Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day 2012: Recharge and reflect but never forget

May 28, 2012
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Hard wired into our human DNA is that no matter how big, how small, what sex, skin color or national origin, we all need a battery recharge now and again to keep from draining ourselves out of existence. This time last year Joplin was digging out from under devastation unimaginable if you were not here,…

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Obama’s Joplin graduation speech brings out the rabid right

May 25, 2012
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Obama’s Joplin graduation speech brings out the rabid right

Obama’s Joplin graduation speech Monday evening showed that while there’s the political “right”  there’s also a very active “rabid” political right. Corner readers know that I am no fan of this President and will do all within my power between now and November 6th to ensure America does not fall to a second term of…

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Hometown reflection, Joplin tornado one year past

May 22, 2012
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Whether its 365 days, 8,784 hours, 527,040 minutes, or 31, 622, 400 seconds it all breaks down to one thing:  One year ago today Joplin, Missouri suffered a level of devastation not seen since Berlin, Tokyo, Hiroshima and hundreds of other cities around the world were reduced to rubble by the ravages of war. In…

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Obama’s ‘Free Dinner’, not really so free

May 21, 2012
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Obama’s ‘Free Dinner’, not really so free

The irony stared back at me not with the usual sly, sarcastic smirk, but rather a full blown in your face, “Get used to it, it only gets worse from here”. The headline was a simple, “Fiscal Cliff” and the editorial illuminated the danger lurking post November elections. The banner ad across the top of…

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Attack on Facebook’s Saverin by Schumer,Casey demeans meaning of citizenship

May 19, 2012
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Attack on Facebook’s Saverin by Schumer,Casey demeans meaning of citizenship

From the moment Bloomberg first reported that Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, a native born Brazilian and current Singapore denizen, had renounced his American citizenship last September in advance of its much touted IPO it was only a matter of time before some opportunistic politician found a way to use it for “face time” with the…

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Romney’s ‘bully’ past highlights Obama’s bully present

May 13, 2012
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Romney’s ‘bully’ past highlights Obama’s bully present

One week ago today, Vice-President Joe Biden went on a Sunday morning talk show and did what Joe Biden does best:  provide inspiration to those on even the lowest rung of the intellectual ladder that with timing and a little luck, even the Vice-Presidency of the United States is not beyond their reach. Within hours…

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