Tag Archives: Buffalo New York

Anecdotal Evidence From Cheektowaga

Today I am not going to present any statistics.  That does not mean I’m going to forgo facts!  I’m going to present anecdotal evidence from the first 47 years of my own life experience supplemented by what I have seen … Continue reading

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Gun Courage

I have never been a big follower of high profile criminal cases.  I lived in suburban Buffalo when the O. J. Simpson trial was going on and hardly paid attention to it.  Trust me, in football crazy Bills’ country it … Continue reading

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Be Scared But Do Something About It

When I think of patriotic holidays my thoughts quickly gravitate toward my late father.  We did not have a real warm and fuzzy relationship.  He was not that kind of guy and neither is his oldest son.  I attribute that … Continue reading

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Holidays, Calendars, Faith & The Possible Fate of Ukraine

One of the riskiest topics I can chose to write about is a dynamic event.  There is a very real chance that the situation may change drastically between writing and publishing, let alone reading.  Ukraine in May of 2014 certainly … Continue reading

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A Yankee In Dixie

I don’t know how much this posting has to do with politics other than to illustrate that America is a physically large country with some regional differences and it touches on the possibility of climate change.  Somewhere around 15 years … Continue reading

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The Snowstorm And The Hurricane

I have lived in three different metropolitan areas and two very different climatic zones.  I have lived through several major snowstorms and the periphery, (thankfully), of a few hurricanes.  Anyone who was in Western New York in January of 1977 … Continue reading

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Leading Off

5pm Monday marked the return of Ed Schultz to MSNBC’s leadoff spot in its evening lineup of political commentary shows.  Ed is a progressive with a major emphasis on labor and social issues.  The issues that one of my political … Continue reading

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The Enshirnement Of Theodore Roosevelt

Some of the best things that happen in life happen by accident.  Theodore Roosevelt becoming the President was an accident.  He was sworn into office on September 14, 1901 at the Wilcox Mansion in Buffalo, New York following the assassination … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Table

If you haven’t figured it out already I will tell you outright that I am concerned about the 2014 election.   The Democratic enthusiasm gap of 2012 proved to be fiction but I can guarantee one in 2014.  The Democratic base … Continue reading

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Where Is Home?

Immigration is one of the most vexing challenges facing America today.  It is a complex problem.  No simple one step solution is going to solve it.  Solving the problem involves not only legal but social change.  Legislation is not sufficient … Continue reading

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