Doing one’s duty.

Posted by ROBERT ZERR on February 1, 2021 in The Soapbox |
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We’re coming up on a year now since the stay-at-home orders began. In that time, I have been out of the house (i.e., beyond the street in front), a total of 14 times. Most of these were out of absolute necessity because of family health issues. Otherwise, I’ve been on lockdown. I see others out […]

Speech has never been free.

Posted by admin on January 23, 2021 in The Soapbox |
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There’s an awful lot of hoopla right now about freedom of speech, the clampdown by social media companies on certain striations of public discourse, and the role media companies have in our seemingly fundamental right to freedom of speech. First, let’s start with the fact that social media companies – nay, all media companies – […]

A Bunch of Scaredy Cats.

Posted by admin on December 17, 2018 in The Soapbox |
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As I’ve been doing research as of late on Ancestry.com, I can’t help but think we’re a bunch of pansies. My relatives marched across hostile country to establish farms in the Midwest, fought the British toe to toe at places like Yorktown and marched almost a thousand miles in the dead of night trying to […]

I Think I Got A Code.

Posted by admin on September 17, 2018 in Randomalities, The Soapbox |
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A new movie called First Man is about the Apollo 11 mission as seen through the eyes of Neil Armstrong. Before the movie even made it to theaters, flag-waving crazy people have been up in arms about the fact that the moment when Neil plants the flag on the moon isn’t shown. Of course, in the […]

Liars, Tigers And Bears, Oh, My!

Posted by admin on July 16, 2018 in The Soapbox |
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I’m not quite sure when things in our society went so askew. Maybe I’m just getting old, but it seems that as of late, we have shifted our scale or what is right and wrong to fit whatever moment we are in. There seems to be no absolutes anymore. And that is scary. When I […]

It’s Not That Simple.

Posted by admin on March 26, 2018 in The Soapbox |
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There’s a lot of experts in this world of ours these days. I see them on TV, on LinkedIn, and of course, our favorite soapbox, Facebook. They seem to have all the answers. Some even pretend to be thought leaders, whatever the hell that means! Lately, everyone seems to be an expert on gun violence. Those […]

Oh Tommy, Where Art Thou?

Posted by admin on March 5, 2018 in The Soapbox |
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Once again we’re back at each other’s throats about gun control. If you think this is an anti-gun or pro-gun RobZerrvation, think again. Blissfully in the middle of the political spectrum, I see all sides of the argument but adhere to none singularly. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a gun owner. I […]

Well, Son Of A Gun.

Posted by admin on February 19, 2018 in The Soapbox |
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Another week, another senseless mass shooting followed by the usual call on one side for thoughts and prayers and on the other, gun control. In this case, a school was shot up by a kook and there are additional calls for arming teachers. Next week it could at a mall, movie theater or city park, […]

Those Pigs.

Posted by admin on December 11, 2017 in The Soapbox |
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You can’t open up a newspaper or watch the 6 o’clock news these days without some guy being outed as a lech, pervert, scumbag or abuser. From politicians to the Hollywood elite, everyone seems to have used and sadly, abused women. Even sadder, we have this strange sliding scale about when it comes to this […]

Well Bully For You!

Posted by admin on October 16, 2017 in The Soapbox |
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We live in a very funny society. I’m not talking about the “ha! ha!” kind of funny. But rather the funny that is unsettling, almost pathetic. On the one hand, we go on and on about the poor elementary or high school kid who was bullied at school and finally does something about it, whether […]

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