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RNC vs DNC Conventions 2016

Convention Review

How do you judge between the Republican and Democratic Presidential Conventions? By what standards? Is it how many times the crowd breaks out in chants of "USA! USA! USA!" Is it based on how many zingers are brought against the opposing party's candidate? I will watch both conventions minute by minute and give a review and comparison of each. While it may be difficult to use crowd response as a measure, since we expect the supporters to hoop and cheer for their choice; if the crowd is clearly subdued compared to the opposite party convention, we can use it. But I suspect aspects that will be obvious are things like; pro-American statements, citation of actual experience that will assist the next president, citation of actual policies that will be put forward in the next administration, and general classiness.

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BOOK IDEA
Shhh, I'm working on a book that is so controversial that I dare not even utter the name of it online, via text, and not even during a phone conversation. Truly, this book is more "taboo" than the most socially taboo topic you could think of. I hope to have it complete and published before the winter of 2014. I hope it is not too late. This link gives a hint at the topic: http://rodericke.com/edge-of-anarchy
RSS FEEDS
Next, I have been adding interesting feeds to RoderickE.com's R-Feeds link. The latest one is Upworthy. I'm not certain what to think of the content. While most of Upworthy's stuff is ideologically..."liberal", it is nonetheless interesting. Take a look: http://rodericke.com/aggregator/sources/52
PODCAST
Yes, the Roderick At Random podcast languishes. I'm sorry. I just have little time to devote to it. Maybe in the winter when I'm forced inside during Indiana's hibernation period. See here: http://rodericke.com/forums/r-podcast
EXCEL CONSULTATION
I've been working a bit on the side as an Excel/spreadsheet consultant; making VBA projects that help improve accuracy and efficiency. See here: http://rodericke.com/excel
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What About the Next Black President?

As Barack Obama's presidency comes to an end, let us consider what has happened and what will happen. First, why is it that liberals think they own the realm of civil rights? In truth, the first civil rights act was passed in 1866 and was OPPOSED by Democrats. See the PBS documentary on it here. In fact, the Democrats so opposed it that the Democrat president, Andrew Johnson vetoed it, and the Republican Congress had to overturn his veto. The 1866 Civil Rights Act in short 'granted citizenship and the same rights enjoyed by white citizens to all male persons in the United States "without distinction of race or color, or previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude."' It was the Democrats who then imposed the so-called Jim-Crow laws on black-Americans -- making them use separate bathrooms and such.

And also, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in case anyone thinks the Republicans of 1866 were different than the Republicans of today -- the vote on the original bill was counted as follows with yeas on the left and nays on the right side.

  • Democratic Party: 152–96 (61–39%)
  • Republican Party: 138–34 (80–20%)

And even on the final version of the bill, we see that the majority support for Civil Rights came from the Republicans.

  • Democratic Party: 153–91 (63–37%)
  • Republican Party: 136–35 (80–20%)
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