Manny Bissel

Manny Bissel, writing from the Twin Towers in downtown LA, spends most of his time thinking and writing about politics and political matters.  (“Just because I am obsessive/compulsive, obdurate/defiant, manic/depressive, sczhophrenic and delusional does not mean that I do not have valuable insights.”)

Manny's Archive

February 06, 2014

Massachusetts town wants to ban loud conversation

Wow, now you have heard it all.  The Hingham, Mass. Board of Selectmen is considering a noise ordinance that would fine residents who are caught having loud conversations, or 55 decibels.  To put the required ...

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July 16, 2012

Dubious Gifts of Dubious Magi

We’ve all gotten one . . . that wonderfully wrapped present.  Proud as a peacock, sporting huge bows and expensive paper.  The giver has so artfully cut the paper – with precision – and ...

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June 12, 2012

Donut Peace

My friend Shermy is terribly (meaning "very") right-winged and also has a terrible (meaning "terrible") weight problem.  We suspect that he spends all day at the computer (cardinal sin #1), much ...

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May 09, 2012

More on Public Sector Workers

We’re hardly against government employees. There are a few basic reasons for that. Our editor, Michael Terry, tells us that he, his mother, his father, his sister, and his brother have all worked for the federal ...

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April 27, 2012

London Times Obituary

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He ...

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