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Archive for October, 2008

11/4/08: A Day of Infamy

Friday, October 31st, 2008

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

The criminal louts at ACORN must be as confused as I am. At the same time that the FBI is busy trying to put the organization out of business, the Supreme Court decides it’s okay [...]

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New Focus: Watching Others Work

Friday, October 31st, 2008

by Doug McIntyre | Los Angeles

The other night while flipping around the cable universe, I had one of those low-grade epiphanies that occasionally come my way. After the latest episode of “World’s Deadliest Catch” and a recap of this season’s finale of “Ice Road Truckers,” I caught a few minutes of “L.A. Hard Hats” and [...]

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More Unsolved Mysteries

Friday, October 31st, 2008

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

When it comes to books and movies, I am a big fan of mysteries. For one thing, I like the use of logic, perseverance and moral clarity, to come up with solutions. There [...]

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Cheating to Win Elections

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

by Chuck DeVore | Irvine

Americans are expected to do plenty of things on the honor system, pay income taxes and vote, for instance. Sadly, as income taxes have increased along with the power of our [...]

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A Spoiled Nation Faces Meals Without Dessert

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

by Doug McIntyre | Los Angeles

I have an eye on a couple of businesses down the block from my house. I’m not rooting for them to fail, but I’ve pegged them as my personal canaries in the coal mine. One is a bead shop; the other, a mobile dog groomer.

I’ll know the economy has truly [...]

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Fairness Foolishness

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

by Gary Galles | Malibu
The prospect that Democratic dominance could reinstate the fairness doctrine were heightened by Senator Jeff Bingaman’s recent public support, given that many of his party’s leaders have endorsed the idea. Even Barack Obama’s attempt to mollify concerns fell far short of promising to veto such legislation, while advocating alternatives that [...]

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Damn the Economy! Full Taxation Ahead!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

These are creepy times for taxpayers — the creepiest in memory. Between the state and local ballots, there are hundreds of measures that would increase the burden on taxpayers. If all or most of these tax increases and bonds pass, it will be Halloween every day as taxpayers are compelled to [...]

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Autumn in America

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

There are few places on earth to compare with the fall season in America. Autumn manifests itself in vastly different ways across our country’s varied landscapes and climates. The brilliant fall colors in my native New England belie the fact that foliage is actually dying to produce the spectacular [...]

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Spreading “the” Wealth

Monday, October 27th, 2008

by Bethanie Morrissey | Los Angeles

Last year I let a family member move in with me. I’ll call her my niece. My niece was down on her luck and needed a place to stay while she got on her feet.

As it turns out, she was actually down with drugs and needed a place [...]

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Obama: The Enemy Within

Monday, October 27th, 2008

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

These days, if you’re going to argue politics, it’s probably best to begin by defining terms. For instance, I often hear from conservatives who prefer to call themselves true liberals, while at the same time [...]

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