Category Archives: current events

Ben Stein: Clinging to the Fiscal Cliff

Ben Stein weighed in on the looming fiscal cliff yesterday during one of his op-ed pieces on CBS’s Sunday Morning. While I may somewhat agree with Mr. Stein on his main thesis, I can’t help feeling a little skepticism about … Continue reading

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Israel, Gaza, the Missiles of Hamas and my young friend, Phillip

Israel’s retaliation for relentless missile strikes from Gaza once again remind us that the most dangerous thing in the Middle East is a tiny nation of Jews trying only to survive. Surrounded by hostile Arab states and outnumbered 100 to … Continue reading

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Superbowl Tuesday

Now I know how football widows feel on Superbowl Sunday, just hoping to survive fiestas in their family rooms so they can get back to life sans football. As election years go, this one seems to have gone on forever, … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Alright

We’re all concerned about our kid’s futures. Many of us have been led to believe that the greatest threat to that future is our national debt, hovering at around $14 Trillion, although it may be closer to $70 or $80 … Continue reading

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Bueller? Bueller?

Representing the Conservative counter-point on CBS Sunday Morning, Ben Stein touted a curious hodge-podge of values, few of which aligned with either the reality or the misrepresentation of the GOP platform. Stein’s belief in tax increases for the wealthy would … Continue reading

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Chocolate !!!!!

There’s an old joke about a guy falling into a giant vat of chocolate in a candy factory. Seeing his plight, his friend, Jim¬†immediately¬†started yelling, “Fire, fire”. Everyone rushed over and pulled the guy out of the vat. When asked … Continue reading

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Lowdown

I don’t know the margin of error, but a study released last week said that 63% of Republicans believe that we found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Democrats scored much less mentally challenged with a meager 23%. Either way, … Continue reading

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