Category Archives: Personal Commentary

My Really Good Week

I don’t have any clever political insights this week, except perhaps to inform those on the political left that Dick Cheney’s new heart will probably not cause him to flip-flop on his philosophy of life.  Word has it that Mr. … Continue reading

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One more Fighting Sioux Fan

In North Dakota there are no professional sports teams. This is a land of vast prairie where winter rules for half a year, every year. It is not a place for wimps or for complainers; it is a place for … Continue reading

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A tribute to brilliance and capitalism

Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs.  It is not an exaggeration to compare him to a Thomas Alva Edison or a Henry Ford.  All of these men changed the world forever.  They were … Continue reading

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The Economist and Melvin McGee

It may surprise you that I’ve spent quite a bit of time contemplating the world of art, yet I have absolutely no expertise whatsoever.  Art can be music, literature, dance, sculpture, or paintings.  It can be modern, abstract, impressionistic, or … Continue reading

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My Political Dream

I had a dream the other night concerning the US Presidential Election.  It is August, 2012 and we’re at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.  After battling it out for months in caucuses, primary elections and seemingly endless debates, … Continue reading

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THE SOCIALISM EXPERIMENT

For a few years the internet has circulated a story about a professor who equalizes grades in his class so that everyone receives a C.   The A students complain and the F students are happy.  A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Bad Acts: Santorum and Davis-Bacon

The Davis-Bacon act was passed by the US Congress in 1931 and signed into law by President Herbert Hoover.  You see, it was during the Great Depression when jobs were scarce.  In Robert L. Bacon’s congressional district which included Long … Continue reading

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What is a Just, Fair and Equitable Price for a Super Bowl Ticket?

Over the past few years I’ve heard three words uttered with increasing frequency.  In a country permeated by Obama’s class warfare, the take back Wall Street movement, and high rates of unemployment, I’m hearing the words “just”, fair”, and “equitable” … Continue reading

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Republicans will Put Obama back in the White House in 2012

As the Republican Party faithful vet Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul in the primary election process, there is little question in my mind that they will snub the only man in this group who can actually … Continue reading

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Oh, For a Teutonic Crew!

This is a story about Teutonic people and their comparison with non-Teutonic people on the high seas.  First a definition: Adj. 1. Teutonic – of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages; “Teutonic peoples such as Germans and … Continue reading

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