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At Last, Elegance and Contemporary Styling for Medical Uniforms from Blue Sky Scrubs

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I do not spend a lot of time in hospitals and medical offices, but when I do I immediately notice the quality and care invested in the professional uniforms.  In my book, life is too short for a medical professional to stand around in dumpy, dreary, depressing clothes when they can easily access the latest styles and colors through Blue Sky Scrubs by clicking on this link, http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/
Right now, you can check out the cotton scrubs offered by Blue Sky Scrubs and look through their extensive online catalogue. 

Research shows that dressing at an above average level for you job not only makes you feel better it improves the way your patients and clients react to you as well.  There is good reason for this.  When the patient sees how much attention you place on looking right, they understand that you will place similar attention into doing your job correctly too.  What better, more reassuring message could you send to a hurting world in a crisis environment?

John C. Dre…

Looking for New Places to Answer Questions? Check Out Conserative Political Forum

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Since I got myself kicked out of Quora, I have been looking for a good place to draft topics, write questions and provide answers.  I've stumbled over a new place called Conservative Political Forum that I want to recommend.  As we get ready for 2012, I think it is important to learn all this new networking technology now, and not at the height of the fight in October 2012. 

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

Making Sense of Rick Perry on Social Security: Not So Hard to Leave It to the States

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I adore Rick Perry.  I think he will make a great president.  I wish we could pick a presidential candidate without forcing him to rely on his weak point - debating in public. 

I was a little mystified by his answer on social security tonight and the gap between the words in his book and his understanding that states do exempt their public employees from social security.  Instead of getting all philosophical, I think it is simpler to simply observe that Perry made a mistake in his communications. 

As I understand it, Romney is arguing that it would be somehow physically impossible to give social security over to the states to handle.  Perry's response, as I understand it, was to argue - tonight - that many states are already substituting their own programs for those offered by social security.  I know this is true because of my own family experience.  My father, as a life-long state employee of California, was never a big contributor to social security.  Instead, his retirement…

New Rick Perry Ad Goes After President Zero

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I had a chance to check out the new Rick Perry for president ad.  I was struck by the line that "we don't need a president who apologizes for America."  It reminded me of how much I have gotten tired of seeing Obama running down the United States.  I cannot get the unpleasant image out of my mind of Obama bowing down to various, unsavory foreign leaders including the Saudi king.

Obama's comfort with Hugo Chavez reminded me that Obama was also comfortable with Communist party members like his Hawaii mentor Frank Marshall Davis, retired domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers, or active socialist politicians like Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer. I have gotten really tired of Obama apologizing for American and I miss the days when we had a confident president who believed in American political culture and articulated anti-Communist ideals.  I miss having a president who promotes the institutions and values which have made our nation the greatest on Earth.

Perry's …

Dr. Drew's True Confessions: The Conversion Story of a Repentant Ex-Marxist

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I grew up poor and I thought it was unfair for me to be held back simply because of the mistakes of my parents. It drove me nuts, for example, to think that kids less intelligent, hard-working, and moral than me enjoyed vacations in Europe while I lived in a home with raw sewage in the backyard. I thought Marxist socialism would give young people in similar situations a more equal opportunity to enjoy the good things in life.

In retrospect, however, I didn't have anyone in my life to explain compound interest, or how to write a business plan, or how to apply computer technology to the most interesting questions. I think if my family had been part of a contemporary Christian church, then I would have had my questions answered and I would have made better decisions.

I got a track scholarship to attend Occidental College in Los Angeles. All the folks around me at Oxy seemed to think the best thing on earth that you could do with your life was to become a college professor. So I wen…

Left Wing Blogger Now Asking Who is John Drew? Dr. Drew's Responses

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Last year, I was surprised - and somewhat honored - to see that Anna Stoddard the blogger at "Oh, For Goodness Sake" put together a biography on me. The article is here

http://ohforgoodnesssake.com/?p=7349

I thought this forum was a good place to republish a public response to the issues raised by the article by Stoddard, an elderly retiree from New York now living in Mexico. For my immediate, same day, reaction to Stoddard's error-filled article see my story at Patriot Action Net.

