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Bob Burns commented on Con Chapman's blog post Consuela Translates the Silent Languages of Love
"Good read, Con. I enjoyed it. I wonder if anyone here knows what a Merry Widow is. Talk about tight quarters!"
Jun 24, 2015
Bob Burns commented on Doc Vega's blog post The Cost Of Radicalizing America
"What "slime balls" would allow Sharia Law to be implanted in our country? Can you (a) name one slime ball and (b) tell me what specific part(s) of Sharia they would implant?  With all due respect to you, people such as Pamela Geller…"
Jun 17, 2015
alsoknownas commented on Bob Burns's blog post Republican Catholics Have Their Own Version of Cafeterianism.
"I'm expecting part of the 2016 GOP platform to be a return to flat earth theory."
Jun 17, 2015
Bob Burns commented on Robert Young's blog post No Trump is The Highest Suit
"For years, Trump hasn't been much other than a modern P.T. Barnum, who defined the art of huckstering for cash 150 years ago. From me, he doesn't elicit much more than a shrug. It just goes with the territory in America."
Jun 17, 2015
Bob Burns commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Art James Inspires Addendum to Good Politics, Questionable Policy
"Personally, I would appreciate it if Mr. James simply added a slash (/) to the breaks rather  than start another line. It would be so much easier on my index finger. You know: "Less scrolling/more taste.""
Jun 17, 2015
Bob Burns commented on Doc Vega's blog post The Cost Of Radicalizing America
"Pamela Geller a 1st Amendment hero of yours?  Phooof!"
Jun 17, 2015
Bob Burns commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 1-Sentence Sunday: Why I Want the Trade Deal to Burst
"Comment by Bob Burns just nowDelete Comment TPP? After We the People get sucker punched with NAFTA and CAFTA, now they want a PAFTA (Pacifc Area FTA, aka PTT)? Well, we don't wanta and we don't hafta! Write your congressperson."
Jun 15, 2015
Bob Burns commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 1-Sentence Sunday: Why I Want the Trade Deal to Burst
"Obama has been way too much a "stay at home" President. He's not a politician, to his detriment. Being President isn't a 9-to-5 job, where he can eat with the family at the end of the day.  He's alienated his own party…"
Jun 14, 2015
Hannu Virtanen commented on Bob Burns's blog post Cops and Robbers: It's Not That Simple
"'Cops are, at the end of the day, just like the society they police, subject to the same defects as all of us.' It similar here, where I'm living. But even if Finland is one of the most violent of European countries the situation here…"
Jun 14, 2015
Bob Burns commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 1-Sentence Sunday: Why I Want the Trade Deal to Burst
"I agree.  What I cannot understand is this President's support of it. "
Jun 14, 2015
Bob Burns commented on koshersalaami's blog post That Girl In McKinney
"I think we've beaten this whole blog all to hell. Time to move on. I'm outta here. "
Jun 14, 2015
Bob Burns commented on koshersalaami's blog post That Girl In McKinney
"LOL.     Sorry to bother you. Proceed."
Jun 14, 2015
Bob Burns commented on koshersalaami's blog post That Girl In McKinney
"Sterling.... Honestly, you really need to sharpen your writing skills. You are always using false analogies (like medieval barbers!) to make points which, truthfully, I'm not sure I understand what it is you are trying to make.  Say what…"
Jun 14, 2015
Bob Burns commented on Bob Burns's blog post Cops and Robbers: It's Not That Simple
"Terry, this is the dirty little secret which is finally being talked about, as I see it, in the general society. The old myth of cops being "the city's finest" is finally being exposed as just that: a myth. Cops are, at the end of the…"
Jun 14, 2015
Bob Burns commented on koshersalaami's blog post That Girl In McKinney
"Cut to the chase, Sterling. Quit trying to parse every sentence into slices and dices.  Do you agree/disagree that cops everywhere (and here I'll include DAs) regularly lie, "misspeak," prevaricate, withhold the truth,…"
Jun 14, 2015
Bob Burns commented on koshersalaami's blog post That Girl In McKinney
"Comment by Bob Burns 4 minutes agoDelete Comment From my perspective the singlemost problem with the criminal justice system has to do with money. Poor people, dependent on PDs to represent them get almost nothing in the way of adequate…"
Jun 13, 2015

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Republican Catholics Have Their Own Version of Cafeterianism.

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 8:24am 1 Comment

Francis I, Pontifex Maximus (a trained chemist):

“Numerous scientific studies indicate that most of the global warming of the past decades is due to the concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and others), emitted especially because of human activities…by the development model based on the intensive use of fossil fuels that is at the core of the global energy mode

Marco Rubio:

“I don’t…

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Cops and Robbers: It's Not That Simple

Posted on June 12, 2015 at 9:30am 5 Comments

Koshersalami's blog "That Girl in McKinney" has stirred quite a bit of commentary about the role of police in our society. Clearly what happened there, so incredibly captured by a young girl holding a cell phone camera, has touched a raw nerve among Americans everywhere, not just here. McKinney, TX is mentioned on every news show in the country now. People are finally beginning to question the whole system of…

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Has the NFL Gone Rogue?

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

As National Football League teams get into high gear this year, the NFL’s once relatively pristine public image is coming under increased scrutiny as scandal after scandal seems to be popping into the front pages and TV news teasers than ever before.

Much of this scrutiny is the result of the recent exposure of certain NFL football players feloniously coldcocking girlfriends or taking…

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Barnie Fife Rides Again.....

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Chapter I

Someone once told me, “You haven’t lived until you’ve been on the foul side of a LEO” (law enforcement officer). And that’s precisely what happened a couple of months ago.

My son Brendan had been on the lam for months and was living wherever he could with occasional visits here to get some clean clothes. He came back from CA about weeks before, presumably having burnt every bridge he had (to hear him tell the story).

While I was in Ireland he had gotten into my…

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At 9:57am on December 26, 2012, Kenneth Sibbett said…

Good to see you Bob. Happy Holidays~

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