Some Common Cents for September 12th 2014

I imagesCANDMP4Fam sure it started out as something of a lark: why not be independent? We can surely go it alone, can’t we? As the Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley used to say: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” However, less than a week from now, the Scots will go to the polls to decide whether to stay in the United Kingdom or become an fully sovereign Scotland. As I type today, the outcome of the referendum is far from certain, and any daily change in public opinion polls generates a lot of headlines and even more debate.

Lark might not be the right word, as there has been a relatively robust nationalist movement north of Hadrian’s Wall for some time. However, I would have classified it as the separatist equivalent of The Ramones: somewhere between fringe and mainstream. What a minute! The Ramones? Yeah, I once read The Ramones were too big for Bar Mitzvahs but not big enough to be on American Bandstand. I thought it fitting…Read On…

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