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HONORING DAD

He was a humble man, who had his fair share of hubris. A great man, who had his foibles. A proud man, who was unashamed to emote. A hardworking man, who knew how to have a good time. A generous man, ...
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KLEIN MUST BE KRAZY

New York State Senator Jeff Klein has come up with a lame-brained idea which will put an even bigger dent in the residential real-estate market Here's the report as it appeared on the Daily News ...
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"GET A FREE CONDOM FROM ME"

A reader came across an unusual sign posted in the window of a pawn shop on 161st Street in the Bronx -- between Yankee Stadium and the courthouse. Does this photo sum up our country's "economic ...
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SHOULDN'T WE LEGALIZE FREEDOM?

A reader sent us a 30-second video featuring Dr. Murray Sabrin -- a Republican candidate for United States Senate (New Jersey). Here's the text of his message which was released late last week (April ...
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HAS WILL SMITH GONE MAD?

Why is it that when celebrities reach a certain level of fame and fortune, they tend to stick their feet in their mouths? Tom Cruise did it on the Oprah Winfrey Show with his needlessly gushy and ...
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS?

Absolutely not! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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GIVE THE GIFT OF A HEIFER

Still searching for that "perfect" gift? If you have a few hundred bucks to spare, why not join actor Ed Asner (of Mary Tyler Moore Show fame) and give someone a heifer for the holiday ...
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PUT THE "CHRIST" BACK IN CHRISTMAS?

What havoc has political correctness wrought? You already know. It's gotten so bad that people are reluctant to wish one another "Merry Christmas." We've also reached a point where you to have to be ...
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BOOTIE CALL!

As I was walking to the train station this morning, I happened upon a couple of notices posted on a local mailbox. Here's one of those messages in its entirety: Now I can understand posting something ...
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IN SPITE OF OPRAH WINFREY

Am I the only one troubled by the "Double-O" tag team? As the entire universe knows, the Queen of Talk TV, Oprah Winfrey has openly endorsed Barack Obama and is traipsing around Iowa, New ...
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WHAT'S UP WITH MICHAEL JACKSON?

Last week, while I was stranded in Liberty International Airport waiting for a delayed flight to depart, I had loads of time to thumb through a few magazines. EBONY 's December 2007 issue, which ...
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IS FLACKS A SCHNORER?

Last week, political gadfly and "lovable nudge," Alan Flacks was profiled in the New York Times. While the piece -- A Low-Tech Writer With a High-Tech Appetite -- candidly portrays Alan, the ...
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FRANCE IS NOT A COUNTRY!

Poor 21-year old Kellie Pickler. The young lady was a contestant on a Fox game show, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, which pits fifth graders against adults for large cash prizes. Although ...
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BOLLYWOOD LAW

Hollywood, that tinsel-strewn temple to American culture, has decided that its legal fees and costs are cutting into corporate profits. Because lawsuits plague many movie and television productions, ...
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LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST? (NAH!)

This past weekend, I was in Boca Raton for the Thanksgiving holiday and came across an issue of "UNRESTRICTED" -- a South Florida sports magazine. The November 2007 issue offers articles on ...
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A FEW WORDS: THE 2007 BROADWAY STAGEHAND STRIKE

A reader sent us the following rant on the Broadway stagehand strike. Since today marks "Day 15" of the walkout, and there's no apparent end in sight, we thought we'd share this reader's ...
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"HA, HA, HA," MY ASS!

If you think "political correctness" has run amok here at home, check out what's going down in Australia. Apparently, according to Agencie France Presse (AFP News), an employee recruitment ...
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WAL-MART PROTESTS ESCALATING LEGAL FEES

A colleague forwarded a two-page memo which appears to have been authored by Miguel R. Rivera, Sr., Associate General Counsel of Wal-Mart. In a seemingly unprecedented move, the company has decided to ...
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DOES NEWARK REALLY SUCK?

ESPN commentator Barry Melrose is under fire for comments made during the course of a recent broadcast. Melrose was talking about the Prudential Center -- the Newark, New Jersey home of the Devils -- ...
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ARREST ALL LAWYERS?

Pakistan 's internal strife embodies what Shakespeare meant when he had Dick say to the rebel, Jack Cade: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." In Henry VI, Part 2, lawyers ...
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IF U CN RD THS MSGE, U CN VTE

Since today is Election Day, we thought we'd take this opportunity to highlight an issue that has really been irking us. In June of this year, A.3225 / S.4731 passed the New York State Assembly and ...
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CITY WORKER SLAMMED FOR CONDUCTING REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

According to a press release issued by the City of New York's Conflict of Interest Board, a City worker was suspended, without pay, for thirty days for engaging in his private real-estate business (on ...
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TOP 10 MOST ANNOYING WORK HABITS

A reader forwarded an article which is being disseminated by Monster.com, a self-described "global employment solution" website. According to the company's promotional materials, "Monster works for ...
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SATURDAY SILLINESS: MR MET GOES BROKEBACK

A reader forwarded a link to a trailer for an upcoming movie which may explain why the New York Mets didn't make it to the World Series this year. Our apologies, in advance, to Mets fans... ...
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THEY NEED MEN AT A "WOMEN ONLY" EVENT HONORING HILLARY?

Earlier this afternoon, I received a voicemail message from the Bronx Democratic County Committee (BDCC). After bashing them on this blog for sponsoring a "women only" luncheon honoring ...
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