Author Archives: mostlymusing

About mostlymusing

I work in the financial field. Interested in blogging about current events in politics, news, finance, books, the arts.

UGA professor: Violence at Trump rallies shows dangers of ‘good guys’ with guns on campus — Get Schooled

With students and faculty waiting to see if Gov. Nathan Deal will veto the legalization of guns on public college campuses, University of Georgia professor Peter Smagorinsky explains why campus carry is a bad idea. He raises an issue brought … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby Questions

Here is what I want to know: 1.  How can 5 supposedly intelligent legal minds actually write a decision saying that it’s OK if the Hobby Lobby plaintiffs get the science wrong on contraception.  Why is it  enough that Hobby … Continue reading

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Bully for you, Governor Christie!!!

Chris Christie was my favorite Republican  – he seemed genuinely interested in bipartisanship; and to be so popular in a traditionally Democrat state had to be a good thing, right?  Sure, I was troubled by his typically Republican bashing of … Continue reading

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Healthcare.gov Woes!

I’m a big supporter of the ACA, even though it wasn’t my first choice.  I want single payer but I’m settling for the ACA as a first step in the right direction.  I’ve argued with friends on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Fixing It for the Rest of Us

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for our country.  The partial shutdown of our government has been at various times annoying, frustrating, tiring and anger inducing.  I believe most Congressional Republicans know they are fighting a loosing battle but … Continue reading

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When Politicians have Temper Tantrums….

Congress reached a new low this week, with the Tea Party Republicans stubbornly shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare to the uninitiated.  Only 10% of Americans have a favorable impression of congress right now; and … Continue reading

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So Pope Francis  acknowledged in an interview published last week that the Catholic church needs to end the obsession with abortion, contraception and gays because it’s hurting the overall mission of the church. Good for him! The world is astounded … Continue reading

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Shavasanot!

I can’t take shavasanaat the end of my yoga practice.  If this were the first time it happened or it were an unusual event for me, it would not warrant a blog post.  But I never take shavasana after practice; … Continue reading

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What a great racket for Republicans!!!

What a great racket for Republicans!!! Defund the State Department so there is inadequate funding for security at embassies and when unrest hits, Benghazi happens.  Use it to attack President Obama and Hilary Clinton, accusing them of deliberately allowing Americans to … Continue reading

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Way to Go, IRS!

Excellent job justifying the fears of the federal government-phobic right-wing!  Big Brother really is watching you……or at least targeting your favorite Tea Party groups’ 501(c)4 status.  Thank you for making it harder for me and other progressives to advocate for a … Continue reading

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