Author: Patti Bankson

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April 13, 2012

How do you …

Filed under: Politics In General - 13 Apr 2012

… Lament high gas prices in the U.S.while literally refusing to do anything about them? No, I’m not talking to the big, bad oil companies; I’m talking to our clueless, veracity-challenged President and his cronies/yes-men in Congress. Whaddya mean whaddoi …

February 4, 2012

Anybody but….

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 04 Feb 2012

It started out being, “Anybody but Obama”, then morphed into, “Anybody but Romney”. Actually, that’s where it started, with Romney… whoever started that little slogan, and those who jumped on the “Anybody, but” bandwagon afterward, thought Romney was sure to …

January 21, 2012

Offended? Get Over It!

Jennifer Ahlquist is offended. I’m offended. Anyone else offended? Have you filed your lawsuit yet? Me, neither. But, Jennifer Ahlquist has.

Don’t know Jennifer? She’s a student at Cranston High School West, in RI, who sued the city of Cranston, and …

January 15, 2012

Whom Will You Serve?

Watching the GOP debates has inspired me… to want to get up on that debate stage and tell the candidates to forget “talking points” and “b.s. rhetoric”… what all politicians need is a true, to-the core, philosophical and spiritual epiphany, …

January 5, 2012

Carpe Diem

Filed under: Potpourri - 05 Jan 2012

The last gift has been opened, all the leftovers bagged and tagged, that laaast little scrap of homemade fudge scraped off the plate, and you’ve just come back into the house after sending the “children”, and their children, off with …

December 30, 2011

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Most “role models” = a parent’s worst nightmare. (If not, maybe some restructuring of standards is needed?) Imagine your daughter wanting to grow up to be Lindsay Lohan, or your son wanting to be Charlie Sheen. Yikes! Unfortunately, there’s hardly …

December 28, 2011

What Makes Christmas Merry?

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 28 Dec 2011

While thinking about what to write this week, I looked over at the bulletin board in my office and saw the Christmas card we got a couple of years ago from one of our daughters and her family… it’s a …

December 27, 2011

Truth Must Not Be Compromised

Filed under: Politics In General - 27 Dec 2011

Gone are the days when you could believe the news, as reported, and you could believe the words out of a politician’s mouth. That statement assumes those days actually existed. But looking over my shoulder into the past, I’m not …

November 22, 2011

Have You Heard?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,What The F@#K?!? - 22 Nov 2011

Have you heard the latest open mic “Oops!” story? At the recent G20 in France, French President Sarkozy and President Obama were so busy doing some dissing of Israeli PM Netanyahu, they didn’t realize their undiplomatic trash talk would soon …

November 21, 2011

Another Farewell to Innocence

Filed under: In The News - 21 Nov 2011

If there’s one thing that stands out in the Penn State University scandal that broke last week, it’s that it could have been stopped, many times, as far back as 1995, but wasn’t. There were many opportunities missed, by many …

November 5, 2011

I Only Hear Crickets

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 05 Nov 2011

Obama talks about how the rich are Bad. But, obviously, that’s only unless, or until, he needs them. He seems to have no problem being on the receiving end of a $38,800K per person (cozy) dinner at the home of …

September 20, 2011

Union Thuggery

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 20 Sep 2011

I’m sure grain is regularly delivered all over the country without fanfare. But when a train carrying a grain shipment made a delivery in Longview, Washington, on Wednesday, September 7th, it made the news. And the news was that this …

September 17, 2011

It Won’t Be Pretty!

Just last January President Obama called for an end to political finger-pointing, urging Americans not to use the tragic shooting in Arizona to turn on one another. He told people at the University of Arizona, and millions of television viewers, …

August 29, 2011

Fighting the Wars at Home

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 29 Aug 2011

Qaddafi’s days are numbered. He’s gone. No, wait, he’s not gone. His son is in custody. No, he’s not in custody. The rebels have taken over Tripoli, but we don’t know for sure who the rebels are, and what kind …

August 18, 2011

It’s All His Fault!

Supposedly when George Washington was a boy, he chopped down a cherry tree, then admitted his guilt to his father, saying, “I cannot tell a lie.” Although it’s possible that story may have some truth to it, it’s pretty …

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