It’s raining all over the world

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From Bob Siegel The Morning of Good Friday I write this morning from Spring Valley, California (essentially San Diego). It is pouring rain and has not stopped since yesterday. In fact, it has been raining several evenings in a row. The rain is torrential! I love when it rains (at least now that I live in a house with a …

Ten Best Holiday Movies

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Need a break from politics this Christmas? Here is an article I wrote recently for Communities Digital News 12-8-17 Looking forward to curling up around the TV with loved ones to enjoy any one of the countless holiday classics? Having trouble deciding what to watch first? Well be of good cheer and keep the faith. Your ol’ pal Bob has …

News That Will Always Be True

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San Diego, February 14, 2017   And now the daily news from your ol’ pal Bob: In the news today: Trump said something and tweeted something. The mainstream media went ballistic and had a conniption fit. So did the Democrats in Congress. A handful of “balanced moderate” (i. e. establishment Republicans) also felt compelled to express their sensitive concern. That’s …

Legitimate President Trump? The Ever Changing Narrative

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The inauguration finally happened. And with it, Americans are talking a lot about the future of America’s democracy. Actually, America was created as a republic but we do have elements of democracy baked in. Speaking of democracy….. Blocking the streets or trying to block events is NOT “democracy at work” as some of our so-called news outlets would have you …

American Politics and the Different Rules for Democrats and Republicans

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Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, November 28, 2016 —  The election is over!  Democrats lost and lost big! They lost the presidency, both houses of congress, and many governorships across the land. But don’t celebrate too quickly Republicans! Before the new era commences, you need to be reminded that Democrats (and the …

The Popular Vote Doesn’t Matter

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Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, November 9, 2016 —  The Democratic Party is still in shock over last night’s resounding Trump victory. Some consolation is being articulated in the knowledge that Hillary at least won the popular vote. VP running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine  said: “She became the first major party …

Republicans: Let Trump Be Trump

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Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News NOTE: Because my column from Monday was about Donald Trump who changes the headlines every day, this is already a dated article. However, here it is as it appeared on CDN May 23. I have been very critical of Trump. Rostra readers have but to look at previous posts …

Trump: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2016 — It happened. Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee. Now the liberal media is salivating because they are so sure Hillary will beat him. The GOP golf and country club establishment is aghast because they are also sure Hillary will beat him. Actually, a few of …

MONOPOLY: Special Election 2016 Edition!

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    Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News   SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2016 —Five candidates are still in the race for the White House; two Democrats and three Republicans. We’ve seen them in debates. We’ve seen them on news shows. Now, let us watch the most compelling test of all! How would our presidential hopefuls …

ISIS, terror, the Quran, and moderation

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  Originally published by  Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, Nov. 20, 2015 — This time it was Paris, but the savages who boastfully accept responsibility for the slaughter say that next time it will be New York City, Washington, D. C., or someplace similar. There has been another horrific attack. Theaters, stadiums and cafes, places civilized people go to unwind from a hard …

Ben Carson’s alleged lies and the media feeding frenzy

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Originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2015 —Well, it was only a matter of time before they went after Ben Carson. They waited until he became the frontrunner, outdistancing even Trump. Then they circled the wagons. You see, Carson contradicts the narrative of the mainstream media. Republicans are supposed to be the party of racism, and …

GOP on CNBC: Not A Real Debate, But Neither Were the Others

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Originally published by Communities Digital News Oct. 29, 2015 —Much is being said today about last night’s GOP debate, moderated by a CNBC panel whose biased, shameless, anti-Republican attacks were so obvious that any attempt to disguise them as legitimate questions ended up being about as subtle as the Trojan Horse with its hidden soldiers holding  practice sword fights inside …

How to interpret the pledge of Donald Trump

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Originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, September 4, 2015 —So he finally did it: Donald Trump made the pledge that establishment Republicans have been salivating over. He finally promised that he would not run a third party campaign should he lose the Republican nomination. That was important inasmuch as a third party race would split the conservative (or …

The Many Hands of Donald Trump

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Originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, August 31, 2015 — OK. The unavoidable has arrived. Time for this columnist to finally write something about Donald Trump’s 2016 ambitions. Bottom line: The guy gets a mixed review. Obviously he’s refreshing. He doesn’t sound like a politician. On the other hand: Just because he doesn’t sound like a politician, that …

Will President Obama step down after 2016?

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Written by Bob Siegel and originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, August 4, 2015 —Last week, President Obama commented on his chances of winning a third term if only he were allowed to run a third term. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t. There’s a …

SATIRE: The Liberal Manifesto: More Relevant than ever!

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Originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2015 —All causes need to be updated. Here are some new additions to the Liberal Manifesto, alongside previous jewels. We are now proudly updated for the year 2015: 1) We believe that notions of good and evil are outdated and should never be used unless we are talking about George Bush, …

Dolezal, Jenner, facts and feelings

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Originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2015 —One day after resigning as president of the NAACP’s Spokane, Wash., branch, Rachel Dolezal finally decided to explain her claim to be black, a claim recently challenged by white  biological parents. Her explanation was as clear as mud. In an interview on “The Today Show” with Matt Lauer, Dolezal insisted she …

Healthcare subsidies: Obama’s cynical advice to the Supreme Court

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  Originally published by Communities Digital News   SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2015 — Never missing an opportunity to deliver yet another misleading speech, President Obama decided to share his vast legal expertise with the Supreme Court, at least indirectly. While  attending the G-7 summit in Germany, he held a press conference and brazenly dropped a hint that the Supreme Court would …

Revisionist History: Iraq, WMDs and Intelligence

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Originally published by Communities Digital News SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2015 — On the heals of Jeb Bush’s adjusted answer following Megyn Kelly’s Fox News interview in which she asked if he would have invaded Iraq, knowing what we know today, other potential Republican 2016 candidates are falling into step with their own answers to the question. The answer, seemingly obvious, is “No, …

Correcting ignorance on Texas cartoon contest & Pamela Geller

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Originally published by Communities Digital News The good news is that two gunmen whom ISIS claimed responsibility for, in an attempt to wage Jihad against the participants of a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, were stopped by some well organized security which anticipated the possibility of such action. The bad news is that many are condemning the contest as much …