There was voter fraud in the 2020 election but not on the side, one would think

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For months Donald J. Trump and conservative media outlets espoused the Big Lie. They claimed that he only lost because there was widespread voter fraud. This even though Trump’s administration said the 2020 election was the most secure in the country’s history.

The statements from former Attorney General William Barr did not fit in with what Trump, Fox News, Newsmax, etc., were telling his base, though. Barr was forced out mere weeks before the Biden administration came into power so that the former reality star could continue the lie. There was money to be raised.

Despite the unethical way the…


If he couldn’t have her, no one was going to.

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Noela Rukundo and Balenga Kalala met in 2004. There was a connection neither of them could explain. The pair began dating, and the relationship moved at the speed of light.

Kalala explained to her about his troubled past in Congo, his home country. He had fled a rebel army that had killed his wife and son. The soldiers had destroyed the village he was from. There was nothing left for him there.

They bonded and fell in love. In quick succession, the couple had three children. …


Capitalist love it until it doesn’t work for them

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The Coronavirus pandemic shed light on many inequities. Many urban schools scrambled to figure out how to keep teaching the young children during the lockdown, while suburban schools went directly online. Food insecurity reared its ugly head at many families. Unemployment hit highs not seen since the Great Depression.

In a show of rare bipartisanship, congress passed the CARES act of 2020. This provided many with stimulus checks and additional unemployment benefits in the hopes of keeping the economy afloat. As lockdown neared six months, another bill was passed by the House of Representatives. …


Two women ran a criminal enterprise that shook the Big Apple

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The stripper with a heart of gold stereotype has been around forever. It makes people feel better about sex workers; it eases their prejudices. However, the story of the stripper hustlers does not lend itself to that particular stereotype. In fact, the women in this story delight in the fact that they stole money from men, leaving some with next to no money.

Some have compared them to Robin Hood, but they didn’t give to the poor; they gave to Christian Louboutin.

Samantha Barbash and Rosie Keo both contend they were the brains behind the scheme. They stole hundreds of…


How the words of a CEO inspired one man

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Richard Montanez did not realize that his family was poor. While he knew that money was tight, it was all he knew. Everyone around him was in the same position. Most of his friends and classmates grew up hoping to land a factory job in their town of Guasti, California.

High school became harder for Montanez. Because he didn’t speak English very well, he had a hard time understanding teachers. He made the difficult decision to drop out of school. His parents were dismayed but understood why he made this choice.

As luck would have it, a local Frito-Lay factory…


Untangling the yarn of an unhealthy relationship

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Martha Beck was troubled from the start. By the age of 10, she had a glandular problem that would afflict her for the rest of her life. One of the side effects was a very high sex drive. It also caused her to gain a lot of weight. When schoolmates teased and bullied her over her weight, she ate more for comfort. A vicious cycle was born.

It wasn’t just school that Martha had trouble with. She claimed her brother sexually assaulted her several times. Her mother believed that she caused it and vowed to make life Hell for her…


A mystery still has investigators stumped

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Robert Eric Wone married his wife, Katherine, in 2003. In attendance was his good friend and law school buddy, Joseph Price, who brought along his partner Victor Zaborsky. The foursome had a congenial relationship and talk about getting together soon.

When Robert turned 30 on June 1, 2004, Joseph and Victor held his birthday at their Capitol Hill townhouse. Also in attendance at the festivities was Dylan Ward; Joseph and Victor’s other partner. The Wones accepted the relationship and even asked a few questions that they were curious about. …


It’s not what you think it is.

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In case you missed the big news on April 14, 2021, Colton Underwood is gay. Pumping up an interview with Good Morning America anchor and one of the most famous lesbians in the world, Robin Roberts, Underwood claimed it was a deeply personal q&a.

He wasn’t wrong.

When he revealed to the world that he was gay, there were certainly some eye rolls. Rumors plagued him since he was announced as the lead for the 2019 season of The Bachelor. Many wondered how a former football star and an overall good-looking guy could make it to adulthood with his virginity…


Humor

The answer is not shocking to those who are friends with me.

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How many personalities do I have? There’s writer Ed; he’s serious. Sometimes. For goodness sake, stop laughing! There’s Drunk Ed. He’s not allowed out. Last time he came out, well, let’s say, America lost her marble and replaced it with a less ornery American Idol judge. Sounded pitchy? Nah, it sounded like you couldn’t hit a note with a baseball bat and a magnifying glass.

There’s also Loving Ed, but he’s reserved.

On Facebook, though, there is only one Ed. We call him Facebook Ed. He keeps people abreast of happenings in the news. He supplies Will & Grace quotes…


One of the most fascinating women of the 20th century survived the Titanic and Nazis.

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Even from a young age, Dorothy Gibson had an interesting life. When she was just 3 years old, her father died. Her mother quickly married John Leonard Gibson. John adopted the little girl and doted on her.

Dorothy knew early on that she wanted to be an entertainer. Whenever there was an audience, she would put on a show for them. The applause sent her self-esteem on an upward swing, so she knew that it was her destiny.

When she was 17, she hit the stage. Often in vaudeville acts, but she was also known to sing and act. The…

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