We continue to encourage our kids to go to awful colleges, load up on stifling student loan debt, resulting in unfulfilled dreams. When many of these kids need to just get a job or learn a trade.
Last week I read an interesting (and alarming) piece about the decline of community newspapers across the country. What a bummer. Is anyone hiring?
I’ve been busy over the past few weeks as we’ve finally gotten settled into our new house – please excuse my infrequent musings. Allow me to catch you up.
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.”
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.
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.
The Democrat Governor of Virginia, who is a pediatric neurologist, said on a radio show that, essentially, once a baby is born the mother should have the right to decide to keep it alive or to kill it.
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.
As you Democrats load up your clown car for the three-ring circus we call the presidential primaries, the key is to differentiate yourself. Trump did it with the 17 RINO clones against whom he ran.
We all have situations that make us uncomfortable. I’m not that different than most regarding the list of uncomfortable places to be or situations I don’t want to find myself in.
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.
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 …
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
We don’t have royal weddings in America; our spectacle is Congress grilling business executives. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appeared earlier in the year, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled for this week.
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).
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, …
Holly and I have been fortunate to be able to provide a respectable Christmas to the kids throughout the years. It’s not always been easy, but we have found ways to make it work. Some years have been harder than others.
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).
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?
Soviet Marxist leader Joseph Stalin's infamous boast about elections was "It's not the people who vote that count; it's the people who count the votes."
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.
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…
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.” …
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.
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…