Monthly Archives: November 2015

Missing In Action

I’m having trouble understanding why ‘Pubs seem to be so subdued about this abortion clinic attack in Colorado. The ‘Crats are all over it, of course, starting at the top, and liberals across the board have loudly voiced their outrage … Continue reading

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Cuttin’ Hutton

The Marlins handed Tommy Hutton a pink slip, ending his 19-year run as color commentator. Hutton was articulate and well-informed, a straight shooter with a sense of humor whose love for the game came through clearly in his commentary. His … Continue reading

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Heffalump Is Better Than None

Winnie-the-Pooh’s skull goes on display, reveals sweet tooth I’m one of those kids whose father read to him growing up. I’d perch on his leg and follow along, as best I could, as he read aloud. This lasted as long … Continue reading

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Put Me In, Coach

It’s an off-night at the Liquor and Rubber Balls Sports Emporium and Muffler Bearing Replacement Center: in fact, the only customers are professional gambler Duck Diamonds and former sportswriter Lu Senz. This is not to say they’re the only people … Continue reading

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I Think Therefore I’m Broke

Senator Marco Rubio sent fact-checkers aflutter when he said at the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday that philosophy majors would be better off going into welding. The value of a vocational degree, he argued, was greater than the payoff that … Continue reading

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Lord of the Strings

Here’s the newest member of the family. An Epiphone EB-O, I bought it 2 weeks ago at Guitar Center. It’s the first musical instrument I’ve bought since the early 1980s. In 1967 I bought a Guild Starfire double pick-up bass, … Continue reading

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Flowers is a Blooming Idiot

This has been eating at me for a few days. It’s long and unfunny, so feel free to bail. Attorney Christine Flowers writes a column for the Philadelphia Daily News, picked up occasionally by the Miami Hurled. While I don’t … Continue reading

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