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Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
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Posted Friday, February 5, at 2:29 PM
I started to wait until the Iowa Caucus was over to write this, but when I considered the history of its winners I decided it wasn't worth it. I also didn't want the deadline pressure, but that's another topic. Anyway, the fact is that the winner in Iowa has only a 50-50 chance of being the party nominee, much less President. ...

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Posted Friday, January 29, at 1:59 PM

She's baaaack! Yes, Sarah Palin, the conservatives' favorite pin-up dimwit emerged from the frozen wasteland that she once ruled to endorse Donald Trump for President. Well, you know what they say about like minds. Her endorsement speech was such a muddled mess that if it had been delivered by anyone else, people would be wondering if the speaker were drunk or on drugs...

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Posted Thursday, January 21, at 11:14 AM

Remember Benghazi? There was a time not so long ago when you couldn't turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper or magazine without seeing or reading the word Benghazi. Fox News covered Benghazi all day, every day. Congress held at least seven investigations into the attack on our embassy there. In fact, they are still investigating it today. All of that coverage and investigation was because "they" wanted the truth. Then, just as suddenly, Benghazi dropped off of the radar...

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Posted Friday, January 8, at 1:20 PM

Having your thinking evolve usually takes quite some time, unless you're a Republican. I realize that things are so bad for Republicans that I should give them a break, but I just can't help it. After all, I really enjoy a football game when my team is ahead by 40-0 after the first quarter. Before I explain further, let me get something off of my chest...

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Posted Thursday, December 31, at 12:09 PM

When you look back at 2015 with an unbiased eye you have to say that it was a good year for liberals and a not so good one for conservatives. Actually, it was a pretty good year for all of us, but that was because the attempt by conservatives to turn America into a theocracy with leaders who believe that the best way to advance Christianity is to nuke non-Christians didn't come to pass...

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Posted Friday, December 11, at 2:21 PM

Here we are up to our rear ends in the holiday season, and being in a festive mood I'm going to offer an early present to all of you conservatives out there. As you know, when Christmas comes around each year, conservatives rise up as one and claim that there is a war on Christmas. It's become a tradition with them just like the tree, the presents, and the obnoxious relatives you're forced to put up with on the big day...

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Posted Thursday, December 3, at 3:08 PM

Now that I got that ISIS rant out of my system last week, I can get back to saving our economy. This week I want to focus on the income tax. Let's be honest, we all hate paying the income tax, but we love all of those government services at the same time. ...

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Posted Thursday, November 12, at 2:09 PM

Before beginning, I have to admit that I didn't watch the Republican debate on CNBC, so I don't have a personal opinion of how well the moderators did their jobs. Let's face it, since Donald Trump's handlers have been dosing him up with Valium before these things, the debates haven't been nearly as entertaining as the first one was. That said, after noting the almost universal disgust with the moderators from all of the media, I can guess that I didn't miss much...

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Posted Monday, October 26, at 9:48 AM

The Democrats finally got around to having a debate, and as expected, it didn't get nearly as high of a rating as the Republican ones. It still turned out to be the most watched Democratic debate ever. That was expected since the Democrats don't have a circus clown like Donald Trump, whose entire campaign can be summed up in this one quote: "Vote for me because my opponents are stupid, and my ideas are terrific."...

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Posted Thursday, October 15, at 3:22 PM

I can almost hear Ronald Reagan uttering those immortal words again, "There you go again." Only this time the Republican deity wouldn't be directing them at Jimmy Carter, he'd be talking to those 40 Republican Congressmen who forced John Boehner to give up as Speaker of the House. ...

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Posted Thursday, October 8, at 3:47 PM

There was so much going on last week, I didn't get around to the really big story--House Speaker John Boehner virtually throwing his hands in the air and shouting, "I can't take it anymore; I'm outta here." That's not exactly what he did, but it was what he meant when he announced his retirement from Congress. The Tea Party nutcases in his own party chased him off...

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Posted Thursday, October 1, at 3:48 PM

I've got to hand it to Republicans, they're the best snake oil salesmen in the world. They tell poor and working class Southerners what they want to hear on social issues, and they lap it up like a horse lapping up water after a hard ride. Then, when they get in office they fight and vote against anything that might make the lives of those Southerners better. They've been doing it, and getting away with it, since Ronald Reagan was elected President...

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Posted Thursday, September 24, at 2:53 PM

Here's just a few observations on the second Republican debate for what they're worth. The crowd at this debate didn't serve as a cheerleading squad for Donald Trump the way the first one did. That's probably because this debate wasn't put on by FOX News. The crowds that they would have would be far more amenable to the red meat Trump serves up than one at a CNN debate...

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Posted Thursday, September 10, at 2:52 PM

The next time some Bible thumper comes up to me and starts spouting from it to prove to me that all liberals are Godless heathens and that that book is the literal word of God, I'm gonna put them to a little test. First I'm going to ask "Do you believe that the Bible is supposed to be obeyed word for word and not interpreted?" If they say yes, my next question will be, "If that is so, doesn't the commandment 'Thou Shall Not Kill' mean that we should do away with the death penalty?" If they say, "That means you're not supposed to commit murder," I've got them. ...

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Posted Thursday, September 3, at 3:05 PM

Sorry about last week. I think some crazed Republican put a virus in my computer. That out of the way, it's time to fire a load of buckshot in the air and see who we can bring down. Born again sleazebag Josh Duggar was back in the news last week. Three months after being outed as a child molester as a teen, it has been revealed that he had not one but two accounts on the Ashley Madison website set up for married people who want to cheat on their spouses...

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Posted Thursday, August 20, at 11:38 AM

I still have two more comments on that Republican debate. I just love beating a dead elephant. These comments are about climate change and income inequality, things that never came up in the debate. Their omission alone should worry you if one of those people becomes the next President...

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Posted Thursday, August 13, at 4:13 PM

Okay, let's get this over with. Of course I watched the debate Thursday night, but so did a record number of people. Fox News should quit bragging about that rating because the same number of people would have watched if it had been on Animal Planet. We all wanted to see what Donald Trump would do, and he didn't disappoint...

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Posted Friday, August 7, at 12:07 PM

Boy, are you lucky. Just for the price of this newspaper, I'm going to tell you how we can solve most of our Middle East problems, cut government spending, and pay off our national debt. If you feel grateful to me after reading this, you don't have to thank me. Just make a large cash donation to a foundation I am starting to help the needy. Just be advised that I consider myself to be one of the needy...

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Posted Friday, July 31, at 12:20 PM

It's a new week, but unfortunately, it's the same old news. In Louisiana another nutcase shoots up a theater, and in Texas another African American dies in police custody. Let's take them in that order. It is almost physically painful for me to write this, but in the case of the Louisiana shooter, we don't need new laws, but we do need to fix the laws we have. ...

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Posted Friday, July 17, at 11:11 AM

Let me preface this by saying that I agree with the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and the vote to remove the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina State Capitol grounds. I agree with the first because I believe that all American citizens should be treated equally. ...

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