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  1. 8 months ago on Signe Wilkinson

    I agree. Bottled water is the biggest scam since Bernie Madoff. Most of the bottled water you can buy is simply tap water. But its tap water from somewhere else, so it must be better.

    A few of the premium brands, such as Evian or Perrier, are, in fact, imported, but most are just tap water that may have been run through a filter.

    There are a very few places in the US where the tap water is not safe to drink, but not many.

    And, the plastic bottles are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource and the vast majority of the bottles are discarded improperly and end up in the oceans or lakes or in a landfill, rather than being recycled.

  2. 8 months ago on Gary Varvel

    Speaking of common sense, about 15 years ago, Ohio considered a law requiring that all handguns be sold with a trigger lock. The proposed law did not impose any new restrictions on who could buy such guns, or even that the trigger had to be used. The trigger lock just had to be bundled in the purchase of a handgun.

    The NRS went ballistic and killed the bill.

    So much for common sense.

  3. 8 months ago on Non Sequitur

    Actually, Wikipedia DOES mention Augusta as the first capital of the new state of Maine, from 1820 to 1830.

  4. 8 months ago on Mike Lester

    I don’t believe for a minute that his net worth is even close to a billion dollars.

    He has assets totalling more than a billion, but most are mortgaged to the hilt.

    And, there are reports that he has consistently overvalued his assets. Some of them may actually be under water.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he is technically insolvent and living off of cash flow.

    He brags about being the “King of debt”.

  5. 9 months ago on Bob Gorrell

    The Obama administration only separated children from adults when there was clear evidence that the adults were not the children’s parents or guardians. This was done to prevent child trafficking.

    Trump made a deliberate decision (there was a recorded meeting in the Oval) to separate children from their PARENTS as a tactic to discourage people from attempting to come to the US. It was a cynical, cruel decision.

    Biden is providing a facility, which just happens to be the same one used under Trump, to house UNACCOMPANIED MINORS. That’s right, kids trying to cross the border ALONE. No kids are being separated from their parents.

  6. 9 months ago on Jeff Danziger


  7. 9 months ago on Gary Varvel

    The big difference between Obama, Trump and Biden’s treatment of kids arriving at the border is that Obama only separated kids from adults when there was evidence that the adults were not the parents; Trump had a conscious, deliberate policy of separating kids from their parents as a tacit to discourage people from coming here (“Come to the US, lose your kids” was the message), and Biden is only housing kids who arrive at the border UNACOMPANIED by an adult.

    Once again, it is a case of right-wing false equivalence.

  8. 9 months ago on Steve Kelley

    No, you don’t. People disagreeing with you is not “cancel culture” or “political correctness” or suppression of 1st Amendment rights.

    It is just people disagreeing with you.

  9. 9 months ago on Jeff Danziger

    There’s a kid in the background handing out flyers for the “Young Republicans”. In the movie “Butterflies are Free”, Goldie Hawn played a free-spirited young girl, to Eddie Albert, Jr.‘s more conservative, blind kid. She admits that she once dated a member of the Young Republicans, only to find out that there’s no such thing as a young republican.

  10. 9 months ago on Lisa Benson

    The state of Ohio has a provision in our state Constitution, saying that any bill passed by the legislature must have only one purpose. The idea was to prevent such must-pass “Christmas tree” bills.

    The provision gives the courts the ability to strike down parts of a law that don’t fit with the law’s primary purpose, while allowing the rest of the law to stand.

    Perhaps we need such an amendment to the US Constitution.