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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a weekly publication in Canoga Park, California. In conjunction with the Chronicle, she broadcast a tri-weekly, 10-minute newscast for KGOE AM. Following the closure of the Chronicle, Sand became the editor of the Tolucan Times and Canyon Crier newspapers in Burbank. She is currently a guest columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News and contributor to ronkayela.com

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Saturday, January 3, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Nine Muslims Get Apology From Airline and Little Else
(5 comments) The result of an innocent surmising is truly ironic.

Thursday, January 1, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
OMG, How Could I Live Without My MTV?
(1 comments) Very well, thank you very much, even if Time Warner and Viacom reached a temporary agreement.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
California Astronomer to Leap Into 2009 at 3:59:60 p.m. PST
(2 comments) This might be the last time to celebrate the adjustment of atomic clocks if scientists, who think it's a waste of time get their way.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Santa Killer: It's a Losing Battle to Try to Psyche Him Out
(1 comments) For years shrinks have been telling us that we must know ourselves before we can begin to understand others.

Sunday, December 28, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
California's Legislators and Voters are Among the Dumbest in the Land
(11 comments) What they do and how they vote makes no sense, which is one of many reasons the state is going bankrupt.

Thursday, December 25, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama to Use Lincoln's Bible for Swearing In: It's Not the Book That's Important, It's the Oath
(8 comments) The oath of office isn't about the book it's sworn on; it's about upholding the Constitution of the United States of America, the document that has made us unique from every other country in the world.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
One Potato. Two Potato. 100 Potato. Vying for the Super Latke
(2 comments) Chappy Chanukah!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
From Sandy's "I Really Can't Take Cooking Seriously" Book
(2 comments) I don't care what the perky TV chefs say. Cooking is a chore, so I try to make it as easy and unserious as possible.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bad Economy Trickles Up; Good Economy Does Not Trickle Down
(2 comments) Even the wealthiest are tightening their belts.

Sunday, December 21, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Mystery: The Case of the Lost Schlossberg and the Found Clinton
(2 comments) Will was right. It's all in the name.

Thursday, December 18, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What the Hell Was Obama Thinking Inviting Rick Warren to Give the Invocation at OUR Inauguration?
(5 comments) Millions of Americans are being slapped in the face by Warren's place of honor at Barack Obama's inauguration when there's a spot reserved for him in hell.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bush Leaving Office in a Barrage of Figurative Shoe Throwing
The new mantra: Don't let the shoe hit you on your way out the door. Bush is leaving office in a toxic wake of re-regulations, leaving consumers stranded on a reef with nowhere to go, not even state court.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Warning! This Movie Contains Smoking
(7 comments) If the smoking lamp is lit in a movie, you just might not be able to handle it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Fed to Lower Interest Rate to Minus 0.05 Percent
It's a topsy-turvy world, and the Fed is lowering the interest rate and going into uncharted territory to save the life of the economy.

Monday, December 15, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Lame Duck Ducks Shoes
After Ramos and Campion, two border patrol agents wrongly convicted and imprisoned for doing their job and shooting a multi-convicted drug runner at the Mexican border, there is no one more deserving of a presidential pardon than the reporter who threw two shoes as George Bush during a press conference in Iraq.

Sunday, December 14, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Corruption is Everywhere, But Stealing Health From Children is Despicable
(2 comments) We give money to third world countries to protect their children with life-saving vaccines, and they cheat by lying about how many children are vaccinated.

Saturday, December 13, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Day the Music Died
(2 comments) Even music has fallen victim to a crumbling economy.

Saturday, December 13, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
UCLA Economists Want Us to Spend Our Way Out of Economic Woes When Maunfacturing is the Answer
(2 comments) Blithering idiots in their ivory towers don't have a clue what's going on, on the ground. The geniuses at UCLA's Anderson Forecast want us to spend our way out of trouble. Where have we heard that nonsense before?

Friday, December 12, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Astronomers, Start Thinking Outside Your Own Toxic Brain Atmospheres
(2 comments) C'mon, astronomers and scientists. Give us a break. Just because a planet has what you call a toxic atmosphere of carbon dioxide and a surface temperature of 1,700 doesn't mean it doesn't have some kind of life thriving there. It just won't be your pitiful kind of narrow thinking life.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bushies Deaf to Torture By Music
(1 comments) They're a bunch of twisted sisters. Bush, Cheney, Rummy and Gonzo, who authorized torture should have cells reserved for them at Gitmo after it's closed and be treated to months of nonstop blaring music. Heard often enough and loud enough, even the Star Spangled Banner would drive them crazy (like they're not now), and make them hate the people who were doing that to them.

