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ISIS, Psychopaths & Dowry Deaths

ISIS, Psychopaths & Dowry Deaths
February 5, 2015
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They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned. In India, one bride is burned alive every hour, because of insufficient dowry.  …Read the Rest

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The Return of Harper Lee

The Return of Harper Lee
February 4, 2015
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It is every writer’s dream.  Just a few hours after the announcement of the publication date of your long-awaited second …Read the Rest

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Racist Kid Suspended for Violent Terrorist Magic

Racist Kid Suspended for Violent Terrorist Magic
February 2, 2015
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Today, one suspects that parents send their kids to school with a mix of fear and trepidation.  Education had changed …Read the Rest

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The Insanity of Global Warming

The Insanity of Global Warming
January 29, 2015
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It’s like this global warming has stalled – or has it.  If it has, global warming advocates refuse to even …Read the Rest

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The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria

The Stupidity of Global Warming Hysteria
January 27, 2015
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“… Minnie Freeman safely led thirteen children from her schoolhouse to her home, one half mile (800 m) away. The …Read the Rest

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I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty

I’m Sick of Liberals, Conservatives & Intellectual Dishonesty
January 24, 2015
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Minions of the far right are bullies, plain and simple.  Trust me, I’ve spent the past decade or so, being …Read the Rest

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The Greatest of Evils

The Greatest of Evils
January 21, 2015
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Chris Hedges wrote, at Truth Dig, the tale of Lola Mozes.  It is heart-wrenching.  It is the tale of the …Read the Rest

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The Lasting Power of Hollywood

The Lasting Power of Hollywood
January 19, 2015
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Let’s get one thing perfectly clear.  It doesn’t matter what one’s nationality or patriotic leanings are, the most stirring moment …Read the Rest

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The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender

The Need to Strip Elizabeth I of Her Gender
January 18, 2015
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I am fascinated by the history of fashion.  What people wear and wore is more than couture, it is about …Read the Rest

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Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?

Religion, Calls to Worship, Public Endorsement?
January 17, 2015
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There was quite a bit of discussion when it was announced that Duke University was going to allow a Muslim …Read the Rest

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The Color of Bigotry

The Color of Bigotry
January 16, 2015
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Tim Donovan has a column in AlterNet:  Yes, All White People Are Racists — Now Let’s Do Something About It.  …Read the Rest

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Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 9, 2015
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Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

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Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes
January 1, 2015
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I’ve been forced to learn quite a few things since my father died in October.  The easiest part has been …Read the Rest

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Cheesy Christmas Movies

Cheesy Christmas Movies
December 21, 2014
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During the month I basically stayed with my mother, with only 2 days of relief, she spent much of the …Read the Rest

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Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America

Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America
December 19, 2014
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What is going on with Sony Pictures and North Korea is nothing new, for Hollywood, according to film historian Ben …Read the Rest

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Black Friday, Thanksgiving & Progressive Hysteria

Black Friday, Thanksgiving & Progressive Hysteria
November 28, 2014
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To begin with, in all honesty, I dislike Thanksgiving.  I think it is joke.  It is an expensive, miserable excuse …Read the Rest

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There Is No Such Thing as Justice

There Is No Such Thing as Justice
November 27, 2014
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If anyone has a reason to want justice, I am that person.  I would love to have had justice, to …Read the Rest

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The Timing of the Crosby Scandal Is Interesting

The Timing of the Crosby Scandal Is Interesting
November 21, 2014
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On Thursday, another woman surfaced saying that, back in 1976 Bill Cosby gave her pills, then raped her.  When she …Read the Rest

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The Great Government Bigfoot Conspiracy

The Great Government Bigfoot Conspiracy
November 18, 2014
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Okay, I admit it.  I’m a Bigfoot fan.  It’s a blast.  It’s far more fun that UFOs where far too …Read the Rest

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PART XXXI: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Ruining the Kids

PART XXXI:  Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Ruining the Kids
November 15, 2014
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Over the past months, I’ve been writing a series of articles about Bill Gothard, Christian Reconstruction, Gary North, ATI, the …Read the Rest

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Gum-Chewing Canadian Bacon, Putin Style

Gum-Chewing Canadian Bacon, Putin Style
November 14, 2014
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Evidently Vladimir Putin can do nothing right in the eyes of the American press, having been subjected to a full …Read the Rest

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Dish, Politics, Corruption and Charlie Ergen

Dish, Politics, Corruption and Charlie Ergen
November 13, 2014
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Dish Network is considered the meanest company in America. Anyone who has had to combat their rude employees on the …Read the Rest

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Italian Seismologist Acquitted of Murder

Italian Seismologist Acquitted of Murder
November 12, 2014
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Here in the US, we think that our elected officials, judges, and the population in general is becoming more and …Read the Rest

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Stuck on Ebola Stupid

Stuck on Ebola Stupid
November 1, 2014
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Funny how more people will die today from gun violence and mistakes than have thus died due to Ebola here …Read the Rest

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Va, Tosca! Te Deum

Va, Tosca! Te Deum
October 31, 2014
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I don’t think it’s much of a secret that I love opera. I love my baritones. My very favorite piece …Read the Rest

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Oh Susana, Let’s Discriminate Against NM’s Native Population

Oh Susana, Let’s Discriminate Against NM’s Native Population
October 30, 2014
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Just when you think Susana Martinez cannot sink any lower, she does.  Just when you think that far right bigotry …Read the Rest

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Little F-Bomb Princesses

Little F-Bomb Princesses
October 27, 2014
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By now you’ve probably seen the video featuring four or five little girls, maybe six or seven years old, using …Read the Rest

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St. Crispin’s Day

St. Crispin’s Day
October 25, 2014
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If we follow the letter of the speech, then I must honor St. Crispin’s Day.  One of my Clements ancestors …Read the Rest

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The Greatest Lawsuit in the History of Lawsuits

The Greatest Lawsuit in the History of Lawsuits
October 16, 2014
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A famous philosopher once said that stupid is as stupid does.  I think this is one of those cases.  Stupid …Read the Rest

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Falling Through the ER Cracks

Falling Through the ER Cracks
October 6, 2014
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There is an axiom in modern society.  When all else fails, when you run out of excuses, you blame the …Read the Rest

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