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Road behemoths, beware!

The Country Curmudgeon

Behemoth! Behemoth! Here comes another one. Preceded by his pilot car straddling the center line, half of a house hurtling down the highway on wheels, hanging over into your oncoming lane. Pilot’s friendly warning? If you don’t move over, his house will squish you like a bug, right of way be damned.

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Social controls: Some we like, some we don’t but we couldn’t live without them

A view from the edge

The argument against government interference in our lives is split into two discussions: control to restrict our lives and control to enhance our lives. And, of course, what is control to some is enhancement to others. And vice versa.

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Mind of Jello

Editorial Cartoon

Our young children are overexposed to marketing messages

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: Are all the commercial messages kids are bombarded with today having any noticeable negative effects? And if so what can a concerned parent like me do to limit my own kids’ exposure to so much advertising and marketing?

Jason Baldino

Somerset, N.J.

The injustices of legal plunder: Frédéric Bastiat’s law

The County Account

There’s no law without philosophy. I’ve tried to stay true to this simple maxim in both my ruminations and approach to lawmaking. I constantly ask myself to what underlying principle is any law rooted, and how does it fare in particular with the United States and New York state constitutions to which we legislators swear allegiance?

The Hoodie

Editorial Cartoon

Wrapping your mind around buying local

The Millerton News Editorial

Sunday, March 25, was the “20th Annual ‘Buy Local’ Festival featuring Trades Arts & Crafts.” A mouthful of a title, but a really wonderful event that has through the years helped unite the Tri-state business community and the buying public in a thoroughly unique and successful way.

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Full metal idiots

The Country Curmudgeon

The latest hot reality show, “Full Metal Jousting,” features a gang of guys in a modern-day version of full armor riding on horses and poking each other with 10-foot poles. They poke each other at approximately 30 miles per hour, the combined speeds of their horses at impact.

Like watching a train wreck, it is fascinating and horrifying, all at the same time. The camera follows them in practice, in leisure, in competition and in the obligatory confessional interview when they tell us stuff that is a “secret.”

Seriously? You’re on camera, doofus!

What is the liberal elite media we hear so much about?

A View From The Edge

In an effort to divert the truth from the valid claim that most of America’s media time is pro-right wing — time spent listening to the radio, watching TV or reading print media like newspapers (after all, you cannot argue with the Nielson Ratings as reported to the Wall Street Journal) — the right-wing candidates, led by Newt Gingrich, have requalified the word media from its current iteration as liberal media to liberal elite media.

A question of appearances in Florida

Consider This
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

Have you ever gone to visit someone in a town you didn’t know well, and felt threatened as you walked down the street? If you are not a young, black male, then the answer to that question is probably no. If you are a young, black male, however, then what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to you, and you have probably grown up living with that fear.

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