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By Scott Sullivan Editor Flee to Fla. ‘Tis the season snowbirds fly to Florida, President Trump’s new home after claiming leaders in his native New York had treated him “very badly.” Take Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Good riddance,” he said. “It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway.” The Orange Man is a perfect fit for […]

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Most of us have foods we appreciate and others we do not. I grew up in southwest Minnesota on the frontier of the Lutefisk Ghetto. It’s an acquired taste: fillet of Norwegian cod, soaked in lye, dried in the open air until the consistency of shoe leather, packed and shipped […]

Let’s back off the ugliness

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Can’t we all just get along? I’ve been a keen watcher of political discourse since I was 10 years old and never have I experienced such a polarized nation. Beyond that are the positions taken by many from both sides of the aisle that if you don’t take their side, you […]

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    By Scott Sullivan Editor Upstairs/Downstairs You don’t expect to hear Nietzsche in the woods while shooting runners heading for a graveyard. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” a woman’s voice warbled through a boom box to fire up turkey trotters. “Great choice,” I told the volunteer standing next to my videocorder. “Nietzsche.” […]

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    By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel   I’m a Boomer and proud of it. Not that I have much choice, since I was born in the demographics associated with that moniker. According to Urban Dictionary, Boomer is not a term of endearment. It is most often used by people born after the mid-1960s, often with […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Tampon Tax Germany has cut its tampon tax in time for Thanksgiving. Until now the fatherland, viewing menstrual products as luxury, tacked on 19 percent to each purchase. In contrast, lawmakers tacked on 7 percent for everyday needs like pet goldfish. Elsewhere in modern Europe, Hungary has a 27-percent tampon tax; […]

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Unless you have been hiding under a very substantial rock, you already know the Saturday after Thanksgiving is “Shop Small Saturday.”  This year it comes on Nov. 30. The idea originated a few years ago as a response to the Black Friday sales held by big box stores and online companies.   […]

Kaepernick – fool or genius?

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  By Mike Wilcox Publisher   I’ve decided after this weekend’s fiasco, Colin Kaepernick is either a fool or genius/ I’m not sure which. He was certainly clever when he parlayed his kneeling for the National Anthem into a multi-million dollar enterprise, mostly coming from Nike. His frizzy afro and fast talk made him a […]

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Killers By Scott Sullivan, Editor  Mother Jones reports 50 of 53 indiscriminate mass shootings in the U.S. between January 2013 and August 2019 were committed by males. This is an outrage. I wrote last week about how the new Ms. Monopoly game addresses gender inequity by giving women players more money than men to start […]