Monday, December 8, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Stupid is as Stupid Does: If the Military Can't Protect Its Own Assets How Can They Protect Us?
(4 comments) The transit point for delivering supplies to our soldiers and those of our allies in Pakistan are frighteningly vulnerable to attack. More than 100 supply trucks were lost to Taliban attackers yesterday.

Sunday, December 7, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Surprise! OPEC is Going to Cut Oil Production to Raise Prices: Greed Will Be Its Downfall
(2 comments) It supposed to be a surprise that OPEC will cut back on production to raise prices. Well it ain't no surprise no more now that OPEC President Chakib Khelil blabbed all to the Associated Press.

Friday, December 5, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Lame Duck Bush Acts More Like a Wounded Lion, Viciously Attacks Women's Abortion Rights
(1 comments) Women's reproductive rights are under attack by George Bush, only this time he's not going through the courts where he's sure to lose, he's attacking women through regulations.

Thursday, December 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Splitzvillers Forced to Stay Spliced
Can't live with 'em. Now we really can't live without them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Campbell Brown, Knock it Off and Get Yourself a Life
(3 comments) More nonsense to make a big deal over when there's real news to cover.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
If The Toy Isn't Made in the U.S.A., DON'T BUY IT!
(2 comments) There's still toxic trouble in toyland.

Monday, December 1, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bush White House: That Ain't No Christmas Tree, It's a Chanukah Bush
The Bushies can't do the simplest damn thing right, not even send out invitations to a White House Chanukah party.

Monday, December 1, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Finally, a Medical Study With Some Merit, But It Still Needs Improving
(2 comments) I hate stupid, inane, waste of time and money medical studies, but here's one that has hope for further study.

Thursday, November 27, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
One Tiny Bit of Justice to be Thankful For
(2 comments) The call it cyberbullying; it's really torture.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Woman Who Kept Slinky Alive Died at 90
(1 comments) Who can forget? Ev'ryone knows it's Slinky It's Slinky, it's Slinky, For fun, it's a wonderful toy It's fun for a girl and a boy.

Monday, November 24, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Suicide: Being Seen Through All Life's Phases, Even Death, is Epidemic Among Teens
(1 comments) The Newest Psychotropic Drug: Being Seen

Sunday, November 23, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The headline reads: Happy people watch less television, researchers say
(3 comments) Maybe the headline should say "Busy people watch less television." Or "Smart people with nothing better to do figured out how to con dumb people into funding their silly research."

Saturday, November 22, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Fanatical Food Fascists Are At It Again
(8 comments) They want to ban advertising fast food on television.

Friday, November 21, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Speculation Runs Rampant on the Future Who's Whos in the Obama Administration
(1 comments) Vegas odds makers are probably in on the spek-a-latin' act, too. Maybe we should check them out; they were correct in calling Obama's election.

Thursday, November 20, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
California Supremes to Hear Challenges to Prop. 8
(3 comments) It's going to be a long court fight and both sides are getting their legal ducks in a row for the courts to rule whether the anti-same sex marriage ballot measure approved by voters is legal or un-Constitutional.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Opinion: Distinguishing the Difference Between a News Story and an Editorial
(4 comments) Sometimes the difference between a news story and an editorial is blurred but, nonetheless, the difference is discernable.

Monday, November 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Omigawd! Barack Obama Sparkled on "60 Minutes" Interview
(84 comments) What a joy! After eight year of Bush and Bushisms to see Barack Obama in action during an interview that actually made sense and was confortable to watch and not cringeful.

Saturday, November 15, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Lady General Breaks 4-Star Brass Ceiling
Ann Dunwoody become an overnight star after 33 years in the army.

Thursday, November 13, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Vile Words For Obama From Bush: "I am Just As American As He Is American"
(8 comments) We always knew Bush is an idiot. Only the Lame-Duck-in-Chief George Bush could turn a silk purse of an interview into a sack of crap by once again questioning if Barack Obama is a "real" American.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Long For the Good Old Days? A Trip Down the Memory Lane of Used To Be's
(4 comments) Good old days or bad old days. It depends on your point of view.

Saturday, November 8, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama's First But Not Unforgivable Bone-headed Move
(4 comments) Picking the mayor of Los Angeles, who has bankrupted this city, to be on his economic advisory board was a major blunder. If that was political payback, so be it; now drop him as hard and as quickly as you can and never look back. His taint will stick to your administration.

