About Robert Freedland

A concerned American and supporter of Senator John Kerry, I am the author of the blog "John Kerry for President 2008". I am also the author of the stock market investing blog, "Stock Picks Bob's Advice".

The Republican Strategy for Voter Suppression in Ohio!

There has been a lot of discussion on the MSM about ACORN and alleged voter registration fraud. But that is small potatoes.  Some may wish you to pay attention to fake names getting registered but that is not about voting fraud.  It was registration fraud and nobody contends these fake people ever were intended to vote.  This is about homeless and lower income people writing down fake names to make a nickel in a fraud against ACORN. The bigger story is about voter suppression.  You know, where thousands of people are denied the right to legitimately vote at all.  Names are stripped from lists of voters.  And provisional ballots are issued likely to never be counted. Sort of like what … Continue reading

Drill More? America Deserves Better! Not the same old same old.

I was only 7 years old when President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to think of the possibilities of space and launched the nation onto a journey reaching to the Moon. He stated: “Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not … Continue reading

Buying an iBond and Remembering FDR

Cross-Posted on Stock Picks Bob’s Advice: A few days ago I discussed how I was looking into an iBond. So I visited my local Wells Fargo Bank and purchased a $5,000 bond for a long-term investment. And the more I thought about, the more I became perplexed about this new limit on individual savings bond purchases each year. As reported by Chris Farrell on American Public Media “Marketplace”: “I think it’s a terrible move. Here’s the breakdown: Savers can now buy a total of $20,000 in U.S. savings bonds. That’s $5,000 each of Series EE (the traditional savings bond) and Series I savings bonds (the inflation-indexed security you mentioned) online and another $5,000 each in paper. In sharp contrast, before … Continue reading

If It’s Good For the Goose…..

Cross-Posted from Stock Picks Bob’s Advice: Do Large Banks Need More Financial Help than Homeowners? Last week the White House made it clear that they would use the veto power of the President to stop the effort by Congressional Democrats to assist homeowners who may be facing foreclosure. As reported: “Opening what is likely to be an intense political battle in the deepening mortgage crisis, the White House said it strongly opposed the bill, which would let bankruptcy court judges modify the terms of a mortgage as part of the restructuring of a debt in a bankruptcy filing.” The article continued:

Supporting Obama For President

I am a great admirer of Hillary and Bill Clinton.  An amazing team of politicians that our nation has been fortunate to have had as leaders. But South Carolina has convinced me that Obama’s time is now. Some of you may know me as the author of the John Kerry for President 2008 blog.  You may also know me as one of the more vocal critics of this Administration and all that has gone wrong in America under this President. Change is necessary.  And Obama means change.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: Taking Stock in America!

Somehow I would be remiss on this blog if I didn’t say something about Martin Luther King, Jr. on his Birthday. Many of you readers find it strange that I could be a “liberal” and yet believe in the free market system of investments and stocks and the like.  Yet is a fact. We are facing a major decline in the stock market tomorrow.  So ‘What does this have to do with Reverend King?’ I can hear you asking.  Why should being a liberal or a conservative have anything to do with the stock market?  And ‘aren’t liberals for more government and more taxes?’ and ‘wouldn’t they be bad for the economy?’ But I would like to assert that what … Continue reading

Support of Christianity Resolution Passes House

I enjoy reading Jimmy Gillman’s blogs about life in America.  The other day he commented on a recent House Resolution–H. Res 847: December 11, 2007.Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world; Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population; Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population; Whereas identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, … Continue reading

Creches and 1st Amendment Issues: A Nice Letter

I read a nice comment (December 23, 2007 9:15 am) from a reader called “Tenacious G” regarding the Manitowoc creche controversy. (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter). It is succinct and deserves preservation and perusal. I wish all of my friends a very Merry Christmas! But I also look forward to a 2008 in which we as Americans can learn to appreciate diversity, respect tolerance, and work to preserve the very special nature of America in regards to freedom of religious thought that requires our government to not take sides in this spiritual debate. (Links added were placed there by me.) “Must I Spoon-Feed You??” Generally, the nativity (or whatever) must be joined by other (secular or non-secular) symbols so as not … Continue reading