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For almost 28 years now I have prayed that Jamie Leigh Huckaby would grow up to be intelligent, well-rounded and happy. Those prayers have been answered many times over.
On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.
It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.
In Afghanistan, it is hard to attempt a count because there is an actual war going on, with no agreement on who qualifies as a civilian. The Los Angeles Times wrote recently about a Sept. 7 drone strike in Kunar Province. U.S. officials told the paper that 11 people died, most of them Taliban fighters; grieving local residents, however, insisted that 14 civilians had been killed. When does a village cease being a village and become a “Taliban stronghold”? When we say so, apparently.
It is a cold, wet, dreary day with even some snowflakes reported in the local area. And, as of this writing, it is a few days before we celebrate Thanksgiving. People wonder if we should give thanks for the recent deal with Iran, where they get relief from sanctions and the world gets a promise that Iran will not develop a bomb and open up its nuclear program.
As Christmas fast approaches children are inundated with television commercials showing all the shiny new toys that all the cool kids will be getting for Christmas. Television specials tout Santa Claus and the magic he performs on Christmas Eve. We used to have the Sears-Roebuck catalogue. Today’s kids have the airwaves, but other than that, little has changed.
I would like to drop a shout out to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.
If things satisfied, wouldn’t Americans be the most satisfied people on Earth? We have more stuff than any generation before ours. The overflow we deposit in rented public storage units. The stock market is up substantially, but we want it to go higher with no bursting bubble this time. Then what?
Do some school programs prepare students better for the workforce than others?
On Friday, Nov. 29, I bagged my best one ever.
I had a lot on my mind last week when I put on my long overcoat and Greek fishermen’s hat and started the long cold trek up my long driveway.
At rallies, Obama routinely says he has important things to do and he’s not going to wait for Congress. Well, amending a statute after it’s been duly enacted is something a president may not do without Congress. It’s a gross violation of his Article II duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
It may be that Iran is incapable of becoming a responsible actor on the world stage as long as it is led by the mullahs. But there was a time when it was hard to imagine China being anything but a pariah as long as it was led by the Maoists — yet now, Beijing is the capital of one of the world’s economic superpowers, with Mao’s picture still watching over Tiananmen Square.
Employment outlooks show engineering and science majors to be the safest college majors for future employment.
History can be a great teacher if the “students” pay attention. Many things in the world have changed since the disastrous Munich Pact, but human nature never does. Tyrants respect agreements only so long as it allows them to further their objectives. Munich only delayed the onset of World War II; it did not prevent it.
This big blue marble we call Earth has made yet another trip around the sun with yours truly as a passenger. For that I am very thankful, and because of that I have a long, long list of blessings to count — including having the opportunity to do so in this very public forum.
They say it was one of the most violent scenes ever recorded. I did not witness it personally, but joined hundreds of other Americans who watched on television as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy crawled onto that trunk of the presidential limo trying to collect pieces of the president’s head.
Don’t tell me recruiting doesn’t happen in high school sports. I know for a fact it’s been part of the landscape for at least 20 years.
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