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About jharrin4

mass communication/speech instructor at College of DuPage and Triton College in suburban Chicago. Army veteran of the Viet Nam era.

Crime and Punishment; Pardon Me? edition

On February 7, 2003, the Bush administration continued its increasing drumbeat for taking down Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi honcho, with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld¬† estimating¬† that such an invasion could last “Six days. Six weeks. I doubt six months”. … Continue reading

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Endgame; Betting Line edition

Hey. Wuzzup? Joey Bag-a-Donut Holes here. I’m a gaming guy. Play the odds stuff, okay? I picked K.C. all the way for the Super Bowl. Made a minor profit by using common sense: Garoppolo was going to out-QB Mahomes? What … Continue reading

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In-App-titude

So, it’s getting close to finding out what Democratic candidate finished first in the Iowa caucuses, yesterday.¬† Of course, the results were supposed to be announced before midnight, central time, yesterday. It’s 3:25 here in the Midwest. Perhaps by the … Continue reading

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Night O’ Joy

Oooooh wee! What’s be shakin’ peoples? Damn if I ain’t done been hijacketed from my job uh bein a flo sweep at Miss Lana Lee’s Night O Joy in New Orlins ans now gots to deals with whatsevers this place … Continue reading

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21st Century Pusher Man

I was listening to Freakonomics on NPR today, and the topic was opioids, and the rate of addiction to them, specifically in the U.S. One somewhat mind-blowing statistic revealed that while the U.S. represents about 4% of the world’s population, … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies and Impeachment

While sitting in a coffee shop earlier today, a TV monitor with its sound down was showing the official sending of articles of impeachment to the Senate. The video clip was short, and included several of the House members (all … Continue reading

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At the Flicks; Not to Worry, Escapism Rules

Do you enjoy going to the movies? Who doesn’t? Well, there are some that don’t, and certainly they are the exception. From the days of “magic lanterns” in the 1880s, to the very short “actualities” that drew in droves of … Continue reading

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