It's amazing that year after year we continue to play the international name-game, as if calling pigs "swine" makes them stink less.
To paraphrase the sage: "If you don't believe in anything you can believe in everything."
Hey, every little bit helps, as the folks in Washington state are learning when it comes to cutting back on those folks who insist on taxpayers funding their every whim - OK, they're in prison, so it's not so much "whims" that are being discussed, but still, the Washington officials are finding ways to cut back.
It may come in an absolutely crystal clear spring morning, when the dew makes new grass look like it's diamond studded, and a song bird sings after a long, cold winter.
It seems like all our work is going for nothing, we work and work and get stabbed in the back for our efforts to make things better and then, out of nowhere, everything comes together and - success!
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More power to the Transformer Gallery, if it is fond of anti-Catholic "art." It's owners and supporters and fans and artists can take comfort that they live in a nation where they have the right to public expression.
Just when you are tempted to lose faith in the free enterprise system, there's a development like that affecting a cyber-terrorism website and you realize that there is still such a thing as economic justice.
"Nobody's sayin' you can't own a gun. "Nobody's even sayin' you can't carry a gun. "All we're sayin' is you can't carry a gun in town. That's not so bad, is it?" - Virgil Earp, "Tombstone," 1993. Nobody's sayin' you can't carry a gun onto an Amtrak train, we're just sayin' you've gotta check it at the train door. That's the ruling that came down in California recently, but if you just heard the talking ...
In just about every way possible, the American culture continues to tell young people that to (1) have fun, (2) be cool, (3)) act sophisticated, you need alcohol.
State officials say they are more ready to face severe winter weather than they have been in past years.
Well, they need to prosecute SOMEBODY! That has been the response from much of America to the news that was epitomized by this statement in an Associated Press article this week: "A senior defense official says lawyers from across government agencies are studying whether it might be possible to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act." Just when it looked like there was no single figure out there who could so effectively drum ...
There's an old observation that suggests women like to shop. Men like to buy. They don't want to look around, they just want to get it over with, which could be why so many men can explain "buyer's remorse."
Our grasp of the English language is faltering by the day. This week, a terror-for-profit organization raised yet another threat against our national security, and Americans seem to be ashamed to call a spade a spade. According to the Associated Press report: "The British government says it has been briefed by the United States about an expected release of American diplomatic files by the WikiLeaks website. "Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman, Steve Field, says the ...
Tomorrow night is the night, the official night. If we were living out "A Christmas Story," we'd have the opportunity to be right there, next to Ralphie, Randy, Mom and The Old Man, wrapped up against the cold of a Hammond, Ind. night, right across from the big display window at Higbee's Department Store, ready to enjoy the Christmas parade. As we divided our attention between the parade entries and the Higbee's window, we could ...
Father's Day was founded in 1910 in Spokane, Wash., by Sonora Smart Dodd. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Despite support from President Woodrow Wilson, there was ...
The Military District of Washington issued a statement concerning Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army Band.
Edward Snowden's "crime," was warning his fellow Americans about a secret spy program conducted by his own government.
The Common Core standards are being talked about a lot these days. The Common Core is simply a set of educational standards that are the same from state to state and are designed for students to be career ready when they graduate from high school. They are reasonable and make sense. The state legislature should let the state school board decide what is best for students.
Enjoy your tax cut, Kansans.
Breastfeeding is a normal and natural function and, since the beginning of time, has allowed human beings to get a good start on life. Not only are infants fed the healthiest milk designed for their bodies, they develop their first relationship.
This is my prayer for Jonah Turner.
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