ever happened to "they just have to be right once. We have to be right all the time.?"" How can a...
April 13, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In my research, I stumbled across the following column...Quite revealing...I wonder if this will come out at the 9/11 hearings today...According to Novak, a highly respected conservative columnist who is so inside with the administration that he was able to get at least 1 White House official to give him classified information concerning CIA operative Valarie Plame (Joe Wilson's wife). In this article , dated Sept. 27, 2001, Novak contends that in arresting 1993 WTC bomber Ramzi Yousef in 1995, ...
April 1, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This week,, a "527" organization in the political arena, launched it's new ads. They feature the testimony of former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke in front of the 9/11 commission. I have been a supporter of the organization's right to organize and express their opinions on issues. I believe they have done great things to get people more involved in what is going on in their goverment. And I believe they are poised to be a good political force in the future.

This ad, however...
June 16, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This is just a brief rundown on each Presidential candidate. To be fair, I am listing 1 thing I like about each candidate, 1 thing I don't like, and some "deficiency" in their candidacy.

Rudy Giuliani

The Good - A very decisive leader. Willing to step away from the GOP platform on certain issues.

The Bad - Known as a "dictator."

The Ugly - it's tough to take a guy at his word about "always living up to their commitments / promises" when he has 2 ex wives. Funny how the bishops ne...