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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…...

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: “WAIST” MANAGEMENT AND CURBING THE “HUNGRIES”

Do you live to eat, or eat to live? With Holidays approaching this is a fitting question. Poor eating habits may reflect unrestrained indulgence or lack of self-discipline. There are…...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: WHAT MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME ABOUT AGING

That parents influence their kids is an understatement. Sometimes they impart lessons intentionally; sometimes not so much. The way they behave may be far more instructive than what they say.…...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: FEARING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY YOU LOVE

“I love my country. It is the government I fear.” An old Army friend includes this phrase as his e-mail signature block. The history of governments from the beginning of…...

Thursday, September 08, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: HOLLOWING OUT NATIONAL DEFENSE

Volunteers comprise our armed forces today. There is no draft. If these volunteers no longer have a reason to follow their Commander-in-Chief, officers and NCOs, they can choose to not…...

Thursday, September 01, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: SECRETARY CLINTON’S RACIAL HISTORY

Hillary cannot escape her heritage and the old adage “You are known by the company you keep.” She has kept company with the Democrat party for decades and she is…...

Monday, August 29, 2016

DENNIS PATRTICK: FOLLOW THE CLINTON FOUNDATION MONEY

An old adage explains a lot when determining the ultimate objective in social and political events. Follow the money. So it is in assessing the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton…...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: MAGIC OF PUSH POLLING

Why are political polling results such big news? Does anyone really believe that the numbers this far out reflect the outcome of the elections? More to the point, will polling…...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: DEMOCRAT’S KHAN CON

Hillary Clinton experienced a nice boost in her poll numbers following the Democrat National Convention. One of the reasons is the Democrat National Committee’s (DNC) shameless offering on the altar…...

Friday, August 05, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: INCREADIBLE EDIBLE FOOD

Enough of politics – at least for the moment. With political party conventions behind us, there is time enough to get one’s fill of hardscrabble politics over the next one…...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: TRUMP AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE MYTH OF THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE

NEWS FLASH! Washington Post headline -- “Donald Trump Positions Himself as the Voice of the Forgotten Men and Women.” Democrats consistently say they are for the poor, the downtrodden, the…...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: U.S. MILITARY IS IN TROUBLE

We live in a dangerous world. For the U.S. military who would secure us, things do not go well. Recently, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) identified several…...

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