The first thing to say is that I was Ann Coulter's T.A. which means I was responsible for grading her papers, grading her exams, and leading her small group discussion sections. I was actually working for her American government professor, Theodore J. Lowi. So, I was actually Lowi's teaching assistant and Coulter was one of my very first students. I think she can also communicate how she saw me evolve from being a young radical extremist into a being a moderate, non-Marxist social scie…

Catching Up with Mistake Prone "Oh, For Goodness Sake" Blogger: Dr. Drew Defends Himself, Again

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I see that Anna Stoddard at "Oh, For Goodness Sake" has published a third article attacking my eye witness report on young Barack Obama's commitment to Marxist-Leninist ideology. See, http://ohforgoodnesssake.com/?p=16905 The good news is that I have moved up the scale from "...yet another bull-jiver" in February 17, 2010.

For the full story of my meeting with young Marxist Obama, see http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/meeting_young_obama.html

In response to the OFGS blogger, I feel a responsibility to report that I also remember I bumped into him in The Cooler on campus, I visited the apartment he shared with Chandoo and I saw him around the campus mail boxes. As I recall, on this last encounter, Obama and his roommate - Hasan Chandoo - asked me if I would be attending a graduation party with them. I think this minor increase in my reported contacts, from two to maybe five, is largely consistent with my earlier statements, particularly my statement that …

Even Republicans Rejected Info About Obama's Past

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What would you do if you knew the top Democrat running for president was lying about his past?

That is the question I was faced with in 2008. I had met the young Barack Obama while he was a sophomore at Occidental College, and I knew that his commitment to socialism was deep, genuine and long-standing.

I had been a leader of the Marxist students at Occidental College myself starting in 1976 when I founded the precursor of the Democrat Socialist Alliance on campus. The young Obama I knew was a Marxist socialist who would have been quite comfortable with Communist party members like his Hawaii mentor Frank Marshall Davis, retired domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers, or active socialist politicians like Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer.

The Obama I knew was nothing like the life-long, pragmatic centrist that he was pretending to be in the 2008 presidential campaign. When I talked politics with the young Obama, he expressed a profound commitment to bringing about a socialist econom…

Seeing Rick Perry Live in Orange County, CA

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I got a chance to see Gov. Rick Perry of Texas in action this morning. The Orange County Republican Central Committee (OCGOP) held a special rally for him at one of my favorite spots, Rogers Gardens in Newport Beach. As I understand the conventional wisdom, Gov. Perry is not supposed to be really strong as a debater -- something I noticed watching on television last night -- and yet he is supposed to be gifted at making a difference through these personal appearances.

As a political scientist, I am asking myself the question what is it that Gov. Perry does in person that scores points for him.

First, I think one of the most important things that comes across about his is that he is very conscientious. For example, he goes out of his way to sign campaign posters.

One of my political friends showed me a cowboy hat signed by both Gov. Perry and his wife on opposite ends of the brim near the crown of the hat. The signatures were perfect - carefully balanced and carefully written out. My…

Romney Rises to Occasion in First Debate with Perry

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The most important thing I noticed is that Romney is looking better than ever based on what I saw at the latest MSNBC Republican Primary debate with Brian Williams and some dorky guy from Politico - John F. Harris, Editor-in-Chief. (Really, it is not fair to put Harris on the same stages as Brian Williams. It's like watching a high school ballerina perform next to someone from American Ballet Theatre.)

The debate started off with a quick round of back and forth between Gov. Romney and Gov. Perry and Romney clearly demonstrated that years of experience in national debates pays off. Romney had clearly anticipated Perry's answers and responses and created a level-headed, common-sense image that made Perry look awkward and overpowered. Romney also looked more rested. Perry looked as if he had been up all night fighting those fires in TX himself.

As a reporter, I would say that the key exchange took place after Gov. Perry attacked Gov. Romney's record of job creation in Mass…