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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

Let's Hear It For OPEC...

U.S., Wisconsin, Economy, Quality of Life, Taxes

Let’s hear it for OPEC…and especially for OPEC’s continued greed and perceived lack of alternatives.  The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has decided to avoid reducing the production of its member countries which almost assures a continued slide in the price of gasoline that you and I pay at the pumps.  I paid $2.689 as a Costco member yesterday; I cannot remember paying this little for a long time (little, of course, being a lot more than I used to pay).

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The Reverend Sharpton: Omnipresent

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

 The Reverend Al Sharpton appears to continue to capitalize on situations such as that in Ferguson, MO.  He has built a brand identity through such actions.  The man is always at the fore if there is a TV camera within a block or two and if there is a situation that can be exploited.

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The Gates/Panetta/Hagel Club

Military, Political, U.S.

The Gates/Panetta Club gained another member over the past few days.  Chuck Hagel becomes the third member of that club that has been created by President Obama’s hiring and/or firing for the lead position at the Pentagon.

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Thanksgiving 2014

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life

Thanksgiving Day means different things to different people.  I’m sure that doesn’t come as any big surprise if you have given it any thought at all.  Not everyone is happy to contemplate Thanksgiving Day, though.

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The Best Sermons

People Making A Difference, Potpourri, Quality of Life

I received this from a very dear friend and know not whether they are true although the e-mail claimed that to be the case.  Each is moving by itself; together these speak volumes about life and how to live it while we’re here.

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