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Some Reflections on “The Battle of the Sexes”

Some Reflections on “The Battle of the Sexes”

Bobby Riggs was a pro tennis star who was at the of his game in the late 1930s and the 1940s.  But Riggs is most remembered for his battle of the sexes.  In 1973, the 55 year old Riggs came out of retirement to play a couple of matches against much younger female tennis stars.

Originally, Riggs wanted to play Billie Jean King but King initially refused.. But the so called Mothers Day Massacre…

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Robert Fulghum on Adversity
Scotland Decides— No. Thanks

Scotland Decides– No. Thanks

On September 18th, 2014  Scotland voted on a referendum on independence.   The question was simply stated.  The turnout was quite high, achieving around 87% participation throughout Scotland. Both of those facts are quite commendable.     The First Minister of Scotland, Scottish National Party Leader Alex Sammon (SNP-Aberdeenshire East) spearheaded this referendum.  Sammon instituted one act…

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Rhett Butler on Life
Rand Paul on Arming Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIS
"Shut Up Legs": Jens Voigt’s Final Trek

“Shut Up Legs”: Jens Voigt’s Final Trek

Jens Voigt has been on the professional Cycling circuit for the past twenty years, racking up over thirty championships. As the 43 year old German Cycling star prepared to retire, he took on the Hour Record at the Velodrome Suisse in Gretchen, Switzerland.    Using a specially designed bike, Voigt sought to break Ondrej Sosenka’s mark of 49.700 kilometeters in an hour from 2005.  On the even…

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A Bit on Andy Murray on Scottish Nationalism

As Scots go to the polls to vote “Aye” or “Nay” on Scottish independence, British tennis star Andy Murray has stopped being coy about his viewing on Scottish nationalism.

A Bit of Seeing the Virtues of iOS 8

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A Bit of Seeing the Virtues of iOS 8

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Stephen King on Life
Faithful Simile for Constitution Day?
Vice President Biden’s Gaffes— “A Big F’ing Deal” or “Joe Being Joe”?

Vice President Biden’s Gaffes– “A Big F’ing Deal” or “Joe Being Joe”?

When speaking before the Legal Services Corporation, Vice President Joe Biden referred to “Shylock” lawyers who pressed foreclosures while soldiers were serving overseas. From a political perspective, this was a prudent position for a prospective Democrat nominee for President in 2016. “Lunch Bucket Joe” bolstered his middle…

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Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George on a Civil Creed

As we celebrate the bicentenary of Francis Scott Keys penning “The Star Spangled…

As we celebrate the bicentenary of Francis Scott Keys penning “The Star Spangled Banner”,  the Naked Gun movie comedic crooning ought to shame celebrities to learn the lyrics to the patriotic poem set to a period drinking song. There are too many examples ofhyped singers who flub the lines to the National Anthem at sporting…

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James Madison on the Constitution
Rihanna Reacts Ribaldly to SEE B.S. Fecklessness

Rihanna Reacts Ribaldly to SEE B.S. Fecklessness

After CBS spent $275 million for the 2014 Seasonto win broadcast rights to broadcast NFL Thursday Night Football from September 11-October 23 (and December 20th), the Tiffany Network wanted to make a splash in prime time to draw advertiser.  Thanks to the ex Baltimore Raven RB Ray Rice incident, CBS Sports is drawing criticism. CBS created pre-game promos which featured popular singers Jay-Z…

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