Monthly Archives: December 2013

Globe op/ed page highlights the great national divide: Liberal lunacy vs Conservative common sense

December 26, 2013
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Globe op/ed page highlights the great national divide:  Liberal lunacy vs Conservative common sense

 Today’s JoplinGlobe op/ed page is a perfect snapshot of where we are as a country today and just what lies ahead for this nation come 2014.  Two local “Your View” contributors illustrate the liberal lunacy of the left and the common sense conservatism that we’re still lucky enough to have here in this part of the…

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Yes, Virginia, Christmas is Alive and Well!

December 25, 2013
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Yes, Virginia, Christmas is Alive and Well!

Dear Editor, 116 years ago I wrote you with a simple question:  “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?”   As an 8 year old little girl I was thrilled you thought my letter worthy of response.  (And by the number of times I’ve seen it reprinted over the years I wasn’t the…

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Christmas First is still the reason for the season

December 25, 2013
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Christmas First is still the reason for the season

Morning has come but is yet another break of day without the sun.  The iced limbs bow down to the snow covered earth before them.  And the temperature is no more forgiving today than it was yesterday.  BUT, it’s CHRISTMAS!  And on this, day of all days, mortal disappointment be not allowed. For no matter…

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Buchanan’s Globe guest column repeats ACA talking points but ignores relevant facts

December 21, 2013
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Buchanan’s Globe guest column repeats ACA talking points but ignores relevant facts

This morning, the Joplin Globe posted a guest column by local attorney Charles Buchanan whereas Mr. Buchanan espouses to the masses the wisdom of the Affordable Care Act, the evil of right wing partisans, and how the magic of Medicaid expansion will make so many problems just disappear.  The column is boiler-plate White House ACA…

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Friday Follies: DHS HELPING illegals, Paglia & the Duck, PajamaBoy, Home school terror

December 20, 2013
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Friday Follies: DHS HELPING illegals, Paglia & the Duck, PajamaBoy, Home school terror

Another week passed and this one better than last.  (If you think having more complete idiocy to pick from than there will ever be time for in any given day is a good thing.) “Tis that time once again when we take stock of the inane and foolish put upon us by those forced to navigate…

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Ryan/Murry deal needs more Iacoccas to stand up for budget, military

December 18, 2013
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Ryan/Murry deal needs more Iacoccas to stand up for budget, military

When House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R, WI) and his counterpart in the Senate, Senator Patty Murray (D, WA) stepped up to the podium last week to announce that they had reached an agreement on a two year budget deal many in the professional punditry class were already praising it as a breakthrough…

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