Monthly Archives: December 2016

An example of why it’s difficult to write accurate history

One of the reasons it’s difficult to write accurate history is that people who were there have trouble keeping the facts straight. Take Stan Meckler, who was there at the founding of the Tea Party movement, writing about its birth … Continue reading

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What exactly did I get wrong, Caleb?

I’m out-of-town visiting relatives so I didn’t get around to reading Wednesday’s edition of The Union until this morning, when I came across a letter from Caleb Dardick, executive director of SYRCL, claiming I got it wrong for suggesting that … Continue reading

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It’s impossible to please some people

The Christmas spirit apparently departed the Pelline household when the clock struck midnight on the 25th because Podunk started the 26th by teeing off on my annual awards column in today’s edition of The Union. The general theme of today’s … Continue reading

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Who’ll win the national title? The bookies love Alabama

The Washington Huskies had a terrific season, going 12-1 in the third season of coach Chris Petersen’s regime and beating Colorado impressively to win the Pac-12 championship. That was good enough to get the Huskies into the national championship tournament. … Continue reading

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It’s hard to find the middle ground around here

It’s hard to find the middle ground politically in western Nevada County, mainly because those in the middle prefer to remain silent and stay out of the cross-fire from the left and right political fringe. This makes it challenging for … Continue reading

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There’s Podunk Pelline, and then there’s the facts

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline is teeing off on my latest column in The Union about the high school bond measure. As is usually the case, he’s playing loose with the facts in another feeble attempt to come up with a semi-plausible … Continue reading

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This post won’t soil your tablecloth

Careful readers of Saturday’s edition of The Union encountered a four-letter word for excrement this isn’t used in polite society, let alone a family newspaper. It’s just another example of how social standards are changing, if not for the better. … Continue reading

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