Articles by: Neal Ross

My Last Rant of 2019

on January 1, 2020, 8:07 AM / in Opinion

Tonight most people will be celebrating the coming of a New Year, yet I’m sitting here wondering what 2020 has in store for us. I have to be truthful, I’m not very optimistic about what 2020 has in store for us; I think it will be just more of the same bullshit we’ve come to accept, or things are going […]

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The Wisdom Of Patrick Henry

The Wisdom Of Patrick Henry

on November 8, 2019, 7:21 AM / in Opinion

When I was a kid my father once told me, (okay, probably more than once), that opinions are like assholes; everyone has one and they all stink. I know, helluva way to start an article there Neal, but the point I’m trying to make is that everyone has an opinion that others do not like. What I’ve discovered is that […]

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Do You Need A Crowbar?

Do You Need A Crowbar?

on October 11, 2019, 9:11 AM / in Opinion

Nothing in the world strikes me as being more absurd than people who take great pride in defending their own ignorance. In the face of overwhelming evidence I encounter people who refuse to admit that they were wrong, that their beliefs and positions on certain things were based upon bullshit and lies. It’s almost as if they are saying to […]

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Ross: On Freedom of Speech (Twelve Steps to Happiness)

Ross: On Freedom of Speech (Twelve Steps to Happiness)

on September 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ~ Joe Klaas When I write these commentaries it is never my intent, nor has it ever been, to piss people off. That said, I know that the things I say, do in fact, piss many people off; and, quite possibly, harbor ill will towards me. Although […]

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I’m Sorry, Did I Offend You?

I’m Sorry, Did I Offend You?

on September 16, 2019, 8:18 AM / in Opinion

Well I finally hit another milestone; I finally got put in Facebook Jail for attempting to post a photo comment on a friends post showing a cartoon image of a man with his head shoved up his own ass. It seems the image was too graphic and violated their precious community standards. I can still log on to Facebook, and […]

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A letter I thought All Should Read

on September 2, 2019, 7:30 AM / in Opinion

by Br’er Rabbit This is being sent to my brother, but I thought it was good enough to share publicly; especially for those who support these new Red Flag Laws being proposed to prevent future mass shootings. It is not meant to embarrass or ridicule my brother, I have found MANY who have similar views as him. So if you’re reading […]

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Can’t Get Any Blunter Than This

Can’t Get Any Blunter Than This

on September 1, 2019, 9:08 AM / in Opinion

For all my talk I’m actually pretty straightforward; if I’m wrong, then prove it and I’ll change my mind. However, if you can’t prove me wrong, don’t expect me to stop proclaiming what I believe to be the truth just because it offends you or threatens your beliefs. If the truth frightens, or offends you, then that’s your problem, not […]

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A Few Thoughts On The Upcoming Presidential Election

on July 29, 2019, 8:38 AM / in Opinion

Every 4 years the two political parties fire up their propaganda machinery while the political faithful on both sides of the aisle go into a frenzy; all over the prospect of choosing who will become the next president of these states united. Actually, I find the whole thing to be akin to a form of madness that is only equaled […]

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Food For Thought (For Starving Minds)

on June 30, 2019, 7:51 AM / in Opinion

In a society that claims to enjoy the right of free speech it sure seems like there is very little free speech going on. Wherever you are, and under whatever circumstances you might find yourself, there always seems to be someone, or some group, that seeks to set standards as to what is, and what isn’t, acceptable speech. As a […]

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Brain Food

Brain Food

on May 11, 2019, 8:14 AM / in Opinion

The other day, after reading one of my articles, a friend of mine commented, “C’mon Neal, you can’t honestly expect people to understand the things you write about, can you?” I suppose they’re right; I’m simply expecting too much of people – but one can always hope. Interestingly, the same day another friend posted something on Facebook that said, “The […]

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The Civil War: The Last Dying Gasp of Federalism in America

The Civil War: The Last Dying Gasp of Federalism in America

on April 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

How many of you remember back in grade school when they would give you a sentence with a blank in it, then provide you with choices to fill in the blank correctly? I want to try something similar, except I’ll never know how you answer. So fill in the following sentence with either “federal” or “national”: In the United States […]

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What I Should Have Written Yesterday

What I Should Have Written Yesterday

on April 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

The “Day Before” Yesterday (Monday) was the deadline for filing your 1040 to the IRS and I had wanted to write about taxes in general, but the Notre Dame fire happened and it just seemed inappropriate to do so on a day when people’s minds were focused on the loss of a significant piece of World History. I have often […]

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What The Hell Is It Going To Take?

on March 11, 2019, 9:01 AM / in History, Opinion

If I were to ask you what led to the American Revolution, or our war for independence, could you answer with any accuracy; or would you just say that it began when the Founders issued the Declaration of Independence? Years after leaving public office John Adams once again began corresponding with Thomas Jefferson; having drifted apart from him when Jefferson […]

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Will Posterity Remember Us With Disdain and Infamy?

Will Posterity Remember Us With Disdain and Infamy?

on February 8, 2019, 8:22 AM / in Opinion

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” John Adams “God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” Daniel Webster In 1775 Patrick Henry said “Give me liberty or give me death.” In that same speech he also said, “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may […]

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What Has Happened To The Spirit of Liberty?

What Has Happened To The Spirit of Liberty?

on January 30, 2019, 11:47 AM / in Opinion

I find it interesting that people of like minds often find themselves thinking similar thoughts at the same time – even though they may be separated by thousands of miles. Last night before I retired to bed the idea for this article came to mind, and I typed the title into an empty Word document and saved it, intending to […]

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Allow Me To Play Devil’s Advocate

on January 4, 2019, 7:28 AM / in Opinion

I know that there are some of my friends, particularly on Facebook, who are ardent supporters of President Trump. Among them I think the majority only want what is best for America. Of course there are those who only voted for him to prevent Hillary from getting elected, but for the most part they are a minority. I have never […]

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Bread & Circuses

Bread & Circuses

on November 27, 2018, 7:48 AM / in Opinion

Juvenal was a Roman who wrote satirical poems during the late first and early second century A.D. He is probably best known for saying, “Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt.” Juvenal must have been a cynic like me, for I too believe that as long as people’s bellies are full and they have things to keep […]

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Fate Has A Sense of Irony

Fate Has A Sense of Irony

on November 13, 2018, 8:15 AM / in Opinion

“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” ~John Adams~ In 2016 Governor Gerry Brown signed into law SB-3 which would phase in a series of increases in California’s […]

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You DO NOT Want To Back Us Into A Corner

on October 8, 2018, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

I’d almost be willing to bet that 999 out of 1,000 people don’t really understand what freedom is. Oh, they claim to love it, but from what I see and hear them say, they damned sure don’t know what it is; otherwise they wouldn’t be saying half the things they do. Freedom is the right to live your life as […]

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Let’s Try Some Logic

Let’s Try Some Logic

on August 7, 2018, 7:59 AM / in Opinion

“Can it be believed that a grateful people will suffer [individuals] to be consigned to execution, whose sole crime has been the developing and asserting their rights?” (Thomas Jefferson to William Small, 1775) I would like to lay the groundwork for what I want to say by asking y’all a series of questions; hopefully to get you thinking in the […]

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