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Freedom of Speech, Censorship & Good Manners

July 6, 2015

We now live in a country where our freedoms are being constantly limited on an almost daily basis.  Strangely enough, the very people who are demanding these freedoms are the very ones destroying them.  We’re not to say anything that might offend someone.  Idiots who want to fly the Confederate flag are being damned as racists. If a business owner doesn’t want to bake a wedding cake for someone, they …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Belated Birthday Thomas Hampson

Sunday Morning Opera:  Happy Belated Birthday Thomas Hampson
July 5, 2015

Years ago, we won’t say how many, but all you need to do is look it up, my cousin Julie …Read the Rest

A Little July 4 Primer

A Little July 4 Primer
July 4, 2015

Does this even apply today?  Does one political party have an advantage over the other?  Is it only for Democrats, …Read the Rest

Trumping the First Amendment

Trumping the First Amendment
July 3, 2015

“…Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom …Read the Rest

An Open Letter to the SPLC

An Open Letter to the SPLC
July 2, 2015

I am a fan of the SPLC.  I reference the SPLC’s work so often I’m surprised they don’t either go …Read the Rest

The Intellectual Dishonesty of Terror Statistics

The Intellectual Dishonesty of Terror Statistics
July 1, 2015

Something is very wrong with the way we look at ‘domestic’ terror in this country.  Something is also very wrong …Read the Rest

The Left’s Mapplethorpe Moment

The Left’s Mapplethorpe Moment
June 30, 2015

NBC has fired Donald Trump for speaking his mind.  No matter if you find him annoying, suffering from megalomania, abrasive, …Read the Rest

UPDATE:Why Lie About the Islamic Terror Threat to the US?

UPDATE:Why Lie About the Islamic Terror Threat to the US?
June 29, 2015

UPDATE: On the news this morning comes yet another story of a major ISIS arrest here in the US.  There’s …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Sunday Morning Opera:  Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky
June 28, 2015

Because of my melanoma, there are three people who did not die of it. Melanoma is a horrible death, the …Read the Rest

White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill

White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill
June 27, 2015

Friday morning I Tweeted that when the announcement was made about putting a woman on our currency, the answer was …Read the Rest

The New Edition of the Spanish Inquisition

The New Edition of the Spanish Inquisition
June 27, 2015

The columnist who says she is catching heat for suggesting GWTW be banned, is now very upset because right wing …Read the Rest

ISIS Isn’t a Problem in the US?

ISIS Isn’t a Problem in the US?
June 26, 2015

We are constantly being told that home-grown terrorists are a greater danger than Islamic terror.  I have believed it.  Then …Read the Rest

The Actual Numbers

The Actual Numbers
June 25, 2015

Hate crimes in the US are so rare, it is impossible to have consistent statistics on them.  What we do …Read the Rest

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots
June 24, 2015

Over the weekend, I made the mistake of daring to stand up for the South, and call a bunch of …Read the Rest

REVISITED: Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing

REVISITED: Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing
June 23, 2015

NOTE:  This post was first published on March 2 of this year.  I am presenting it in its entirety.  You …Read the Rest

Is The Left Manipulating the Horror of Charleston?

Is The Left Manipulating the Horror of Charleston?
June 22, 2015

Let’s face it, the left is out of control. Anyone who had a gripe about anyone who happens to be …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning – Bing Crosby

Sunday Morning – Bing Crosby
June 21, 2015

This is my first Father’s Day without my father.  He loved old movies. He instilled in my sister and I, …Read the Rest

Putting Church Shootings Into Context

Putting Church Shootings Into Context
June 20, 2015

“…The people burning down black churches in the South are generally white, male and young, usually economically marginalized or poorly …Read the Rest

UPDATED: It Could Have Been Stopped

UPDATED:  It Could Have Been Stopped
June 19, 2015

UPDATED:  Since the original post, additional information has appeared.  We are learning that Root’s father is basically an abusive monster.  …Read the Rest

June 18, 1815: The Day the World Changed

June 18, 1815:  The Day the World Changed
June 18, 2015

“…”In the course of the evening the duke asked my father for a map of the country and went into …Read the Rest

PART II: The New Censorship

PART II:  The New Censorship
June 17, 2015

Part II of III: It is the current trend of historians to downplay the impact of the slave trade of …Read the Rest

PART I: The New Censorship

PART I:  The New Censorship
June 16, 2015

UPDATE:  I wrote this on Monday Part I of III: This is what a 6-year-old little girl looks like six …Read the Rest

What If It’s ‘Fake’ Science?

What If It’s ‘Fake’ Science?
June 15, 2015

“…“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera (sort of)

Sunday Morning Opera (sort of)
June 14, 2015

Having been an opera fanatic for quite a few years now, I’ve developed a theory that a truly great operatic …Read the Rest

Criminalizing We the Never-Marrieds

Criminalizing We the Never-Marrieds
June 12, 2015

When I began this post, several days ago, I never even though about the fact that it would be scheduled …Read the Rest

Today Is My Father’s Birthday

Today Is My Father’s Birthday
June 11, 2015

My father would be 91 today.  He lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on October 18. Every year, on his birthday, …Read the Rest

True Confession: I Live in a Gated Community

True Confession: I Live in a Gated Community
June 10, 2015

According to Emily Badger of the WPost, gated spaces such as those around pools contribute, quietly, to racism.  Gated communities …Read the Rest

Leave It To Lindsey

Leave It To Lindsey
June 9, 2015

I’ve always been proud of Lindsey, both in Congress and the Senate, but today, I must say that I don’t …Read the Rest

John Glenn (hero) Verses Ken Ham (idiot)

John Glenn (hero) Verses Ken Ham (idiot)
June 8, 2015

    “…”I don’t see that I’m any less religious by the fact that I can appreciate the fact that science …Read the Rest

Wie Todesahnung… O du, mein holder Abendstern’

Wie Todesahnung… O du, mein holder Abendstern’
June 7, 2015

Like presentiment of death, twilight covers the lands, it shrouds the valley with blackish raiment; the soul that yearns for …Read the Rest

The New Self-Righteous & Highly Spiritual Generation

The New Self-Righteous & Highly Spiritual Generation
June 6, 2015

They are telling us that millennial have no religious affiliation, at least according to Pew.  Those who intensely resent the …Read the Rest


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