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Reading the news of late prompts thoughts of trees falling in forests. Or to ask the question, if the media ignore a story, was it ever news?

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As bad as the news that you read every day can be, the news you never read can be even worse.

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This stuff happens so fast you can’t keep track. It turns out the Democrat Party has returned to its roots.

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Profanity was once something you heard in a locker room, poker game or shortly after the hammer hit the thumb. But today, it’s everywhere.

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Imagine you’re in third grade and there is a spelling test. Most third-graders agree spelling tests can be tough.

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For a long time – bordering on 40 years – we’ve written a weekly column in this space. It’s safe to say that we’ve written well over a million words that were printed during that span. While some would argue it was an abuse of good ink, it happened nonetheless.

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So here we were, all set to rant and rave about the threat of censorship by the rich demigods who own social medial platforms and along comes Katie Porter.

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“About a month-and-a-half ago I was back here talking to one of the little girls, you know, and, and I told the Congressional delegation this, the same thing, right? We were gonna’ send her to the hospital and as I got close to her I noticed that she couldn’t speak and I asked the medical st…

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There was a time when these things made news. Not the ‘I remember where I was’ sort of news - like the Kennedy assassination or the moon landing – but they were news.

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He wore a mask for each COVID shot. Both at the same time. Not the shots. They happened days apart. The masks. It’s the masks he wears at the same time.

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This is the classic ‘he said’ vs. ‘she said.’ As with all these situations, the rest of us have no way of knowing who is telling the truth.

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By now everyone, and that means everyone, has seen the picture of Bernie Sanders at the inauguration. There he was, sitting in a chair, legs crossed, looking grumpy and mighty bored – with those massive mittens.

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It wasn’t that long ago that Betsy Ross was little more than a purveyor of racism, hatred and other horrible stuff. Oh sure, the White Patriarchy once tried to convince us otherwise. We all remember the story about Miss Betsy and George Washington.

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This is one of those weird news items that never make the news. But it seems newsworthy – or at least worth a head-scratch or two – so we’re including it here.

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The lady on TV was adamant. She was angry. She was forceful. She was committed.

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Everyone knows of Charlton Heston. Not too many people have heard of Mimi Groves. That could explain why the famous movie star got, well – star treatment – while Mimi was led to slaughter by the Left.

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In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to…

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This isn’t exactly a news flash coming from an old, wrinkled white guy with gray hair, but the attraction of Rap music remains a mystery.

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This is the time of year that people, mostly reporter-people, fuss and muss about all the promises politicians do not keep. And sure, it’s worthwhile to remind the political class of the things they said that did not happen.

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Punching the vice president of the United States would not be the customary path to promotion in any job. But it’s even worse if your job is to protect that very same vice president.

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Colin Kaepernick made a fantastic career move when he opted to kneel during the national anthem. Few people remember that at the time Kaepernick took a knee, he had been benched.

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It’s good that it was such a big ad. Even better that it was in this newspaper. In fact, if you took a poll, you would learn that big ads in this newspaper are among our favorite things.

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A multitude of thugs have been raising Cain for months. They have destroyed property, looted stores, burned buildings, assaulted cops and beat bystanders all because black lives matter.

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The parade in Coeur d’Alene was 16 years ago last month. The contrast with that event and the recent fuss over medicine makes it seem as if it happened on another planet.

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James Bennet is a guy you’ve heard of but don’t remember. The New York Times, of course, needs no introduction. The two names were connected in a news item early last month.

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So just in the last week there has been physical attacks on religious statues and verbal jabs at the NBA.

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This is one of those items so clever it makes a person wish he had thought of it first. But we aren’t real good at clever, so we’re just going to steal it.