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August 17 -
Capsule County Fair Review!
August 16 -
RIP Washington Generals
August 10 -
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August 9 -
You can't tell the candidates without a scorecard
August 6 -
The real issue at the heart of the Planned Parenthood debate
August 2 -
 Capsule Aircraft Carrier Review!

July 31 -
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July 27 -
Cut and paste the last mass shooting column
July 20 -
El Chapo, Pluto and Apollo!
July 19 -
Records that will and will not be broken
July 16 -
Back on the lamb!
July 14 -
 New Horizons! Pluto!
July 12 -
Can we get some straight talk, please?
July 10 -
Jeb Bush and the American worker
July 9 -
Evangelical Chirstians and gay marriage 
July 6 -
Uber vs. a taxi

June 23 -
 Here we go again
June 13- 
Louis L'Amour and the national debt

May 31 -
The Department of Justice scorecard!
May 21 -
How much do we want our government to do for us?
May 7 -
The shooting in Garland, Texas and how America has completely lost its mind.

March 29 -
Business 101
March 5 -
More Death Penalty Fun!
March 1 -
Some Thoughts On Net Neutrality

February 16 -
Be Fruitful And Multiply...Or Not. Plus Some Death Penalty Crap
February 15 -
The Economy Is Still In The Tank
February 12 -
Military Force, The Constitution, And Thou
February 9 -
 This Planet Has Gone Completely Bonkers
February 3 -
 Vote Early, Vote Often: The Latest From Gaylon For US Senate
February 1 -
Capsule Book Review! Capsule Book Review!

January 26 -
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January 23 -
DeflateGate And Where Were The Game Officials?
January 22 - 
The State of Our Union
January 18 -
 Can A Nation Conceived In Liberty Do Anything Else?
January 15 - 
How Much Do We Want Our Government To Do For Us?
January 14 -
Read My Column: No New Taxes
Janury 12 -
 A Peaceful America, A Peaceful World
January 8 -
The Carter Criteria
January 3:
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The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 8

By Gaylon Kent
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October 22, 2015

In ye olden times, when a king was vanquished on the field of battle, the winning general took the crown.

So it is in the Bottom Ten, where the Chicago Bears assume the throne after losing to the previously un-victoried Detroit Lions in overtime.

The Lions win throws the race for the Dan Henning Trophy - symbolic of NFL Bottom Ten supremacy - into complete chaos as no less than five (5) teams have one win and 13 -
13! - teams have two (2) wins. 

This week's imbroglio, as the nags approach the backstretch:

Chicago Bears (2-4; lost to Detroit 37-34 OT) - Bears ascend top spot after snapping Lions opening five-game skid with clutch OT road loss…Bears can use upcoming bye week to rest for another crucial NFC North fiasco vs. Vikings…Next Loss: Minnesota (11/1)

Kansas City Chiefs (1-5; lost to Minnesota 16-10) - Led by leading rusher that gains almost 100 feet, Chiefs offense continues to mail it in, punting on first six (6) possessions…With Lions win, current five (5) game skid best in NFL…Next Loss: Pittsburgh

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5; lost to Houston 31-20 ) - Leading 14-10 heading into final period, Jaguars turn on afterburners, getting outscored 21-6 to secure loss…Three (3) interceptions, including two (2) in final period, perform usual magic…Next Loss: vs Buffalo, at London, England

Detroit Lions (1-5; defeated Chicago 37-34 OT) - Lions go from B-10 darlings chasing 0-16 (again) to just another one-win team with problems following first victory of 2015…Despite win, Lions taking solace in they still rank Dead Last in NFL in Rushing Offense…Next Loss: Minnesota

Tennessee Titans (1-4; lost to Miami 38-10 ) - Defending B-10 champions getting no love at all in 2015, still not on medal stand despite convincing loss in battle of one-win juggernauts…B-10 medal stand hopes could take big shot in the arm with blowout loss this weekend to good Falcons team…Next Loss: Atlanta

Toronto Blue Jays - Canadian baseball team hanging tough before losing Friday to America's Royals in ALCS…Blue Jays first Canadian baseball team to be ranked in B-10 since 1910 Regina Bone Pilers finished last in Western Canada League …Next Loss: Game 6 Friday night

Indianapolis Colts Fake Punt (0-1) - B-10 pollsters - depite the reopening of their bar tab - no closer to discovering what in the hell Colts were thinking than you are…First specific play to make B-10 survey since Garo Yepremian's pass in Super Bowl VII made the medal stand.
NFC North (12-11) - Despite dominance of AFC South and division being paced by 6-0 Packers, with two (2) teams on B-10 medal stand, NFC North easy pick for weekly Pete Rozelle Award, issued to league's worst division.

NFL - Hey guys, 18 of your 32 teams - 56 percent - have only one (1) or two (2) wins, meaning more than half the teams in your league suck...With participation in youth football starting to decline, some offshore bookies taking action on whether you will be around in a couple of generations. 

Kansas City Royals - They'd rather clinch at home anyway…Currently planning logistics of importing hookers from Love Ranch to go Lamar Odom on New York Mets pitching staff before start of World Series…Next Loss: Our Royals are never losing again

This Week's Clash of the Titans:
 Buffalo vs Jacksonville, at London, England

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Pittsburgh at Kansas City

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Sunday October 18
The Wife and I went for a walk today and ended up inside a house for rent a block down for us...The house is, at least, 8o years old while 80 years ago occupants would've marveled at the indoor plumbing, it would not be a very functional house right now…The stairs are very narrow and are mostly between two walls and don't have the handrails that become more and more important as you get older…Plus, the only bathroom is on the ground floor, also important as you get older, especially if your sleeping on the top floor and have to negotiate fun house stairs to get there.
The young couple that bought it was out staining the deck and said they've had some calls on it, but nothing has worked out so far…I forgot to ask how much they're asking for it.

Also on the walk we ran into a mom, Becky, out for a walk with her kids…One was a girl scout with an order form The Wife - an old girl scout herself - spotted from more than a block away…We thought it was for cookies, but no, it was for nuts and other assorted stuff like that…The Wife ordered some stuff that was chocolate covered and shaped like daisies, while I ordered some whole cashews, which I dearly love.

When we knocked off work Friday night we didn't know what we would be in store for Monday because our truck was being towed back to the branch…Well, Keith called me today and said we are driving to Town A Monday morning to pick one up that someone from Route 21 is driving up.

This means we will have to be on the road by 6am and ol' Sparrow will miss his now-treasured workout, but I will take the opportunity eat really well...I am almost down a notch on my belt and I am highly motivated to make it so I can get down a couple of more notches.

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