January 6th: A Date That Will Live In Hyperbole Infamy

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
On January 6, 2021, an estimated 700 American citizens broke into the U.S. Capitol.  They didn’t carry guns or firebombs or heavy artillery.  At the very most, history will call it a spontaneous “riot.”  One female suffered a gunshot death by a capitol police officer. One officer suffered a heart attack.  Several windows and doors shattered.  

Mostly, the participants walked around taking pictures of themselves with their cell phones…also known as a “selfie.”  Several walked into the Senate Chambers to sit at the head of the Senate and the House.  Several others walked into Nancy Pelosi’s office.

In order to create an entirely different narrative, the main stream media touted the event as an insurrection.  In the end, the rioters vacated the Capitol and drove home.  Later, over 400 of them faced criminal trespass charges and destruction of property.

Yet this past one-year anniversary, V
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: January 9, 2022 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Biden Hails Jobs Report

Though the number of new jobs created during December fell 50% short of what his economists had been predicting, President Biden hailed the figures as “evidence of the progress we have been making to transform our economy because fewer people feel compelled to work for a living. Record numbers of Americans are just plain quitting their jobs. This firmly corresponds to the Democratic Party’s goal of eliminating the necessity of work for as many people as possible.”

“Economists recognize that from an individual perspective work is a disutility,” Biden observed. “What this means is that leisure is preferred over work. Critics who are lambasting what they call ‘a failed economic policy’ overlook this key point. Any suffering that might result is the fault of the Republicans and Sen. Manchin for refusing to enact my ‘Build Back Better’ legislation. Sculpting a social structure where the majority can live without havi
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Humanity's War On Planet Earth

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
One of my dearest friends, Don Collins, former U.S. Navy commander, and brilliant historian when it comes to America’s past and future, gave me a sobering interview from his 90 years of living on this planet.

He’s worried if not frightened concerning America’s future sustainability, and even more so, of humanity’s viability in the 21st century.  Since he was born in 1931, the world has jumped from 2.0 billion people to its current 7.9 billion and headed toward 10 billion people.

His message needs to be amplified if not for you, then your children:

Collins said, “When I started writing Op Ed’s in 1994 right after my wife died of cancer, I was 63 years old and had a set of political views, which I now have changed many of, except for one, the fact that the 4 times growth human numbers in my 90 year lifetime on a finite planet can’t be sustainable.

“Meantime, since worldwide political leaders ignore the problem, there are consta
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Looking Back on 2021: The Diminishing Value Of Being An American Citizen

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 3: Why diminish U.S. citizenship? What purpose to add 100 million refugees to our shores? What about gas, food and housing prices? 

Do you get the feeling that 2022 will become much worse than 2021?  Do you get the feeling that our government spirals out of control or should we say, competence?  Do you feel that SO much corruption in Congress brings with it political Karma and real consequences?

Let’s face it: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, aged 82, proves herself one of the MOST corrupt politicians of the 20th & 21st centuries—but she keeps on chugging along—with no consequences to her, personally.  But the American people pay and pay and pay.

On FOX NEWS’ Greg Gutfeld’s “Gutty Awards” for 2021, one of the comedians said that the worst joke of the year was, “Putting a senile old man into the White House and thinking something good was going to come out of that…it’s like repeating the same
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Part 2–Looking Back At 2021: Trans athletes, Climate Change, Chicago Killings, Open Borders

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 2: : Trans athletes, Climate Change, Chicago Killings, Open Borders

Physicist, college professor and ecologist Dr. Paul Nachman, Montana State University said, “Humanity is nothing more than a giant train wreck in the 21st century.”

There’s a movie, Don’t Look Up, starring Meryl Streep and Leonardo Di Caprio where a giant asteroid races toward Earth to collide with our planet. It will send us back into the same nuclear winter that killed all the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.  When Di Caprio warns President Meryl Streep that the 15 to 20 kilometer wide rock will smash into the planet, she’s more worried about her national ratings than imminent death of the planet.

This week, the Minnesota Star Tribune wrote a glowing story about how great our importing millions of Burmese, Somalians, Chinese, Iraqi’s, Afghanistan’s and more, to America would beef up our economic system. The editors wrote:

“We can m
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Looking Back On 2021: Afghanistan, Covid, CRT, BLM, Jesse Smollett, Immigration

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 1:  Withdrawing from Afghanistan, Covid, CRT, BLM, Jesse Smollett, Immigration

As we sit in our homes to wave goodbye to 2021, it may be worthwhile to look back over a very sobering year.  Sure, most of us lived through the pandemic. But, over 800,000 Americans didn’t live through Covid.  Our hearts go out to their friends and families.  Most of us tried to maintain our sanity as Congress and this president turned our country into a homeless shelter for over 2,000,000 illegal border jumpers.  That’s in the face of our own homegrown homeless at 540,000 across 50 states.  We cried in anguish when this Alzheimer’s president and his incompetent generals engineered the worst military defeat in U.S. history.   

Biden and four-star General Milley allowed a bunch of Toyota pickup-driving, illiterate terrorists take control of a country where thousands of our troops gave their limbs, PTSD’d minds, and lives for the
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Jussie Smollett: Corruption of Integrity, Honesty, Honor–A Tale Told by an Idiot

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Shakespeare’s Macbeth said, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” 

This quote, spoken by Macbeth, equates to life being brief and meaningless.  It may be meaningless in the expanse of the universe, however, it’s meaningful to you during your time on this planet.

During the past 24 months of tales told by idiots Jussie Smollett, Don Lemon, Joe Scarborough, Joy Reid, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Chuck Todd and endless talking heads—average, hardworking Americans have endured being tagged with “White Supremacy…White Privilege…Racism…Racists…White Terrorists” and more nasty monikers. 

Except it’s not White people “smashing and grabbing” millions of dollars in mercantile goods in San Francisco, Lo
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When Your Father Died Too Soon: I Miss My Dad

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge

This request offers you an opportunity to express yourself concerning your father’s death when you were a young man or young lady. Or share this request with someone you know who experienced this event.

If you lost your father to an early death when you were between the ages of 8 and 28, you and I possess much in common. Or you may have lost him through divorce or he abandoned your family.   My 46-year-old father died instantly of a heart attack when I was 17.  His death changed my life and my brothers’ and my sister’s, radically, from happy kids, kids who played sports with their dad, kids who loved their dad, kids who enjoyed the love of their dad—to instantly “no dad” ever again in our lives. I remember that day when my father’s best friend came up to me in the parking lot to tell me the news. He leaned into the car window, “Frosty I don’t know how to tell you this, but your father died while umpiring the A
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