Welfare Rats

Nick Russell on November 6th, 2011

I’ve been watching news reports about the various Occupy movements around the country with interest. And I have to admit, I’m not sure I get it. Who are all of these people, and what are they trying to accomplish? In several news reports, I have heard various spokespersons for the movement, or just people interviewed […]

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Nick Russell on August 12th, 2011

Our economy is in the sewer – people’s IRA’s and 401Ks are dissolving into smoke, our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling, and unemployment numbers are near all time highs. It’s like we are all riding on a runaway train, with nobody at the controls. I keep thinking that maybe we need to bring back the old […]

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Nick Russell on May 15th, 2010

Potpourri: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; an assortment of items. That definition describes this new feature of the Bad Nick Blog. There are things that I’d like to mention from time to time that don’t justify a complete blog, random thoughts and observations, and the occasional short vent. You’ll find them […]

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Nick Russell on February 22nd, 2010

In a blog post few days ago, I wrote about Maria, or whatever the name is of the Third World waif, that one of those Save The Children type television commercials keeps wanting us to send money to so she can have a new life. I made the comment in jest, but the truth is […]

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Nick Russell on February 16th, 2010

I didn’t always appreciate the politics of Arizona while I lived here, and in my time publishing small town newspapers, I used a lot of ink pointing out that too many of our politicians on the local, state, and national level were two IQ points short of swinging from vines and eating bananas. But I’m […]

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Nick Russell on November 23rd, 2009

It really made me angry when I saw a news report the other day about the thousands of people who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina who are still living in government subsidized hotels, shelters and substandard FEMA trailers, while the Federal government twiddles its thumbs and doesn’t help them rebuild their lives. Somebody needs to […]

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Nick Russell on November 8th, 2009

Our country is suffering the worst energy crisis we have ever experienced, and it is about to destroy us. But nobody seems to realize it, or to care. I’m not talking about fossil fuels, the artificial supply or lack thereof being manipulated only by price and greed. Nor do I mean solar, nuclear, wind power, […]

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