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Dan
Massachusetts
Politics baby! Oh yeah and sports too
Interests: Politics, sports, my family
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Six Twenty Three By Daniel Mahan “Damn it” her voice rang out. “We are out of milk, I thought you got some yesterday” “I told you I was outside all day working on the car. I forgot” he replied “You better bundle up it is cold and you are walking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Dan's political spot
Progressive Power Net Neutrality is a must. If you are reading this you must be on the internet. By the way thanks for reading. I want to give my take on Net Neutrality, or the way things have been running on the internet since its inception. This hot button issue... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Dan's political spot
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****Attention this League has been taken over by Donald “who brought the black guy” Sterling**** So between Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling white people appear to have achieved time travel…..to the early 19th century…..wow. It is official I’m routing for Doc and the Clips…I’m even gonna watch the game until... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Dan's political spot
If Donald Sterling wrote my fantasy baseball weekly review ****Attention this League has been taken over by Donald “who brought the black guy” Sterling**** So between Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling white people appear to have achieved time travel…..to the early 19th century…..wow. It is official I’m routing for Doc... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Dan's political spot
ALEC's desire to cripple unions is ironic as they are a corporate union. ALEC is a association of corporations. The corporations that join this group must pay dues to be members. Once members ALEC design laws that are beneficial to their point of view. Fine have at it. Just realize... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Dan's political spot
If I wanted to Destroy America: I saw a video that is making the rounds on Twitter, “If I wanted America to Fail”. Honestly it aggravated the hell out of me. I have been thinking about the theme of if I wanted America to Fail. It is an interesting theme... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Dan's political spot
The West will not Intervene in Syria and Should Continue Diplomacy with Iran Diplomatic Gains Diplomacy worked in North Korea and it is apparently bearing fruit with Iran. North Korea has basically agreed to give up their nuclear weapons and long range delivery systems for nuclear weapons. What price did... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Ad Hominem attacks dominate American political discourse I learned a new word on Twitter yesterday. I learned what about ad hominem attacks/logic. I actually knew what it was, just not its' name. Simply stated an ad hominem attack is an attack on some minor flaw in the person presenting the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Dan's political spot
It is time for the United States to invest in 21st century infrastructure. #cheatsheet #p2 I know the 21st century is only just underway but the United States needs to get going on infrastructure. The government has always been involved in creating infrastructure for the country. Yes it is true.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Dan's political spot
If you are gonna call someone a socialist, communist or fascist you should know what you are talking about. To be honest I am sick of reading about socialism in America. We are not a socialist country and we are not on our way to being a socialist country. So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Western Intervention in #Syria will be difficult but maybe necessary to stop the slaughter I have written a few quick notes on why it would be difficult for the West to intervene in Syria. The events unfolding in Syria are barbaric. Civilians are being shelled by Assad's forces. And news... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Paternalism and the birth control debate, don't worry little lady you can read this article that right is not yet under attack. The current debate over birth control rings very paternalistic to me. As I understand it social conservatives are upset that religiously affiliated hospitals are going to have to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Dan's political spot
The implications of the Arab Spring have thus far been tremendous. Mubarak in chains, Ghaddafi's dead, Ben-Ali is in exile and Assad is teetering. To be honest I I never thought that events would get as far as it has. But what do I know? Where the Arab Spring has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Politics of Alienation. Gay marriage and contraception. #ConnectDems I see that Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have legalized gay marriage. And the GOP continues to narrow it's demographic. Alienating those in the middle of the road. The GOP's stance is just bad politics in an election... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at Dan's political spot
The FSA will win. The United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhemlingly to support an Arab League resolution calling for Assad to go. I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately for the Syrian people this is largely a symbolic vote. This vote changes nothing on the ground in Syria. This vote does... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Cutting Title I is a bad idea. Title I provides federal funding to low property value communities for public schools. You see public school funding is still primarily funded by property taxes. Local taxes. If your local Communities with low property values and high student populations generally have trouble funding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Iran and Russia are still arming Assad. Well I can't say I'm shocked. Honestly the fact that Iran is sending weapons to the Assad regime is not surprising. I figured that was happaning. But now I know. Russia is not really surprise either. Simple politics: Assad is a Russian ally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Dan's political spot
#syria As I follow the Syrian civil war on Twitter I make sure that I look at least a few pictures or videos that I'd rather not. It may be a video of a tank firing into houses or pictures of the dead. And I read tweets, blogs and articles.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Let the battle begin. Obama has released his budget and there are proposed tax hikes #tcot #99% Grover Norquist is already speed dialing the GOP and reminding them of their pledge. But that's okay because the GOP had really hurt itself on tax policy lately. When the Bush tax cuts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Dan's political spot
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Feb 13, 2012
Romney is getting buried by social conservatism #tcot #santorum #obama Conservatives seemed to have their mojo back with CPAC, rallying behind Rick Santorum, a true believer. This does not bode well for Mitt Romney. The latest numbers bare it out. Santorum has a slight lead with fellow conservative Newt Gingrich... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at Dan's political spot
Battle for America's Soul or uterus The Battle for America's Soul or Uterus or wait what? “Battle lines are being drawn”, that's what Buffalo Springfield once sang. Well it was true then and it is true now. But the battle is different. I'm talking culture wars, woman's rights, DADT, abortion,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at Dan's political spot
If you thought intervening in Libya's revolt against Ghaddafi was a difficult decision well try to wrap your head around armed intervention in Syria. The biggest reason to do so is simple: Assad is slaughtering people and doing so mercilessly. There is no more compelling argument to intervene in Syria.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Dan's political spot
So Rick Santorum won last night putting the pressure on Mitt Romney in much the same way that Newt Gingrich did when he won South Carolina. In Florida Mitt Romney came out swinging against Newt Gingrich. It worked. Romney won big, turning Gingrich's momentum with a furious assault of campaign... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Dan's political spot
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