Changing Heroes

It doesn’t happen all at once, like finding the train set Santa was supposed to bring at the back of your parents’ closet, suddenly realizing the rumors you heard from the older kids were true.  It’s more of a gradual process like understanding that your dad isn’t the strongest man on the block, Superman really […]

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“How” Amigo!

“PC Activists Knock At Sorority’s Door To Complain About Racist Costume” Would somebody please explain why wearing a sombrero, a mariachi outfit or a mustache is “racist”?  ‘Scuze me but I’ve had a mustache since 1972, a beard since 1980 and I can’t speak a word of Spanish lingo, but I’m not a racist.  I […]

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70 Years After

“Hero” is an overworked word that seems so easily applied to everyone from some guy in blue tights and red cape to a millionaire hitting a baseball into the stands on Sunday afternoon.   On this day we commemorate TRUE heroes, as they eternally watch over a small piece of real estate for which they […]

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Red Carpet Has Stains

So far, Russia continues to be a living testimonial to the inefficiencies of a socialist dictatorship.  Don’t give me any of that ‘presidential’ stuff.  The guy who booked Sochi for The Olympics has to be the same one that booked NJ’s Met-Life Stadium in the middle of winter for the Superbowl … and both felt […]

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Nothing New … SSDD

Funny.  We pull out all the stops to celebrate the arrival of a New Year and I wake up this morning to a heap of the same old dung that made 2013 barely bearable. It turns out that as the clock struck 2014, thousands of new laws, restrictions and regulations went into effect in the […]

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Stardate 2014?

It’s always amazing to see all the hype and extensive preparation for welcoming the New Year.  This year, in just about every country in the world, people are counting the minutes … eventually the seconds until 2014 arrives with a blaze of glory! Fireworks light up the sky in Sydney, pyrotechnics leap out along the […]

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On Dasher, On Dancer …

Well, Santa appears to be headed back to the ice floes of the North Pole, the shreds of colorful gift wrap have been cleared away and even Boxing Day is behind us.  Boxing Day was once explained to me as a tradition observed in the UK, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth nations, usually the day […]

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My Wish To You

To My Democrat Readers: Please accept [with no obligation implied or implicit] my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday … either practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice or secular practices of your choosing, having the utmost respect for […]

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“O”

How out of touch with common sense and reality can “O” be when he suggests that people talk about his healthcare debacle during their family Christmas celebration?  I suppose he’d rather if folks leave off the debacle part, but that’s pretty hard to do when your Holiday present from the White House has been to […]

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Gettysburg

When was the last time we heard an inspirational speech from Barack Obama?  In fact, I don’t remember hearing one that was even positive or pro-American!  So, it shouldn’t be too surprising that, when there’s an event the magnitude of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, he would go out of his way to […]

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