Category Archives: commentary

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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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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GUNS, GUNS AND MORE GUNS: LIFE IN WAYNE’S WORLD

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newport, Connecticut re-ignited our nation’s simmering conflict between those who insist on having guns and those who insist on taking them away, the stereotypical dispersion pitting right-wing gun advocates against left-wing conscientious objectors. The reality being … Continue reading

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BEN STEIN AND MIKE HUCKABEE WANT MORE GOD IN OUR SCHOOLS

Ben Stein and Mike Huckabee represent one of the three main camps of deep thinkers who have a solution to the scourge of gun violence. Of the three camps, gun-control, mental health and religion, Huckabee’s and Stein’s prescriptions for “more … Continue reading

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