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Bud's Beat

I’m sorry to say that today will be a bad news/good news day. I’ll start out with the good and then follow with the bad. Hopefully, by the end of the day this report it will be ...

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Is Placer County topsy-turvy? I’m talking politically. When I first arrived here some four decades ago all was copesetic. All was well with the world. Pat Brown was governor. Ala ...

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Do columnists read other columnists? My guess is they do. It’s good to know what others are thinking, and it might spark an idea for one’s own scribbling. I spent a great deal ...

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Some people like to talk. Some people like to write. Some do both, but very few excel in both. One modern-day person who might qualify as a “two-fer” is Garrison Keillor, the h ...

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The Republican Party, in the aftermath of Watergate, was in disarray. Their president was about to be impeached because of a second-rate burglary. It had started out to be a simple ...

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The San Francisco Chronicle did a survey of nicknames of dogs. The number-one nickname for man’s best friend is “Buddy.” It won hounds down. I got that moniker as my nickname ...

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It was billed as the Dance of the Decades. The Mother of All Dances. It would rival Dancing with the Stars. It was gonna be big. Some called it the Pennsylvania Polka. Others were ...

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See Dick. See Dick run. See Jane. See Jane run. You remember those riveting words from your first-grade primer, don’t you? Almost anyone who has gone through the rigors of an edu ...

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Yogi Berra said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it!” Yogi’s comment makes sense in today. The nation has been wrestling with the Iraq War for over five years an ...

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(Scene: The Heavenly Real Estate Office) The landlord is cheerfully gazing over His multitude of planets and comets. His business agent, Gabriel, enters, with a Golden Trumpet in o ...

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The presidential campaigns have dragged on for over a year now and I think the nation deserves a rest. The GOP ended their competition about a month ago when they ran out of conten ...
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