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B-I-N-G-O: Everything Old Is New Again

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When I read an article a couple of weeks ago in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “How Do you Spell Hipster? It Could Be B-I-N-G-O,” I laughed out loud. Why? Because even though I was a closet bingo player in my youth, I believed the perception people had of bingo enthusiasts back then was that…

Drug Free for Free Money – Revisited

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Almost two years ago, I wrote an article, “Drug Free for Free Money,” in which I applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.  I thought it was a great idea and still do. But, then, I don’t wear a black muu muu.  Immediately after the law…

I Love You But I Wanted You Dead

Ariel Knights, 22-year old unwed mother of a pre-schooler, found herself pregnant again, even though she learned during her first pregnancy she had uterine didelphys.  The genetic condition results in a double uterus with individual cervices. After being told the second pregnancy could put her life at risk, she went to a clinic to have…

“Taps” or Just Tapped Out

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In a recent column by Bill McClellan in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he suggested, as a way to cut government spending, that we eliminate military funerals for all veterans except for those who died in combat.  He states that buglers who play “Taps” make $24.50 per service and, although, not excessive, the government is just “tapped out”…

Are Our Children Actually Learning Anything in School Today?

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With all the political correctness, secular progressive propaganda and outright craziness going on in schools today, I wonder if kids are actually learning anything at all.  In my world, you went to school, learned a skill (as I did in my vocational high school), and got a job.  Higher education came much later for me. …

Easter Bunnies Better Beware

A couple of years ago, a story went viral surrounding the re-naming of Easter eggs “Spring spheres.”  It has since morphed into an urban legend.  The “story” was never confirmed but said to have originated on a radio program here in Seattle when a 16-year old from a private high school purportedly called in and…

Hypocrite-in-Chief

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Hypocrisy – n. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings or virtues that one does not hold or possess; insincerity. While claiming his concern for America’s children, President Obama cancels White House tours instead of cutting the countless numbers of wasteful projects, grants, and studies that fail to benefit any American life.  Hypocrisy at its finest. Sequestration was part…

Who’s the Boob?

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I haven’t watched the Academy Awards in years and had no clue why Seth McFarlane was the host.  I don’t watch cartoons so I have no idea what “Family Guy” is all about.  That being said, the next day my news page featured several headlines about him and some stupid song he sang at the…