Author Archive for: ‘taronspeer’

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    Crimea River

    Yes, there is a Crimea River on the Crimean Peninsula whose head waters are north of Yalta and just the other side of the Mickey Mountains.  However the title is intended to be a reference to a song too old for many to remember.  Sadly …

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  • E Voting 11

    The Twenty-first Century Comes to Wood County, Texas

    The twenty-first century comes to Wood County – at least that is how it is being sold.  The old paper ballot is giving way to electronic voting.  This article is not some nostalgic piece about how the lumber jack is becoming an endangered species, nor …

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    Tea Party Toolbox

    There is some immediate gratification which comes from telling a verbal bomb thrower that they are nothing more than “scum sucking, name calling bottom feeders.”  As accurate as the statement may be, it is tragically illustrative of the very behavior that prompted you to make …

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  • Poster Economic Inequality1

    The Case for Inequality

    According to the professional hand wringers on the left, America has a crisis of inequality.  It’s a big deal.  Some people have more stuff than others.  This drives the left crazy.  Truly they are so close they need not be driven; they could walk from …

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    Al Qaeda Is Not the Enemy

    Upon reading this title, anyone familiar with me or my writing will assume that they are witnessing the day AronSpeer finally went ‘round the bend.’  But I ask you to reread the title, emphasizing the only un-capitalized word; Al Qaeda is not the enemy.  This …

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    Time for a Timeout

    Conservatives of every hue and stripe appear to be at each other’s throats these days.  Whether the differences are tactical or philosophical is important.  Philosophical differences should occasion public debate, resolution or possible separation.  Tactical differences should not.  Tactical differences should be worked out in …

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  • Snake And Apple

    Lead Us Not Into Temptation

    The Disaster which is Obama Care is becoming obvious even to the left.  Demands that Republicans fix it, delay it or replace it are coming from all quarters.  It is not our job to do this and we would be foolish to try.   Any …

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    Truth or Consequences

    I know – most likely you are too young to know that the above title refers to an ancient television show where contestants would be put in embarrassing and impossible situations.  One episode had contestants fill a bucket of water from a large pool and …

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    Syria? Seriously?

    Syria has definitely gotten serious; American politicians, not so much.  The shallowness of thought on both sides of the debate on what to do about Syria since the latest sarin gas attack could not wet an ankle.  Rand Paul, who got the Egypt situation entirely …

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    Papers Please

    Several weeks ago, before the horrors of Syria and the thoughtless stupidity of Washington came to dominate the news, debates over the alleged racist overtones of ‘stop and frisk’ policies held the nation’s attention.  On the one hand, we were told such policies were dictatorial …

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