Just in case you wondered in the hissy-fit back east this fall was worthwhile, reports came out this past week about what it is costing taxpayers - currently working taxpayers. You know, those fools who go on working and paying their bills and keeping up with their adult responsibilities despite how unfair life may be.
Just when you think the American work ethic isn't what it once was, along comes George Parrott and our faith is restored - NOT!
It is estimated that Americans will consume something like 4,000 calories today.
Life is full of all sorts of experiences that some of us swear are the best ever.
The campus cops who made international news this past week by pepper spraying a group of California protesters have done irreparable harm to the interests of those who hired them, and they certainly appear to deserve to be fired.
Years ago, beat comedian George Carlin asked the immortal question: where's the blue food?
Anyone who's ever read much Stephen King knows how much the horror fiction author likes to use rock lyrics in his work. You know, like "You can't always get what you want. But if you try real hard, you just might find, you get what you need."
Ah, the fresh air that has blessed our land!
Here's what we know as of the moment ...
An incident going on in California - surprise! - has turned into a near-perfect example of what many anti-statists believe is wrong with America.
Hey, knock yourselves out.
It was in a student chapel sermon that a young student was exposed to a philosophy that would move a nation, that, in our better moments, moves us still.
They aren't trying to stop a war.
Oh for Pete's sake!
Unless the weather forecasts were completely wrong - and what is the chance that could ever happen? - you are dealing with cold weather outside as you read this. In fact there are chances that Kansas will get its first snow of the season today, and pretty much the whole state is seeing sub-freezing temperatures over the next couple of days.
There's a real fascination to watching a movie like "Dumb and Dumber."
It is said that numbers don't lie. Perhaps, but they may not always tell the entire truth.
No one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. However, we should not forget our local merchants whose livelihoods depend on our business.
Had TCU or Baylor been named Oklahoma, they would've made the College Football Playoff.
The selection committee of the initial College Football Playoff had a daunting task.
"Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good for the economy, and #GivingTuesday is good for the soul." This comment referring to the official opening of the Christmas shopping season is posted on 92nd Street Y's website.
It is human nature to want to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Parents do this with their kids, teachers do this with their students and rational adults do this with each other.
In 1633, Galileo Galilei was put on trial at Inquisition headquarters in Rome. He had been controversial for years, because he presented a "theory" that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of our universe and the Earth went around the Sun. Somehow the idea of this famous scientist had been allowed to stand, so long as it was presented as a hypothetical and not as reality.
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