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The Christ Was a Refugee Canard

The Christ Was a Refugee Canard
December 28, 2015
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In order to make people who oppose allowing certain individuals of the Islamic faith, with ties to terror into the …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: One of Opera’s Great Moments of 2015

Sunday Morning Opera:  One of Opera’s Great Moments of 2015
December 27, 2015
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According to various and sundry operatic ‘critics’ one of the greatest moments of the year was Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s return to …Read the Rest

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Being Alone at Christmas

Being Alone at Christmas
December 26, 2015
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Been there, done that – last year in fact. My mother and I had spent the past 5 years dealing …Read the Rest

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My Griswold Family Christmas

My Griswold Family Christmas
December 25, 2015
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I swear, every single thing related here is true.  It is 100% true.  I can produce witnesses who will confirm …Read the Rest

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Oh Holy Night

Oh Holy Night
December 24, 2015
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Jonathan Estabrooks has the distinction of being a pin-up model for Barihunks.  Not only that, but he has a voice.  …Read the Rest

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Culture and Alzheimer’s

Culture and Alzheimer’s
December 23, 2015
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I’ve been involved in a fascinating give and take over an insane article about Alzheimer’s Disease. Amazing how our culture …Read the Rest

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December 22, 1965

December 22, 1965
December 22, 2015
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On this day in 1965 the greatest baritone ever – debuted at the Metropolitan Opera I cannot find a recording …Read the Rest

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No, Racism Is Not a Sin

No, Racism Is Not a Sin
December 21, 2015
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“…”Racism is one subcategory of sin and so all of us are corrupted by sin and all of us have …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: 50 Years of the Greatest of Them All

Sunday Morning Opera:  50 Years of the Greatest of Them All
December 20, 2015
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On December 22, 1965, the greatest Baritone there ever was and ever will be walked onto the stage of the …Read the Rest

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The Obama Demonetization Game

The Obama Demonetization Game
December 19, 2015
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“…Unless we get on our high horse and think this [beheadings, sex-slavery, crucifixion, roasting humans] is unique to some other …Read the Rest

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Cats, Dogs, Apples, Oranges, Liberals, Conservatives

Cats, Dogs, Apples, Oranges, Liberals, Conservatives
December 18, 2015
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“…Two years ago, I wore a burkha for the first time for a television programme. It was the most horrid …Read the Rest

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A Religion of Peace

A Religion of Peace
December 17, 2015
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In Turkey, we are seeing a repugnance of the absolute brutality that is their version of Islam. Only the Russians …Read the Rest

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Rude Behavior Is Contagious

Rude Behavior Is Contagious
December 16, 2015
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Anyone with manners, or who happens to watch the bovine behavior of crowds knows this to be a fact.  Rude …Read the Rest

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Bias & the Sanctimonious Progressive Mind

Bias & the Sanctimonious Progressive Mind
December 15, 2015
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The other week or so I was on Twitter, first stating ‘If we dare say we dislike ‘happy holidays’ instead …Read the Rest

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The Moon Also Rises

The Moon Also Rises
December 14, 2015
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It isn’t very often that we get to see our wildest dreams come true (or start to come true), but …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Old Blue Eyes

Sunday Morning Opera:  Old Blue Eyes
December 13, 2015
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If you are an opera freak, you love music.  If you love music there is absolutely no way you can …Read the Rest

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Manners, Safe Places, Racism & Doing the Right Thing

Manners, Safe Places, Racism & Doing the Right Thing
December 12, 2015
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The other day I was doing a few inflammatory tweets.  I’m good at that.  I don’t know about you, but …Read the Rest

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Of Cabbages and Kings

Of Cabbages and Kings
December 11, 2015
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‘The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax …Read the Rest

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Has Trump Single-Highhandedly Destroyed the Anti-Immigration Movement?

Has Trump Single-Highhandedly Destroyed the Anti-Immigration Movement?
December 10, 2015
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Those of us who have been advocating rational immigration policy for many years should be enjoying the latest Donald Trump …Read the Rest

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Insulting the Enemy

Insulting the Enemy
December 9, 2015
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According to CNN and today’s politically correct version of how to fight a war in safe spaces, people like Donald …Read the Rest

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A Cure?

A Cure?
December 7, 2015
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There are several big stories this weekend.  I think the most important, in the long run, is the fact that …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Viva Verdi! Viva Rigoletto!

Sunday Morning Opera:  Viva Verdi!  Viva Rigoletto!
December 6, 2015
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On Friday, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Facebook account had a play list called Viva Verdi.  Works for me.  Verdi was a baritone.  …Read the Rest

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Cherchez la Femme

Cherchez la Femme
December 5, 2015
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Cherchez la femme was one of my father’s favorite phrases.  Basically it says to check out what a woman has …Read the Rest

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Fears of Racial Profiling May Have Killed 14 People Yesterday

Fears of Racial Profiling May Have Killed 14 People Yesterday
December 4, 2015
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In our modern day, politically correct nation, the worst thing one can be labeled is a racist. Seems to me, …Read the Rest

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You Can’t Beat Good Old American Hypocrisy & Double Standards

You Can’t Beat Good Old American Hypocrisy & Double Standards
December 3, 2015
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Robert Dear claimed to be a devout Christian, who dabbled in S&M, was cruel to animals, raped at least 1 …Read the Rest

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The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun

The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun
December 2, 2015
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Something nasty is going on in this country.  Oh, nasty stuff is always going on, but this is a little …Read the Rest

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It May Be Even worse

It May Be Even worse
December 1, 2015
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Robert Dear is a monster.  He committed an act of sheer terror. Compounding his atrocity a million times over, he …Read the Rest

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The Selective Bullying Hysteria of the Left

The Selective Bullying Hysteria of the Left
November 30, 2015
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This is one of those days when I don’t know what to write.  I’ve started two different posts. Mostly along …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)

Sunday Morning Opera:  It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)
November 29, 2015
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My birthday is Wednesday, I think. For years, my birthday gift from my parents was the Metropolitan Opera & Sherrill …Read the Rest

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