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Bud's Beat

It’s been 50 years, a half century, that I have been toiling in the newspaper business. Now, in the twilight of my years, I see my beloved avocation in dire straits. One newspape ...

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There is a lot of flak going around that Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s right-wing talk show host, has said that he hopes President Obama fails. Then the Republican National Committ ...

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It seems like yesterday, and yet it was a long time ago. As I recall, it was a hot August night way back in 1964. I sat at my kitchen table seeking some cool breeze from the partia ...

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It has been said, “Cheer up things could be worse. Sure enough I cheered up and things got worse.” That pretty much sums up where we are as a society. Two wars, deficit spendi ...

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A cold wind came up as I began my morning walk to get my daily fix. A hot cup of coffee to warm me and help me cope with the day ahead. Later that day, I checked for the phone numb ...

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One after another they came to implore the Almighty to bless and guide the newly elected president. Religious leaders of various faiths asked their God to watch over the new leader ...

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It arrived several days ago. A large manila envelope. Inside was an invitation, engraved with gold lettering. That’s right – an invitation to the most exciting event in this yo ...

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It’s only a few days away. Many have waited for eight years, some a couple of years and now it’s here: The inauguration of the next president of the United States. Barack Obama ...

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You might have noticed Bud’s Beat did not appear in last week’s edition of the Loomis News. Space limitations, because of the numerous letters to the editor regarding the upcom ...

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If you live long enough, you can say you’ve seen it all. Longevity doesn’t make you smarter, just wiser. I am a child of the Great Depression. When reports began surfacing abou ...

Doesn't like Bud's Beat's 'reporting'

I am very disappointed in the “journalistic liberalism” and lack of professionalism shown by Mr. Bud Pisarek in his reporting of “Facts not in Evidence,” regarding Ms. Sara ...

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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, Hamlet stated so long ago. That might apply to Washington today. Congress is working on a $700 billion bailout for Wall Street. The arc ...

Reader takes issue with Bud's Beat 'lies'

I’ve lived in Loomis for 26 years and have subscribed to the Loomis News a good portion of that time. I’ve read the Bud’s Beat column as long as it has been in your paper and ...

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With apologies to Art Hoppe (Scene: The Heavenly Real Estate Office) The Landlord is cheerfully surveying his vast holdings of planets and covey of blazing comets in the universe. ...

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14Bud’s Beat It’s déjà vu, as Yogi Berra has said, all over again. The arguments about the Iraqi War bring back echoes of the same reasoning we heard about the Vietnam War. B ...