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No… I did not watch the Oscars. Why not? Because if I need a condescending moralistic lectures from self-centered hypocrites I will just go to church.

Seriously, how is it that we have found ourselves looking to Hollywood for moral guidance?

Meanwhile, we have politicians all over the Nation who are examples are exactly who should be arrested and put in jail instead of paying attention to them about how we should behave. Read the rest of this entry

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February 19, 1788 – Fishkill, NY



vanwyckhomestead-270x180In 1788, Fishkill, New York, was a well known and important city, having once served as the Capitol of New York State. It was also the home of the largest supply depot¬†of the Continental Army. And Fishkill had its own newspaper, The New York Packet, later known as Louden’s New York Packet.

It was this newspaper, on Tuesday, February 19, 1788, that published another in a series of essays which were rapidly taking the country by storm. The essays were anonymous and while there was much speculation as to the authorship, only four or five people (not counting the writers themselves) in the entire nation could say with any certainty that they knew who the author – or authors – was. Even George Washington pretended to not know as he praised the essays and proclaimed, “Who is the author?” He had been directly told by the authors that they were, in fact, the authors. Read the rest of this entry

The Mean Streets of Offendmeville, USA



As protests predictably erupted across the nation, there remained a great deal of confusion regarding the use of the Executive Order by President Trump to initiate his so-called “Muslim Ban.” While the average citizen certainly has his or her opinion, and good on’em for doing so, even Members of Congress expressed their opinions about the Order. The problem is that their opinions are made for TV, not for the law which they themselves passed. Read the rest of this entry

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