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Disagreeing Might Make You a Shrubist

I suppose it had to happen. With every type of group already represented by a phalanx of lawyers to make sure their “rights” aren’t violated, the hand-wringers are beginning to run out of groups. However, NPR recently discovered another downtrodden, … Continue reading

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You, Too, Can Become a Prize-Winning News Photographer

Take prize-winning news photos the Reuters way. Israel and the Palestinians are at it again, and as usual, the crack news organization, Reuters, is doing its best to provide absolutely unbiased coverage. Except when they don’t.

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I Am A Global Warming Skeptic

Every ten years or so, the government discovers a crisis so dire that it can only be ameliorated by spending large amounts of tax dollars.

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The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is Now Racist

The ugly specter of racism has once again appeared to menace the unwary. As I mentioned in a previous blog article, actual racism has all but disappeared, so in order to remain in business it has become necessary for the … Continue reading

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Your Legislators at Work…

It was once against the law in Los Angeles to shoot a buffalo while riding on the back of a streetcar. Thomas Jefferson declared that we are a nation of laws, not of men. That’s absolutely true, but the laws … Continue reading

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Purchasing Power of the Minimum Wage

What the minimum wage buys, then and now. © 2013, The Fiscal Times The federal minimum wage was first set in 1938, at 25 cents an hour. Here’s a decade-by-decade look, starting in 1950, at the buying power of minimum … Continue reading

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A Platinum Coin to Pay Down the Debt

“When I was but a little child, I had a dream. A simple child’s dream. And all that simple child ever wanted was to get his hands on all the money in the world…” — Gen. Bullmoose, from the movie … Continue reading

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“Golf” is a Coded Racist Word

“…when everybody’s somebody, then no one’s anybody.”—- WS Gilbert (in The Gondoliers) Coded racist words (CRWs)  are the latest in the never-ending war against the ugly spectre of racism. It all begins with the assumption that any time anyone says anything … Continue reading

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I Now Pronounce You Spouse and Spouse

As you know, most everyone has the recently-discovered Constitutional Right not to be offended. You are not allowed to say anything which might, in any way, be misconstrued as an insult, no matter how innocent sounding, regarding any ethnic group, … Continue reading

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Is this the Dirtiest Campaign in History? Not Hardly…

Its no secret that each candidate for president tries to compare his opponent to the anti-Christ, and its also no secret that the public considers every quadrennial election to be “the dirtiest in history.” But is it? Not by a … Continue reading

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