“Growing Social Insecurity”

Seniors on Social Security receive a 1.5% boost!

Seniors are being left out in the cold as temperatures drop and heating costs rise along with rent, food, co-pay’s, and other vital necessities squeeze them for their precious and limited dollars.

Next week retired citizens receive their Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security, a paltry one and a half percent, for the average recipient a whopping $17 per month. Seniors will be forced to stretch their retirement income just a little further — sacrifice just a bit more.

It’s an embarrassment; a slap in their venerable faces! An affront to a life well lived.

Are we killing our seniors?

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“Here We Go Again”

This article has been published at Huffington Post on 12/6.

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Republicans are hoping to find a star for 2016.

It’s still three years before the next Presidential election but already potential candidates are maneuvering for a shot as the party’s top contender.

Not so long ago, maybe three years or so, a number of Republican politicians unfurled their plumage — strutting before the party hoping to be the choice for the coveted award at the Republican National Convention — the GOP nominee for the Presidency.

They all pretended to have what it takes to become the top dog. But the field eventually narrowed, settling on the ‘strongest’ in an extremely weak field, Mitt Romney.

So here we go again!

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“Republicans Cry Fraud”

This article has been published on The Huffington Post.

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The clarion call from Republicans: Fraud!

Using fear in promoting selfish and ultimately destructive policies has become the GOP methodology — the backbone of their final attempt to hold onto a waning power.

Like the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” the GOP’s mantra for passing illegitimate legislation is the word ‘fraud.’ People are slowly catching on to their deceit and the party numbers are dwindling. Dropping with each deception, with every lie.

Are Republicans a party of false prophets?

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“One-Hundred and Counting!”

This is my 100th article published on Huffington Post.

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It hasn’t been 100 days, or 100 years, or even 100 victories.

But each one has been a victory even though it’s not tied to seasons, or sobriety, or jail time. It’s not historical or record breaking, but each is painstakenly researched, often prescient, generally significant, and usually relevant.

What, then, is it?

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“A Delusional Freshman Senator”

This is the 99th article published on The Huffington Post. Coming Soon, “One-Hundred and Counting”

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A Southern Senator redefines insanity!

There has been an insidious craziness in the House of Representatives for an insufferable while and, until a few years ago, it was comical.

During that time the Senate, though outwardly intransigent and equally ineffective, had remained relatively sane — at least compared to the House.

But, that has changed dramatically. The lunacy, once confined to the House, has now crept into the August body!

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“The Summers of Our Discontent”

This article is the 98th posted on The Huffington Post.

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The President named a new Fed Chairman.

Janet Yellen, currently Vice Chairwoman under Ben Bernanke, was selected by President Obama to head the most important financial institution in the world. The best choice he could make.

He was poised to make a huge mistake. One we couldn’t live with; one that would have caused more damage than has already been done.

The name of Larry Summers was recycled by the Obama administration, this time as a candidate for Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

But was Summers the right man for the job?

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“A View From the Trout Farm”

This 3rd article in the Trout Series has been posted at The Huffington Post.

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Mike Trout wows baseball fans for the second straight season.

I know, many of you thought this was going to be a fish tale.

An article with stories about the one that got away. An ongoing tale of measurements that are almost unbelievable, with descriptions bigger than any conceivable wingspan.

If it’s not about fishing then what are we talking about?

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“The South Will Fall Again”

There is something inherently wrong in the South.

And it’s not the slow southern living, or the laziness in their southern drawl, or the languid summer days. And it isn’t the sweet, enticing taste of Southern Comfort, or Sloe Gin Fizzes!

Many in the southern states still have a sordid belief that the South will rise again — believe there’s something noble in that. But there would be nothing grand about returning to the ideals or bigotry that permeates southern thinking, dulls the senses and numbs the brain.

So, what’s wrong with the South?

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“The Miley Virus”

There’s a disease in this country that’s dangerous.

It seems to afflict individuals with bad taste and threatens to spread like the lowest common denominator that it is. It is not hard to recognize because it leaves a incredibly rancid taste in your mouth.

Hardly a day goes by that you don’t succumb to the malodorous scent left by a performance so bad that nausea invades a perfectly good day.

So what is this dangerous virus?

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“This Is Not Iraq: This is Syri…us”

This article has been poste at Huffington Post. To read is at Huff Post click on the link.

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The drums of war are being beaten again!

Those who advocated an unnecessary and illegal war in Iraq are now pounding the drums to get us involved in the Middle East again — this time in Syria.

We’re told that Syria is much different than Iraq. If the word ‘wolf’ comes to mind, ignore it. These are the same people that wanted to attack Iran less than a year ago because they were eerily close to a nuclear weapon.

Is Syria really different?

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