A picture says a thousand words …. “This one, a cartoon, screams, #33 …. We have lost so much in 2016 …. “!!

It Is What It Is

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~~December 28, 2016~~ 

2016: A ROUGH YEAR

Unless anyone’s residence is under a rock (not for 365 days), we all know how rough this year has been.

As years come to an end, there’s usually the perennial hope that the new one will bring good tidings and better things than the one that just ended.

However, it’s my personal belief that, we are in for a rougher ride in 2017 and beyond.

I really hope that I’m proven so wrong.

These lost lives can’t be replaced.

They will live in history and in the memory of our generation.

Dignity and self-respect can’t be replaced either and it will be much harder to recover.

HortyRex©

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Andy Marlette, Cartoonist

He lives and works in Pensacola, FL

Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist…

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The End of Prince’s Purple “Reign”

A touching tribute to Prince.

Being Lydia!

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Kay was over for lunch today and was surfing the net while I fried fish cakes. All of a sudden she said, “oh no, please say this isn’t real.” Right away I asked who died and she said, “Prince.”

I will be honest, the first thought that came into my fibro-fogged head was that Prince Phillip or Prince Charles or Prince William, etc. had died and that is pretty awful at any time but especially on Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday!

But a millisecond later (in a shorter time than it took to write that run-on sentence) I realized she was talking about Prince Rogers Nelson, another major player in the world of music. He gave many stars their big breaks including Sheila E, Sinead O’Connor, Sheena Easton and many, many more!

Prince was not always charming, having gone to battle with Warner Bros. regarding his contract, which…

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