Opinion

Why not build a border wall?

BY NORBERT RUG All in all it was, just a brick in the wall. Pink Floyd, 1979. The internet is filled with pictures of refugees amassing at the U.S-Mexico border in California. But many of them haven’t been able to

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Western New Yorkers know how to party

BY NORBERT RUG With all the thrilling things happening in Western New York all year, you will never run out of things to here. From the Taste of Buffalo which is the largest two-day food festival in the United States,

Today's Take

Examining the times of Trump…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –Examining the rise of white supremacy in the time of Trump. https://www.npr.org/…/what-the-ebbs-and-flows-of-the-kkk-ca… –A notoriously finicky federal program which turned grants into loans if teachers working in low-income districts didn’t get paperwork perfect

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Judge Lamberth excoriates DOJ in Clinton email case

Judge Lamberth Orders Schedule  for Discovery Within Ten Days (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that, in a ruling excoriating both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has ordered both agencies to join Judicial Watch

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Family traditions at Christmas time

BY NORBERT RUG I have written about family traditions before, this time I would like to share a few Christmas traditions from my past and a few that my children, grandchildren and I practice today. My memories of Christmas as

Today's Take

Cider in Bedford Falls…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –Visited Bedford Falls Saturday. Saw Zuzu, George, Little Janie, 5,000 people running and had some mulled cider. I wanted to see if I could act like a Pixie, order a flaming

Opinion

The thing about remotes

BY NORBERT RUG “As close to home as your VCR”: Remote Control (Movie) (1988). As I sit here typing I look over at my end table and see four remotes. I also have a cordless phone there. It is not

Today's Take

It’s Pearl Harbor Day…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –It’s Pearl Harbor day. May we never forget. –In the wake of President Trump’s dismissal of a report on climate change, federal environmental regulations continue to be rolled back. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46471447 –The Trump

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I’m Norb, and I’m a gambler

BY NORBERT RUG My name is Norb and I’m a gambler. (Muted response, Hi Norb.) I don’t bet on the ponies or play poker. I don’t play the over/under on sports games but I gamble every day. When my alarm