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Author Archives: Michael Tomlin

Austerity, our ‘Word of the Year’

I guess one word had to be, so why not austerity? Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, fitted the crown to austerity based upon the 250,000 searches on its free online tool. It seems coverage of the so-called “debt crisis” led readers to find ...

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…even for the wealthy

It has become a new and bonafide pejorative. Wealthy that is, along with rich. As in tax cuts even for the wealthy. It is not a new dislike, but it is a harmful and misguided one, to not appreciate those ...

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Don’t ask, don’t tell (access required)

It seems simple. In the business world we don’t ask, and we don’t care if they tell. An employee’s sexuality is generally not our corporate or agency concern, nor do we usually care. But the military is not the business ...

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Thanks and thoughts this Thanksgiving

I’m not flying. That fact is enough on its own to merit thanks. I just flew though, Denver, and Nashville airports, and never experienced the advanced frisk and fondle. Regardless the experience was sloppy and irritating. Yet I am thankful ...

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Veterans Day, need I say more

On Thursday, Nov. 11, we honor them all. War heroes, and the more common “snuffy’s” who “merely served.” Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, it is all of those. We remember our veterans who have stood between us and those ...

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Election Day!

Some words and phrases just give me a warm feeling – family, freedom, grand kids, liberty, These United States, and Election Day. It’s always a great day. It has to be. Too many have died so we can have it ...

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Rosa Parks…Tea Party Member?

October 24th marked the 5th anniversary of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks’ death at age 92. Her 92 years were eventful and impactive to our democracy starting with that famous bus ride in Montgomery Alabama. We know today it wasn’t as ...

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California’s pot-based conservatism

I honestly have never inhaled. In fact I have never even touched or hand-held the stuff. Pot that is. I have no use for it. But now California and the federal government are huffing and puffing and the Constitution should ...

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Broke beats in debt

I am not an AARP fan, as they are more liberal than they are “retired.” But as the saying goes sometimes even a blind squirrel finds a nut, and in their October Bulletin, editor Jim Toedtman does just that. Chronicling ...

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