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I’m sure you’ve noticed. In recent weeks, some high profile politicians have been using naughty words.

With all the hoax “hate crimes” and #MeToo shakedowns, a buddy of mine said he wants to get in on the action. He was going to claim to be sexually harassed/hate-crimed at work and, when asked by whom, he planned to respond, “By anyone who will settle.”  

Baseball season is here and not a moment too soon.  After enduring a gray winter, I’m ready for some delicious, overpriced hot dogs.

It happens when I’m in the car. It happens when I’m on the air. It happens daily, everywhere.

With a new batch of politicians in D.C. espousing socialism, victimization and House freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”) running Amazon’s jobs out of New York, etc., it might be a good time to re-read Ayn Rand’s work.

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What if I told you there is a surefire way to reduce auto accidents, and prevent a considerable amount of fatalities? You would be interested, right?

At the risk of coming across as the poster boy for self-pity, allow me to fill you in on the litany of “of course that happened to me” events that have riddled my life over the past, well, 16 months or so.

Bartender-turned-thought-leader of the Democrat Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or “AOC,” as the left so affectionately calls her) has turned her considerable intellect to opining on climate change. With the precision that can only come with $100,000 of student loan debt for a dubious li…

A respondent to this newspaper wrote a letter about the pros of a particular editorialist. Something he wrote set off alarm bells in my mind and I believe that they should with every American.

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Donald Trump’s tweet dubbing Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s billionaire founder, “Jeff Bozo” reveals more than the locker room MO of our president. Our country's roots are in England, where people of importance are knighted. In America, we now have our own version of knighthood: a nickname from Donald Trump.

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This Sunday, the price of mailing a letter goes up a whole nickel, from 50 to 55 cents. I remember the national outcry when it went up a penny, from five to six cents. “I’ll just drive down to the bank to pay my light bill, this is ridiculous,” some folks said. But eventually the shock wore …

Sometimes I don’t have a better answer for the kids about a perceived injustice other than to say that life is not fair.

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The government shut down December 21st over Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi petulantly not wanting Trump to have any border wall funding. The federal government spends $4.4 trillion a year; the $5 billion Trump wanted is one-tenth of 1 percent of that. About the same per…

I’ve seen it said that social media is the cigarettes of this generation. An addiction that we have minimal understanding of, and won’t understand the detrimental effects until it’s too late.

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Each Christmas season, I get my annual car insurance premium bill for the next year. Within moments, I go from Happy Holidays to Bah Humbug.

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Many people have described 2018 as a terrible year. According to the latest polls, the only thing Americans agree on is that Americans do not agree on anything. At the top of that list is The Wall. This was also the year there seemed to be much confusion about whether America’s former enemie…

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1. It was another safe year for air travel. One Delta Air Lines jet did slide off the runway, but Delta made up the recovery cost by charging the passengers an exhilaration fee.

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When most believers thank a higher power for the people in their lives, a

The staff at the Manchester Times has spent the past couple of weeks reviewing our “resolutions” for the New Year and planning for how the newspaper can better serve our readers, our advertisers and our community.

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1. My wish is that we have more bipartisan meetings like last week's with Trump, Pelosi and Schumer - just the three of them and their food tasters. We have become a tribal nation that will tolerate most forms of violence except helmet-to-helmet contact.

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What is the result of years of leftist, nanny-state rule? It has hurt the middle class, and eventually there are riots like we see now in France. French President Macron’s woes should serve as a warning to America’s rising Left.

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Recently, a manager who works with a chain of retail stores asked me for an honest opinion. He said one of his store’s competitors seemed to get more favorable mentions on social media, and he was concerned about losing a chunk of his business.  “What are they doing that we aren’t doing?” he…

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One of the funniest episodes of the old TV show “Happy Days” involved super-cool Fonzie having to admit he was wrong about something. He couldn’t even say the word. “I was…wrrr…” He just couldn’t do it.

Nothing will make you feel older than trying to follow the slang of a modern teenager. This is a language so devoid of English influence it should be a foreign language option in high school (Or for adults to take, because none of us have any idea what these words mean).

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For something to be funny there has to be truth in it. So it is with the new board game that is flying off the shelves, Monopoly for Millennials. It will be fun for all the entitled hipsters in your family. It is replete with ninth place trophies and, of course, they do not own real estate, …

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I could bore you with a long list of things I don’t do well.  For starters, there’s swimming, car repair, and working with any technology introduced after the Bush administration (the first one).

I’m not old enough to have lived through all the stresses of life. I imagine that even a full life doesn’t guarantee I will experience them all. At least I hope not.

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Since they lost in the 2016 presidential election, Democrats from Hillary Clinton to candidates for statewide offices have been fed this talking point to use constantly.  They say, “Our democracy is under attack.” Leftist reporters never follow up with the obvious question: How so?

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The lady cornered me after I spoke to her church group. “I have a question,” she said. “You’re on the news.  Maybe you know the answer.”

This is the time of year when I generally mock everyone for “being thankful” for just one month, sarcastically reminisce about my tenure at the Times since I’m at my work anniversary and then berate those who have already decorated for Christmas.

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Let’s agree that strip club bouncer (and aspiring pizza delivery man), hyped up on steroids and living in his van, Cesar Sayoc is not a criminal mastermind. Going into an election, this nut job has handed Democrats a gift and the status they love, the highest honor a Democrat can bestow upon…

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I often joke with my sons about my tough childhood.  The punch line usually involves something about how we didn’t have a remote control for the TV set.  I would tell them, “If I wanted to watch another channel, I had to GET UP from the sofa, and WALK to the television to change channels.”  …

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It pays to have thick skin.  I’m not sure if people are angrier now than in generations past.  Maybe it just seems that way.

There are two types of people in this world. Those who expect things, and those who know they must earn things. The microcosm of that is no more apparent than at the annual Safe on the Square trick-or-treating event in Manchester. 

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Teen Vogue showed the ignorance of a poorly educated and lazy generation by trashing capitalism in favor of socialism. The magazine told kids who act like they read Teen Vogue that capitalism has left the world in a "dystopian 'Mad Max' nightmare in which resources have dwindled and rich plu…