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A gift to any politician running for office to Congress

This is a free speech for any politician who chooses to run for Congress. My friends, my neighbors, my fellow Americans. I am running to be your representative in what was once the most magnificent deliberative body in the history of the world. I am running as a (choose one) Let me be clear; I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat; I am not an Independent, I am a concerned citizen of this great country, and I am running as an American…

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Thankfulness

I had left-overs for dinner last night, and it was filling and fine. It was a simple meal, but ample and nourishing. Up not a fan of left-overs, but with every bite, I thought of those throughout the world who didn’t have left-overs to eat or where starvation is a constant worry. So many count the grains of rice for the pot to feed a family and deal with the ache of hunger as the body eats itself in a wrenching pain to stay alive.…

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Saying “shit” on the air

When I was a young reporter working in the hinterlands of America and the big cities of Washington and New York, there were certain words one could never use on the air or quoting anybody, one of those words was – “shit.” If it was said it was deleated. It was and is a derogatory term used in any number of ways to denote disgust. In the last 24 hours, I heard the word used as a quote, either spoken or written, or used once…

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America – Wake Up!

Never before have we had a President lie, obfuscate, delude and misinform as we have now. Never before have we had a President create such confusion and consternation as we have now. Never before have we had a President so not respected in the litany of world leaders. Never before have we had a President create chaos in the daily White House as we have now. Never before have we had a President say he will, and then he won’t or say he won’t then…

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