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Holiday Meal Schedule and Recipes!

This year, in order to create some, well, order to what will become a very long Christmas weekend, I decided to send our family the schedule of meals that I will be preparing. I asked them for some input – mainly how many people (family + friends) will be at each meal so I can […]

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Are Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam Actually Tied?

Since the June primaries, three polls have been released on the Virginia governor’s race. Quinnipiac on June 22nd had Northam up by 8 – 47-39. Harper on June 15th had Gillespie and Northam even at 46. Just this week another polling outfit, Monmouth, had Gillespie and Northam tied at 44. An average of those three […]

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3 Things Donald Trump Can Do to Win.

The historic presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump seems to have hit a plateau, but there are three things he can do to win to rest of the Republican primaries and, yes, the general election. This offering of a Big Three is not to help The Donald win as much as it is intended to […]

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Pope Francis and Donald Trump – The Actual Transcript

The headlines and news stories of yesterday’s require an actual reading of the transcript of the in flight press conference that Pope Francis conducted on the way from Juarez, Mexico to Rome. Here is what Reuters reporter, Phil Pullella asked Pope Francis and what Pope Francis actually said in his answer. Pullella – “Today, you […]

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Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina – Channeling Tom Petty

“Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down You can stand me up at the gates of Hell but I won’t back down Gonna stand my ground, won’t be turned around And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down Gonna stand my ground and I won’t back down”   These lyrics from […]

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Cold Fusion – Mark Warner Won Edition

In the world of sports, Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s re-election victory over Republican Ed Gillespie would have been called anything but “almost losing.” In baseball, it would have been a walk off RBI double. In football, a last second field goal. In basketball, a three pointer at the buzzer. The political line about Warner’s […]

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Cold Fusion – Politics Post U.S. v McDonnell Edition

Politics in Virginia changed forever after Bob and Maureen McDonnell were found guilty in federal court on September 4th and if you think the changes are all good, I would offer a Jimmy Buffett inspired “slightly different point of view.” Many will default to the wrong conclusion that the verdict will “clean things up” in […]

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Cold Fusion – ObamaCare v Thanksgiving Edition

Americans all across this great land are carrying out their holiday travel to gather with their families for the sole purpose of giving thanks. With food. While not a holy day holiday, American Thanksgiving has become (sorry Andy Williams) our Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Why? It’s easy. Check out this horrific list of […]

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Cold Fusion – Sheriff Buford T. Justice Edition

Pop Culture – Political Reality all rolled into one. But first a little cinematic history for context. The movie Smokey and the Bandit opens with Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) of Texas surprising several young men who are “cleaning” a car which had been abandoned by Justice’s would be daughter-in-law (Sally Field) who left […]

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Cold Fusion – Ferris Bueller Edition

If one assumes that Ferris Bueller was a second semester senior in the 1986 classic comedy hit “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, today he would be 44 or 45. While Ferris would have never voted for Ronald Reagan, he was a child of the times as we all are children of our times. But who was […]

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