Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:46:00

Trump’s Cleveland Address: 400 Score and 70 years ago

The man who had been cleared by his very own personal physician as likely to be the healthiest man ever to assume the office of President of the United States flexed his large, powerful hands, his thick, lengthy fingers adjusting his Chinese-made Trump Tie and peered out at the huge crowd in the stadium.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:19:00

Trump campaign accuses Obama administration of “misusing” time travel technology

A GOP spokesman today denied allegations that Melania Trump “borrowed” parts of her speech to the GOP convention, and said that the incident proved what Donald Trump has believed all along - that the Obama administration has been using time travel technology in order profit politically.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 15:27:00

The Terrible Truth about call-in shows

There was a time when I was terribly enamored of television and radio call-in shows - until I had my own for several years and discovered the Terrible Truth: most of these (especially with a local audience) shows have about 17 committed callers.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:07:00

Arkansas and the new “I won’t help you cuz I think you’re yucky” rule

I’m sure what seemed a brilliant idea to the Arkansas Legislative Council will get a hard second look when an atheist or agnostic counselor refuses to accept a good Baptist as a client.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:56:00

Trump World: How to make a political convention look like a Walmart shareholders’ meeting

Who knows? Maybe Donald Trump will turn the VP battle into a sort of reality show, where he gets to say, “You’re fired!” to everyone who doesn’t make the cut.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:18:00

Dear Donald Trump: Please, please, PLEASE pick Tom Cotton as your running mate

Oh, and while you are at it, could you please make sure that Gary Busey gets to give a major policy speech at the GOP convention?

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 15:03:00

Stars and Stripes: The best piece of satire I’ve ever read

Stars and Stripes newspaper, Civil war Battle of Fayetteville

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:54:00

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the post 9/11 world

Every month I go through my books and donate some to various sources - Fayetteville Library bookstore, Goodwill, etc - and a few weeks ago my eye fell upon a Man from U.N.C.L.E. novel I’ve had for decades.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 14:40:00

The cruel irony of “luxury” student apartments

Passing by yet another apartment complex being built a few weeks ago, I saw that one of the amenities offered was a “Study Room.” Unbidden, the thought came to my mind, isn’t that what a couch is for?

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 12:42:00

Fifty victims or five, it always comes down to the same shrill Facebook paranoia: They’re Coming For Our Guns!

In less time than it takes for pain to dry Facebook memes have been popping up on response to the horrendous massacre in Florida.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:37:00

A letter to an old friend who was shot this week by her husband

Dear ______, I don’t know if you have had time to do this yet, so soon after being shot in the abdomen with a .45 and all, but you need to throw this loser in the trash.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 12:12:00

The Very Best Job in Fayetteville

I have had some interesting jobs in my life - be it working in a chemical lab, writing for an alternative newspaper, night manager in a convenience store or security officer, among a host of others - but there is one job I am massively unqualified for - that of being a psychic.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 16:16:00

Validation! At last! Contacted by the Gallup Poll . . .

The world is full of folks who post on Twitter, Facebook or write blogs, but in all too many cases that is like shouting into a closet.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:41:00

For Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm: Just in case you run out of ideas for laws

Oklahoma state senator Nathan Dahm, the man who once introduced the Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act, has been stymied in his attempts to declare abortion felony in Oklahoma.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 15:21:00

An evening at TheatreSquared: Our hope as a species lies in the creativity of young people

It is an undeniable truth that many of my generation - and folks even younger - have collectively outdone our parent’s generation when it comes to mocking and dismissing the passions of young people.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 13:14:00

The Golden Girls and the 2016 presidential election

I was watching The Golden Girls the other night, about Dorothy attempting to win a spot on the game show Jeopardy.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 01:23:00

North Carolina school board enables bullying

The school board may claim the pepper spray is for students who feel threatened by the millions and millions of transgendered folks who may be trying to simply find a place to poop or pee, but the ugly truth is this: the pepper spray will be used on the unpopular kids, the overweight kids, and anyone of a Goth nature.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 16:27:00

Reflection’s on Hoot’s Drive In, and the best burgers in Fayetteville

Brenda’s Bigger Burgers may have achieved a lasting place in film history by through cameo appearance in the Peter Fonda film, “Fighting Mad,” but the burgers at Hoot’s were far, far better.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 16:21:00

The Starlost - The strange and wonderful fly in the spaceship and learning not to sweat the small stuff

I am a sucker for older SF series, especially short-lived ones. I have often found that though most such series may get off to a rocky start, they may well improve as the series goes on, as the producers find a path that works.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 16:47:00

The Donald Trump Litmus Test

Professor James R. Bennett, On the Air with Richard S. Drake, Donald Trump Litmus Test

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