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2021 Inauguration: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Take Office

It took a bloody eternity for Jan. 20 to finally arrive. Normally the space between Election Day and the inauguration is a peaceful time filled with holiday celebrations. Exiting presidents routinely use this moment before their term in office ends … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Impeached – AGAIN

In the wake of the calamitous riot spearheaded by President Donald Trump and his merry band of seditionists, Democrats turned to the one lasting punishment only the House of Representatives could deliver upon this corrupt chief executive, impeachment. The violence … Continue reading

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Congress Affirms Biden Victory After Trump Mob Overruns U.S. Capitol

For a brief couple of hours Wednesday morning I felt a sense of relief for the first time in nearly a year. After a long night of watching ballot counts in Georgia, both Democrats won runoff contests against incumbent Republicans, … Continue reading

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Trump Rebuked in Georgia with Democratic Senate Wins

Georgia sweet Georgia! If previously you told me it would fall upon the Peach State to cast the decisive ballots that would wrest control of the U.S. Senate away from Republicans I would have said good luck completing that Hail … Continue reading

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2020: The Year of the Mask

As we prepare to bid 2020 a fond farewell, we’re left to contemplate this 10-month quarantined loss of normality. Homebound. Working in living rooms and dining rooms. Kids in virtual school. Pets everywhere. Sickness. Nowhere to go. It’s jarring. Apparently … Continue reading

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2020 Election: Political Polarization Showing Signs of Shifting Liberal Electorate

Has America lost its way? The results from the 2020 Presidential Election showed a bitterly divided country. A majority of the population sought leadership from the medical science community throughout the current pandemic. The remaining 30-plus percent of the electorate … Continue reading

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Guitar Legend Eddie Van Halen Passes Away

Eddie Van Halen, the influential guitarist and co-founder of hard rock band Van Halen, died after a years-long battle with cancer on Oct. 6, 2020. Van Halen was 65. Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Jan. … Continue reading

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Toro Mower Steps Up to Double Lot Challenge

The logistics of getting a family packed up and moved is enough to fill several “To-Do” lists. Cutting the new yard once moved was not one of my immediate concerns. We moved in Oct. 2019. The mowing season was over. … Continue reading

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Breonna Taylor Shooting by Police Leaves Louisville Officials Without Answers

If there was a positive takeaway from the tragic death of George Floyd it’s that the continued scrutiny of his treatment at the hands of Minneapolis police has illuminated the circumstances surrounding the murky police killing of Breonna Taylor in … Continue reading

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Maytag Washer and Dryer Combo Comes to the Rescue

It’s never a good day when the agitator inside an older model washing machine ceases to agitate. I moved into my current home in 2019, and the washer/dryer units came with the house. They were far from new then. Now … Continue reading

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