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    The Phrase Craze

    When I woke up this morning, had I become a snowflake? There were some tiny white bits of frozen water falling from the sky, but of course, that is not what we mean anymore by woke or snowflake.   More

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    You Be the Judge

    (Editor’s note: What Tim describes below is the process for collecting and counting ballots used by the state of Minnesota. All states are individually responsible for coming up with and executing their own systems.   More

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    All Fall Down

    We are on the very real brink of a complete financial collapse. Inflation is (at this writing) at an all-time high of 8.6 percent. The recession already exists, even though it has not been acknowledged by the so-called experts.   More

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    Assault on Weapons

    If only we could ban willfully ignorant people from shooting off their mouths. But that would violate the First Amendment. Then again, according to the Squinty Loser, the Constitution and its Amendments are not absolute.   More

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    Potter’s Field

    On Friday afternoon, February 18th, Former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer Kim Potter was handed a two-year sentence after being found guilty of first and second degree manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright in April of 2021.   More

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    Drive Yourself Crazy

    I’ve been driving for more than 50 years, and 95 percent of the time I’ve been in a vehicle I have been behind the wheel. I can handle a car or truck well, with a good feel for the machine and the road.   More

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    Cocked and Locked

    A teenage would-be carjacker is critically wounded by his would-be victim, an armed citizen, licensed to carry. A store employee shoots robber in North Carolina. A pizza employee’s son shoots a man attempting to rob his mom.   More

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    Run Away! Run Away!

    I often see in movies and television shows people running away from a threat. Sometimes it is the innocent party escaping an evildoer, or sometimes it is a nogoodnik legging it from the cops.   More

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    The Final Trump Card

    Donald Trump disrupted the stale two-party election system and plowed a new and different path through Federal government. Was it something that could last, or was he a flash of gas in the swamp?   More

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    Don’t Crowd Me

    One Sunday morning in Los Angeles, I went to a small drug store to get a pocket-size note pad. It was around 10 a.m. when I entered the place and found my way to the stationery aisle.   More

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    Unbless This Union

    I grew up in a union household. My grandfathers, great uncles and some uncles all worked for the railroad, with one of the mightiest unions of the time. Dad and most men of his generation worked at one of the local factories, all with strong union representation.   More

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    Offend Me

    Dave Chappelle is a renowned comedian. He made his reputation for crossing stereotypes, getting in the face of culture, and speaking out in a clever and humorous way. Which is why he is now on the bad side of the cancel culture turds.   More

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    Road Outrageous

    I’ve been driving for more than 50 years, and that doesn’t make me an expert. A few years back I took a mature driver course, which I thought would bore me to tears.   More

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    Criminal Thought, Part 1

    Minneapolis voters next month (Nov. 2, 2021) will be asked to choose whether to keep their police force, or to replace it with a “department of public safety.” Similar “defund the police” actions are bubbling up to the surface around the country.   More

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    Past Fixing

    “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there,” is a famous line from L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between. And George Santayana is credited with the line, “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”   More

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    Grand Schemes

    People often use the phrase “the grand scheme of things.” Is there a grand scheme? Or is it the human inclination to hope someone else will do the work for us?   More

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    Between the Lines

    One evening in 1956 my dad put the newspaper on the table in front of me. He pointed to a story and told me to read the first paragraph. I was four, but I had been reading the paper for a while, although my interest was mainly with the funny pages and sports.   More

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    Take Me, Hire and Hire

    The most prominent feature of the current landscape is the legion of Now Hiring banners, signs, and flags. Businesses and industries that had never before publicly displayed their labor needs now for months have had weathered beacons a-dangle.   More

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    Bogged Down in the Swamp

    It has come to our attention that the federal government totally peckered up the response to the coronavirus. This surprises us on the same level as being told taxes are due in mid-April.   More