Chartrand…

Some things that should make us ponder

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

Pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera says its U.S. news network will offer serious reporting, less yelling and shrill commentary, and less coverage of celebrities — a programming formula certain to alienate American viewers.

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There are two ways to protect your privacy:  Rely on Congress to do it, or stay off the internet.  Both may require prescription drugs.
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Is it okay now  to quit reading about that obscenely rich fellow who bought The Washington Post?  Supreme Court nominees have received less public scrutiny.

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Kansas prosecutors continue cracking down on violations of the state open meetings law by local politicians and state legislators.
 An attorney general investigation found senior state legislators unfamiliar with the law and its requirements.

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Let’s clarify public sentiment on health care.  Americans do not want reform. They want a bulldozer.

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The New York Times paid $1 billion for the Boston Globe and sold it for $72  million.  Mentioned casually, in case the spouse brings up your recent investment in Blockbuster Video stock

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“I wasn’t really naked. I simply didn’t have any clothes on.”

— Josephine Baker, burlesque queen (1906-1975)


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From the IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ‘EM DEPARTMENT — The United States should erect billboards along the US-Mexican border stating, “Welcome to America. Barge Right In.”

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State legislatures are proof that no matter who gets elected nothing ever changes, because all the same changes keep happening.

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The guy at the next desk had a good week. Five straight days without hearing the word “transparency.”

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“Five Things …” and “10 Ways …” and “The Top 20 …”   Can someone get security in here? We’re under siege by media list makers.

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People with home mortgages and credit cards offer “no comment” about Detroit’s financial predicament.  Spending more than you take in is the American way.

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Christendom awaits release of a major Bible update.  All-new format: Old Testament, New Testament and Newer Testament.  First 1 million orders get free upgrade to Bible Pro.

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Today’s vocabulary builder —  Sexting: Naughty teases used by elected officials to lure gullible admirers. Campaign Promise: See “Sexting.”

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M.I.T. experiments reveal that rodents, like humans, exhibit lapses in memory.  Under questioning, lab rats cannot recall the names of their “sexting” partners.

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David Chartrand writes humor and commentary from his home in Olathe.  http://www.davidchartrand.com • davchart@icloud.com • Twitter@DavidVChartrand

One Response

  1. Good stuff there, David, especially the one about the Al-Jazeera news formula.

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