Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

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“Phone call for General Alexander!”

Seems like everyone is mad at the NSA these days – Conservatives, Traditionalists, Democrats, Progressives, Harikrishnas, Episcopalians, Trekkies, and the Upper Peninsula Ladies Curling Team (OK – I made some of those up). General Alexander and his cadre of super-spooks … Continue reading

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Amendments 101, or “So Can We!”

In 1936, the Supreme Court of the United States held that certain portions of the 1933 Agricultural Adjustment Act were unconstitutional; specifically they pronounced a so-called “tax” engendered by the Act in question not a tax at all, but rather constituted a slush … Continue reading

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Hoist by their own petard

If I were a cynical and/or vindictive type of geezer, I might be tempted to offer a “neener-neener” to all those youthful stalwarts out there (pollsters refer to them as ‘young invincibles’) who clamored for The One in the last … Continue reading

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If you like your Congressional representative you can keep him … period (Oh, swell…)

I am not an inveterate poll-watcher; any procedure that purports to accurately assay the moods and proclivities of a very large population by sampling a very small portion of said population is, in my opinion, automatically and seriously suspect. Yeah, … Continue reading

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Rich Man, Poor Man …

I grew up in the years during and immediately after World War Two. My Dad farmed his own small (rented) place, and occasionally worked for others to make all the ends meet. My Mom cooked, washed, cleaned, raised a vegetable … Continue reading

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