Current Events

The Evangelicals Select Santorum and Tebow

January 14, 2012

Talk about a setback, talk about being betrayed by the home team, talk about being able to be beat Rick on his home court — and so on.  Well, this weekend a bunch of evangelicals got together in Texas, the home of RICK Perry, and voted to support RICK Santorum in his GOP presidential nomination […]

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Herman Cain Was the Flavor of the Month

December 4, 2011
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He said he wasn’t the flavor of the month, but Herman Cain’s rise to the top of the GOP presidential candidate field lasted about a month.  So much for the “black walnut”.  Maybe Hagen-Daz knew more than the rest of the world when they retired their version of black walnut. To make matters worse, Cain […]

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The Dover Disgrace

November 10, 2011
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It is hard to remain civil in print after hearing of the disgraceful actions that have taken place at Dover AFB.  I am so disturbed by the lack of care and concern and respect for those who sacrificed their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan that I am filled with anger and tears.  There is no […]

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Guns and Alcohol and TN Representative Curry Todd

October 12, 2011
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Well, he’s “just” a state representative, but he’s enough to make us proud to live in Tennessee — and that was before this mug shot and his DUI. Representative Curry Todd (R) from Collierville, TN sponsored a 2009 bill in the Tennessee House that would allow guns to be carried into bars.  While most of […]

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America’s Autumn is a Beautiful Thing

October 5, 2011

Forget the changing leaves.  America is back to changing times.  For the first time in a long time I am really proud of our young people and our old folks, too — and everyone in between.  It has been decades since Americans of all backgrounds came together to make their voices heard.  Of course, we […]

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Occupy Wall Street Moving to Main Streets Across the Country

October 3, 2011

As most of us watched “Arab Spring” unfold, few of us could have guessed that we would be seeing America’s Autumn turn into more than a changing of the leaves.  Just three weeks into the movement thanks to the same tools used by tech savvy Arabs, Twitter, Facebook and blogs are rallying Americans of all […]

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Duct Tape and Baling Wire Patch Budget Until November 18

September 26, 2011

As news anchors reported late last week, September 30 was to be the drop dead day again for the U.S. federal budget.  It seems that the focus for resolution was based on FEMA funding.  The House of Representatives had passed a bill and sent it to the Senate.  The Senate was promising to kill the […]

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Taxes for the Super Wealthy?

September 19, 2011

Okay, so today President Obama came out with his “Buffet” tax proposal with the intent of raising taxes on those among us who earn over 1,000,000 USD.  Before the Rose Garden speech was over Boehner was drawing lines in the sand and throwing a handful in the face of Obama.  Boehner and his Republican Tea […]

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“Kids for Cash” Judge Gets 28 Years to Top Off His Career

August 11, 2011

Anyone remember the Pennsylvania judge that was locking teens away and receiving payments to do it?  Just in case this is a new idea, here is the background.  Former Luzerne County (Pennsylvania)  Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was paid over $1,000,000.00 as he sat on the bench to keep the local juvenile detention centers full.  For […]

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Our 30 Lost Treasures in Afghanistan

August 10, 2011
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