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It has been tough for me keeping track of all the political developments over the last few days with the premier of the 24-hour Oprah network, but I manage to browse the internet for non-Oprah matters when Gayle King is on.

As mentioned earlier, since we’re a democracy and all, the 112th Congress (Truman’s “Do Nothing Congress” meet Obama’s “Know Nothing Congress“) can take the thoughts of the people into consideration…

Sixty-one percent of Americans polled would rather see taxes for the wealthy increased as a first step to tackling the deficit, the poll showed.

The next most popular way — chosen by 20 percent — was to cut defense spending.

Four percent would cut the Medicare government health insurance program for the elderly, and 3 percent would cut the Social Security retirement program, the poll showed.

So being a “modern” democracy I guess we’ll just be going after Medicare and Social Security.

Wonder how stuff like that can happen?

Now back to ‘Oprah Behind the Scenes’.



In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .