Monthly Archives: July 2012

Inept vs. Insane: California Screamin’

¬†Sometimes I worry that I am becoming a Gloomy Gus with all the negative stuff I write about our tarnished golden state, but I’m a regular Pollyanna compared to the most eloquent prose of Victor Davis Hanson. I was scouring … Continue reading

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A Long and Winding Road

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Questions of Sex

As if we didn’t have enough problems to deal with in these trying times, the sex question has rudely penetrated the public discourse this week. Down in Southern Cal, homosexual patriots were condemned for wearing their military apparel in a … Continue reading

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Cluck You

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Dog Days

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Fire in the Hole

Another ugly week has come to an end, and not a moment too soon. The press and the politicians, whipped into a feeding frenzy by the horrific events in Aurora, Colorado, have reignited the debate over guns in America. There … Continue reading

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Fashion Fascism

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Vacation Finale – Life’s a Beach

Just a few final observations from our trip to the coast… Oh, You live in the Desert? –When we travel to foreign locales, I always wear one of my numerous Nevada City shirts, to see if anyone notices. No one … Continue reading

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Vacation Part four: A Man’s Castle is his Home.

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for William Randolph Hearst. Yeah, I know he was a manipulative power broker who occasionally¬†used his media empire for evil purposes, but he was also a big supporter of comic … Continue reading

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Vacation Part Three: Mission Implausible

Mary Ann was raised in the true Catholic tradition, so whenever we are on the coast she is drawn to the Spanish missions that launched Western Civilization in Olde California. After our morning dip at the hot springs, we headed … Continue reading

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