A Suggested State of the Union Address, 2019

December 1, 2018
I must confess I held my nose when I voted for Trump in 2016, but anything was preferable to Hillary.  However, I've been impressed with what this man has gotten accomplished under very heavy fire, and I read his book "The Art of the Deal" and became even more impressed.

I believe he's out gunned and without some way to teach the many brainwashed people who have only listened to the liberal propaganda beating down on them from all directions he will fail and this country will head down the Venezuela path.

I therefore came up with the idea to use the State of the Union Address, 2019, not as an opportunity to grandstand as most Presidents do, but as a teaching tool--a presentation complete with visuals and no annoying applause interruptions.

Here's my idea for an outline: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DZKrhRKiB4g2G0A7fFbWXZ1231AG9uwNu3lN8imSrPU/edit?usp=sharing

Have Americans Given Up?

December 30, 2014
Date written: 2013
Written for: Vt newspapers editorial pages
Published? I'm not sure

Politically I’m a fiscal conservative, social moderate, and environmental liberal—in that order of priority.  I’ve been confused and frustrated by the direction of Vermont and US governance for a long time, and have lost confidence in the power of my vote. 

Hundreds of bills get introduced in our state legislature each year—thousands in Congress—many of them outrageously lengthy and complicated.  Ke...

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Spin words

December 30, 2014
Date written: 8/31/14
Written to: Editor, Santa Cruz Sentinel

       Left or right, I hate when politicians use spin words to try and win their argument.  When the world was experiencing 20 years of hot weather "global warming" screamed from the headlines. It was quietly retired after a few years of cold weather followed, and "climate change" was inserted in its place--used as if climate change wasn't a natural phenomenon.  As an environmental liberal I applaud their motives but deplore their t...

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Mean spirited zealot should look in the mirror

December 30, 2014
Date written: 12/27/14
Written to: editor, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Reason for rebuttal: memorial for my recently deceased father, Harry J. Davis, a big fan of Krauthammer's

           Peter Nichols in the December 26 opinion page stated Charles Krauthammer is "not bound by any commitment to truth...and has almost nothing in common with Santa  Cruz."
        Wikipedia noted that Krauthammer was a highly successful psychiatrist before turning to political commentary--initially as a liberal in the early...

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Beginning VoteKISS Blog

December 30, 2014
Everyone else seems like they're blogging their personal thoughts online these days; I thought I'd start posting my thoughts on political opinions, events, and ideas I come across that spark a response from me.  I'll go back through my computer files and post old letters to the editor, etc. to get a handle on where I was and where I am now.

I currently feel this is all a waste of time and nothing a "small" person can say or do will influence world events.  But like my son-in-law, Sani Obhodas ...
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About Me

Laurel LaFramboise I'm 66 years old in 2020! I'm coming to accept that I'll make no earth-shattering accomplishments in my life, having tried (and failed) at launching some pretty far-fetched ideas (like VoteKISS), projects (like running for US Senator), and career moves (like raising and butchering meat birds). I've (almost) been content to be my grandchildren's baby sitter for the last 6 years, but hubby's retired and wants me by his side now that the grandchildren are no longer babies. So we've begun the life of Snowbirds (winter in FL, summer in VT). NEVER know what you'll be when you grow up!