GARY'S WORLD: Drama surrounds tallest building debate
Earlier this week it was “officially” announced that the One World Trade Center will be this country’s tallest building when it is completed and opens next year.
LION AND THE LAMB: Dysfunction in high places
If one wants to find a good example of dysfunctional government, one has to look no further than our federal government in Washington, DC.
WE THE PEOPLE: The wolves at the door
A representative government can only work if representatives are loyal to their constituents. The reason we are being ill-served by a Congress that is less popular than head lice is because the loyalties of its members are to corporations that have no allegiance to America.
The Black Friday ‘creep’
Now that Halloween is behind us, we can all get ready for the next major holiday — Christmas.
STUMPTALK: Intentionally punishing Americans
During the “shutdown,” it became obvious to most Americans that the administration of President Obama was intentionally punishing Americans in an effort to get their way. It didn’t seem to matter to them that these innocent Americans were not doing anything wrong, they were simply being used as pawns in the administration’s war on his opponents and it didn’t seem to matter that Americans had to suffer unnecessarily.
Gary's World: Please avoid the Christmas rush
I saw something the other night, before Halloween, that just enraged me. I was driving along merrily, going about my way, when I saw an atrocious scene — a home decorated for Christmas complete with lights and all the bells and whistles that go along with a fully decorated Christmas home.
Lion and the Lamb: Getting under the skin
In 1932 the Boston football team was named the “Redskins” in honor of its coach, Lone Star Dietz, who had a Sioux background. In 1937 the owner, George Preston Marshall, moved the team to his home city of Washington, DC, but kept the Redskins name.
We the People: The Divided States of America
At no time since the “War between the States” has our country been so divided. As back in the mid 1800s, the states today are divided over politics, taxes and a black man. And shame on all America for allowing this to happen again.
Tidbits: Decoding your dog's emotions
If you've ever looked into the eyes of your four-legged best friend when you walk in the door after a day at work and seen the love and happiness there, you have no doubt dogs have emotions. If you've slighted your pet somehow, such as daring to come home smelling like another dog or paying more attention to the TV than the little ball of fur snuggling beside you on the couch, you also know dogs can have their feelings hurt.
Stumptalk: Always a Southerner
Although my accent only hints at my Tidewater Virginia origins because I have lived all over the country and traveled the world, I am nonetheless an American Southerner by ancestry and by inclination.
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