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Getting in touch

Your president doesn’t know how to swipe his credit card at a checkout counter. That was the big story out of Washington this week. Chomping to run for the White House, your g... read more...


Washington's mating dance

In my way-way-north-of-Utica-high-school years the most popular subject was mating rituals. If you are older you may remember them. You saw them at high school dances and ot... read more...


A jobless Nirvana

What a wonderful development for you. And for your kids. And for America. Our leaders have decided it is good for us if they wipe out a bunch of jobs. It may take you a whil... read more...


The Gov mentions upstate

Wow! Upstate got a mention! The new mayor of the Big Apple and Governor Cuomo are duking it out. The mayor wants to slap his city’s millionaires with extra taxes. To fund the... read more...


The future of travel?

How many times have you heard people wish we had high-speed trains? Like those in Europe. Imagine Buffalo to the Big Apple in less than two hours. At 200 mph. That is not far ... read more...


Watch your pockets

Have you ever wondered why Big Apple mayors rarely move up to other offices? We have seen why in the past few weeks. Think about it. How many mayors of the City have become g... read more...


Feeding the bull

Mr. President, enough with the bull. I will explain later. You know many millions of American workers have dropped out of our work force. Because our new jobs machine has fai... read more...


Gov’t controls your carbon footprint

Should you be allowed to drive on lesser roads when the Thruway or an interstate is nearby? You will use more gas on the lesser road. Because you have to brake more often. And... read more...


Healthcare law creaters don’t care about you

There are many reasons why Obamacare has been such a disaster. But one fat reason trumps them all: The guys who created it didn’t give a damn about you. They told you it i... read more...


The year of no Al

A phrase on the receipt caught my eye: “Founded in 1816. The Year Of No Summer.” It was from a feed store in the tiny village of Otego, upstate New York. Many years ago. ... read more...


Church and the free market

Pope Francis is a capitalist. The Roman Catholic Church is capitalist. As are the Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc. Many of the local churches of Jamestown and ... read more...


Headlines these days are a riot

Writing jokes for late-night comics looks easy these days. First, the administration is serving up a joke a minute. Then, the headlines alone offer a trove of material. Here... read more...


The Deceiver

This no doubt happened to you at points in your life. My guess is that it left a bitter taste. Something similar is leaving that bitter taste with millions today. It happened... read more...


What big chains really took

If you look around our cities and towns you have to know that big retail chains destroyed a way of life. Today you shop in malls instead of small stores. In supermarkets inst... read more...


What's in a name?

Well, well, sports fans. Do we have our work cut out for us! The President got behind our idea. And so we have forced the Washington Redskins to change their name to…is it the... read more...



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