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I try to stay calm and eat healthy.

Good morning

“Good morning,” she said. Or maybe she didn’t say it today, who knows?  Either way, all I hear when I see her is, “Go fuck yourself.” That’s what I hear. Day in and day out, whatever she says, all I … Continue reading

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DICK CHENEY: A LEGACY OF INTOLERANCE, LIES, HYPOCRISY AND TREASON

Dick Cheney, former vice president, former Secretary of Defense, former chief of staff, yada, yada, yada walks among us, defying the laws of nature. After repeated heart attacks which, in itself seems a contradiction in terms, the man refuses to … Continue reading

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ASSAULT RIFLES ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT ON ITS TOES

Jimmy Lee Dykes may be the poster boy for the National Rifle Association, Gayle Trotter and pot-bellied men making love to assault rifles everywhere. He is the quintessential angry man, consumed with fear and distrust and driven to extraordinary lengths … Continue reading

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR AND THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Michelle Obama was reinstated as the First Lady yesterday in a small ceremony officiated by Chief Justice John Roberts, while Joe Biden was sworn in for his second term as Vice President by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The Constitution mandates the … Continue reading

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GAY MARRIAGE IN ILLINOIS: THE TIME IS (ALMOST) HERE

As Illinois’ 97th General Assembly kicks the gay marriage can down to the 98th General Assembly (starting January 9, 2013), I can’t help but wonder why any state legislature should be called upon to consider such issues. Illinois has a … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE FISCAL CLIFF

FROM RICHARD BERNSTEIN, JANUARY 2, 2013 “Politicians love the spotlight, but it is very unfortunate that investors watch the show. The drama of the so-called “fiscal cliff” has scared investors, and led them to miss a very good year in … Continue reading

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NETANYAHU, ISRAEL AND SO-CALLED PALESTINIANS

(Reprinted from previous publications) Even those who aren’t particularly sympathetic to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas’ shelling of Israel. The interviewer asked him: “How … Continue reading

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