Paradise Lost – the American invasion of Cuba has begun. That is the real tragedy behind President Barack Obama’s opening relations and swapping embassies with the Caribbean island. The 800,000 Canadians, who make up 36 percent of foreign visitors to Cuba, have kept the secret – stunning beaches, low prices, friendly people. But somehow Obama found out and now the monster has been unleashed. Say g
By Barry Ellsworth on Dec 21, 2014
Time will tell whether the Ohio Democratic Party can start winning political races again following the second consecutive midterm election in which the party lost all statewide races to Republicans, who boosted their legislative margin to heights not seen in decades. At a Tuesday evening meeting held in the downtown Columbus, at the ODP headquarters, a 148-member Executive Committee voted by accl
By John Michael Spinelli on Dec 18, 2014
You can say this about Michele Bachmann: For a 58-year-old woman, she is hot. Some may consider that a sexist remark, but wait … I use that “hotness” to explain how her brain has been cooked. Because surely it has been overheated, as demonstrated at the White House Christmas party when she told President Barack Obama he should bomb Iran, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Now that would make for
By Barry Ellsworth on Dec 17, 2014
While President Barack Obama supports the recreational use of marijuana in Washington, a use that was approved by voters there in November, there is damning medical evidence connected with the drug that the pro-cannabis crowd seems willing to ignore. The American Lung Association noted that the marijuana of today is more potent than that of past decades. As well, there are 33 cancer-causing chemic
By Barry Ellsworth on Dec 16, 2014
In the 2014 mid-term elections, voters spoke and it looks like they are getting exactly what they wanted. Or are they? By giving the Republican Party control of both houses of congress, a look at things to come have emerged in the 2015 fiscal year spending bill. Laden with corporate giveaways and cuts for the working class, it’s a back door austerity plan that reflects the true priorities of a nat
By Maryann Tobin on Dec 15, 2014
Corrected. Jesus Christ may have been the original Al Bundy of “Married … with Children” two millennia ago. A new book by two Canadians – no, not hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie – claims that not only was Jesus married to the irrepressible and reformed prostitute Mary Magdalene, but the couple had two sons together. Note the word “reformed” in referring to Mary M., because as we approach his symbolic
By Barry Ellsworth on Dec 13, 2014
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By Barry Eitel on Dec 19, 2014
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