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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on July 30, 2010 |

In a recent letter to the editor in The Dallas Morning News the writer commented that the members of the Tea Party cannot be racist because many of the members are the same people who marched with Martin Luther King. Wait a minute. That would make them as old as I am– I marched – […]

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Just for Fun

Posted by mcm0704 on July 28, 2010 |

Since I am busy this week with the Youth Drama Camp at the art center in town, I thought I would let my friend Tracy entertain you today. Enjoy: Just in case you haven’t been keeping up with the news lately, the U.S. – Mexico border is not the only place immigration officials are trying […]

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Doing the Right Thing?

Posted by mcm0704 on July 26, 2010 |

Okay, so Bristol and Livi are finally getting married. Bristol Palin and Livi Johnston, that is. This is so they can raise their son, Tripp, who was born out of wedlock, with a mother and a father in the same house. Oh, goody. Who cares if the father has posed for Playgirl? Does it matter […]

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Mystery Book Review

Posted by mcm0704 on July 25, 2010 |

Thanks again to Carl Brookins for sharing his book reviews with us. Death in West Wheeling Michael DymmochFive Star Mysteries, Hardcover,182 pages, Hardcover, $25.95IBN1594144583 Who knew author Michael Dymmoch, who has written such solid noir mysteries as “White Tiger,” “The Fall” and “M.I.A.”, could put together such a funny, even hilarious novel as this one, set […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on July 23, 2010 |

I’m starting something new on the blog. Since Fridays for me are all about tying up all the odds and ends of my week and making sure I got everything done, I came up with the idea of doing an odds and ends piece every Friday. Basically it will be just little bits of absurdities, […]

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What a Surprise

Posted by mcm0704 on July 21, 2010 |

Actually, not such a surprise. Most of us already realize that common sense does not seem all that common in Washington. That came to mind today when I read the following news item: “Government watchdogs are telling a Senate panel that the Obama administration’s multibillion effort to help at-risk homeowners avoid foreclosure is not working […]

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YUCK!!

Posted by mcm0704 on July 20, 2010 |

In looking for news items to post on WinnsboroToday.com, this morning, I ran across this from Fex News: ” Indonesia’s top Islamic body declared Tuesday that Muslims can drink civet coffee — the world’s most expensive coffee, which is extracted from the dung of civet cats. A preacher recently suggested the beverage might not be […]

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Honey, please don’t call me Sweetie….

Posted by mcm0704 on July 18, 2010 |

That was the headline for a column in The Dallas Morning News yesterday that was written by a 90-year-old woman, Helen Mitchell. The point of her column was that nurses and medical staff often refer to the older patients as Sweetie, Honey, or Darling during exams, x-rays and other medical procedures. She acknowledges that the […]

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Summertime Blues

Posted by mcm0704 on July 16, 2010 |

 It’s been a while since I posted an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, so here is another offering from the chapter Summertime Blues. Yes, Swimming Does Count as Bathing.  Enjoy…. When I was writing my weekly humor column for a suburban newspaper, it was always a challenge each […]

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Sex Eduction for Kindergartners?

Posted by mcm0704 on July 14, 2010 |

Recent news reports about schools in Montana that are considering adopting a sex ed course for early elementary students have been flying around the Internet. This latest on the topic was on FoxNews.com:   “According to the 62-page draft proposal, beginning in kindergarten, school nurses will teach students proper terms such as “nipple, breast, penis, scrotum […]

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