[9 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Romney is Undisputed Republican Heir Apparent

It  just seems as if watching the parade of Republican circus clowns, each trying desperately to be more extreme than the other, is rapidly becoming tiresome.  There is Mitt Romney, who wants to turn back to the clock to the  days of unregulated and unfettered capitalism; then there is Rick Santorum, who wants to turn the country into a theocracy while denying that racial discrimination is a problem in America; then there is Newt Gingrich, who thinks that the best way to do away with all progressive legislation is to …

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Blogging, Politics &raquo

[31 Dec 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Happy New Year from AskCherlock!

It has been a rocky year politically, economically, and socially in many ways this past year. And it has been a fun year, now ending with Newt Gingrich in tears and a who-would-have-thought Iowa surge for Rick Santorum. Occupy rose to counter the Tea Party and we even attended an Occupy event. Activists to the end, we are! Global changes have caused both inspiration and a few times, some great concern. There is nothing so certain as change, is there? We have shared our ideas, thoughts, and opinions on a …

Education, Politics, Science &raquo

[29 Dec 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Eugenics and America’s Influence on Hitler

“There is one state in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States.” ~Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf.
The other evening I sat down and turned on the TV to catch up on the latest in politics. What I saw instead was a riveting interview by CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper with professor and author, Paul A. Lombardo, who discussed his 2008 book, Three Generations: No Imbeciles. While I make no claims to being an intellectual, I …

Economics &raquo

[27 Dec 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
The Salvation of Optimism

There is little doubt that the year 2011 will be remembered by most people as a fairly wretched  year in American history.  The country, along with the  whole rest of the world, seemed to be in constant turmoil.  Beset with chronic unemployment, falling real estate values, higher medical costs  and eroding pensions, Americans didn’t have too much to cheer about in 2011.  Making things worse, the U.S.  system of governance became tied up in knots, and was unable to provide direction or leadership or relief to a battered nation that …

Politics &raquo

[23 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Super PAC’s : The Best Government Money Can Buy

In 2010 the Supreme Court of  The United States  reached a landmark decision that  profoundly affected the way American office-seekers could conduct their political campaigns.  Simply put, the Supreme Court green-lighted the activities of so-called Super PAC’s, effectively allowing them to legally raise and spend unlimited amounts of money.  In essence, any individual or corporation can set up its own political action committee, apart from a particular candidate’s individual political action committee, and be totally exempt from the $2,500 contribution limit.  The idea was that Super PAC’s should be allowed …

Blogging, Economics, family, Music, Nostalgia &raquo

[21 Dec 2011 | 11 Comments | ]
Askcherlock Wishes You Happy Holidays!

This time of year is filled with so many emotions. The happiness of being with friends and family makes all the necessary work a labor of love. We at Askcherlock have much for which we are grateful. After some serious health scares that turned out to be all right, we are thankful for good health, and send prayers and good wishes to those whose health may not be good. Please know you are in our thoughts.
We have met new people through this blog and other blogging venues. I hold each …

Politics, War &raquo

[19 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
The Lessons in Leaving Iraq

Over the last week the U.S. military officially pulled out of Iraq after almost ten years of war and occupation.  The last of the remaining combat troops and equipment were moved across the border to Kuwait, and loaded on board vessels for the trip home to America.  There were no triumphant  speeches from American politicians, nor were there jubilant celebrations by the military for their great sacrifices and accomplishments.   However, in a dusty corner of a soon-to-be abandoned air base, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, along with a few Generals …

Humor, Politics &raquo

[17 Dec 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Stocking-Stuffers for Grinches and Biotches

I am almost done wrapping Christmas gifts, so the only thing left to do is fill the Christmas stockings, virtual ones that is. Help me check my list and feel free to add or subtract if you like.
Newt Gingrich: Funny how that last name so resembles the name “Grinch.” Because Newt is such a war-monger, he gets a tiny GI Joe and some plastic tanks to play with. Maybe that will keep him from starting a nuclear war.
Mitt Romney: Mitt gets a pair of yellow flip-flops!
Michelle Bachmann: Any woman who …

Politics &raquo

[15 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Ron Paul : The Likeable Nut Job From Texas

Only six months ago, who would have ever thought that eleven-term Congressman Ron Paul would have had a ghost of a chance in winning the Iowa caucuses, or even placing among the top three candidates in New Hampshire.  Well, it looks like the unthinkable just might happen.   It’s true that Paul has a very strong grass-roots organization in both Iowa and New Hampshire, but the Texas Congressman’s new-found popularity among conservative Republicans is about more than simply being well organized.  In fact, the best thing that Ron Paul has going …

Humor, Self-Awareness &raquo

[14 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
The Care and Feeding of Husbands

Sharon Osbourne once said, “Always treat your husband like a rock star!” For those of us who have a husband, there is much to consider about the care and feeding of him. It’s not like taking care of fish, you know. Even if you are in a committed relationship, some of this may help you. I am no relationship counselor, so just take my considerations as coming from married woman.
1. Do not marry a rock star. I have been there and it wasn’t pretty. Think of all those rock stars …

Politics &raquo

[12 Dec 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
2012: A Look Into AskCherlock’s Crystal Ball

As the year of 2011 rapidly draws to a close, it is time once again to gaze into the Askcherlock “crystal ball” to see what the year 0f 2012 will bring.
The Political Scene:  By the end of February, 2012 there will be three remaining Republican presidential contenders; those being, Gingrich, Romney and Paul.  Although Gingrich will prevail in the early primaries, the Republicans will finally come to their senses when they  realize that he may actually win the nomination.  Thereafter, Mitt Romney will “clean Gingrich’s clock” in the remaining primaries, …

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence &raquo

[10 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
An Epidemic of Child Molestation

William Butler Yeats wrote, “The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.” Sadly, this is not the case for our youth today, nor it seems, has it been the case for our children for far too many years. Many of our children have not been allotted “time” to be innocent. The revelations and allegations about former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky have made us aware once again that children are far too often victims of prey. And this is certainly not limited to Penn State, or other college …

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