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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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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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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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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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Malcolm In The Middle

Nothing’s more bandied about these days than how much the candidates want to help the middle class. We can argue about how we define middle class, but two things are irrefutable. One is that the purchasing power of the middle … Continue reading

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