Monthly Archives: August 2009

Why the GOP tolerance for assassination talk?

I’m drawing the line where they go along with incitements to violence. Like all office-seekers, Republican politicians try to play to the crowd. But agreeing with or not cutting off at the root, talk by GOP rally crazies about doing … Read More

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Advertisers shun Beck after "racist" charge vs Obama

Glenn Beck is the current poster boy for TV and radio talkers who talk too much and go for the big-ratings shockers. On a FOX-TV show recently, the ratings-machine Beck referred to President Obama as a racist with “a deep-seated … Read More

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Town hall pathos not to be missed

Here is one of those “only in America” incidents. It happened at a health care town hall meeting in Las Vegas. A woman yells “Heil Hitler” at a Jewish man from Israel. Video from KLAS-TV.

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Hate Obamacare? Then please read this

In summer 2008, I was on a bus in downtown Salt Lake City. A few rows ahead, a guy pitched off the seat and slammed to the floor. He was having some kind of seizure. There were only a few … Read More

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Not a barbarian! But I like cage fighting

Sometimes I talk myself right into a corner, almost like a concussed underdog in a mixed martial arts fight. Just get the smelling salts. It’s over. One woman was telling another woman in the room about the fiasco of her … Read More

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Just in case, here's a birth record

My son-in-law was plowing through several pages of hospital paperwork last night. My daughter was about to give birth to their first child, five weeks prematurely, and he probably wasn’t excited about the distracting load of bureaucracy. “You’d better be … Read More

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