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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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There’s a time and place for everything. Love has its place, as does hate. So does peace, as does war. And mercy vies with cruelty and revenge. What I am saying is that it’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve put him in his place. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. So let’s bomb Syria!

Let’s all – as in A-L-L — us Jews and Christians and Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus… and all the rest of us fellow pious hypocrites and atheists get something ramrod straighter than we would — even on Viagra: Yes, … Continue reading

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In this national emotional whirlpool of guns, Newtown slaughter, movies of Osama’s noble revenge and torturing evil men let me warn you: Fear rules! Fear makes strangers of folks who would be friends. The greater the fear the more government controls you, me and everything…

One time a few years back in West Africa we got caught in a bit of a fire fight. These very unsophisticated-looking, unsmiling fellows were shooting and throwing pointy things at us. And it was no use trying to convince … Continue reading

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The Wall Street boys got us convinced that we can’t get into heaven without good credit. So we must join the protest, because the law doesn’t even pretend to punish everything that is dishonest – that would definitely interfere with ‘bidness’…

In the movie, “The Wild Ones,” Marlon Brando, the motorcycle gang chief, is asked: What are you protesting? And while offering menacing leers about the store the muscular, leather-jacketed behemoth replies: “I don’t know, whaddaya got?” Today whats we gots … Continue reading

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Just for duh record: Jesus is Jewish; Obama ain’t black; McCain was a bad pilot, and Palin and Bachmann are two half-wits that don’t add up to a wit. And everybody lies!

As me dear ol’ pappy used to say between those omnipotent puffs on his omniscient corn cob pipe: You don’t need to tell a woman she is beautiful, you just ought to remind her. Hmmm…the man should have kept his … Continue reading

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They pulled a knife on me in the late night shadows. Called me names. Demanded my money…Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. So, I did something. I pulled out my knife…

I must have been daydreaming about the marvelous classic car show I had attended earlier on that sultry last-day of July because I didn’t notice the two young men creep out of the shadows. I don’t know why these abrasive … Continue reading

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