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Always Bad News

December 16th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 3 comments

Our friend, Michael Medved, often points out that the media thrives on bad news. This can give you a skewed and pessimistic view of life. I had to chuckle when I saw the Wall Street Journal main headline today, “Dollar Rise Triggers Global Turmoil.” Not, “The Dollar Is Doing Great,” or “Confidence Soars with Trump’s Election,” but instead a negative view of the dollar doing well. A great reminder not to overdose on the news.

Murder Rate Higher Than Official Figures-You Heard It Here First!

December 10th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

In last week’s podcast   I explained how skilled doctors get vicious murderers off with a simple assault plea.  Well, three days after that podcast posted last weekend, the Chicago Tribune posted an article  explaining how the murder rate was much higher than official figures suggested.

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Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s Little Book of Definitions (I’m sure you have more!)

December 1st, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 4 comments

FAIR —   Allowing a significant proportion of the population to live off money earned by other people

GREED—Wanting to keep my own money that I earned and use it as I choose

COMPASSION—Politicians confiscating my money and giving it to chosen recipients in exchange for votes

CHARITY—Me giving as much of my money as I choose to recipients I choose to consider worthy without government as a middleman

The Most Protected Minority In The United States

November 29th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 8 comments

The late unlamented Abdul Razak Ali Artan was one of the over 75,000 Somali Moslems resettled in America by President Obama.  He chose to repay his new country’s hospitality and graciousness by trying to kill as many of his fellow Ohio residents as possible. Predictably, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are utterly clueless as to what his motive may have been.   Oddly enough, no such reticence seems to have afflicted law enforcement in the hours following Dylann Roof’s shooting spree in Charleston. Then they knew instantly that his racist hatred of African Americans was responsible. Why were authorities comfortable attributing the Charleston event to an evil ideology but they are obviously very uncomfortable attributing the Columbus event to an equally evil ideology?   Well, you all know the answer don’t you?  Why?

Give Thanks!

November 24th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind No Comment yet

Wishing everyone a gratitude-filled and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hope!

November 22nd, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

Extreme views beget extreme views – and they also catch media attention. But some people are actually able to think for themselves and express themselves rationally. Kudos to Steven Van Zandt (I admit to not being familiar with his name but he’s a well-known guitarist) for calling out the cast of Hamilton for dressing down Vice-president elect Pence at the conclusion of a performance that Mr. Pence attended. Mr. Van Zandt was clear as to his opposition to the Trump-Pence team, but eloquent and above all, fair and thoughtful in his words. Unfortunately, the actor who read the rebuke to Mr. Pence, missed the point. Still, it is nice to see an attempt to pierce through the holier-than-thou attitude that assumes that rude, inappropriate behavior is o.k. as long as it is liberal.

Uplifting Item

November 17th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

This morning’s Wall Street Journal has quite a big article about Tyler Shultz, grandson of former Secretary of State George Shultz. If you have a chance, look at it. It gives you hope about the younger generation. People like this counter the despair engendered by seeing what’s going on at college campuses after the election.

One Day Isn’t Enough

November 14th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 1 comment

Veterans Day shouldn’t be THE day on which we honor those who sacrifice for our country, something we now put away until next Nov. 11th. It should serve as a reminder that each and every day our rights exist only because some citizens accept the obligation of defending them.

Thankful

November 9th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 2 comments

The Almighty has granted America a reprieve. May both we and President Trump prove ourselves humble, grateful and worthy.

Pray, Think, Vote

November 8th, 2016 Posted by On Our Mind 3 comments

Then pray again.

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