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This election season has a lot of us running around putting out fires. Between Hillary Clinton’s propensity for dodging the truth and Donald Trump’s inability to bridle his tongue, and the media’s lack of professionalism, is it any wonder all of us are having a difficult time fettering out truth from fiction?

In the past 24 hours, I have personally dealt with at least five or six fires created by people clicking and sharing outright lies, or if you prefer, half-truths, which if you ask your mom is the same thing as a lie. read more

Donald Trump’s Grammatical Error

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I was out-of-town the day the news over Donald Trump’s reportedly misogynist statement about Megyn Kelly broke. I did not hear his statements first-hand, so I could only judge by the context provided me by news reporters.

Which is a problem.

Perhaps Trump’s  brouhaha can be marked up to poor grammatical style?

It has been reported that Trump said: “She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” read more

VA’s Broken Promises

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He’s a family member, this veteran I know. But he’d have you know that he was never on the front lines, never fought in combat the way so many of my veteran friends did, the way my own daddy did. So for far too many years, really up until just two years ago, I didn’t know anything about the injury he sustained while serving in Germany.

It was an injury severe enough to land him in the hospital, when the infection set in he was life-flighted to a bigger, better hospital. They called his momma and daddy back home in Oregon and told them that he was pretty sick and unsure of how it might all turn out. All his folks could do was sit by the phone and pray. They are good praying people, those two, so they did that. read more

Exploitation of Harper Lee

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Readers and writers the world over are abuzz with the news that Harper Lee is releasing a novel.

Doing the very thing she swore to the Barefooted Jesus she would never do.

It has been a well-known fact that Harper Lee, now 88,  has been in poor health since suffering a bad stroke. Those who know her best say that Harper Lee is deaf, blind and confined to a wheelchair.

One gushing commentator on the Huffington Post said that they never ever expected Harper Lee to publish another book.

With good reason. read more

Spying: Who gives a bong?

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You might worry, too, if your last name was Zacharias.

Did you see the report that the National Security Agency and FBI have breached the privacy of US citizens?

Not surprisingly there isn’t a Jones, Brown, Greene, or Smith in the bunch.

But there is a Gill.

Somebody better warn Vince.

This particular Gill was under surveillance by the US government while he was a Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates.

For the 40 and under readers, there was a time in US history when spying on its own citizens was illegal.  Such activity cost one president his presidency. read more