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Month: March 2014

Goodbye, Fred Phelps. I’m not sorry to see you go, but I’ll miss you all the same

Over the years, I’ve had many vehemently negative things to say about Fred Phelps and his incestuous gang of thugs and bullies. They hurt me, my family, and my friends. I carried signs against his protests and I approved of efforts to tease, annoy, and provoke him and his kin.…

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I’ve only ever been a heel

Dear Kansas City Revenue Department Compatriots, I want to pay my earnings tax online through the quicktax site. Several issues, however, prevent me from doing this. American capitalism at its heart. 1. I try to log into the site and it asks me for an authorization code. I copy the automated message I…

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All the Dude ever wanted was his newspaper back… Vol. 2

So, yes, my efforts to get a replacement paper from the Kansas City Star worked (see previous blog entry). I’m no less angry about the corporate nature of the paper, but it has possessed a corporate nature since William Rockhill Nelson established “a paper for the people (but not really)”…

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All the Dude ever wanted was his newspaper back… It really tied the day together.

Ms Parrish, An E-mail reply would be nice but not necessary. A Kansas City Star newspaper on my driveway is necessary. I didn’t get a newspaper this morning. I wrote the circulation desk through the channels you provide in the website around 9 a.m. I still don’t have a…

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Ah, the light of spring and the horrors it brings

Billie, You know asking me what’s up is a loaded question, I think. I write, so that’s why you’ll get the lowdown. I understand that most people do not write letters or expect them when they send a quick E-mail. Forgive me. My class is taking a test right now, which…

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