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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…...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: RACIST AMERICA?

What is in a word whose meaning has morphed from legitimate to dishonest? Racism is one such word. The term is so overused, misused and abused that it no longer…...

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

DENNIS PATRCIK: AN OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR JOHN HOEVEN

The 4th of July celebration has come and gone and what a proud festival it was – especially for those of us who were prior military! Those of us who…...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: TIME FOR SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED DIVERSION

Enough with the vexation and hassle of current events. Lighten up! Get a life -- and do it with humor. Every now and then it is healthy to take a…...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: THE FERGUSON EFFECT AND BLACK LIVES MATTER

Murder rates in many cities skyrocketed in 2015 and 2016. The reason given is the reduction of proactive policing in high crime neighborhoods of many US cities. And, the reason…...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: EXPLORING CURMUDGERY

To their credit, the longer people live the more experiences they accrue. Once upon a time older folks were considered wise by virtue of their accumulated experiences -- assuming they…...

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: LEARN TO LISTEN – LISTEN TO LEARN

A father exhorts his son, “Hush! Just listen!” A wise man, this father. He coaxed his son to listen to the conversation around them in a restaurant. This is a…...

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS—UNITE !!

Forty-two years ago Charles Fair (1917-2014), at that time a resident scientist with MIT’s Neuroscience Research Program, published a book titled “The New Nonsense: The End of Rational Consensus.” in his…...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: ARE VOTERS RATIONAL?

Every four years during the presidential campaign season it is appropriate to review not only the candidates, but the voters. Polls over the last twenty-five years confirm a disturbingly high…...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: LULLABY OF BIRDLAND

Company is on the way and visitors are arriving even now. First impressions count and it is wise to put the best foot forward. Good hosts welcome guests with open…...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: SOCIAL SECURITY IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT

Here is a memorable quote by former Senator Alan Simpson as published by CBSNews.com on 8/25/2010 titled, “Social Security is Like a ‘Milk Cow with 310 Million Tits’.” Simpson made…...

Thursday, May 05, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: THE HYPOCRACY OF PRO-LGBT CORPORATIONS

Religious liberty bills in Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina drew attention – and ire -- from several big corporations in recent weeks. These corporations chose to criticize these states’ religious…...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: FREDERIC BASTIAT LIVES!

Representative Rick Becker recently made a noble attempt to seek the gubernatorial nomination for the Republican Party. Although unsuccessful in his bid, he did make a lasting impression in the…...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: EARTH DAY – THEATER OF THE ABSURD

Just as the manmade global warming hoax has morphed into the less sinister moniker climate change, so too, has Earth Day embarrassingly atrophied into a metaphor for liberal silliness.  A…...

Thursday, March 31, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: AN EASTER POSTLUDE

Looking beyond Easter’s jellybeans, peeps and bunnies portends something far more profound to contemplate. One of the oldest poems in the English language brings out the overwhelming significance of Easter…...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: THE CULTURAL DENIGRATION OF MASCULINITY

During the past year high school fight clubs made the news. Some clubs had existed for years. Others were conducted unbeknownst to parents and school officials. As expected, the media…...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: MAKE MARCH SCOTS-IRISH HERITAGE MONTH

St. Patrick’s Day! Here today and gone for a year. People go goofy wearing green for the day and drinking green beer. It’s a good-natured celebration with fun for all.…...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: REPUBLICAN DEMISE

A serious phenomenon, not unexpected, dominates this presidential campaign season. No, it is not Donald Trump. He is only the symptom of a much deeper problem. The open rebellion of…...

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: REPUBLICAN CONGRESS BETRAYS VOTERS

At the end of October 2015, and under duress from fellow Republicans, John Boehner resigned as Speaker of the House of Representatives. He did not have the support of the…...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: THE AMAZING COMMON REDPOLL

I’m always amazed by the birds at my feeders in February. Only the toughest survive the North Dakota winter. My father-in-law once pointed out to me the obvious. Birds, like…...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: WHY WORK?—A PARODY REDUX

Why work? Good question. When fifty percent of the population pays no taxes and the other fifty percent support them, this begs the question: Why work? Why not live modestly…...

Friday, February 12, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: THE BURDEN TAXES CAN’T SOLVE

Campaign season is upon us and candidates ply us with their plans for the economy. Liberal candidates use the same old worn out slogans which translate to “tax the rich.”…...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: MY TAKE ON AMERICA’S TO MILITARY ANALYSTS

There are many admirable analysts commenting on military matters these days. Two individuals are a cut above. One is Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters and the other is Victor Davis Hanson.…...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: UNDERSTANDING NOVEMBER 2016

The January 19, 2016 issue of The Week carried a story titled “How an Obscure Adviser to Pat Buchanan Predicted the Wild Trump Campaign in 1996” written by Michael Brendan…...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DENNIS PATRICK: WE HAVE RULERS—NOT LEADERS

Why don’t Republicans behave as leaders or the loyal opposition for which they were elected? Angelo M. Codevilla answers that question in his book “The Ruling Class.” He maintains that…...

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