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I’m Guilty Of Theft

The entire premise for this article and much of its content are flat out stolen from a recent Bill Maher routine on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher.  With that disclaimer I not only did the morally correct … Continue reading

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I Feel The Earth Move

In 1971 Carole King’s Tapestry album came out.  Both the album and two singles from it spent considerable time atop Billboard’s list; a rare feat.  Perhaps rarer is that over 40 years later the twin hits provide an omen for … Continue reading

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Deflect And Destroy

What would you do if you were a politician and you and your group had a record of doing exactly the opposite of what was in your constituents’ best interest or totally ignored those interests?  If you were today’s Republican … Continue reading

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The Banishment of Richard Burr

Like most additions to Harry’s Hell, Richard Burr’s banishment has been a long time in coming.  A recent event was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.  When you are the ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, … Continue reading

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Too Much Money

The lowest possible annual salary for a United States Senator is $174000.  That is just the base pay; it doesn’t include benefits and allowances.  Yet on Wednesday the United States Senate filibustered a bill which would have raised the minimum … Continue reading

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Taxing The Sun

The Republicans have successfully cultivated the image of being the anti-tax Party.  Actions speak louder than words and in Oklahoma they have just come up with a way to tax the sun and the air. 

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A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very … Continue reading

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Kiss Your Congressman – Lose Your Job

To hear the Republicans tell it the war on women is a fantasy concocted by the Democrats.  In fact a few have gone so far as to say it is the Democrats who have launched a war on women.  This … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Republican “Concern” For The Unemployed

The political outrage of last week occurred Thursday and the most chilling aspect of it is that it happened in the Senate – the supposedly sane chamber of Congress.  A bill to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits was successfully filibustered by … Continue reading

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