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The ramblings of an opinionated person

Dear Representative Walden, I was disappointed but not surprised that you voted for the Republican Christmas Present to the Wealthy Act this week, but I was flabbergasted that you actually had the balls to post a message on your Facebook page claiming that “Washington special interest lobbyists lost, and the hard-work

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President Trump and his cabinet appointments have started overhauls of many of the Executive Branch departments that provide protections for the citizenry of the country.  These actions point out a stark contrast between Democratic and Republican philosophies, and demonstrate a lack of understanding of the fundamental purp

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Why is it that, in the last couple of years, insurance companies suddenly seem to have entered into a competition to produce the funniest commercials? For many years, insurance ads were staid, solid, and boring.  Geico seems to have started it with the Geico gecko, but the trend really got underway with their “cavema

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I just heard a radio advertisement from a car dealership in which they said they had a “veritable huge inventory”.  That is a very odd usage.  “Veritable” is used to qualify a metaphor.  You could say “a veritable ocean of cars”, or a “veritable swarm of cars”, but your inv

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I’m seeing a lot of unusual thinking in letters to the Oregonian regarding the Portland Public School bond measure. Many writers say they are voting no because the assessment is unfair. I just don’t see that. A property tax is borne by every residence in the district, proportional to the value of the home they [

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I watched the season premiere of Saturday Night Live over the weekend, with Amy Poehler as host and Katy Perry as musical guest.  Overall, I have to say that I was very entertained. For me, the best skit of the night was “Bronx Beat,” a bit I always enjoyed.  Maya Rudolph came by for a cameo [...]

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Rush Limbaugh said that if the health care reform bill passed, he was going to move to Costa Rica.  I, for one, stand ready to contribute to the fund for his one-way airline ticket. I wonder if he realizes that Costa Rica has nationalized health care?

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There have been a number of recent letters in the Oregonian discussing the naming of the decade that just finished.  Several have argued that “the aughties” will not actually end until the end of this year.  This is just silly.  I’ve already had one letter published on this topic, but they edited out on

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It is my hope that the recent attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to attack an airliner on Christmas Day results in absolutely no changes in procedure at American airports. Amidst all of the posturing and apologies and useless attempts to place blame, we all seem to have lost the notion of “common sense” in our

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For gosh sakes, can we all please stop whining about the snow day? We had one afternoon of unexpected inconvenience, and it seems like half the city wants someone to be fired over it. Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it. Sure, the city of Portland could equip itself with [...]

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I am usually pretty good at deciphering the strange English translations one finds in the instructions supplied with electronics from Asia, but one of the “warnings” included with an alarm clock I just got is still baffling me. Warning: Where the mains plug is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device

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One of my partners has a great idea to save this country a lot of money. The government could set up kiosks in the major metropolitan areas and give away cocaine, heroine, and methamphetamine, for free.  In one fell swoop, you would eliminate 95% or more of the property crime in the country, since addicts [...]

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