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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: THE NEWS NOT AIRED

Not all news is covered by the mainstream media. Those items in particular that are omitted by editorial boards are items that do not fit the liberal progressive narrative. What…...

Friday, May 12, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: THE DERANGED AND UNBALANCED LEFT

Since the election of President Donald Trump, and the defeat of Hillary Clinton, far too many on the left have become unhinged in ways exhibited as a certain kind of…...

Thursday, May 04, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: GRACKLE VERSUS SQUIRREL

The running commentary on the Passing Scene holds a certain appeal for many people. Varying from the usual economic, social and political fare, however, promotes a heightened level of interest.…...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: SLAVE TALK - AGAIN?

Western Kentucky University student government voted on April 17 in favor of reparations for Black students in the form of free tuition. The resolution recommends that the university acknowledge slavery…...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: GLEANINGS OF DUMB REMARKS FROM THE LEFT

People who do not consume left wing, i.e., mainstream media, may have missed the following tidbits. "Clinton Campaign May Have Been Too Smart to Win.” – This is a headline…...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EASTER

Easter celebrates the most important occasion in the Christian year. Most Americans know Easter as a Christian holiday that usually falls in the month of April marking the season of…...

Thursday, April 06, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: BURMA SHAVE FROM YEARS GONE BY

It was autumn 1949. A family drove north from Cheyenne across Wyoming headed for North Dakota. To the right-front just off the right-of-way along US Highway 85 south of Chugwater…...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: THE WONDER OF SPRING

Spring comes late to the northern plains. The fields have been clothed in drab for months. As spring struggles to free herself from winter’s icy grip that struggle has been…...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: A TRIBUTE TO THOMAS SOWELL

On December 27, 2016, exceptional economist, educator, writer and columnist Thomas Sowell published his last column. At 86 he decided to “hang it up” in favor of his hobby --…...

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

Last week chickadees and sparrows struggled at the feeders on a breezy, winter afternoon. Goldfinches had already started changing colors. One little critter, with his rump pointed north, took a…...

Thursday, March 02, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: THE BATTLE OF 73 EASTING

President Trump named Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster as National Security Advisor on February 20, 2017. McMaster is a West Point graduate who earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history…...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: THOUGHTS ON THE PASSING SCENE

Shard. A piece of ceramic, metal, glass or rock typically having sharp edges. Often enough The Passing Scene is just that -- a shard. The objective is to nick the…...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: BETSY DE VOS - THE NEW SCHOOLMARM IN TOWN

On February 7, 2017, Betsy De Vos was sworn in as the 11th Secretary of Education. At the culmination of her confirmation Vice President Mike Pence had to cast the…...

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: THE ANARCHISTS AMONG US

On February 1 rioters on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley caused $100,000 in damage “protesting” the scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulos. Milo was invited to speak by…...

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: DEMOCRATS IN THE WILDERNESS

Since Donald Trump’s election Democrats, liberals and progressives slipped into denial to explain their loss. Rather than admit they have a problem and work toward a solution they contrive one…...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DENNIS PATRIRCK: HE IS GONE AND THAT IS GOOD

He is gone and none too soon. Former White House occupant Barack Obama flew off into the western sky Friday afternoon leaving behind the carnage of a leftist ideologue. As…...

Friday, January 20, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: GOING COLD TURKEY – OR, HOW BIRDS SURVIVE WINTER

This winter challenges man and beast with wind chills reaching minus 45 degrees and snow over 4 feet deep. When annoying weather beyond our control makes life a bit testy,…...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – TAKE A HIKE!

Most people have heard of political correctness (PC). The fad became institutionalized in academia and now permeates radio, TV, print journalism and advertising. How can anyone avoid the PC assault?…...

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DENNIS PATRICK: DAYS GONE BY—2016

Year-by-year friendships bind together the loose ends of time. Across the English-speaking world we bid good-bye to the old year by singing “Auld Lang Syne.” In doing so, we celebrate…...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: FOREVER CHRISTMAS

FOREVER CHRISTMAS Christmas brings with it everything one would expect for a celebration. Cards and carols, gifts and greenery, meals and music – all add to the festive season. The…...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: TRUMP IN PERSPECTIVE….NO-NONSENSE PRAGMATIST

President Donald Trump’s friendly critics utter gentle swipes against him. “There is a new sheriff in town.” “He is not a conservative.” “He has been known to side with Democrats.”…...

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: HONOR - THE DYING CONCEPT

“Honor:” a word from the cobwebs of our lexicon.  From the dustbin of our vocabulary comes this seldom heard word. In an age of pop culture and high tech entertainment,…...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: RECESSIONAL - THE AMERICAN TRANSITION?

AMERICA IN TRANSITION             “Recessional” was one of Rudyard Kipling’s better known poems written late in life. The title indicates a hymn sung at the close of a church service.…...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: A THANKFUL THANKSGIVING

Halloween 2016 is history and now is the time when adults over indulge and all are urged to show gratitude for what we have and how we got it. Under…...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: WALKING FOR LIFE

A mild autumn keeps things stirring. Living things in the earth may slowly go to sleep. But people continue to move in the gentle autumn weather. It is great to…...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: THE BRILLIANCE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC V. DEMOCRACY

Our Founding Fathers were smart, educated and wise. They took to heart the sentiments of the Roman philosopher, statesman and lawyer Marcus Tullius Cicero when he said, “Nothing is more…...

Friday, November 04, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: VOTE NOT A DIFFICULT CHOICE

The 2016 presidential election presents two candidates commonly viewed as flawed. One candidate apparently has a huge advantage over the other. One candidate is an outsider, anti-establishment, non-elitist who handily…...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: WOMEN IN COMBAT - A BRIDGE TOO FAR

The final conference at Field Marshall Montgomery’s headquarters preparing for Operation Market-Garden the discussion focused on five major bridges that had to be taken intact to facilitate the armored advance…...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: DISTRUSTING THE ELITIST MEDIA

Mainstream media, left wing media, corporate media or big media – these are different names for the same elitist press that regards itself equivalent to the fourth branch of government.…...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: THE BOGUS PHONY FRAUD HOAX – CLIMATE CHANGE

Picking the right word for manmade climate change (the new term for global warming) is not tough. Fraud. Sham. Bogus. Phony. Hoax will do. Believing that infinitesimally insignificant man can…...

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