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The United States of Splitsville

The last word in the title of this post comes from a slang word for divorce, coined – interestingly enough for Boomers – by none other than Mad Magazine in 1961. It comes to mind because, as indicated by last … Continue reading

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Random Rants For A Summer’s Day

When John Roberts says that the ruling for gay marriage has “nothing to do with the Constitution,” does that mean he’s actually never read the 14th Amendment’s discussion of equal protection under the law? *** I’m beginning to wonder if … Continue reading

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Things I Decided Not To Write About

Sometimes in preparing each week’s post, I cycle through a number of ideas. These are the ones I rejected for this week. I considered complaining about United Airlines. We flew to Chicago recently, but I’d originally made the reservations for … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Politics

We’re a little less than a year away from my predicted 50-state Obama re-election landslide (not because he’s so wonderful, but because the opposition is so clueless). It seems as good a time as any to offer some cranky insight … Continue reading

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Unanswered Political Questions

Here in California, we have a voter registration designation called “decline to state.” It’s a nice option for people like me whom both political parties aggravate. All I really want are some representatives who will lead rather than lollygag, decide … Continue reading

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Bad Friday

I was all set to blog on a completely different topic when I realized today was November 22nd. That Friday in 1963 was like December 7th for an older generation, or September 11th for a younger generation: a generally bad … Continue reading

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On The Firing Line

Last week I was flipping through some old issues of a magazine where I once worked as executive editor, and was horrified to find a couple of typos along the way. Not surprisingly, they were in the table of contents, … Continue reading

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