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Spinelessness in High Places

Spinelessness in High Places

Feb 12 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Iran, Obama | 3 Comments

Something never rang true about the apprehension and boarding of two American Naval vessels by the Iranian Navy, something just don't seem right.

These boats were equipped with the kind of space age navigational devices that should have ...

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Lies, Subterfuge and a Naive President

Lies, Subterfuge and a Naive President

Feb 8 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Iran, Obama | 3 Comments

 I admire anybody who strives for peace, especially those who work to insure a peaceful future for our children and grandchildren, it is a noble calling.

When both parties bear no animosities and want to accomplish the same things, ...

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The Dreaded “D” Word

The Dreaded “D” Word

Feb 5 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Dieting | 3 Comments

I've been on vacation in Colorado since shortly after Christmas, which means that my physical activity has basically been limited to the few minutes of stretching and an hour of aerobics, which is my daily exercise regimen.

Before and ...

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Rage Against the Machinery

Rage Against the Machinery

Feb 1 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Elections, Politics | 7 Comments

When I look at public reaction to the candidates in the presidential primary fiasco this election year, it's like something I've never seen in my lifetime.

I've never seen the ...

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Perception and Reality

Perception and Reality

Jan 29 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Socialism | 10 Comments

 When a person hears the word "free" they are apt to get excited because they think it means they're going to get something of value without having to give anything in return.

This is rarely the case.

How many times have you ...

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King of 'Em All: A Dissertation on Rodeo

King of 'Em All: A Dissertation on Rodeo

Jan 25 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Rodeo | 2 Comments

I love sports, basically all sports, although I have my favorites. I'll go to great lengths to watch three football games on Sunday and when football season is over Sunday afternoon will ...

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Regroup or Regress

Regroup or Regress

Jan 22 , 2016 | Posted by: TeamCDB | Elections | 9 Comments

I do not openly endorse or support presidential candidates and don't want this column to be construed as such in any way.

I also do not consider myself to be a Democrat or Republican but an independent voter who votes ...

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Riding For the Brand

Riding For the Brand

Jan 18 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Life | 7 Comments

 Back in the days of the mega ranches and cattle drives one of the highest compliments you could pay a cowboy was to say, "He rides for the brand."

Meaning that this ...

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The Pushover

The Pushover

Jan 15 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama | 11 Comments

 If what happened in Cologne and other cities in Germany on New Years Eve, when young Muslim men insulted, groped, robbed and raped German women who were on the street celebrating the holiday doesn't wake Germany up, they are in for a long ...

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Jan 11 , 2016 | Posted by: Charlie | Socialism | 5 Comments

When I see the rise of a presidential candidate who seems to have no other notable qualifications for the office other than his promise to institute a “one size fits all” type of socialism, where the affluent would be heavily taxed and the ...

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