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It’s been no secret for centuries that ‘the rich get divorced, and the poor get ethics.’ In other words, the law and opportunities aren’t the same for everybody. Indeed there is larceny in all our hearts. But some hearts steal more. And the rest of us get a lot less…

The other day at the Twin Smoke Shoppe in South Philly where I puff cigars daily, Ralph got to talking about the time years back he used the $100 ‘given’ him to get poked with a prostitute… and instead bought … Continue reading

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To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. Which is much the same for our country and its taxes. If you understood them you’d be certifiable… Look at Congress…

I used to tell one or two of my exes that if she could make ‘me’ understand whatever she was ‘simply’ trying to tell me, then even our five-year-old would be able to understand her. At least there would be … Continue reading

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If I feel the responsibility to criticize someone when I think he is wrong, then don’t I also have the responsibility to stand up for him when he is right? And that’s why I am admitting I was wrong about Obama’s auto bailout program.

My friend, Lou, is definitely a conservative somewhere far to the right of Attila the Hun, Beelzebub and even Frank Rizzo who was Philadelphia’s erstwhile mayor, demigod and Mussolini. In fact it was Rizzo who once boasted that a conservative … Continue reading

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In war we don’t determine who is right, only who is left. In elections power belongs not to those who cast votes, but to those who count them. This can all be changed. But if you can’t change your mind you can’t change anything.

Here’s what I don’t understand – at least  about how we vote and fight wars: If we’re so smart, or at least evolved, how is it that we keep electing the same stupid people who keep sending our young men … Continue reading

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