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Love It or Leave It

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Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. To millions of immigrants, these words meant something.  I’m sure they meant something to my father who arrived at Ellis Island in…

Sanford and Weiner – I Knew They’d Be Back

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When both of these guys left public office a few years back, like cockroaches who’ll survive nuclear war, I knew we hadn’t seen the last of them. I was right. Former Republican Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina was just elected by a landslide to his old House of Representatives seat and Democrat Anthony Weiner,…

Alcohol, Sex and Cyberspace = Sociopathic Behavior

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Three teenagers are facing charges of sexual battery, dissemination of child pornography and possession of child pornography in connection with their assault on 15-year old, Audrie Potts. First of all, I hate that the media refers to these savages as “16-year old boys.”  When you turn 13, you’re a teenager; you’re no longer a “boy.”…

Is This Country Going Nuts Or What?

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I don’t know if we’re turning into a bunch of spineless, whiny, wussies or if we’re just going nuts.  This endless quest to be politically correct in all areas of our lives is just plain crazy. Take for example this pathological need to change how we normally speak.  TheUniversity of North Carolina will no longer use the word…

B-I-N-G-O: Everything Old Is New Again

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When I read an article a couple of weeks ago in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “How Do you Spell Hipster? It Could Be B-I-N-G-O,” I laughed out loud. Why? Because even though I was a closet bingo player in my youth, I believed the perception people had of bingo enthusiasts back then was that…

Drug Free for Free Money – Revisited

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Almost two years ago, I wrote an article, “Drug Free for Free Money,” in which I applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.  I thought it was a great idea and still do. But, then, I don’t wear a black muu muu.  Immediately after the law…

I Love You But I Wanted You Dead

Ariel Knights, 22-year old unwed mother of a pre-schooler, found herself pregnant again, even though she learned during her first pregnancy she had uterine didelphys.  The genetic condition results in a double uterus with individual cervices. After being told the second pregnancy could put her life at risk, she went to a clinic to have…

“Taps” or Just Tapped Out

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In a recent column by Bill McClellan in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he suggested, as a way to cut government spending, that we eliminate military funerals for all veterans except for those who died in combat.  He states that buglers who play “Taps” make $24.50 per service and, although, not excessive, the government is just “tapped out”…