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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind

Barack Obama Administration (2009-2017)

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 10/18/2021
Topics/Keywords: #BarackObama #Politics Page Views: 1975
All the political posts I was moved to write during the happy days of the the best President since Kennedy.

The faces on the Fox "News" anchors when they realized that the guy whose win was, they thought, in the bag, lost the election, was absolutely classic. The national nightmare was over, we thought. We finally had an honest, intelligent, educated, classy President who won by popular vote and had the majority of the American people behind him.

Was he a perfect President? Of course not. I disagreed with him on a number of issues. But we agreed on more than not; and he was always able to state his position clearly enough that one could, at least, understand where he was coming from.

And especially now, I would give anything to see him back in the Oval Office again.

A Body Of Work

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 5/13/2009
Topics: #ArizonaStateUniversity #BarackObama Page Views: 4813
There is always more to be done; and we are the ones to do it

The audience was riveted; yes, of course it's likely that Obama didn't personally write the speech. But his delivery of it was flawless and moving and it was clear that the words accurately conveyed his own ideas. Moreover, there wasn't a single person among the 70,000+ present who didn't find those ideas inspiring.

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Who's Trying To Kill Health Care Reform?

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 8/27/2009
Topics: #HealthCareReform Page Views: 3902
The sad part is, you think it's your idea.

Exactly who is trying to kill health care reform? Is it really an angry populace determined to keep the government out of their hospitals? Or is it, simply, the corporations that stand the most to lose if our current system is altered? The answers are easy to come by when you simply follow the money, which is a matter of public record.

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The Gay FAQS of Life

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 9/15/2010
Topics: #GayHistory #Humor Page Views: 2460
In which I answer the most common questions I'm asked when straight people learn I'm gay.

Once upon a time, when a gay guy came out of the closet, he could expect to be met with scorn or derision from his former friends. So I'm told. That was not my experience, and from what I understand, unless one is Mormon or Southern Baptist it doesn't much happen at all these days. Instead, we are greeted with a barrage of questions, much as one might be if he revealed himself to be an alien (or a Log Cabin Republican, which is much the same thing). So, in the interest of satisfying the curiosity of those too timid to ask, I am going to address the most Frequently Asked Questions of gay men.

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You Might Be A Republican If…

By: Bruce Linder Posted: 10/15/2010
Topics: #Humor #Republicans Page Views: 4138
Let's examine common Republican beliefs.

It turns out that it's easy to identify Republicans these days. Just check in on a few of their beliefs. You might just be a Republican if…

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Early Ballot, Nov 2010

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 10/21/2010
Topics: #Politics Page Views: 2258
I expose my secret ballot.

For those who live in Arizona and wonder who I voted for on my early ballot, sent in today, wonder no longer. The answers are here (suitable for being printed if you need a cheat sheet)!

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Through The Eyes Of The Other

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 11/18/2013
Topics: #LGBT #Television Page Views: 3833
Let's reminisce about old TV shows and how they apply to the gay experience.

I wonder if the prevalence of gay men in fashion, and lesbians in women's sports, isn't because straight guys with a fashion sense, and straight women with sports skills, are simply too reluctant to reveal their secret powers! —While gays and lesbians, because we grew up knowing we were different, learned to deal with our differences and to make use of them, instead of suppressing them.

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Elections, 2014

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 10/15/2014
Topics: #Arizona #Chandler #Elections2014 Page Views: 1601
In which I reveal who I voted for in the early elections and why.

Well, it's that time of year again…time to vote in the state ("midterm") elections. As I did 4 years ago, I am pleased to announce I've done my homework and made my choices…and here's what I chose.

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Early Ballot, Nov 2016

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 10/28/2016
Topics: #Politics Page Views: 2148
I expose my secret ballot.

For those who live in Arizona and wonder who I voted for on my early ballot, sent in today, wonder no longer. The answers are here (suitable for being printed if you need a cheat sheet)!

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