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Hooray and back at it

Weeks ago, back when the promise of stirring victory or crushing disappointment hung in the air in equal measure, the audience at the School Board’s October meeting at Sydnor Jennings Elementary heard two theories on how the vote on the 1 percent sales tax referendum might turn out.

Off their meds

The first, last and perhaps the only thing you need to know about the great American Health Care debate is that most people who weigh in on the subject don’t have any idea what they’re talking about. Just today I have read opposition pieces that alternatively argue that (1) Congress doesn’t understand what’s in the bills it votes on, and (2) our evil elected officials have hidden time bombs into legislation that will doom health care in America as we know it.

Hot air of summer

You don’t have to look far for examples of how silly our political discourse has become — just turn your attention to Sen. Frank Ruff and Del. Tommy Wright, respectively. Our state senator and neighboring delegate from Lunenburg County lent their names to a blast of hot air aimed at Gov. Tim Kaine, and, no, it had nothing to do with the balloons at Clarksville’s Lakefest celebration this weekend.

Block busted

I knew I was in for an interesting night at the movies when the guy in line ahead of me seemed determined to push the envelope on modern-day parenting while paying for his tickets and popcorn. He and his wife and two toddler children had come to see “Ice Age 4,” and our protagonist, a youngish man, was dismayed to learn the movie wasn’t filmed in 3-D. “What do you mean, I don’t get glasses?” he barked at the girl behind the cash register. Turning to his wife, he announced: “I don’t want to see it. I’m serious.”

Bite of the Apple

In the immortal words of NASCAR legend Ricky Bobby, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

A nose for the news

You can learn a lot by following the news. Even if you’re following it somewhere else.

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