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Will somebody please inform me who is in charge these days? Because I’m ready to follow Joan of Arc. At least women and children seem to accept that uncertainty is part of the taking charge process. Nobody claimed it isn’t hard to lead a cavalry charge — especially if you think you look funny on a horse.

As more than one disillusioned idealist has uttered: If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand. But my trouble is finding out just who is in charge … Continue reading

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We supposedly live in the freest country in the world. But only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. The issue isn’t just jobs. Even slaves had jobs. The minimum wage buys less than it has at any point in the last 50 years…

My youthful summer jobs were mostly consumed working the family farm and in my irascible father’s chainsaw factory… for 15-cents an hour. That was only for the first 40 – for the additional back 30 hours a week I got … Continue reading

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Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. Stress wilts everything, including my testosterone — which is so low I am practically transgendered. If Republicans have something better than Obamacare then put it out there. Otherwise our present health system is bloody damn horrendous….

During a physical my doc pushed his tortoise shell spectacles high on his expanding forehead, exhaled in that weary professional demeanor, and, while tapping  my medical file on his crossed knees, wondered if I was having any exacerbating problems? Hmm… … Continue reading

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Everywhere except America they are storming the Bastille. Or charging like the Light Brigade into City Halls. What is it going to take to get our obese butts off the Barcaloungers parked in front of 900 channels to nowhere? For me, it was a trip to the supermarket…

I can’t even go to my local supermarket without getting totally exasperated. About most everything. Maybe I need anger management. You think? I mean that’s what my last future-ex-wife contended in court. But soon the judge and Assistant DA had … Continue reading

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When Congress gets sick, medicine must be administered… The desire to take medicine distinguishes man from animals… And laughter is the best medicine – unless you’re diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. So does not having health insurance! So let’s swallow a hard dose of Sodium Pentothal because our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted: It weren’t the Supreme Court, … Continue reading

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My brother knew how to rescue me from a far too long hospital stay. President Obama, too, must learn how to twist arms, break bones and take compromising photos. Politics is no game for a gentleman…

It wasn’t the first time. And it definitely wasn’t the last time. But it was one of those times that my wife tried to kill me. This time I ended up in the hospital for a rather extended time. I … Continue reading

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Why is it that a little man with a plan can’t get a loan, but we give Wall Street, oil thieves and foreign potentates more money than they can bury in offshore accounts?…. Because a man with a plan is considered a crank – until his idea succeeds.

At one booth in one of the many festivals and regattas swelling the city last weekend fat folks and thin folks and folks who might as well be naked seeing it didn’t really make much difference, all gathered in large … Continue reading

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