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All the News That’s Fit to…Stream?

There was a time, not so long ago, when, if you read a journalistically responsible newspaper, (or two), ingested a careful dose of TV news and paid attention to a few worthy OpEd contributors, you had a chance of being well-informed.  Unfortunately, and thanks in great part to Philo T….

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How Bernie Made Off with the Dough

Once upon a time, in a land of too many people and too tall buildings, there was a guy named Bernie who was very good at counting.  People counted on his counting to account for the growth of their piles of stuff, (called ‘portfolios’), and were happy to pay him…

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The Financial Solution

I want to thank all of you who participated in the Happy Birthday home game.  My Mom was delighted by all of the kind words and I think I’m finally off the hook for the roses debacle. Today is my granddaughter, Zuzu’s birthday…I’m just sayin’. I’ve been trying to follow…

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Happy Birthday, Mom!!!

Nineteen years ago, I sent my Mom, (cleverly, I thought), 70 roses; one for each of her chronological years, (although Leap Year had allowed her to lessen their number by a dividend of four).  The florist, savoring a juicy credit card transaction, but utilizing no trace of intellectual acumen, left…

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Is It Just Me, Or…?

I won’t do that self-deprecating thing about not being the smartest guy, (since I usually do feel like the smartest guy), but I expect that there have to be a lot of other smart guys trying to figure things out.  I know that there are those rocket science guys, who…

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Dear Republican Congress

To:  The Republicans of the US House of Representatives and Senate From:  Your boss Ladies and gentlemen: As a preamble, notice I am using the ‘COMIC’ font in the hope that all of you clowns will be able to read it. As your employer, I am putting you all on…

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Stimulation

Stimulation is dictionarily described as an act to promoteinspiration, motivation or encouragement.  Watching the ineptitude of the US Congress over the past few weeks has not only underscored how completely politicians are out of touch with reality, (maybe a gross generality, but I sent out a guy with a lantern to find one righteous congressman…he’s…

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Dear Barry

Dear Barry, Please excuse the informality, Mr. President, it is certainly not out of any lack of respect.  It’s just that I’ve written a lot of very formal letters to Presidents and assorted representatives over the years and received only formulaic response, (if any), so I thought I’d try a…

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Where Were You When…?

The list of “Where-Were-You?” moments, from my lifetime anyway, is mostly filled with tragedies.  Sure, I watched the “One Small Step”, the end of apartheid and the elation as Berliners beat down the Wall, but as monumental as those events seemed at the time, the moments themselves, as history unfolded,…

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Bye Bye, Bushie…The End of an Error

First, let me credit “The End of an Error” phrase to an anonymous source whose brilliance I observed on a bumper sticker in Saratoga Springs last Summer. I admit, for no other reason than pure entertainment value, (and the fact that I have become addicted to yelling at the television),…

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