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January 13, 2011

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Posted on January 13, 2011 at 19:41 PM

The Discourse and Rhetoric coming out of Washington Though the discourse and rhetoric in Washington, D. C. is taking a lot of heat for possibly provoking the recent and tragic shooting spree event, in Tucson, let’s not forget that the crazy will always be with us. (I’m pretty sure it was Jesus who said that.) […]

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December 8, 2010

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Posted on December 08, 2010 at 19:41 PM

If you’re like me, and like to stay ahead of the game, you got your Christmas shopping done last year – right after Christmas. The kids won’t necessarily be dazzled by this year’s hottest toys under the tree but, after you explain to them the basic theory behind trickle down economics, they’ll understand. They’ll love […]

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November 3, 2010

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Posted on November 03, 2010 at 19:43 PM

Talk to your kids about quacks As a general rule, I try not to answer questions with questions, especially with my kids because not providing swift and satisfactory answers can create a sense of doubt – that I don’t have all the answers. (They’ll both find out, soon enough, that I don’t, but in the […]

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October 8, 2010

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Posted on October 08, 2010 at 19:44 PM

This month, I know I should be writing about how important it is to get out the vote but I will not. There’s been enough preaching to the choir on this subject already, and we need to stop kidding ourselves about the amount of power and sway we truly have in the political arena (thanks, […]

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August 20, 2010

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Posted on August 20, 2010 at 19:45 PM

Another Year, Another Class of The IBEW’s Finest When the president and the organizer of our local walked into our classroom near the end of the last year of our apprenticeship and handed each of us a tramp guide and talked to us about rules of the road we were a bit nervous and somewhat […]

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July 26, 2010

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Posted on July 23, 2010 at 19:46 PM

Brothers and Sisters, it’s that time again because it’s nearly time – to do that thing where we, as American citizens, exercise the most sacred of democratic practices: the vote. Currently, only free citizens, of a certain age, who are legally registered to do so, and not prohibited by certain legal conditions, are allowed to […]

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June 6, 2010

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Posted on June 06, 2010 at 19:48 PM

Foreword: I’m not the one who should be doing this – writing this… I’ve known Marc for only 9 years and, really, not all that well. But I owe Marc a lot, just for giving me the opportunity to serve Local 113, in this capacity, for the last 5 ½ years (with all but the […]

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May 3, 2010

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Posted on May 03, 2010 at 19:48 PM

It’s been almost two years since the beginning of what was called our financial meltdown, and the government is just now getting around to debating the issue of financial reform. So far, there have been absolutely zero steps taken (as in measures passed into law) to prevent the sort of financial manipulation and fraud, which […]

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April 13, 2010

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Posted on April 13, 2010 at 19:50 PM

It’s Still A Big @#$%^&! Deal I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Only on some rare occasions do I even pretend to be a reporter. I write a column, which is more OP ED than anything else. That’s just the way things worked out, and where I appear to be most comfortable. […]

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March 9, 2010

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Posted on March 09, 2010 at 19:52 PM

After an experiment with a once-a-week, five hour school day, which lasted about nine years, IBEW Local 113 apprentices will be returning to a night school format in August. Francis Vigil, the Apprenticeship Director, says the decision was not made lightly, and one that the Apprenticeship Committee had been mulling over for a while. Like […]

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