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Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where’s the outrage?

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America’s rogue president

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens.

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Putting a pitchfork in it

Lloyd Blankfein is very concerned about income inequality. With his face reflecting both worry and perplexity, he recently called inequality “very destabilizing.”

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IT’S METH, FOLKS

In attempting to write a column in regards to the homeless ordinances that have been passed – and its subsequent backlash, I realized that even written with kid’s gloves – made of angels’ wings and butterfly kisses – someone is going to be unhappy with it. So I’m just going to take the gloves off, and say some of the things nobody apparently wants to hear.

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Chances to go holiday shopping plus order pie

It’s time to go shopping! The Ripon Senior Center (422 S. Wilma Ave.) is holding its annual Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will feature local crafters and bakers, so come by and do some early Christmas shopping or pick up a yummy dessert for Thanksgiving. 

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Obamacare: Based on ‘stupidity’

“Grubergate” is the name for the embarrassing revelations about Obamacare by its chief architect, MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) predicted that the House Oversight Committee will hold hearings on this issue, so the public can learn the facts underlying this legislative failure. 

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Overworked 1 percenters stressed out

Here’s something that might not have occurred to you: It’s not easy being rich.

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PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing  Californians billions upon  billions of dollars  and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

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Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday’s second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

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Wedding bells ring for brutal executioner

Charles Manson is getting married.

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How did we get here?

Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

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Elections have consequences 2.0

The words “deportation relief” jumped out at me from Greg Sargent’s Washington Post blog posting titled “Get ready for a titanic battle over immigration.” Those two words seem so benign compared with “amnesty” — the preferred usage in the GOP lexicon — but that is their meaning.

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Exercise sharpens memory

Editor’s Note: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. McCreath is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you.

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Clearing up inaccurate info on city ordinance

Editor’s note: Police Chief Nick Obligacion penned the following in response to misinformation circulated on social media as well as on a television station.

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