• Along these lines

    When is a Footlong not a Foot Long? The answer, apparently, is when it’s a Subway sandwich. It seems these tasty, elongated snacks haven’t been measuring up to vigilant customers’ expectations lately. Armed with their trusty yardsticks, pernickety patrons around the country have resolutely sunk …

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  • Victims not only ones who deserve a vote

    Barack Obama can spin a lie into what sounds like something akin to the truth better than anyone else in politics has done in my lifetime — and that’s saying something because it’s starting to be quite a long time. His State of the Union …

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  • George Washington makeover

    Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!” available at amazon.com.   “What do you mean America’s youth don’t know who George Washington was?” “Dude?” “He was our first president, our …

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  • Christie’s girth: A weighty issue

    Chris Christie got laughs on the Letterman show last week when he showed up with a doughnut. I get what he was trying to do. People keep goofing on his girth, and a former White House doctor had just told CNN that if Christie were …

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  • Horsing around with Europe’s beef supply

    Beef contaminated with horsemeat has sparked a multi-nation controversy in Europe. It’s no secret that the French have long been galloping gourmets. Gobbling horsemeat there dates back to the country’s 18th century revolution, when rich folks’ horses began to fill food supply gaps. Today horsemeat …

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  • Winter camping

    As Scoutmaster, I gathered my 18 scouts to plan our winter campout. To earn an honor patrol for scout month in February, one of the requirements was that we needed to go camping. My wife, who is from California, was astounded that we camped in …

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  • Now is not the time for amnesty

    Nearly all of us agree it’s time for Washington to fix the country’s immigration crisis and put an end to illegal immigration once and for all. The president and the newly coined “gang of eight,” a bi-partisan group of senators propose a pathway to citizenship …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Disagrees with writer’s point of view on S.B. 131 Dear editor: I was surprised by Angelia Roberts’ stance that the Freedom of Information Act was in danger because of Senate Bill 131, protecting the availability and possibility of the misuse of a list (to be made available to the newspapers or John Q. …

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  • Why hating rich people is making you broke

    Quick, if you saw a Rolls Royce on the side of the road and a guy in a suit standing next to it staring at his flat tire, what pops into your head? If you find yourself laughing at a rich guy having to suffer, …

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  • 2013 State of the Union drinking game

    WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAY: Four taxpayers of any sex: One rich white banker-type wearing a Suit. Cuff links would be nice. One person in a Blue work Shirt, another in a White shirt and one wearing Rags that in a former life might have …

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  • New ship prompted state flag

    When the battleship USS Arkansas was commissioned at Philadelphia in 1912, it needed an Arkansas flag to complete its colors. However, the state had never adopted an official flag. A contest was quickly arranged and the winning entry was submitted by Ms. Willie K. Hocker. …

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  • Defending FOIA

    Thank you Sen. David Wyatt. Last week I placed a call to our senator and asked him to vote against Senate Bill 131, which he did. Wyatt, along with a few others, eight exactly, were the only ones who opposed the bill which would completely …

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