Category Archives: America

Person of Interest

Have any of you see the new tv show called Person of Interest? It’s about these two guys, Mr. Finch (Michael Emerson) and John Reese (Jim Caviezel). They are able to see if something BAD is going to happen in public government camera’s … Continue reading

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9/11 Bud Commercial – AIRED ONLY ONCE

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Old Glory Takes Another Beating

Frankie Girard is an 11-year old by from Orange, Massachusetts. One day, he noticed that another child (a Jehovah’s Witness) in his class was not saying The pledge with the rest of the class. So Frankie asked him why he … Continue reading

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A Historic Exercise

This is something that I do every now and again when I’m bored, or when I need something for mind to do instead of obsessing about my problem-of-the-moment.  Sometimes I find myself doing it when I’m frustrated with what our … Continue reading

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Gotta Pay to Play

This story is sad and appalling.  Gene Cranick lives in rural Tennessee, where there is no fire protection district, like many of us are accustomed to.  His taxes do not go to support the closest fire department, but that department … Continue reading

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A Presidential Quandary

What do you think of the “New” Oval Office? It is the President’s prerogative to redecorate ‘his’ office, and it’s pretty common occurrence.  Each president is entitled to put his stamp on the room where he will be working, where … Continue reading

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You Are Beautiful

I sat at the picnic table, in the shade of the shelter, pretending to read my book while I was *really* eavesdropping on the four very large ladies a couple of tables over who were planning their upcoming Weekend at … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

Does your region or state have a “signature food”?  What is it?

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It’s about being neighborly

There are so many issues surrounding the proposed Community Center/Mosque, called “Cordoba House” near Ground Zero that I don’t know where to start. A list seems like a good idea, as the issues pop to mind: It’s very close to … Continue reading

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I don’t get the whole brouhaha

We had a new ordinance pass in a small town here in MN. I’m not sure if any of you’ve heard it or not. I can’t imagine it went national but hey, who knows. Here it is: Lino Lakes, MN to … Continue reading

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I am not a constitutional scholar. Like most people, I can tell you the first bit of the Preamble… up to “more perfect union,” and that’s it. But I’m learning VERY quickly. I don’t watch the news, but I read … Continue reading

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Jesse Ventura. What do you think?

Ah, Jesse Ventura. Former Governor of uh, um…….my state of Minnesota! Is this guy a kook or what? I mean really. Have any of you heard him talk about his new book? “American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies and More Dirty Lies the Government Tells Us.” He was … Continue reading

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1907 PHOTO

The year is 1907, one hundred-two years ago. READ PRINT UNDER PICTURE! Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907. ‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith … Continue reading

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It’s not the Cape

Recently, Glenn Beck has been lamenting an experience he had with his son, Raphe, who, I gather, is around five years old.  He had been discussing “heroes,” and  referring to regular men.  Raphe looked at him and said, “They’re not … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Athletes

Two big-time sports event happened in the last week.  The first was the New York Marathon, and the second was the World Series. The first, the Marathon, was won by an American, for the first time since 1982.  That American … Continue reading

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Humor in the News

Today, I thought I would bring to you some of the humor that greeted me this morning. Each morning, I listen to the radio a little, surf a little, and read a little.  Most of the time, whatever I find … Continue reading

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Doobie Do or Doobie Don’t?

This is one of those topics where it’s really easy to have a knee-jerk opinion.  But then you think about it, and it gets really, really complicated. Marijuana. President Obama has publicly stated that he will not order his minions … Continue reading

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The Mojave Cross

By the time you read this, the case may already be decided. But I’d like to throw this out for your opinion anyway. Today, Wednesday, October 07, 2009, the Supreme Court is hearing the case of the “Mojave Desert Cross”. … Continue reading

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ACLU, Where Are You?

“Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world. They are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children Of the world.” I always loved that song. When I was a kid, it always cheered me, made … Continue reading

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A Matter of Ethics?

I must admit, I’m torn on this one. In the past few days, there has been some discussion about the AP running a photograph of Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua “Bernie” Bernard, injured and dying. According to this story, there was … Continue reading

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Phin and Ella’s Excellent Adventures

Meet Phin (Phrederick Phinneas Phrog, if you must be proper) Meet Ella (Miz Ella Penelope Hant, the Original, or Ella P. Hant for short) Phin and Ella arrived on my mom’s doorstep, whisked there by a very handsome (I swear, … Continue reading

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Should We Keep Exploring Space?

Should we keep exploring space? This was on Good Question the other night on the 40th anniversary of the first landing of men on the moon. I don’t really have an opinion on this. I’ve never really given it a … Continue reading

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Health Care Update, sent by Kevin

Friends – Thanks for being a part of the team for Free Our Health Care Now!  In six weeks, over 465,000  people have signed saying no to government health care!    The House health reform bill will outlaw private insurance … Continue reading

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A Story for Our Time

Once upon a time, I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President. I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable electronics. There was some talk that … Continue reading

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If..from DM, our fellow blogger

IF If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVD’s, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved? If George W. Bush had given the Queen … Continue reading

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