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The Mittster thinks I’m one of him

Probably like a lot of you guys, I never imagined that Mitt Romney was even aware that I existed — until several days ago when he sent me a personal letter.

Meet Honey Boo Boo, cable star

Not since William Tecumseh Sherman took a vacation at the beach has there been such a commotion in the Great State of Georgia. And it’s all due to a butterball of a little girl, barely 7 years of age, by the name of Alana Thompson, better known as “Honey Boo Boo.”

Lessons from the primary elections

Some very wonderful observations gleaned from this year’s primaries.

Des Moines gets the scoop on Gillibrand

It’s the story that somehow got overlooked at the Democratic National Convention: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will not be running for president in 2016.

McLoughlin Take 2: He’s rooting for Harry as next king

Let me ask you something ...

McLoughlin Take 2: He’s feeling kinda sorry for the Mittster

Ann Romney must have caused an awful lot of Americans to feel like embarrassed ingrates the other night when she related all the tribulations that she and the Mittster had to endure in the early days of their marriage.

Ghost writers in the sky ...

Tell me, how many times have you wished you had the opportunity to properly tell your boss what a whiz-bang, wonderful job she/he is doing?

Tim Gordon, horse group part company

Tim Gordon was, for some people’s money, the perfect state legislator, the kind who gets nothing much done — nothing, at least, of any great consequence.

Random Olympic thoughts

Some Olympic thoughts as the games draw to a close …

Mother Goldsmith remembers

Nate Goldsmith was the elfin force behind two restaurants where once beat the pulse of the town, including The Country Gentleman, one of probably four places where you wanted to be seen after the ninth race each August, along with the Wishing Well, the old Tradewinds on south Broadway and Panza’s on the lake.

The guy never runs out of questions

Let me ask you something …

McLoughlin Take 2: Opening Day just ain’t what it was

Please, stick me with a blunt, dull needle in a very sensitive area if you see me anywhere near the flat track on this, Opening Day 2012 at Saratoga.

How CNN, Fox News blew the big story

CNN and Fox News, in little-boy fervor to be first, both blew the Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare,” and then the next day, there was that very uncomfortable sob sister session on “Today,” as Ann Curry wept over losing her seat on the couch, for which loss she was recompensed a mere $10 million.

About those secret teacher evaluations

Despite the serious impairment of not being a real person, “Mrs. Russo” congratulated Gov. Andrew Cuomo a few days ago for signing the law to keep mostly secret the identities of New York’s bad teachers.

McLoughlin Take 2: Reality TV’s popularity is just unreal

We now have incontrovertible proof that civilization as we know it is pretty much doomed: Exhibit A, the proliferation of reality TV and the millions who watch it.

McLoughlin Take 2: Still more questions for readers

Let me ask you something …

McLoughlin Take 2: Big Gulps are an easy target to pick on

Think about it: a big stretch in the big house for buying a Big Gulp!

McLoughlin Take 2: Massage parlor arrest way beyond routine

Silly me! Here I am thinking it was a legit story: A masseuse gets arrested for allegedly rubbing a customer the wrong way at an Albany massage parlor owned by the wife of the investigations editor of the Times Union, the largest newspaper in the region.

McLoughlin: Troy has long history of odd city halls

How can you sit there and say that you do not love the people who run the city of Troy ?

McLoughlin Take 2: When was the Swiss Miss gonna tell us?

Let me ask you something …

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