Monthly Archives: July 2017

Casinos May Get Sports Betting on the Sly

Speaking of doofuses, did you see Geoff Pender’s column entitled “Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope?” Or the earlier Mississippi Today story entitled “Lawmakers: Didn’t think law would legalize sports betting?” Lots of legislators are saying they didn’t … Continue reading

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Save Us from Doofus Driven Debacles

“Doofus” is an intriguing and timely word. The Oxford Living Dictionary says it likely originated in North America in the 1960s and suggests it is either an alteration of the word “goofus” or from the Scottish word “doof” meaning dolt. … Continue reading

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Do Republicans Really Care About Debt Reduction?

So, is reducing the national debt still the priority concern for Republican leaders? Remember the rhetoric: “The national debt threatens our way of life; it threatens the value of our national currency; and it threatens our ability to pay for … Continue reading

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‘Shared Services’ Still No Laughing Matter

George Carlin’s word skits made me laugh… and sometimes think. His monologue about “shell shock” morphing to “battle fatigue” then to “post-traumatic stress disorder” lampoons how we have come to use less disturbing, more benign words to camouflage reality.  It … Continue reading

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