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education: BS Mech Engr and MS Int'l Rel
home course: Gulf Winds
handicap: 13 and falling
favorite news show: Brit Hume's
ultimate gift list: any of these and one round here or here

Honest Blogger Quiz

I think anyone who has read my musings might be able to answer these for me. I think I'll post these on my "About" page for anyone new.

1. Which political party do you typically agree with? I'm not a group person. All political parties expect you to follow their particular agenda. I've been involved with the Republican Party in local issues, and believe most folks in local politics share similar views. The Republicans, however, are more consistent in working to solve problems rather than talk about them.

2. Which political party do you typically vote for? Probably Republican 90% of the time. I've only voted a straight ticket once in my life.

3. List the last five presidents that you voted for? In reverse order, Bush, Dole, Bush, Bush, Reagan. I voted for Carter his first election, and was eager to vote against him his second.

4. Which party do you think is smarter about the economy? Republican. I'm a libertarian, and they profess belief in lower taxes and smaller government. I want to see them make good on these things.

5. Which party do you think is smarter about domestic affairs? Again, I'm a libertarian and the Republican Party believes you can help people, but not run their lives.

6. Do you think we should keep our troops in Iraq or pull them out? We pull out, the war on terrorists is over...until they hit us again. Hard.

7. Who, or what country, do you think is most responsible for 9/11? Al-Qaeda directly and hard-core Muslims in general.

8. Do you think we will find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Undoubtedly. I think we will find many more in Syria (eventually), and some will show up in the US in an attack.

9. Yes or no, should the U.S. legalize marijuana? No. Here is one place where the Libertarian Party and I part ways. It is tacitly legal right now in most places. Why ask for more problems?

10. Do you think the Republicans stole the last presidental election? I lost count of groups doing recounts. All showed Bush beating Gore. The attempted theft was from Gore's side.

11. Do you think Bill Clinton should have been impeached because of what he did with Monica Lewinski? He wasn't impeached for activity with Monica. He purjured himself in a sworn deposition. For that offense, yes.

12. Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president? Bill was just a good old boy who viewed the Presidency as a new way to meet women. Hillary scares me. Really scares me.

13. Name a current democrat who would make a great president: Lieberman is the only one with any credibility. The Democrats have become a one-issue party: Abortion.

14. Name a current Republican who would make a great president: Condoleeza Rice.

15. Do you think that women should have the right to have an abortion? Early, yes. But I would counsel against it.

16. What religion are you? Reformed Baptist, and a combination of all religions I've read.

17. Have you read the Bible all the way through? Yes. Several times.

18. What’s your favorite book? Tough. Fail Safe is one I've read many times. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court might top it.

19. Who is your favorite band? Beatles and Buffett.

20. Who do you think you’ll vote for president in the next election? Bush. If he does something really stupid, I'd have a tough time. Kerry is a definite no-go.

21. What website did you see this on first? Hud's Blog-O-Rama

Bunker Mulligan? That's Me

This is my way of getting back into the realm of writing. I once wrote prolifically, and it was wonderful therapy. I even had several articles published. Although I also wrote a book (a biography), it never saw an editor's desk (it is available on the main page). Lately I've been frustrated by my inability to put words to paper, and hope ideas I have will find root in this blog.

I get so wrapped up in reading some of my favorites, I have doubts about my ability to actually put things down which don't repeat something someone else said better. Having said that, I don't intend to write short blurbs which simply link to someone else's thoughts. I do direct any readers out there to my list of links. I follow several blogs daily, and find something interesting in each. You will, too.

This is not a political blog. Nor is it a sports blog. It is not dedicated to war, anti-war, Islam, Christianity, Budhism, literature, science, engineering, nor any other specific topic. I have an interest in all these things and many more.

I have lived in many places. I am a Texan, and an American, and quite proud to be both. Texas tops my list of places to live, although I've found something good in every location. I've lived in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Colorado, Illinois, and Florida, as well as England, France, and Panama. I've been to every state in the continental US except the two Dakotas, and don't want to exclude them, either. I have also spent time in Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Jordan, Azores, Spain, Italy, Sicily, and Kuwait.

I am a libertarian, but NOT a Libertarian. I get disgusted with politics and politicians, and believe everyone in DC needs to take a fresh look at our Constitution.

I support President Bush and see him as the embodiment of Teddy Roosevelt, who was also disparaged as a cowboy. I also support our troops, two of whom are my sons. One of them will go overseas soon, and the other one recently returned from Afghanistan. I have less concern for their safety than I do for my other son who is a police officer. He, unlike his brothers, can't shoot first and ask questions later.

My daughter, the youngest, is in LA making her way in the entertainment business doing casting and production.

I've coached baseball at every level from T-ball to NCAA junior varsity, and football up to high school. I watch sports, but am not very serious about it above high school level. I play golf, and enjoy the game more than others due to the individuality, honor, and sense of community in it. PGA players earn their paycheck with performance. They don't make a salary sitting on the bench, or missing a cut. Perform, and the sky's the limit. More power to ya, Tiger! Make it while you can.

I am NOT a celebrity watcher. I get frustrated to turn on the news. With everything of import going on in this country and around the world, the lead stories are Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson, and Michael Jackson. It is easy TV, and not hard to put a story together around them, so something more important gets overlooked because it takes real work to get the story.

So, welcome to my site. I hope you find something you like!

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