Butcher Vs. The Bull

Monday, July 26, 2021
Once again today I heard several pundits, citizens and commentators use the words non-partisan and bipartisan.
 
Asking members of our nation’s leading political parties to ascribe to either of these approaches is like asking a bull and butcher to come to an agreement about hamburger. I suppose it is possible for the cow to convince the butcher to mimic his vegetarian lifestyle. Maybe the butcher persuades the cow to “take one” for the team. 
 
Otherwise, it’s all about one side winning and if the other is destroyed or bloodied so much the better. 
  
Dewayne Belew

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Opinion

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Breaking News

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