Opinions

A Pox on Our Pathetic Parade of Processionary Polls

     Joe Klock, Sr., CRB, CRS      There is an undeniable, albeit regrettable, similarity between our elected reprehensibles (sic) in Congress and Thaumetopoea Processionea in the larval stage, better known to the well-informed likes of you as Processionary Caterpillars; let’s call them PCs for short. Just in case you’re not familiar with these creepy critters, PCs are characterized by an inbred instinct to doggedly follow the caterpillars directly in front of them, with neither question, nor hesitation, nor reservation about the direction in which they are being led. ASIDE – The “PC” acronym used here also denotes “Political Correctness,” an
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Right wingers look upon ACA, aka ObamaCare, as Socialism.

To the Editor: Right wingers look upon ACA, aka ObamaCare, as Socialism.  I am here to tell you it is the opposite. Listen up and follow my explanation.  We all love Capitalism and we want our companies to be profitable and competitive in the Global Economy. And in the stock market too.  We also want smaller employers to be profitable.  More profitable employers create jobs, lift the economy and all of us to prosperity. All over the industrialized world, except here in the US, the country provides health care for its citizens. Here we burden our corporations/employers to provide health
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Free to Breathe Morris County Walk

Free to Breathe Morris County Walk Message Body: This organization should probably reschedule the walk anywhere but Roxbury Twp NJ. The Fenimore Landfill on Mountain Rd in Ledgewood which was allowed to be reopened to a felon 2 yrs ago by the NJDEP is a stinking, festering, 500,000 cubic yards of toxic waste and has been stinking the whole township for at least 6 months. The residents closest to the landfill have been made sick, have had to endure the most horrendous stench since Nov 2012 & though the NJDEP took over the site temporarily June 26, they have not
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IS OURS A SHIP OF STATE OR A BOATLOAD OF BOOBS?

Insanity has been defined as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." The truth is that one needn't be a certified loony to repeat mistakes which have predictable results; the more critical criterion is stupidity. By either definition, we American voters are dumb as doorknobs, and incontrovertible evidence of this are the elected reprehensibles we repeatedly return to Congress. Specifically, recent polls revealed that, while a scant 10% of us approved of their doings on Crapitall Hill, 90% of those who ran for reelection in 2012 were returned to office.
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THE FLIP SIDE OF LOVE – A VALENTINE REFLECTION REVISITED

The following is a slightly "Sanforized" reprint of a column originally penned 21 years ago. Love is not only a many-splendored thing, as the old song goes, but it is just about as easy to define as was Michael Jackson's appearance to predict. Love describes feelings and behaviors that are vastly different in the nursery, boudoir, restaurant and soap opera.
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It's Christmas again, but not all over!

Why is it that at this time of year Christians have to go through the annual Christmas battle? Every year we come under attack. All we hear about in the media is how this time of year is critical to the retail businesses. They take in up to 50% of their yearly sales during this season. Yet many stores have stayed away from calling it Christmas shopping and don't even allow employees to say Merry Christmas.
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LET'S HEAR THREE JEERS FOR THE NO-GODNIKS

Regular readers (bless their masochistic hearts) will recognize echoes of our 2009 rant on the subject du jour, which had the same relative impact on its targets as previously had Prohibition on the boys in the back room and the Seventh Commandment on the girls upstairs. In August of '09, we reported that two high school faculty members in my home state of Florida were awaiting trial and facing possible imprisonment for participating in a prayer before breaking bread at a small meeting on school premises.
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This sleeping giant (illegal population) is already awakened…

How does one win an election when unemployment is over 8 percent, gasoline prices are close to four dollar a gallon, when Christianity is under attack in a Christian Nation, when there is an invasion of illegals from around the world into the USA; when blunders are made on the international scale such as aiding the Muslims extremists take over the reign of power in north Africa( Egypt) ; when our fellow Americans are denied military rescue such as in Benghazi Libya;
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ANALYSIS PARALYSIS – A FAR CRY FROM GOOD GOVERNANCE

In case you didn't know, or have chosen not to know, or have been living in a remote Siberian cave, the national election is over in the Land of the (still) Free and the Home of the (selectively) Brave. Hence, for the next two to six years, the cast of characters in our political leadership has been programmed, subject to interim adjustments, at the whim (or apathy) of the electorate.
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