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Call Me a Witch with a “B” But…

Call Me a Witch with a “B” But…
November 17, 2013
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Okay, just called me a witch with a “B” but I’m just not all that into the whole Make-a-Wish thing.  …Read the Rest

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Basking in Hvorostovsky’s Triumph!

Basking in Hvorostovsky’s Triumph!
November 14, 2013
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Triumphs at the Metropolitan Opera are extremely rare.  They don’t happen very often.  Most singers will go their entire career …Read the Rest

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Another Preacher Bites the Dust

Another Preacher Bites the Dust
November 13, 2013
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I’m not a fan of religious leaders, especially the charismatic TV preaching, self-promoting non Papal kind.  There is nothing I …Read the Rest

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Eschatology for Ignorant Anti-Christian Bigots

Eschatology for Ignorant Anti-Christian Bigots
November 12, 2013
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Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of …Read the Rest

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The Thirty Cent Solution

The Thirty Cent Solution
November 10, 2013
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The other day, in Dickinson, Texas, a 6th grade boy had his breakfast tossed because his meal account was 30 …Read the Rest

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Rand Paul & Breitbart: A Perfect Fit

Rand Paul & Breitbart: A Perfect Fit
November 8, 2013
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If there was ever a pair of scam artist who complement one another it would be Rand Paul and the …Read the Rest

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It’s Gotta’ Be a Joke – Please

It’s Gotta’ Be a Joke – Please
November 7, 2013
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According to Tom Delay, Jesus died for our freedom.  I was under the impression he died for our sins, but …Read the Rest

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Keeping ‘em Barefoot & Preggers, Just Don’t Insure ‘em

Keeping ‘em Barefoot & Preggers, Just Don’t Insure ‘em
November 6, 2013
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“…Dominion Theology or Dominionism is the idea that Christians should work toward either a nation governed by Christians or one …Read the Rest

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The “P” Word

The “P” Word
November 5, 2013
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There is one unpardonable sin when it comes to writing and writers.  Thou Shalt Not Commit Plagiarism. In academia, depending …Read the Rest

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Opera Is Not Broadway

Opera Is Not Broadway
November 1, 2013
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Let me go on record.  I don’t like Broadway.  I think it is shallow, silly, stupid, and superficial. I don’t …Read the Rest

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Putting the Life of Wyatt Earp into Perspective

Putting the Life of Wyatt Earp into Perspective
October 29, 2013
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How do we put Wyatt Earp into perspective? By now, you will have come to realize I love history. I …Read the Rest

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Finances

Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Finances
October 28, 2013
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On Friday, when I went to pick up my father’s monthly prescription of Namenda, for the first time, ever, I …Read the Rest

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This Brave New USA Is Not a Nice Place to Be?

This Brave New USA Is Not a Nice Place to Be?
October 24, 2013
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Contrary to popular opinion, what we’ve been led to believe, the United States is no longer the best place, or …Read the Rest

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Yo-Yo Ma’s Music for Peace

Yo-Yo Ma’s Music for Peace
October 20, 2013
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It doesn’t matter what you believe as far as religion, geo-politics or anything else.  This is just plain good music …Read the Rest

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An Operatic Guide to the Tea Party Coup

An Operatic Guide to the Tea Party Coup
October 16, 2013
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Today is Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s birthday.  You may not have noticed, but I’m a baritone junkie. It all began in 1978 …Read the Rest

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Happy Birthday: Guiseppe Verdi

Happy Birthday:  Guiseppe Verdi
October 10, 2013
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Let’s face it, if you are a baritone junkie like I am, then you are required to be a huge …Read the Rest

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Are the Brother’s Koch Broke?

Are the Brother’s Koch Broke?
October 9, 2013
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How do we know Charles & David Koch are having a serious financial crises?  Well, aside from something interesting from …Read the Rest

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The Tragic Lesson of the NYC Opera

The Tragic Lesson of the NYC Opera
September 29, 2013
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The New York City Opera was, for many years, the only home of the greatest soprano the world has ever …Read the Rest

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Exceptionalism, Arrogance, & American Narcissism

Exceptionalism, Arrogance, & American Narcissism
September 27, 2013
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“If we look to the laws, they afford equal justice to all in their private differences; if no social standing, …Read the Rest

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PART III: Death Wish 2014

PART III:  Death Wish 2014
September 23, 2013
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When the GOP shut down the government in 1996 and 1996 I was ticked with them. It backfired, big time. …Read the Rest

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PART II: Death Wish 2014

PART II:  Death Wish 2014
September 22, 2013
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When the GOP shut down the government in 1995 and 1996 I was ticked with them. It backfired, big time. …Read the Rest

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PART I: Death Wish 2014

PART I:  Death Wish 2014
September 21, 2013
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“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of …Read the Rest

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The Follies of Libertarian v. Socialism

The Follies of Libertarian v. Socialism
September 19, 2013
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Earlier in the day, R. S. McCain mentioned that I needed to read a specific book about F. A. Hayek. …Read the Rest

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Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?

Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?
September 18, 2013
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Once again Sean Gastonguay is taking his ‘Christian’ and patriotic family on a dangerous ocean voyage because he believes in …Read the Rest

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Anti-Hispanic Ignorance & Bigotry Is No Excuse

Anti-Hispanic Ignorance & Bigotry Is No Excuse
August 16, 2013
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There are times when living in the state of New Mexico makes me absolutely crazy.  There are moments when it …Read the Rest

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What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?
August 15, 2013
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My mother has a drag queen cat named Miss Scarlet.  How, you might ask, can a cat be a drag …Read the Rest

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Bad Grades Can Kill If You Are a Young Black Male

Bad Grades Can Kill If You Are a Young Black Male
August 14, 2013
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Have you ever wondered why Dick Cheney was able to get his heart transplant so quickly?  Probably because he is …Read the Rest

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Male Based Television Programming

Male Based Television Programming
August 12, 2013
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I first discovered the Discovery Channel around 1996 or so when I was traveling, visiting my cousin.  Her 6 year …Read the Rest

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PART I: Fake Christian Anti-Feminist – Submission

PART I: Fake Christian Anti-Feminist – Submission
August 11, 2013
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“Feminism is an illness.  It is a philosophy of death.” Beverly LeHay When I see the neo-Calvinists do the whole …Read the Rest

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Brother’s Keepers Loser’s Weepers

Brother’s Keepers Loser’s Weepers
August 6, 2013
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Yesterday afternoon, I was taking some trash to the dumpster at the condos where I live.  I had several bags …Read the Rest

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