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Abigail, Josiah, and Samuel with Georgia, the dog we adopted from the animal shelter.

Thou shalt not kill….the animals?

At our County Council meeting last night we heard an empathetic, passionate appeal to the audience’s emotions as the members of the local Humane Society pled to have a Standard Operating Procedure adopted at the local animal shelter – because “too many animals are being killed.” Words like “killed”, “euthanized”, “uncivilized”, “inhumane”, and even “holocaust” […]

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On Our Nation’s Birthday

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of right […]

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The Coffee Party!

I find this amusing on so many levels, but principally because I’m always glad for an excuse to protest coffee. It seems that there are some people who don’t like the rhetoric of the Tea Party (many of them supported Obama – go figure), so in protest they’ve formed…drumroll please…the COFFEE party!! From what I […]

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First Lady or First Woman?

Ever since her husband’s disgraceful scandal, South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford has been praised for the “grace and dignity with which she has handled this tragic situation”. Many appear to regard her as a true lady. While I certainly feel for her, I’m afraid I would disagree. A true lady understands when to speak and when […]

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Marketing vs. Manipulating

What should you base decisions on? Your objective research, or your emotions? And as a marketer, which behavior should you seek to foster? One of the biggest problems with society today is the tendency to base decisions – important decisions – on emotion. As Rick Green says, “People vote for people they like, and they […]

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With Privilege Comes Responsibility

There is a principle in life that says if you would be trusted, you must be trustworthy. Not only that, but trustworthiness comes before being trusted. The same thing applies to liberty. If we would be left alone by government, we must be able and willing to govern ourselves in a responsible manner. When a […]

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