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Category: Diversions

Penn legacy: A totally new construct for government

After Columbus discovered the New World, Spain grew in power to surpass Portugal as the largest global empire, giving rise the saying, the sun never set on the Spanish Empire. From Madrid, the Spanish Holy Roman Emperor Charles V ruled territories in Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and all […] …

Chuck Norris wonders if rural living is unhealthy

In the initial weeks following Hurricane Irma, people in the most rural parts of Florida worried they would be overlooked and forgotten. Many in the least populated counties swept up in the massive relief efforts had never received services from state and federal government agencies before. According to Kevin Smith, an area commander for the […] …

What would the Iron Lady think about England today?

Known as “The Iron Lady” for her stand against communism, Margaret Thatcher was born Oct. 13, 1925. She became the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom at a time when England’s government was facing bankruptcy, unemployment was on the rise, and there were conflicts with labor unions. Margaret Thatcher successfully turned the country […] …

Columbus: Not as bumbling as you might think

Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land routes. A biography of Columbus was written by Washington Irving in 1828, “A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus,” was filled imaginative dialogue, such as Europeans arguing […] …

Challenger to Elizabeth Warren: Get rid of groper’s donation

The state representative challenging Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her Senate seat is urging her to clean out of her campaign war chest the donations she got from actor Ben Affleck, “now that he has admitted to groping Hilarie Burton.” The scandal that erupted when the New York Times wrote about the multitude of claims by actresses […] …

NBC under fire for passing on Weinstein sex-harassment exposé

So Harvey Weinstein now has fled to Europe for therapy for his alleged habit of sexually harassing and assaulting young women, and the A-listers who profited from his movie business are left to say they are shocked, yes, shocked, at his unacceptable behavior. But is that really the truth? Likely not for all. “The truth is that […] …

Limbaugh: 1 action by Trump ‘scares the hell out of me’

As some NFL players continue to protest racial injustice by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, radio giant Rush Limbaugh is sounding the alarm about President Trump’s involvement in the controversy, saying it “scares the hell out of” him. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted a message concerning the NFL commissioner’s demand that […] …