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Gladys used to say years ago, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." That was years ago.

Today I have no eggs to put in any basket. I have an egg shell.

Political and philosophical differences between us (a number of friends) regarding 9/11 and beyond, served to erode most of those friendship ties. Friends bought into the Bush lies. I did not. They believed, they still do, that 9/11 was an outside job, that " "we were hit hard by outside sources that need to have payback from hell ""

"You can't fight violence with violence," I'd say. They'd reply, "We can't turn the other cheek.' They bought into all that Bush malarkey about keeping the Homeland safe from terrorists, enemy combatants and whatever opportunistic slogan Bush spewed out of his mouth to get the people to support his evil and nefarious intentions.

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These political and philosophical differences stemming from 9/11 and beyond made a huge dent in our friendship ties long before Bush started his actual carnage in Iraq. Divide and conquer is a technique used by dictators, usurpers of power, as well as by power and control freaks from time immemorial.

I am now embroiled in a pot shot war with the one remaining friend from those Bush years over our political and philosophical differences regarding Barack Obama. Her child has been badly hurt by this Obama economy. Her neighborhood, as well as mine, show the devastating signs of people without jobs, foreclosed or abandoned homes, slum lords purchasing as many properties for near-pennies-a-home to move Title VIII residents in and sock it to the government for thousands of dollars in payable rent to them.

She remains a staunch Obama supporter.   I am not and never was.

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Yesterday she sent one of those forward-e-mails using Maxine's voice to make an analogy between the need to clean her backyard bird feeder and the need to clean "the sh*t in our country to restore America to its prior economic solvency."

The first sh*t in our country that needs to be cleaned out, according to the e-mail, begins with the cleaning out of the illegals who have come here, according to the e-mail, for hand-outs such as free medical care, free food stamps, free housing and whatever else free social network benefit program they can get on.

Maxine and the e-mail seem to me to be parroting the words of Newt Gingrich and other politicians of long ago. I replied to her. I am not exactly sure when the illegals became the politicians' scapegoat   to divert the public's eyes from the devastation that huge tax breaks for the rich and wealthy, years of occupation by our Imperial government in foreign lands, bank and corporations bail outs, offshoring jobs to those lands where most illegals come from and where American corporations establish sweat shops paying them starving wages; but, surely those illegals serve said purpose. Why admit to any fault of our own when there are those illegals we can always cast blame on?

My friend made no reply to that. Instead, she sent another e-mail   with the subject line, "This could be you in nine years," the e-mail reads,


Story   from a Kansas State

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Highway Patrol officer :


I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding

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