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This is the eighth annual Braves-Gamecock Ode-to-Leonard’s-Losers College Football Kickoff column.

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Before addressing yesterday’s whitewash (albeit welcome, given recent alternatives) of elitist amateurism’s latest unconstitutional restriction of an adult U.S. citizen’s right to sell his own private property, let us preview the first week of the 2013 college football season which kicks off this evening when my beloved Carolina Fighting Gamecocks host Research Triangle (north of the Carolina border) Tar Heels in Columbia, S.C. (which Andrew Jackson said is separated from Hell by only a screen door). Continue reading

Civil rights hero and long-time Democrat elected to represent the City of Atlanta in the U.S. House, Rep. John Lewis says he is “still” Marching on Washington, 50 years later. On Wednesday’s 50th anniversary, the first African-American President of the United States will commemorate the historic event with remarks from the same spot at the Lincoln Memorial where black baptist Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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But the District of Columbia and nation President Obama will look out upon on August 18, 2013 bears no resemblance to the “Southern” city of Washington and country MLK addressed five decades ago.

In South Carolina, the great-grandchildren of the authors of secession and Fort Sumter (including their Democrat Governor Ernest Hollings) had only recently raised the Confederate battle flag atop its State House to protest school desegregation orders issued by federal courts. But after King’s speech inspired Democrat President Lyndon Johnson to give up his previous opposition and join Republicans in Congress to pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, de jure racial discrimination by government against blacks eventually came to an end. Continue reading

braves-gamecockCockstradamus says this will be the year when USC (founded 1801) finally wins their first SEC Championship Game (on Pearl Harbor Day, 2013) in the Georgia Dome (Crimson Tide will probably have to fumble late in the fourth quarter), Atlanta wins the fourth World Series in Braves franchise history and Arthur Blank’s Falcons win their second NFC championship (thus punching the ticket to their first NFL championship win in Super Bowl XLVIII on Groundhog Day, 2014).

These events will make Mike DeVine Law Gamecock a very happy rooster and be good for America, but I digress.

But before next week’s annual Braves-Gamecock preview** of the annual religious services known as College Football Saturdays, let us address the A-Rod/PED issue before the Yankees are inevitably and mathematically eliminated from the MLB playoffs.
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Only now that the Sharia-loving, Israel-hating and Coptic Christian-persecuting Muslim Brotherhood is out of power, is the Obama Administration reviewing aid to Egypt.

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A year-long winter of discontent for Egyptians yearning to breathe free morphed into last month’s long hot summer of contempt for Arab Spring-spawned President Mohamed Morsi, thus spawning its own mass protests leading to the removal of his Muslim Brotherhood regime via a military coup. Continue reading

At his press conference last Friday, President Barack Obama thrice accused Republicans seeking to repeal or defund Obamacare as attempting to “prevent 30 million people from getting health care” and/or “making sure that 30 million people don’t have health care.”  Not sure why his vacation couldn’t wait for a complete reiteration of the Democrat Party’s Big Lie (at least 45 years old and counting) that the GOP is a racist, sexist, homophobic party that exists to starve children and throw old people over the cliff; but what is equally disconcerting is the reluctance of so many Republicans to identify and refute the Big Lie.

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Federal law has for many decades prohibited hospitals that accept federal funds from denying health care to anyone that shows up for treatment at their emergency rooms. Republicans have never sought to change that law and never did change that law when they controlled both houses of Congress and the White House.  Continue reading

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