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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Walker Being Squeezed...

Politics, People Making A Difference, Wisconsin, Taxes, Quality of Life

Governor Walker is feeling a bit of a squeeze play from the Legislature concerning the Budget.  It seems that even the members of his own party see that they have an opportunity to wring concessions from him or at least cause him some angst in his not-yet-announced-but-already-assumed run for the Presidency.

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Obesity At Epidemic Proportions?

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Healthcare, U.S.

The Los Angeles Times published a story today citing the statistics concerning Americans’ weight…actually Americans’ significant overweight issues as measured by the Body Mass Index which you can locate by clicking here.  I could conclude that we are facing an epidemic of obesity.

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Absolutely Unforgivable!

U.S., Politics, Military, Healthcare, People Making A Difference

Our treatment of our veterans is absolutely disgraceful.  Those men and women were prepared to give their lives to defend us and our freedom and they did their job.  Those who came home having been wounded or who lost limbs or who needed mental help were sent into the Veteran’s Administration system for those services.

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Forgiveness...

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life

Forgiveness is taught to us who attend church and is mentioned on a very regular basis, and yet there are those occurrences that make us wonder just how forgiving we could be.  That was presented to us for consideration with the shootings at the Charleston AME church this past week and with the televised arraignment where several people who had been involved, and who lost family members, made statements citing their pain and suffering over the loss, but also expressing their forgiveness and hope that the young man would repent and open his heart to the Lord.

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Back From Purgatory?

People Making A Difference, Potpourri

He’s back…or is he?  Brian Williams has served his time in broadcasting purgatory or so it would seem.  He has now been given NBC’s blessings to return but not to his original spot.  Lester Holt who has filled in for him apparently did so well that NBC is keeping him in the former Williams spot.

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