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Tea among the Ruins...

I am amused by all the bleating about dysfunction in Washington, particularly as we now have exactly what half the country wanted in the last election. We, the People, elected a divided government precisely because we didn't want anyone to get their way. We sealed the deal by electing enough Tea Party candidates to ensure gridlock. They have stated time and again that they will not settle for anything other than total victory or "death." Anyone else see a parallel between AlQuaeda and the Tea Party? A group of idealogue fundamentalists, co-opted to wage a dirty war, who then turn on their handlers and cause untold chaos and destruction on anyone that gets in their way: and I include the leader of their own party! Let me expand on this..their dogged, commitment to a fundamental ideology will bring down our economy and do untold damage to our system of government on a parallel to 9/11. And before anyone says" yes, but without the human cost." Let's ch…

Charles Shaughnessy iBlog # 5

Charles Shaughnessy iBlog # 5


Charles Shaughnessy pays tribute to the TV show 'Friday Night Lights, answers some more fan questions & yes, gets into a 'little' bit about politics' !


Charlie answers a few more of the questions you have been asking him, pays tribute to one of his all time favourite TV shows, 'Friday night Lights' & throws out another thought on Washington!



You know how much Charlie loves to blog?  Did you know that Charlie has his ownYouTube Channel? He has started doing video blogs & posting them there!  We are going to re-post them here, on his Blogspot blog, so we have one place that Charlie & all of you can interact with each other, so feel free to comment on what he is saying on Charlie's Only Connect! Blog here on Blogger! We use this blog to give you all the latest news & blogs & a central place to comment back to what he is saying! 
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Charles Shaughnessy iBlog # 4 Q & A with Charlie!

Charles Shaughnessy iBlog # 4

It's a Question & Answer session on video with Charles Shaughnessy!

Charlie is answering some of the questions you have been asking him. This time it's just Charlie & you! No politics, no ranting or religion . . . just Charlie, answering your questions. Really!!




You know how much Charlie loves to blog?  Did you know that Charlie has his ownYouTube Channel? He has started doing video blogs & posting them there!  We are going to re-post them here, on his Blogspot blog, so we have one place that Charlie & all of you can interact with each other, so feel free to comment on what he is saying on Charlie's Only Connect! Blog here on Blogger! We use this blog to give you all the latest news & blogs & a central place to comment back to what he is saying! 

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Black or White or Both...

A lot of people here are getting very exercised on the subject of religion and whether I have any!! I think Diane's dilemma expresses it best. She would clearly feel more comfortable if she could figure out whether I was a Christian, atheist, deist, pantheist or what!! THAT'S exactly the problem. Everyone wants Black or White. There is so much confusion in the human condition that we all want some clarity and definition- somewhere PLEASE!!! This unsettling confusion and need for identity has always led us humans toward some ( any ) kind of "tribalism." The only way we can feel secure in our fragile mortality is to "belong" to something or someone. It might be a nation, a city, a sport's club, a political party, a gang, a neighborhood, a social club or... a religion. It gives us clarity as to where we belong and the comfort that we will be surrounded by like-minded people. The problem is that that behavior robs us of the ability to identify fully with th…

Enjoy the tea!

If, or when, the US defaults on its debts for the first time in history, I hope the Tea Party and all those misguided souls who bought their uninformed rhetoric, will take the responsibility that falls squarely on their shoulders. Their playground gesture of "taking the pledge", by definition, cast them as uncompromising and obstructionist. As a result, even their own leader of the House, unable to get them in line, is put in the shameful position of seeing this great nation sink into the depths of ignominy for the sake of personal, political hubris and the worst kind of partisan politics.

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Debt Outrage! Charles Shaughnessy iBlog #3

Charles Shaughnessy iBlog #3

Sound and Fury from Charles Shaughnessy!

Charlie interrupted his workout to iBlog his DEBT OUTRAGE! Charlie shares his personal feelings about the state of the United States as only Charlie can!  Agree? Disagree?  Leave your comments here letting him know what YOU think!



You know how much Charlie loves to blog?  Did you know that Charlie has his ownYouTube Channel? He has started doing video blogs & posting them there!  We are going to re-post them on here too, so feel free to comment on what he is saying on Charlie's Only Connect! Blog here on Blogger.  We use this blog to give you all the latest news & blogs & a place to comment back to what he is saying! 


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Charles Shaughnessy iBlog #2

Charles Shaughnessy iBlog # 2

Ephemeral brain droppings, rants and eureka moments from Charles Shaughnessy 


So here it is, iBlog # 2.  Charlie first talks about his time on Happily Divorced with Fran Drescher on TV Land then shares his personal feelings about the state of the United States as only Charlie can!  Agree? Disagree?  Leave your comments here letting him know what YOU think!








You know how much Charlie loves to blog?  Did you know that Charlie has his ownYouTube Channel? He has started doing video blogs & posting them there!  We are going to re-post them on here too, so feel free to comment on what he is saying on Charlie's Only Connect! Blog here on Blogger.  We use this blog to give you all the latest news & blogs & a place to comment back to what he is saying! 

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Charles Shaughnessy ilBog #1.5
Ephemeral brain droppings, rants and eureka moments from Charles Shaughnessy
You know how much Charlie loves to blog? Well, did you know that Charlie has his ownYouTube Channel? He has started doing video blogs & posting them there!  We are going to re-post them on here too, so feel free to comment on what he is saying on Charlie's Only Connect! Blog here on Blogger.  We use this blog to give you all the news! 
If you want to know as soon as a new video blog is posted, be sure to subscribe to Charlie's YouTube Channel and follow this blog here on Blogger. Charlie ALWAYS wants to hear what your comments are on ALL of his blogs, even if you disagree with him, so make sure you leave your comments here.  Please also rate & share on your own social networking pages, tweet, 1+ and spread the blogs around & let your friends know about the new iBlogs! 
So here it is, iBlog #1.5 We call it that because it was just a little short blog from the stud…

Charles Shaughnessy iBlog #1

Charles Shaughnessy ilBog #1
Ephemeral brain droppings, rants and eureka moments from Charles Shaughnessy
You know how much Charlie loves to blog? Well, did you know that Charlie has his ownYouTube Channel? He has started doing video blogs & posting them there!  We are going to re-post them on here too, so feel free to comment on what he is saying on Charlie's Only Connect! Blog here on Blogger.  We use this blog to give you all the news! 
If you want to know as soon as a new video blog is posted, be sure to subscribe to Charlie's YouTube Channel and follow this blog here on Blogger. Charlie ALWAYS wants to hear what your comments are on ALL of his blogs, even if you disagree with him, so make sure you leave your comments here.  Please also rate & share on your own social networking pages, tweet, 1+ and spread the blogs around & let your friends know about the new iBlogs! 
So here it is, iBlog #1

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