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‘It can’t happen here,’ Down Under edition


Clever tweets tend to morph in content and meaning over time. I don’t know where this one originated, and I’ve edited it to taste as people will do with such things, but I’m sure you’ll get where it’s going: “It’s just 15 days to flatten the curve. It’s just a mask. It’s just six feet. It’s just no large gatherings. […]

Why Democrats can’t pay for their own ambitions


Benjamin Franklin was right about death and taxes, but new taxes only become inevitable when a Democrat is elected president, and here we are. The House Ways and Means ­Committee released an outline of tax proposals to offset President Biden’s jaw-dropping spending plans, and it’s the expected assortment of tax ­increases on business and the ­affluent that Democrats like to […]

Enlist the Sea Bees to fix almost anything

I have a solution to the “Tibet Tank Trap” problem. Get a couple of retired Sea Bees and a back hoe. If those guys could build an airfield on a sand bar in the Pacific, they should be able to fix Tibet Drive in a day while all the other parties are still squabbling about who has the biggest … […]

Proverbial stones must be removed

The X-ray revealed a two-inch stone lodged in Zorro’s small intestine. He couldn’t pass it and without surgery, it would kill him. It was his own fault. He shouldn’t have eaten it in the first place. Dumb dog. Dumb lovable dog. Dumb lovable dog that has a daddy willing to pay the price to do what it takes to give […]

Admission requirements are changing

The COVID pandemic had a huge impact on college admissions as students did not have access to standardized exams (ACT (American College Testing) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). According to an article in the August 13th, 2021, Wall Street Journal, “… more than 1,500 schools, including the Ivy League and dozens of flagship public universities, agreed to consider applications without […]

Families are at odds over vaccines

Have you heard about the big rift going on in their family? I was asked about a friend. “No, what’s going on?” “Well, apparently some of the people won’t get vaccinated, and some members of the family don’t want them to be around Grandma or the baby. Not only that, they are not going to be welcome at Thanksgiving unless […]

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Fast food order melts a cynical heart

Cynicism rented a room in my head and heart since I was a little kid. Like many folks in my ­generation, skepticism raises its ugly head when I encounter new people. When a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. I’m always considering angles and agendas that are influencing the conversation. I assume the worst and hope […]

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