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Interim mischief
In a perfect world, frogs would grow wings to keep from bumping their ass when they hop.
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I'll support Raggio – if...
Over the years I have occasionally crossed political swords with Sen. Bill Raggio.
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In Columbus' day, setting sail wasn't always smooth
Columbus Day has just passed for this year, but not many people appreciate the dangers and personal sacrifices Columbus and his crews had to endure in their voyages of discovery.
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Corporate welfare
Several major financial corporations made some bad business decisions and are going out of business.
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Philistine irks opera lover
“The man that…is not moved with concord of sweet sounds…the motions of his spirit are dull as night.”
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Meet the elite
Populism, an
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Are two governors better than one in the White House?
The vice presidential debate was a good example of what a political debate should be. Sen. Joseph Biden represented the philosophy and goals of the Democrats, attacked Sen. John McCain and the Bush administration for their mistakes in the past and made good arguments for change in the future. He demonstrated patience for the moderator, respect for his challenger and emotion concerning his personal life experiences. Biden truly acted presidenti...
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McCain-Palin propaganda
During an election year we expect to get the party line from the Republicans and the Democrats. Slanting views or selecting facts are common methods of stressing your point of view. But John McCain and Sarah Palin are now using the Joseph Goebbels Principles of Propaganda. For those who might not know, Goebbels was Adolph Hitler’s propaganda minister from 1933 until his suicide in 1945. Goebbels controlled all the media in Germany: television,...
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It’s time for survival mode
The stock market is falling, people are out of work and homes are being foreclosed upon. The price of food is up. The price of gas is up. Woe is us, or so it seems. Now is the time to go into our survival mode. Pretend that you have just crash landed on some remote place. You have survived the crash and it is now apparent that you need to somehow survive this situation. The first thing to do is not to panic. Any idiot can run around crying, “W...
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The good, the bad and the ugly
The Nov. 4 election will be illegally conducted.
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At age 48, what really counts?
The most important things in life are not material.
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Ms. Machiavelli
The Chinese ideogram for danger is the same for opportunity, and the worst of times always profit someone, the only question is who.
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Bailing out the common man
Everyone I talk to concerning this government bailout of Wall Street is hopping mad about it.
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Bailout: corporate welfare at its finest
We the taxpayers just bailed out some of the biggest financial institutions in the country.
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A foreign policy of persuasion or invasion?
The presidential debate between McCain and Obama last week seemed like a replay of their TV commercials.
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Congress embraces socialism for rich
“The ugliness, materialism and ruthless human exploitation of capitalism affronts sensitive minds.”
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News from the future
Let’s take a look at two possible front page stories in the Sparks Tribune for Sept. 28, 2055.
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The driven man
Paul Newman has died. Stop the presses.
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