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webmaster | 06/08/12

Here’s to the winners Tuesday and the semi-winners. There’s playoffs going on everywhere and every day with hockey’s Stanley Cup, the oldest trophy in North America, pro basketball, college baseball, softball, lacrosse, rugby and who knows what else.

Well, after Tuesday, we might as well have a vote-off. And indeed we will. The election signs will emerge like runaway weeds on corners and vacant lots again in September urging you to vote for your favorite candidate. Pretty shameful that we had less than 30 percent of those eligible cast a ballot to vote Tuesday. Let’s try to do better in the fall.

I think someone once said this is a country for the people and by the people. It’s not “by” us without us caring to vote. It’s no wonder the politicos do what they want instead of what we want.

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Oh say, can you sing, “Born in the USA?” In a recent poll of more than 1,000 Americans, 22 percent favored a new national anthem being written by blue collar rocker Bruce Springsteen. But he has some competition. Nineteen percent favored buxom country music star Dolly Parton. Stevie Wonder (not “Little” any more) was favored by 18 percent, Bob Dylan 11 percent, and soundtracks composer (“Star Wars”) John Williams garnered 10 percent. Even rapper (?) Jay-Z and Madonna were favored by 8 and 5 percent respectively of those polled...


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