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The first Presidential Debate is scheduled for Wednesday October 3rd, at 8:00 PM until  9:30 PM  (CST) and will be hosted by Jim Lehrer of PBS.

It will be focused on domestic policy and will be divided into six-time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be decided by the moderator and will be announced several weeks before the debate.

The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond.  The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

It will be held at The University of Denver, Colorado

I will be hosting a Google Hangout for anyone who would like to participate in a discussion immediately following the debate.  I will post a URL to locate it shortly before the debate.  Anyone is welcome and I would love to talk politics with you!  See you then…

Famous Endorsements

Posted: September 10, 2012 in Reader Information

Although I can think of nothing more trivial in politics than which actor or musician supports which candidate, I remain curious.  Fortunately in the Information Age, finding out is as easy as finding a search engine.  With Wikipedia being updated constantly we are given a breakdown of these facts with citations.  Looking through the respective lists have filled me with shock and disappointment when a celebrity I like supports the other guy.  I personally like my entertainment free of political bias, but here are the lists for those who are interested.

Obama Endorsements: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Barack_Obama_presidential_campaign_endorsements,_2012

Romney Endorsements: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mitt_Romney_presidential_campaign_endorsements,_2012

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by: Hollie O’Connor, The Texas Tribune

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-courts/texas-judicial-system/county-judge-civil-war-could-ensue-obama-re-electe/

Judge Tom Head

A Lubbock County judge is making headlines after suggesting that President Obama might hand over sovereignty of the United States to the United Nations, possibly igniting in a civil war.

In an interview with Fox 34 News in Lubbock, County Judge Tom Head said if re-elected, Obama was “going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. Okay, what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst case scenario here. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. We’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking Lexington-Concord take up arms and get rid of the guy.”

Head suggested that the region needed to establish a contingency plan.

Obama’s “going to send in U.N. troops, with the little blue beanies,” Head added. “I don’t want them in Lubbock County, so I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘You’re not coming in here.’ And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said ‘You gonna back me?’ he said, ‘Yeah, I’ll back you.’

Head later clarified his comments to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, saying his comments were taken out of context, but that as the county’s emergency management director, “I have to think of the worst case scenario, and I used that as an example yesterday.”

A receptionist at Judge Head’s office said he is “not commenting for 24 to 48 hours.”

The Lubbock County Sherriff, Kelly Rowe, who Head said would support him in defying U.N. troops, has denied that such a conversation ever took place.

“For my part I can be very clear that there was no such conversation between he and I about such an extreme contingency plan under the heading of emergency management,” Rowe said. “Certainly we have discussed over several years routine emergency management plans, but nothing to the extreme that he indicates in his interviews.”

An apology to conservatives on climate change.

This is a long read, but highly worth checking out if you support transparent elections.

http://www.propublica.org/article/how-nonprofits-spend-millions-on-elections-and-call-it-public-welfare

Posted: August 18, 2012 in Reader Information

KFOR.com

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Two parents who admittedly duct taped their children inside an SUV in a Walmart parking lot said they did so because they were “demon possessed.”

See our sister station Fox 4 Kansas City’s full story here.

During Tuesday’s court hearing, the judge dropped five felony counts of aggravated child endangerment against both parents. The couple still faces three felony counts.

A police officer testified in court that the couple’s 12-year-old daughter said her two youngest siblings, ages seven and five, were occasionally tied up with their faces and eyes covered with duct tape to keep the demons out.

Adolfo Gomez, 52, and Deborah M. Gomez, 43, were arrested June 13 in a Walmart parking lot in Lawrence, Kan., after a customer saw two children bound with tape. They have been charged with two counts of child abuse and five counts of child endangerment.

During Tuesday’s…

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Edward Keeling Jordan

Hello and welcome to my blog.  With it I hope to present a good assortment of original content coupled with some interesting stuff I find in my travels.  This calls for a little bit of introduction.

I am a fifty year old guy living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  I was born in a smaller town called Enid, Oklahoma but have spent most of my life right here.  For background on my hometown –>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City.  We are home to the now world-famous Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team. –>>http://www.nba.com/thunder/.  I am married and have a soon-to-be 25-year-old son.  I have worked in a number of different jobs including, a television camera operator, a zoo keeper, a grocery store stocker, drug and alcohol counselor, and pizza delivery driver.  I enjoy fishing, gardening, reading, computers, history, and genealogy.

I attended a small private school called “New World School” from grades  3 through 8 and Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School where I graduated somewhere in the middle of the class ranking.  I have dabbled in college but remain a chronic undergraduate.

My journey into political awareness has involved the entire spectrum of political affiliations and philosophies.  My family is very Republican, so I too became a Republican when able to cast my first vote.  I believe that the duty of a citizen is to be active and knowledgeable about the function and role of government and in fitting into this I became involved in precinct level politics.  I hosted a GOP caucus meeting in my apartment and was elected to represent that precinct in the graduating conventions culminating in being a delegate to the Oklahoma State Republican Convention.  Over time I grew older, had a child, and continued to read, observe and mature.

Eventually this led me to a total change of political direction.  This wasn’t a sudden epiphany, but a gradual one based on what I feel was a growing awareness that I as an individual was only a small part of a community.  That community’s success, I concluded, was dependent upon those who put their personal value into its proper perspective.  A person could not be isolated or independent of the community as a whole.  I had to consider all of that community’s members as valuable to me and are linked to my own personal value.    I became a proud member of the Democratic Party.  I feel the Democratic Party best represents my personal philosophy and I will work tirelessly toward realization of that ideal.

That being said, I am a “happy warrior”.  Not one to become agitated at those who disagree with me, I welcome any debate, discussion or presentation of differing views.  I have many Republican friends and of course continue to have a Republican family and I love them very much…I just don’t agree with their political thought.

Feel free to comment any time the mood strikes you…I will answer and welcome your views.  After all, you, the reader are members of the community that I value so much.

Cheers,

EK Jordan