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I remain an optimist

How on earth can you be optimistic? People ask me that. After all, the environment is crumbling. So they tell me. The planet is heating up like a teapot. We’re running out of... read more...


“Young Turks”

If you wonder what Madame Pelosi is up to think no further than your office. Or your church group. Or your club. Or perhaps even your family. Madame Pelosi declared it is the... read more...


Teacher Louie

Were you fortunate enough to have at least one special teacher? Many of us enjoy such a treasure. My special teacher, Louie Mihalyi, died recently. He lived and taught in the... read more...


Shonuffity to dollar coins

What is it with these guys at the Treasury Department? They are dumping a slew of dollar coins on us. Again. Treasury is releasing the first of a series of dollar coins. By s... read more...


The Club of Rome

Millions of folks believe a global warming disaster is perched like a buzzard on a limb, just around the corner. One of those corners just up the street. Labelled 2012. And 20... read more...


The Big Ban Era

Welcome to the Big Ban Era. Last week Prince Charles called for the ban of Big Macs. And the president of the National Action Against Obesity organization called for a ban of ... read more...


The hysteria business

Welcome to the National Hysteria Museum here in Washington. Our tour will take only a short time. After that you may wander among the exhibits. Or spend time re-examining one ... read more...


Theft or boondoggle?

Her idea sounds so obnoxious I felt it deserved a second column. You maybe read last week’s column. About Hillary’s remarks about Big Oil’s record profits. “I want to take th... read more...


Creeping toward your money

Suppose you own a business. You invest, take risks. You labor. You make handsome profits. And now a politician walks into your business. He or she says “I want to take those ... read more...


Self-destruct gene

“This is working so well. Let’s do away with it.” That is a message I hear all too often. In one guise or another. You probably hear it too. I hear it so often I wonder if a... read more...


Who is minding the store?

“We at the Obsession Clinic clinic would like to welcome our latest patients: Sen. Clinton, Sen. Obama, Gov. Richardson. Would you mind taking your seats behind ex-Sen. Edward... read more...


A nation of experts

Here’s one thing Americans can boast about. Everybody is an expert here. Look at the Iraq situation, for instance. We are all experts in this. From politicians on down. We h... read more...


Unbelievable efficiencies

How about we start a business today. This very hour. We should have our first sales by this evening. Sure it can be done. Thanks to computers and the worldwide web. In some ... read more...


A rhinoceros powdering her horn in the bathroom

We are not going to talk about God and war. That, apparently, is the attitude and policy of many of our universities. They have stopped teaching students about God or religio... read more...


Windmills and rutabagas

Why is it that so many windmills get planted where rich people don’t live? That is, in fact, where most of them are built. Is this because the most reliable winds happen to ... read more...



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