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Opinions are fun. My friends tell me I am someone with lots of opinions and that's fine since I don't get mad at others when they disagree with me. In this same spirit I am interested in hearing yours views as long as you are able to share your views without boiling over. I look forward to hearing from you. I tend to write in the form of short essays most of the time, but contributions do not need to be in this same format or size. Some of the content here will date itself pretty quickly, other content may be virtually timeless, this is for the reader to judge.


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Don’t wake the sleeping giant

Posted at: Jun/01/2024 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: The Law, Watching America,

A tragedy recently happened in America, and I am trying to determine how to fly the flag on my 25-foot flagpole. It's not the Challenger explosion that took place in 1986. It is not the Twin Towers in New York, which took place in 2001. Yesterday, the Justice System was used as a political weapon in New York. This perversion of our judicial system leaves me wondering. If I fly my flag upside d.....read more…

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Revenge of the Normies

Posted at: May/26/2024 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Society, Watching America,

Did you ever see the movie “Revenge of the Nerds”, 1984? The appeal of the movie is that the “beautiful people”, the Jocks and Cheerleaders at the fictional college have set themselves up as an elite group. The charm in the story arc is the eventual realization that not just “Nerds”, but nearly everyone has been preyed upon by the beautiful people leading to a campus revolution led by the nerds......read more…

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Lawfare and a porn star

Posted at: May/09/2024 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Society, The Law, Watching America,

It’s 2024 and if you haven’t been following the news this election year, there is a twist to how the political game is being played. We have seen debates, naming calling, disparaging remarks on family, and twisted rewriting of history, but the latest game is called “Lawfare.” Lawfare is the use of the legal system and its institutions to damage, delegitimize, or hinder a political opponent. This.....read more…

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The Banana Republic of America

Posted at: Mar/26/2024 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: The Law, Watching America,

The deadline is rapidly approaching for Donald Trump, the presumptive 2024 GOP Presidential candidate to present the State of New York with a $454 million bond. Whether you like or hate Trump, this comes off as a malicious and vindictive prosecution. Similar to many countries, from Russia to small Latin American countries. In these countries, the courts are used as a weapon to eliminate the compe.....read more…

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All wars kill innocents

Posted at: Mar/20/2024 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Politics & Gov, Watching America, World Watching,

If you have watched “Band of Brothers” on television, you may have noticed that it does not spend much time on the civilian casualties and regional destruction reaped on Germany and German occupied portions of Europe. Stephen Ambrose’s book and the mini-series production by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks instead focuses on the reality of war as seen and experienced by members of the E-Company, 2nd.....read more…

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My Memory is Fine

Posted at: Feb/14/2024 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Politics & Gov, Watching America,

If there is one thing we can depend on as American’s it is great quotes from our Presidents. “I am not a crook.” “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.” “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton respectively). A president denying reality is nothing new. Sometimes it’s a self-protective lie. Sometimes it’s a twisted string of words utter.....read more…

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The passing of an old friend

Posted at: Jan/25/2024 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Perspectives, Sports,

I know I am dating myself, but I would like to briefly reflect on the apparent passing of an old friend. Growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s one of my memories was racing to my best friend’s house every Thursday afternoon to see who was on the cover of the latest edition of Sports Illustrated (SI). Each new week was filled with glossy photographs and what I considered exciting writing. Sports Illu.....read more…

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Trans-gender and Common Sense.

Posted at: Dec/28/2023 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Perspectives, Society, Sports, Watching America,

Asked to define the word “woman” during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 2022, Judge Ketanji Jackson avoided a direct answer by saying “I’m not a biologist.” I am not a biologist either, but I think I can help with this question. To that end, let me rephrase the question to Judge Jackson: are sex categories in humans of "male and female" real, immutable, and binary, or are they merely “so.....read more…

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Politics and Selling fear

Posted at: Dec/14/2023 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Politics & Gov, Watching America,

In America there are a lot of entertaining sports to watch. Baseball with its long season and lethargic pace of play allows for lots of commercial breaks. College and professional football demonstrate lots of coordination and exciting plays. Basketball offers a regular season followed by a playoff structure that seems nearly as long. But if you are a fan of an extended season, over the top per.....read more…

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Patriotism, history, and our best words.

Posted at: Dec/07/2023 : Posted by: Mel

Related Category: Society, Watching America,

Despite all the home-grown complainers, America is still considered the “Land of Opportunity.” With our freedoms and the chance for prosperity, the U.S. is the most sought-after immigration target on the globe. Nearly every other democracy is either patterned after or inspired by America. The power of words and ideas, along with the opportunity to freely express them is a key element to what has .....read more…

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