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# Word for the Day

 To Leave Very Suddenly… skedaddle   When you skedaddle, you leave very suddenly. A kid who breaks a window with her baseball might decide to skedaddle before her neighbor comes home from work.   You might decide to skedaddle from your aunt’s party before she starts showing the slides from her vacation ten years ago, or skedaddle from…

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# Word for the Day

To be full of hot air… bombastic   To be bombastic is to be full of hot air — like a politician who makes grand promises and doesn’t deliver.   What does cotton padding have to do with the word bombastic? Bombast was cotton padding or stuffing in the 1500s. Bombastic evolved as an adjective to describe something (or someone!)…

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Zimbabwe Redeux

  Good morning and welcome back to the Scuttlebutt.  Hey, pull up a chair.   Wow.   What we have here, is a “target rich environment” I could pick on the coward county sheriff, he’s just the gift that keeps on giving, to the gun rights pundit in me… But you know, he’s so damn easy…

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# Quote of the Day….

  “Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And…