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Loaded Words

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Hey, it’s hotter than hell out (for Washington… Look, if I wanted to live in an oven, I would have taken a job in Virginia, or Georgia.)  So someone pour me a cold beer, get one for yourself, and let’s find a place with a breeze to chat.  …

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Hypocrisy

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Well, the title says it all.  Look, I served with a chief who was a Chief. (as in Nez Perce Indian Tribe) His family ran a few hundred thousand acre ranch on the CA/OR border breeding and selling POAs (Pony of the Americas.) Now it’s not so much that…

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The Swamp

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, Coffee is on, have a sit. Let’s talk about swamps.    Calling things swamps has gotten a bad name over the last couple decades, now they’re “wetlands”.     See, a swamp; that’s stagnant water, rotting vegetation, mud and wasted land that would be fertile as hell if not for…

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Values

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt,   Have a seat, and pour yourself something, let’s talk for a moment. Now I could have named this column Fear too, but that’s a might corny even for me, so we’ll go with values. But before we get into that, let me point something out. Both sides loons…

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Fear

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, Pull up a chair.  I’m feeling a little under the weather this morning (3 hours in a dental chair and a flu shot on the same day will do that to you) so let’s stay with coffee this morning.   Fear.  My what a powerful motivator fear is.  Now emotions…

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Inevitable

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, Hey, have a seat, if you haven’t got something already, pour yourself something strong, you’ll be needing it in the days ahead.   Well, the people have spoken, or the fix was in. The Senate races in GA, as you know if you pay any attention at all to…

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Conspiracy

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Pull up a chair, and grab a beer, we’re going to bounce around a little today.     Now the primary reason we’re bouncing around is that there’s more than one thing that I feel I need to talk about today.  First off, a slightly belated birthday to my alma…