Friday, November 7, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Call to Arms Against the Mormon Church. End Its Tax-exempt Status Now!
(23 comments) I have nothing against the Mormon church or its devotees, EXCEPT for their sponsorship of and dedication to California's Prop 8., a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and preaching it from the pulpit. They no longer have the right to IRS tax-exempt status and have grossly violated the dictates of separation of church and state.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Nervous and Hopeful on the Left Coast For an Obama Win
Ooooom. Obama win. Obama win. Obama win.

Monday, November 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Lobbying Church Goers: Time to Eliminate All Church Tax-exempt Status
(1 comments) More than ever churches are mixing politics and big business with preachery. They're driving their tax-exempt status straight over a cliff ...exactly where it should be ... abolished and gone down in flames!

Thursday, October 30, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
DST: Springing Forward, Falling Back is Bad/Good For Our Health
(6 comments) Being a devout hater of Daylight Savings Time, I always knew DST is bad for one's health and psyche, and a study by Swedish researchers proves it.

Sunday, October 26, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Sarah Palin is Going Off the McCain Reservation and Staking Out Her Own Territory
(2 comments) The first hints of Sarah Palin separating herself from John McCain came last week from Rachael Maddow and Keith Olbermann; now it's all over the Web. As I write, it's the first topic on Howard Kurtz' "Reliable Sources" on CNN. The most prophetic analysis of the inner Palin came from the woman who beat her out in the Miss Alaska pageant 24 years ago, Maryline Blackburn.

Sunday, October 26, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
California Must be Building Its Schools Out of Gold With Our Silver
(1 comments) The chutzpah of asking California tax payers to foot ever-increasing debt through bond measures never ends.

Saturday, October 25, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What Part of Middle Class Tax Cuts Don't the McCain Airheads Understand?
(2 comments) McCain's audiences believe the Republican lies and always vote in their own worst interests, even when the truth is right in front of them every night at their own kitchen tables, every day in their bank accounts, and at their go-nowhere, low-paying jobs...if they're lucky enough to still have jobs.

Thursday, October 23, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Breaking: The County of Los Angeles to be Auctioned Off
(1 comments) Economic irresponsibility and total fiscal bungling is forcing L.A. County's Board of Supervisors to auction off the county. Mayor Antonio "Photo-Op, Never Stay in the City" Villaraigosa said the City of L.A. may be forced to follow suit.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
They Can't Answer a Simple Question: What the Hell's it to Them if Gays Marry?
(6 comments) Not happy with prior defeats, the uptight prigs are at it again and trying to get voters to pass a Constitutional amendment outlawing gay marriage in California, which if passed, will probably be declared un-Constitutional.

Saturday, October 18, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Palins Palin' Around With Terrorists: The Real Anti-American Terrorist -Associaters Among Us
Rep. Michele Bachmann, who accused Barack Obama and ALL liberal congressmen of being anti-American and affiliated with terrorists, would be well-advised to first look at her own: Todd and Sarah Palin.

Friday, October 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Intemperate Lovers Jailed in Dubai
(3 comments) Too much champagne can make people do stupid things; sober Dubai court hands down ridiculous sentence.

Thursday, October 16, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
NOW, Speak Up Now or Forever Hold Your Piece
(7 comments) Now, without a doubt whatsoever, we know it's true: John McCain hates women and doesn't give a rat's ass about us or our health.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Photo Captures the Essence of John McCain
And it ain't a pretty picture.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
No Debate About It, It's Time to Stop Wasting Time With Debates
Let tomorrow night's debate be forever the last one. They're useless; they're a lie; we learn nothing; and rarely is there a "you're no KFK" moment.

Saturday, October 11, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
McCain-the-Coward Hides Behind the Skirts of Two Woman:Their Rabble-rousing Bites Him Hard
McCain lies. Rabble-rousing on the rise. McCain in the tank. Hope we can take that to the bank.

Thursday, October 9, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Sarah to Joe: Always Lookin' Back Aren'tcha? She Didn't Say How Far
If we don't look back we won't know who or what is chasing us, nor will we be able to avoid repeating past mistakes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
If Only One of the Debate Robots Had Stood Up and Asked...
(3 comments) If only some ballsy questioner had asked McCain when he's going to stop Sarah Palin from inciting rally-goes to riot, and shouting out hateful threats because of her lying accusations that Barack Obama is a terrorist. But no, they all looked so frightened and cowed to death.

Saturday, October 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Rich Lowry on Boinking Palin ... in Thought Only
(3 comments) I'm not a feminist. Never have been; never will be. Still where's NOW now?

Friday, October 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Debate Headline: Palin Wants Uber V.P. Power, That's Fer Sure
(3 comments) Sarah Palin is the Dick Cheney pig in lipstick. She still doesn't know what the vice president does.

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