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And these are the days of our lives... by Angel Perkins

November 1, 2012

For those of you that are easily offended, I suggest you refrain from reading further. This is going to be a bit of a rant on a controversial subject.

Suckers - By Bob Collier

October 26, 2012

I have always liked suckers. They come in sweet flavors and usually last a lot longer than a piece of chocolate. Suckers are a comfort food. If you are watching your fat intake then you are in luck. Suckers are fat free. Of course there are other kinds of suckers. I believe it was Phineas T. Barnum that said, “There is a sucker born every minute.” The late comedian and actor W.C. Fields said, “Never give a sucker an even break.”

The Scarlet 'A' - By Daniel Riordan

October 26, 2012

Starting Tuesday night, political pundits began writing the obituary of Richard Mourdock.
During a debate that night, Mourdock said:
“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
My biggest takeaway from that statement?
That Mourdock supports ANY exception regarding abortion.

One moment in time not missed by Angel Perkins

October 24, 2012

Though our days fly by (as in: “it’s really almost Halloween already?”) and time sometimes drags on for eons (like when you’re in line at the BMV or the one of the only four open of the 28 grocery store lanes), there are significant moments in time that will and should be, always remembered.

A numbers game - By Daniel Riordan

October 19, 2012

For the first time in a long time, it feels like a race for the White House.
Mitt Romney has been strengthened by good showings at debates, a slow-to-grow economy and some missteps by President Obama’s campaign.
During election season, my favorite place to go to on the web is the New York Times’ 538 Blog (http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/).
It forecasts the race and uses a lot of data to project who is going to win.
Right now, Obama has a 70.4 chance of winning. That had dropped into the 60s earlier this week.

Weekend rendezvous for four by Angel Perkins (Parts 1 and 2)

October 18, 2012

What is a rendezvous? It can mean many things. By dictionary standards it means a meeting at an agreed time and space. It can also mean the place where the meeting takes place. Weekend? Well all know that one. Webster’s says it is “Friday evening through Sunday evening, esp. regarded as a time for leisure.”
What does that mean to four women that work full time and also take care of their family members (being parents, children, and/or spouses) and whom spend a weekend “at leisure” maybe a couple times a year if they’re lucky?
Doing absolutely nothing they don’t have to.

A vote for facts - By Daniel Riordan

October 15, 2012

Filed under the category of “Three hours of my life I’ll never get back”, I watched both the Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates.
Debate is a laughable word to use toward these events.
For those who were busy out living their lives during the debates, I’ll give you the Cliffs Notes version.
Moderator: What specifically will you do to help the middle class?
Republican: We love the middle class. The President is trying to destroy it.
Democrat: We’re the party that cares about the middle class. All the Republicans care about is wealth.

The words we use — By Daniel Riordan

October 8, 2012

I deal with words everyday.
I spend time deciding what word best describe something or if too many words are being used to explain a situation.
And I’ve used words that I’m less than proud of.
Many of us have used derogatory words to describe people or situations.
We often use them when talking with friends.
Guys are especially good at using foul language towards friends in a joking manner.
But one word I won’t use any more is “retarded”.

Precious things aren’t things but people by Angel Perkins

October 4, 2012

Normally I offer my readers something funny or interesting to ponder. Sometimes I go off on a rant and often I’ll do a little of both. This week, though not that close to Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day, I’m gonna get a little mushy on you. In the past week, people I know and are fond of have suffered great losses. This sparked some feelings (yes I have some) and I want to write about the importance of other people in your lives. Don’t put the paper down just yet. You may find yourself somewhere among the following dialogue.

I’ll take the third - By Daniel Riordan

September 28, 2012

This year is of firsts for me.
I started a new job. My first as a managing editor of a newspaper.
This will be the first time I vote in a presidential election as a Plymouth resident.
And this is the first time I’m going to vote for a third-party candidate: Gary Johnson.
I should start by saying what led me to this point.
Last week, I would have probably voted for President Obama. I voted for him in 2008. This vote in 2012 would have been a “lesser of two lessers” sort of vote.
I have been utterly disappointed by Obama’s administration.

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