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BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va., starting its inaugural year, is using the opportunity to vote on its first mascot as a chance to teach the students about the election process, in wake of the upcoming, much talked about presidential election. The process, led by head of school, Sean Aiken, will introduce ideas such delegate system and popular vote to discuss what mascot would best represent the school’s values. For more information about the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com/.

HILLARY CLINTON AND BOB MCDONNELL

With all the focus on the implications of the "insecurity" of the former Secretary of State's secret server - and will she or won't she be indicted - why is there not at least an equal fixation on the more likely than not connected by e-mail Clinton cash scandal? It's the speaking fees and foundation financial exploits and her abuse of the last office she held that Hillary is trying to hide, stupid! ...Bob McDonnell...need I say more...

 

Everyone's reading too much - on the positive side - into the Supreme Court's stay of the start of Bob McDonnell's prison sentence pending its decision on whether or not to hear his appeal.

THE POLITICS OF BODY PARTS

THE POLITICS OF BODY PARTS
 I'm disappointed. 
     First, in Megyn Kelly, a fellow Albany Law School alum, for her overt and ostentatious attempt to hitch her already rising star to that of the much more accomplished attention hog - note, I did not say whore - Donald Trump. The body language, the facial expressions, the gotcha gender question. The reality TV ratings eyeballs. Apparently having an eponymous show wasn't enough. Perfectly positioned center stage, the only non-male in the "arena," she gave a purposeful performance calculated to make her the new face of Fox News. Can an audition to headline The Apprentice be far behind? Birds of a feather flock together. You're hired!

SMELLS LIKE MENOPAUSE SPIRIT

SMELLS LIKE MENOPAUSE SPIRIT

I do not write this in any way to condone the alleged corruption that the McDonnells are charged with. However, since the we seem to have gone from the "crush" defense to mocking and maligning Maureen's "nut bag" mental health, may I suggest that the type of behavior described so far, including the moodiness, the erratic, seemingly irrational acts evincing a lack of judgment, and the exertion of independence, "smells like Menopause spirit." The former First Lady's championing of Jonnie Williams' supplement would be consistent with her trying to deal with "the change" in the most natural way possible. Ironically, as anyone familiar with the bombardment of advertising concerning this normal life passage knows, to do that, and not medicate the symptoms away, is for the most part treated as a crime. Speaking as someone who refused physician pushed hormone replacement herself, and suffered through the inconvenience, Mrs.

MADE IN THE USA

                                                 

                                                              MADE IN THE USA 
     A young, unarmed African American male is gunned down in Ferguson, MO in what appears to be overaggressive law enforcement, followed by the use of DOD surplus and military tactics to contain the subsequent protests.

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Why, then, are the Palestinians and Israelis yet again minimally involved and engaged in their purported peace process, choosing instead to continue the cycle of fighting? "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." So why, then, is the US - just barely just joined by the Europeans - repetitively sanctioning Russia, when it is obvious that such action is having little or no effect on Putin's position with respect to Ukraine and it is far from isolating his country? All it's done is to stick a pin under Vladimir and propel him to make friends and influence people elsewhere by cutting new, forward thinking commercial deals all over the globe to compensate - and then some - for what business is being lost, with an eye to a different world order in the future.

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.