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Shame, Shame On You

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A little shame can nurse and nudge us toward sometimes desperately needed self-improvement.

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A Little Reassurance About Our Future From David Little

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Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.

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“Allahu Akbar” Shouldn’t Be An Obscenity

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Call me intolerant, but some things just shouldn’t be tolerated…

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Congrats Grads, Welcome To The Club

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Party hearty, young dudes and dudettes, cuz PlaySkool is out and real life is now knocking at your door carrying a big bill.

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Putting “Small” Back Into “Small-Town Journalism”

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Daugherty’s editorial comment was a chickenshit piece of writing and attitude, whether or not Mary Goloff is addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol.

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New Childhood Diseases Found And Cured

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, or SCT, a heretofore unnamed scourge of childhood. I’m not making that up. The malady, once known colloquially as “daydreaming,”

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Working For Tips, And Working For Schmucks

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Not paying for the service provided by people who serve them seems consistent with the Koch brothers’ view of life, an attitude of entitlement…

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The Putin/Palin GOP Dream Ticket for 2016

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What better manifestation of latent homsexual yearnings than this man crush so many right wing dipwads have on Vladimir Putin

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Inspiration In A 12-String Guitar

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Alexia wanted me to have it, but I found it too hard too play, so I didn’t take it. But I kept thinking of it, and I finally arranged to get the guitar against everyone’s advice.

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Who The Hell Reads This?

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Some people have suggested that nobody at all reads the Synthesis, but I know that’s not true based on my hate mail alone.

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Buddhism For Dummies

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I was immediately surrounded by a pack of surly monks, and I was ready for them.

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Pubic Hair And Global Warming

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Manmade climate change was causing emergency permutations in the thermal protection provided by pubic hair.

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Is There Life After High School?

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Everyone grew old and died, most of them still wishing prom night had worked out better than they remembered it.

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Dope, Dopes, And Dopers

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Lenny Bruce once said that marijuana would be legal in his lifetime because he didn’t know a lawyer who didn’t smoke weed. Me neither.

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An Incomplete List Of Real Scumbags

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Though there is no way to list all the current high visibility scumbags in a short column, it would be an oversight not to mention our own congressman, Doug LaMalfa…

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