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FROM THE DESK OF LEE RODGERS....

It bears repeating, prompted by more riots and demonstrations in Greece and Spain: nothing is more politically difficult than taking away government freebies from a public that's grown accustomed to them.

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Geoffrey Hunt on The American Thinker website has a painful reality-check for conservatives:

"The Republican House is flinching on passing the simplest and most symbolic piece of legislation this term: repeal of the incandescent light bulb phase out. Amidst great fanfare and promises to restore limited government, the new majority is proving it isn't much different than the old majority."

     It was just such unresponsive behavior by politicians that brought the Tea Party movement to life.
     Gallup Poll has congress' approval rating at 17%.

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The Ninth District Court of Appeals, populated largely by leftist lunatics, holds the record as the court most-overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. And it's happened again. Some disgruntled women employees of Wal-Mart sued the company, alleging discriminatory practices. They succeeded in the 9th ... but that decision failed to stand up in the Supreme Court.

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was back in Tucson this past weekend for the first time since she was shot in the head by a raving lunatic with no known political motive. While I do not live in the city of Tucson, Ms. Giffords is the elected representative for the district in which I live. By all accounts, she is a likeable person and very good on constituent services. I have never voted for her because we disagree on virtually every significant issue. Since she is, on most matters, a typical knee-jerk liberal largely elected by the thousands who populate the University of Arizona in Tucson, it is extra-ironic that the one issue on which she parts company with national liberals is ... gun control. She supports gun-owner rights. 

    To do otherwise in Arizona is political suicide. It is not unusual to see cowboys with holstered pistols at my neighborhood supermarket. So long as there are cattle to protect from predators and threatening rattlesnakes on rugged range-land, it will always be thus. And the shibboleth is true: a well-armed society is a POLITE society. I have yet to see anyone hassle a gun-totin', spur-wearing gentleman; nor have I seen any of our local armed cowhands start any trouble with anybody else.

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Like many Americans, for years I absorbed every word of the column by Sydney J. Harris.  I found his

"Antics with Semantics" an especially enjoyable feature. It came to mind as I again encountered the word "progressive" in a political news item. It seems ironic -- and so misleading -- to use that word to describe a failed political philosophy advocating all the nostrums that led to the downfall of the old Soviet Union under the dead hand of government guidance of the economy.

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How long can MSNBC delude its (admitedly small) audience by pretending the Joe Scarborough is actually a Republican?  His attack on Texas Governor Rick Perry could've been written in the White House.

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Cultural note: a former intern for Hillary Clinton, one Sammie Spades, is now a porno movie actress. The London Daily Mail newspaper carries photos of her. Not to be overly judgmental, but in a (slightly) different line of work, you'd find her at the $2 window.

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