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Titanic Tuesday…”Runnin’ Down A Dream” 12-11-2012

December 11, 2012

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We know that the world is getting tougher to get by in but when statistics, I think in terms of people, report one in five children in the U.S. lives in poverty and the GOP is holding an end-of-the-world “fiscal cliff” party.  It boggles the mind that healthcare, children, the elderly and disabled seem to […]

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Moran Monday….Waiting On The Countdown! 11-05-12

November 5, 2012

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Welcome back to another pre-election countdown on the H.O.R.N.!  We’ve been calling, knocking on doors and checking on folks after the storm while getting prepared to spend the election with you!  It’s been a rocky road but we’re ready to finish this crazy election year up and get back to problem solving.  When we see […]

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Titanic Tuesday….Rules Of The House. 10-02-12

October 2, 2012

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“A Walk on the Wild Side is a 1956 novel by Nelson Algren, most often quoted as the source for Algren’s “three rules of life”: “Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.”  Algren noted, “The book asks […]

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Moran Monday, The “Baroque” Period…If It Isn’t “Broke”, Don’t Fix It. 10-01-12

October 1, 2012

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“In modern usage, the term “Baroque” may still be used, usually pejoratively, describing works of art, craft, or design that are thought to have excessive ornamentation or complexity of line, or, as a synonym for “Byzantine“, to describe literature, computer software, contracts, or laws that are thought to be excessively complex, indirect, or obscure in language, to […]

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Friday On The Front Porch….Red Riding Hood And The Wolf. 9-28-2012

September 28, 2012

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While our kids were little we always enjoyed reading to them.  Fairy tales of Knights and dragons, Princesses and castles and Three Little Pigs were the favorites.  But one story stands out from the rest, Little Red Riding Hood.  Why would we be visiting the land of Fairytales for Friday On The Front Porch you […]

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Thorn In The Side Thursday! 9-20-2012

September 20, 2012

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We’re a little more than a month away from Election Day and it’s getting “Fast and Furious”! Even John Boehner is a little offset as to where he’ll land at the end of the trail. Willard isn’t giving the GOP much hope with his views on the people who would elect him the head of […]

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Titanic Tuesday….Willard’s Ice Berg of responsibility. 9-18-2012

September 18, 2012

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Romney went on: “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”  Mother Jones has identified the event at which Willard was speaking to people who evidently feel they are our betters because they’ve “taken responsibility”.   Here is the […]

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No LIVE Show For Moran Monday….On The Crazy Train Of Education! 9-17-2012

September 17, 2012

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Education is the building blocks for progress and some states are being left behind.  In a January 2012 report West Virginia was coming in dead last in K-12 educational progress. “The comprehensive report grades all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to data from national test scores, state education policy, charter school regulation, […]

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Paying Peanuts in Georgia

June 24, 2011

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  Have you heard about what’s going on in Georgia with the peanut and blueberry crops?  Mother Jones has a good summary of the story background, but the owners of agribusiness in Georgia are bawling because their crops may not be harvested or processed in time.  Why?  They blame the draconian new Georgia immigration law which […]

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Looking For Work In A Cavalcade Of Crazy– Part 4

May 10, 2011

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PART FOUR Ross started in without preamble. “Reverbo, what is the domestic industry probably least likely to suffer for the foreseeable future?” A relevant question, to be sure.  “Slim-Jim production, my astral-projected figurine?” I said. “You’re on the right track,” said Perot, “it’s health care. You’re all getting older and the boomers, despite their courageous […]

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When we last left Ross and Reverbo- A Cavalcade of Crazy (finally) returns

April 18, 2011

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PART THREE I took another turn at the issues as best I could. “You know, I’m not comfortable with blaming others when times get tough. I’m well aware there is truth to the line, Reverbo didn’t apply himself enough. But damnit, Ross, they stole from us. They sold us out and swiped our future. Working […]

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Looking For Work in A Cavalcade of Crazy – Part 2

September 9, 2010

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As the story began to unfold, Ross Perot had developed a way to materialize, or astral-project himself anywhere he desired, complete with ubiquitous briefcase, charts and graphs. The procedure understandably left him a little woozy and in need of some R&R before getting down to business, in this case, helping me find a job. I […]

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Looking For Work in A Cavalcade of Crazy – Part 1

September 2, 2010

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It is with pride that I present the first of a serialized account of my recent adventures in the electrifying 21st Century Amusement Park. No, I don’t mean the ride in the Large Hadron Collider (although that final twenty-minute acceleration in the super proton synchrotron to the peak seven teraelectronvolts is worth every penny). With […]

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Republicans Get Their Wish As Unemployment Runs Out For Thousands

April 5, 2010

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Nearly 400,000 jobless Americans are going to see their long-term unemployment benefits cut off after Congress failed to pass a short-term extension before taking a two-week break. Members of the House already had voted to extend jobless benefits and went home for the spring break. Everyone knew those benefits would be running out Monday should […]

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Updated: Say Hello to the Obama Administration's New Regulations on Mountain Top Removal Sites

April 2, 2010

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Courtesy The Guardian (UK): The Obama administration effectively called time today on one of the most destructive industries in America, proposing new environmental guidelines for mountaintop mining removal. The move was seen as a bold action from the White House, which has in the past disappointed environmental organisations for failing to move more aggressively on pollution and climate […]

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If Your Unemployment Is About To Run Out, Thank The Republicans

March 26, 2010

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With 14.9 million Americans out of work, Congress adjourned for a two-week break without extending jobless programs that are due to expire in coming days. Republican Senator Tom Coburn blocked the Senate from voting to extend the program on the grounds its $9.2 billion cost should not add to the deficit. Democrats say it qualifies […]

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