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Christmas in DC

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Rudolph Pulls It Off “National Weather Service reports a Dense Fog Advisory issued for December 24, 2016 until December 25, 2016 at 6:00 am eastern standard time. Visibilities: One quarter mile or less. Impacts: Areas of dense fog will cause sudden reductions in visibility and create dangerous driving conditions. Area affected: District of Columbia.” You […]

Words: A Tree Falls

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There was a horrible accident in the Los Angeles area this past weekend when a large tree fell on a wedding party killing one person and injuring others, including a young child. Perhaps it’s the circumstances, a wedding celebration, and the “struck by lightning” nature of the event that is both compelling and repelling at […]

Walk-About

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Just Drop It Off On the way to the Natural History Museum yesterday I walked down 12th St., NW, passing beside the former “Old” Post Office which is now the new Trump International Hotel. Besides mostly being surrounded by barricades and security guards, I noted, as you can see from the image, that the Internal […]

Pensions: Disaster in Dallas

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That Firefighter Brotherly Love? The Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund needs a $1.1 billion dollar bailout from the city in order to avoid insolvency as a result of a combination of actions all rooted in fiduciary recklessness over a 23-year period. From a guaranteed 8.5% annual interest rate on DROP accounts to pie-in-the-sky investment […]

Christmas Crisis

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Lives Wrecked The Guardian reports that the prestigious medical journal Lancet Psychiatry├é┬áhas published an article detailing the potential harm associated with gaming the wee ones over Old Saint Nick. It’s about the moral compass, you see. They say, “lying to children, even about something fun and frivolous, could undermine their trust in their parents and […]

What Goes Up

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A Stairs Tower I was able to spend a few quick minutes yesterday inside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture here in Washington, D.C. One of my objectives was to make sure that I appreciated that it was a 2016 purpose-designed major museum building, a fairly rare occurrence in itself. How […]

Now, That’s a Veteran

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Sergeant Bill Mohr Out touring with high school seniors from Kansas yesterday on a crisp and glorious Fall afternoon, we walked from the White House down to the World War II Memorial with the Washington Monument beginning to glow in the setting sun. Down at the Memorial I spied a Veteran in a wheelchair, blanketed […]

Battle Creek on Strike!

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Go, Chief Haggard, Go If you are traveling on I-24 through Marion County, Tennessee, and your vehicle catches fire you better have a fire extinguisher because the local fire department, led by Fire Chief Eddie Haggard won’t have your back. And that includes a bus full of U.S. Marines who found out the hard way […]

Dept. of Doggerel: The Donald and His Health

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Mogul There once was a mogul from Manhattan, Who took an aspirin each day with his statin, Junk food he did like, As he watched his waistline spike, Till one day the scale he did flatten.  

Prop Her Up, Ice Her Down

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Weekend at Hillary’s Mrs. Clinton said she did not reveal the Pneumonia diagnosis because she did not think “it was a big deal.” Then, some liberal bloggers came along to say it isn’t a big deal. Imagine yourself sitting on the examining table in your doctor’s office when she or he strides in, test results […]

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