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December, 2016

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Dems the breaks: Sore losers need to get over election

Here we go again, the PC, liberal, sore-losing Dems took another swipe at the Trump family — this time on a Jet Blue Flight and aimed at Ivanka Trump, with her kids and husband in tow, no less. Comment
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Jo’s got some wishes for the naughty and nice

This week, our columnist has her take on “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Comment
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Embry-no! Frozen baby battle utterly childish

And our columnist cannot keep all her questions on ice! Comment
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Jo remembers ‘Jersey Shore’

After all the political mumbo jumbo of the last 18 months, I thought I might take a foray into fluff and share thoughts on something less controversial — so here goes. Comment

November, 2016

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‘Sanctuary city’ Chicago can’t even protect itself from itself

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to keep the immigrants safe from Donald Trump and keep Chicago a “sanctuary city.” Comment
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It’s time for colleges to stop coddling sore losers

I cannot state with absolute “certitude” that these reports are true, however, I have tried my best to unravel the mysteries of the big bang (Donald Trump as president). Comments (3)
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We need to unite under Trump, and it starts with dropping the hyphen

I am not a hyphenated American. I am an American. Comments (4)
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Election 2016: ‘The aftermath’

The people have spoken, and so it is done. Thank God. Comments (3)
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‘Vegan wallet’ costs too much green

Vegan wallets? I get a lot of e-mail at work — mostly requests for coverage of an event or someone wanting to be mentioned in my Standing O column, or spam (not the canned variety). Comments (1)

October, 2016

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All twisted up over Vanessa Hudgens ‘braid’ flap

Jo learns about cultural appropriation. Comment
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Apple’s new iPhone a rotten deal

Not for Nuthin™ but what right did Apple have to take away our choices for a headphone jack on our iPhones? Comments (3)
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Jo’s big questions about ‘tiny houses’

When I saw that another episode of the Hillary and Donald hour (debate) was on Sunday night, I turned off the tube and binge-watched “Tiny Houses” on Netflix. Comment
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Jo cant wait for this election to be over

So she can watch television in peace! Comment

September, 2016

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Prez debate was a joke

Jo was not impressed. Comments (2)
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Jo has her own basket of deplorables

And it’s mostly full of Federal bureaucrats. Comments (2)
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Jo looks back on 9-11

After 15 years, Ground Zero has been restored, but our first responders’ wounds are still open. Comment
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Jo bids farewell to ‘Rizzoli & Isles’

Our columnist is on the hunt for a new police drama to get into. Comment

August, 2016

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Working hard to preserve Labor Day

Labor Day sales exploit workers, our columnist writes. Comment
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Trump — what’s the worst that could happen?

There are none so blind as those who will not see. Comments (7)
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A good mom reviews ‘Bad Moms’

Jo doesn’t like to go to the movies, but she did because her daughter asked — and she loved every frame of the new Mila Kunis flick. Comment
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Jo squashes SyFy’s new spider flick

Spoiler alert! “2 Lava, 2 Lantula” didn’t have a leg to stand on — let alone eight! Comment
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Jo in a frenzy over new Sharknado

Spoiler alert — read no further if you have not seen “Sharknado: the Fourth Awakens.” Comment

July, 2016

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Jo does her Stan impression

Jo takes on “heat domes,” anti-Trumpers, and some great sci-fi movies in store for this summer in a grab-bag column inspired by wordsmith Stan Gershbein. Comment
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Jo: ‘Did Melania plagarize? Who cares — our country is doomed’

Our columnist asks: Don’t we have bigger fish to fry than Donald Trump’s wife? Comments (1)
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Jo wants a uniter, not a divider

Yet again, another mass shooting — this time against white police officers. And yet again, our president makes an lame statement about the violence in our country. Comment
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Jo is hungry for ‘Sharknado 4’

Our fan of fins is in a frenzy over news that SyFy will be releasing the fourth installment in its camp-thriller series. Comment

June, 2016

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Turn off the tap! Jo wants regs on booze before guns

Every day I am bombarded with comments about guns from those that are for, those that are against, those that want assault weapons banned and not hand guns, those that want all guns banned — oy vey! Stop! Comment
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Jo demands Obama apologize to America for Orlando massacre

