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Whatever Have We Come To?

November 18, 2012

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Columnist Janet Daley, writing in the London Telegraph, Nov. 10, sums up nicely where we as a nation have arrived at  with the re-election of Barack Obama: “The United States has now acquired an electorally powerful liberal bourgeoisie who are convinced, as their European counterparts have been for several generations, in spite of all evidence […]

Those Oldies But Goodies

March 14, 2011

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As I was driving today my radio was tuned in to the XM music of the 50’s station.  This is music that I listened to in High School. I liked it, but never gave it much thought beyond it being the background music of my adolescent years.  It’s rather astounding that the simplistic three chord […]

A Tribute To My Bowling Team-Mate

January 28, 2011

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Today I lost a team-mate and a friend. She died unexpectedly, although when one is in their mid-eighties the possibility is certainly always there.   I bowl on a senior league bowling team. We bowl every Friday and have a great time.   Gayle was one of our most enthusiastic members and never missed a game […]

Obama’s Plan For Financing Healthcare

December 5, 2010

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This is not an idea that is original to the President.   This method is frequently used by State and Local Government to finance Public Education and the building of  “Roads to Nowhere”.     Thanks to Rube Goldberg for his on target assessment of the arcane and Byzantine methods that politicians come up with to  make people […]

The Death Of Optimism

August 8, 2010

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In  an opinion piece by syndicated columnist Peggy Noonan in today’s Wall Street Journal, Ms. Noonan laments that public optimism about the “American Dream” has declined in America to an alarming degree.  The bonds that cement us together as a free and united people are being eroded by the rising radicalism of the politically correct, […]

Immigration and Common Sense

May 16, 2010

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The recent madness over the Arizona Governor signing a bill making it legal for police officers to question a persons immigration status has reached the point of lunacy.  The city of Los Angeles, despite being nearly bankrupt, has decided to cease doing business with the State of Arizona . Because of previous pending contracts with […]

Economic Chaos, Three Possible Solutions

May 8, 2010

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It would seem that the recent economic crisis enveloping Greece is merely a preface to what is to come in many of our States and eventually to the U.S. as a whole. Our deficits are staggering and unsustainable. As I see it we have three choices, none of which are ideal.  Solution 1. We raise […]