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Brenda Looper

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Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

Lies don't die: Must be myth-taken

posted: 08/26/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

As 2016 (and its attendant nightmare of primary and general elections) nears, those of us who value veracity find ourselves in a bit of a pickle ... and not even the crisp, tasty sort.

That's just silly!

posted: 08/19/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

No part of life is exempt from silliness, and a lot of times that's a good thing. Monty Python might not have existed if not for silliness. There'd certainly be no need for channels like Cartoon Network and Comedy Central in a world without silliness.

Trump card played

posted: 08/12/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Can anyone honestly say they're surprised by the most recent Donald Trump fallout?

Crank up the hate

posted: 08/05/2015 2:34 a.m. Comments 10

I am such an awful meanie! At least that's what a few letter-writers seem to think. Well, more that I'm hideously biased and worship the devil.

Wretched refuse

posted: 07/29/2015 2:57 a.m. Comments 2

Politics and politicians have mucked a lot of things up, but most painful to me are truth and words. Truth, as we know, has become malleable and, for the most partisan among us, whatever aligns with their beliefs.

Snark week again

posted: 07/22/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

I think we all know the importance of relieving pressure. Anyone who's ever shaken up a can of soda before handing it to a "friend" (not that any of us kind and gentle souls would ever pull such a mean prank) can testify to that.

An uncivil war

posted: 07/15/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 9

Hot weather tends to make me a cranky, especially when an 18-pound mass of fur and muscle decides to share the love ... and sweat.

Reading into hate

posted: 07/08/2015 2:45 a.m. Comments 5

Just a word of health advice to those of you with high blood pressure: If you hate-read, hate-listen or hate-watch, it might be a good idea to stop, or at least taper off. It’ll only result in higher blood pressure for all of us.

Hyper hyperbole

posted: 07/01/2015 2:53 a.m. Comments 6

What hasn't happened in the last couple of weeks? Oh yeah, the world didn't end ... though to hear some tell it, the end is nigh.

Ask questions first

posted: 06/24/2015 2:51 a.m. Comments 29

Whenever something like the South Carolina mass shooting happens, I always have to brace myself.

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