Last week I was angry, this week I’ve graduated to flat-out disgusted and ashamed by an administration — no, a president — who consistently betrays the American people who voted him in not once, but twice. Comments (2)
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Jo is watching the watchers — and she doesn’t like what she sees

Our columnist wants more accountability for the Feds who didn’t see the massacre in Orlando coming. Comments (1)
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Jo goes ape! In defense of slain gorilla

She ain’t monkeying around. Comment
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‘Bloody’ weekend in Chcago should be a wake-up call

Another bloody Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago, and yet there is not a peep from Mr. Al Sharpton, the Black Lives Matter group, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, or our illustrious president who hails from the great state of Illionis. What gives? Comments (1)

May, 2016

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Jo memorializes Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is upon us. It’s the time of year when we open up the pool, invite family and friends over for a barbecue, and then hit the mall for those once-in-a-lifetime specials. Comment
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Spoiler alert: Jo has resurrected her love for ‘Game of Thrones’

No seriously — spoiler alert. Comment
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Prez race should not be a popularity contest

Can we get over ourselves and cut the crappola already? This whole Republican-Democratic nomination process has spiraled into a juvenile high-school election. Deciding who gets to sit in the White House for the next four years has devolved into a popularity contest. Comment
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Jo is pressing 1 for English only

Our columnist casts her vote for ballots written only in America’s official tongue. Comments (5)

April, 2016

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Jo wins the shopping lottery

Our columnist went into a department store “just to ook around” and emerged with a blender and blue jeans — but at least she got ‘em for a song. Comment
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Jo has a message for all the haters

She wants ‘em to keep their vitriol to themselves. Comments (2)
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Transgender people should stick to the bathrooms they were born with

Our columnist is not comfortable having men who identify as women in her restrooms and locker rooms. Comments (10)
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Jo’s got some pointers on picking knitting needles

My Uncle Phil always told me to use the right tool for the job. True, sometimes his right tool was a rubber mallet, but for him it got the job done. Comment

March, 2016

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Jo wants reasonable discourse in the presidential race

What has happened to this country’s collective intelligence? Comments (2)
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Jo jumps on the Trump bandwagon after Brussels attacks

“So far, Donald Trump hasn’t said anything that turned out to be false,” our columnist writes. Comments (5)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should beware the Ides of March

Our columnist sounds off on The Donald and party politics. Comment
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Jo wants Bloomberg to be the first Jewish president

Our columnist wants the paternalistic three-term mayor to put the U.S. government on a diet. Comment
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Jo never saw the Oscar movies — and they all stink

This week, Jo doesn’t just have a problem with the weak Oscar crop — she has a problem with the whole darn system. Comment

February, 2016

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New holiday proposal a sham-rock

Jo thinks that the only way to quell the out-of-control number of religious holidays in schools is to kill ‘em all and let god sort ‘em out. Comment
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Jo separates Grammys’ winners from gramma-phonies

Thank you Taylor Swift! Finally, someone told that bloated, braggadocios, arrogant Kanye West off. It’s about time. Taylor Swift showed more class in her one speech than Yeezus has shown in his entire career. Comment
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Flag on the play: Jo hated superbowl 50

Watching Super Bowl 50 was like watching two elks, antlers locked in battle, for two hours on National Geographic — it was sleep-inducing. I was hoping for halftime before the first quarter was done. Comment
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Jo’s getting into the ad game

Our columnist looks forward to this weekend’s Super Bowl ads — and makes a plug of her own. Comment

January, 2016

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New Syfy show ‘Magicians’ is abraca-drab-ra

What do you get when you throw in a bit of Hogwarts, a smattering of Narnia, a heavy dose of “Alphas,” and just that slight touch of “Charmed?” The Syfy channel’s latest offering — “The Magicians” — based on the book of the same name by Lev Grossman. Comment
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Jo wants Spike Lee’s Oscars seat

Our columnist thinks that Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars is tougher to stomach than the crop of duds the Academy nominated. Comment
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Jo’s tragical mystery tour

For Joanna, the day the ’60s died was Jan. 9, 2016. Comment
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Jo’s New Year’s resolution grace period

Jo starts her New Year’s weight-loss regimen two days late, becasue all the leftovers were weighing on her mind. Comment

December, 2015

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Jo’s ‘thin’ resolution will make Oprah’s wallet fat

Our columnist is hopping on the Winfrey Weight Watchers bandwagon. Comments (1)
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