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Philip J. Rappa: It's Just Not Right

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 2:38 pm | Philip J. Rappa

Ten years into a new century, (a mere two- hundred and thirty- four years for the U.S. of A.) using history as our guide, we have, in the last thirty years, chosen for President a B-actor, an elitist whose father’s and grandfather's patriotism ... More >>

Philip J. Rappa: Don’t Worry Be Happy

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 3:13 pm | Philip J. Rappa

There is no need to be a forensic pathologist to understand the cause of death of America’s financial institutions and our credibility abroad. The only thing required is a familiarity with our history. More >>

Philip J. Rappa: Reality is Priceless

Monday, 25 February 2008, 3:56 pm | Philip J. Rappa

Every four years there is a resurrection, a senseless kernel of hope and a need for change. It's part and parcel to our belief in free elections nicely wrapped in a nationalistic realm of pure myth followed by pure pathos. Nothing is free. More >>

Philip J. Rappa: I’ll Have a Glass of Merlot

Wednesday, 15 August 2007, 10:48 am | Philip J. Rappa

Certainly for those of you awake out there we might be witnessing what could be the beginning of a stock market meltdown. The question I pose is: “Will the calamity be catered?” Could it be an options’ play? Can greed and corruption set a new ... More >>

Philip J. Rappa: For God's Sake

Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 11:24 am | Philip J. Rappa

I always felt that my hometown was a microcosm of the world. With that said, I would like to address this talk of separation of God and State. More >>

Philip J. Rappa: Do the Hokey Pokey

Thursday, 30 September 2004, 1:14 pm | Philip J. Rappa

Words out there's another election 'bout to take place, and rumor has it this time it's really, really important. More >>

Philip J. Rappa: High Noon in America

Tuesday, 20 January 2004, 3:10 pm | Philip J. Rappa

Cast in the Gary Cooper role in this western drama is the American citizen, all of whom just wish to live the simple life. Unfortunately and unforgivingly, that myth is a bust. Yet, we are all living in a time when frontier- justice rules the day. More >>

Reflections of Unconstitutional Precedence

Tuesday, 17 June 2003, 11:46 am | Philip J. Rappa

There has been, and still exists, a concerted and systematic effort to disregard and eliminate our civil liberties in the name of terrorism. We are witnessing an assault upon our heritage, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Liberty is not ... More >>

Philip J. Rappa: Storm and Strife

Tuesday, 13 May 2003, 1:23 pm | Philip J. Rappa

I had an epiphany last night. What began as a nightmare transformed itself into a vision of hope. More >>

Philip J. Rappa: Peace for Peace Sake

Wednesday, 5 February 2003, 9:50 am | Philip J. Rappa

Friends, neighbors, fellow citizens, on this day we congregate in hope and in prayer, but more importantly fully aware and in total control of our mental faculties. We join together for all the world to bear witness that we the people demand peace. More >>

Philip J. Rappa: Rhapsody For Democracy

Wednesday, 6 November 2002, 8:54 am | Philip J. Rappa

There is a lunatic king in our midst. A monarch crowned by an irrelevant parliament, a man whose character traits exude a convoluted contrivance of being cavalier, insincere, incompetent, and arrogant. More >>

Are We Unworthy Of The Liberty To Stand Erect?

Wednesday, 21 August 2002, 3:18 pm | Philip J. Rappa

Something is seriously wrong when the survival of the human race becomes the overriding theme at our family gatherings. When each waking moment, and those just before falling asleep are overwhelmed by the question of the survivability of our species -something ... More >>

Philip J. Rappa: Requiem to the Civics' Silliness

Saturday, 29 June 2002, 7:38 pm | Philip J. Rappa

The occupation of the White House is in its eighteen-month and still, I can no longer keep silent as my visceral anguish bleeds from pen to page. As a patriot and a citizen, my conscience summons me to express my contempt and demands that I repudiate what ... More >>

Philip J. Rappa: The House Always Wins

Wednesday, 26 June 2002, 1:26 pm | Philip J. Rappa

I've been involved in the stock market for over twenty years. During that time I had several brokers. My philosophy toward investing has always been a work in progress, changing and adjusting to the marketplace and understanding its cyclical nature, ... More >>

Philip Rappa: Oh-Sum-Bodies-Been-Lying

Monday, 10 June 2002, 11:37 am | Philip J. Rappa

One nightmare followed by yet another, 278th to be exact since September 11th. In my 277th, I'm dressed as Paul Revere, in full gallop atop a great steed racing through downtown, Saint Augustine, America's oldest city. I'm yelling at the top of my lungs, ... More >>