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French Presidential Election: Vive La France

On April 23 French voters will go to the polls to elect a new president. The French election of its chief executive is a direct election, unlike the US, which is determined by vote of the majority of the people. The winner must get 50%. If not, then in two weeks on May 7, there …

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How Is This Still A Thing? Daylight Saving Time

I first posted this piece March 9, 2015. It just doesn’t get old and nothing has changed. After losing an hour of sleep, most of are still dragging, trying to adjust to the Spring ritual of Daylight Saving Time. HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with host John Oliver gives us a brief history of the tradition, …

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Rant of the Week: John Oliver – Supreme Court Lobster

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has decided that the animal that will represent Neil Gorsuch, should ne be appointed, on his All Dog Supreme will be a lobster. John wants your advice and consent for the lobster that will represent Gorsuch.

Trump Is John Oliver’s Fault

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver had the last hilarious word on tomorrow’s election and took the blame for Donald Trump‘s run for presidency. ‘We are at a point where this man has a genuine shot at the presidency,” Oliver explained. “Despite having blown up a political party, undermined confidence in our political system, declared …

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Why America Votes On Tuesday

Have you ever wondered why the United States votes on Tuesday when most industrialized counties and even most third world nations vote on Sunday or has the day as a national holiday. Now, granted, some states have early voting and one has gone completely voting by mail and not everyone gets Sundays or federal holidays …

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A Look At The Third Party Choices

We are now three weeks to E-Day. A good many Americans wish it could be over. It as been an ugly, contentious campaign. The two top candidates are widely disliked, although only one of them is competent enough to be president. There are two other choices but are they any better? John Oliver, host of …

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Police: It’s More Than A Few Bad Apples

Police shooting unarmed people, mostly people of color and the mentally disturbed, is not new. It’s been going on for years but with the advent of social media the world is now paying attention to America’s problem with its police. But it’s not as simple as a few bad apples. There are much deeper problems …

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Scandal v SCANDAL

We are now six weeks from the end of the silly season known as the 2016 Presidential Election, an election that even the most seasoned politicians and pundits say they have never seen this absurd. Both candidates have a “likability” and credibility problem with the public and each of them has their share of scandals. …

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Rant of the Week: John Oliver’s Message to Donald trump

The host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver has a message for GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump – Drop Out

John Oliver: 2016 Suicide Pact

“Last Week Tonight” won’t be back until July 24 but the host, John Oliver, checked in with a web exclusive to tell us who he is endorsing.

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