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Get a Political Grip, Already Yet

Get a Political Grip, Already Yet
March 21, 2016
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The world is up in arms because Donald Trump said that there would be riots if the GOP convention was …Read the Rest

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The Mitt Romney Republicans or The Slobs vs. the Snobs

The Mitt Romney Republicans or The Slobs vs. the Snobs
March 19, 2016
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Remember the classic comedy, Caddyshack, where everything basically was about a clash of civilizations, the Slobs vs. the Snobs?  That …Read the Rest

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Stupid People Not Voter Suppression

Stupid People Not Voter Suppression
March 18, 2016
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This is what voter suppression looks like. Once again we are being subjected to a litany of complaints about the …Read the Rest

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer

St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer
March 17, 2016
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Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, …Read the Rest

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Fanatics & True Believers

Fanatics & True Believers
March 16, 2016
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NOTE:  I am in the process of writing daily essays for a book about Lent.  This is from March 14. …Read the Rest

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Liberals Can Be So Ignorant… How Ignorant Are They?

Liberals Can Be So Ignorant… How Ignorant Are They?
March 15, 2016
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I was rather interested in an article about something Barack Obama said in 2008.    Obama was quoting the 1987 movie, …Read the Rest

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Something Nasty This Way Has Come

Something Nasty This Way Has Come
March 14, 2016
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As I have repeatedly stated, there is nothing wrong with honorable protest, done orderly and with a modicum of manners …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: O du mein holder Abendstern

Sunday Morning Opera:   O du mein holder Abendstern
March 13, 2016
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One of the greatest baritone arias ever is O du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhauser. Enough said. Like a premonition …Read the Rest

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When Campaign Spending Is Pure Evil

When Campaign Spending Is Pure Evil
March 12, 2016
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The other day I heard that, in one week the anti-Trump Romney version of the GOP (or what they left …Read the Rest

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Border Problems

Border Problems
March 9, 2016
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“…The Border Patrol’s Lordsburg station has been understaffed in recent months, down about 50 agents in a location that is …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Sex and Politics

Sunday Morning Opera:  Sex and Politics
March 7, 2016
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There are two constant themes in opera – sex and politics.  They are almost always in the same opera.  There …Read the Rest

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Odds & Ends & Mittens Gone Mad

Odds & Ends & Mittens Gone Mad
March 7, 2016
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Ted Cruz winning the Kansas GOP caucus is not exactly a big fat hairy deal.  I would have been shocked …Read the Rest

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The Tragedy of Sandra Bland

The Tragedy of Sandra Bland
March 4, 2016
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The officer who stopped Sandra Bland has been fired.  That’s sad.  Of all the tragic deaths of young people the …Read the Rest

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Why I Plan to Vote for Trump

Why I Plan to Vote for Trump
March 3, 2016
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In 1984, the conservative ‘establishment’ elite decided to band together and force Ronald Reagan not to run for re-election.  He …Read the Rest

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The Koch Immolation of Donald Trump

The Koch Immolation of Donald Trump
March 1, 2016
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What I find absolutely remarkable is the fact that someone made an announcement picked up by The Hill, that there …Read the Rest

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Marco the Little Bully Boy

Marco the Little Bully Boy
February 29, 2016
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Rumor is Marco Rubio’s wife called the wife of Ted Cruz, begging her to talk him into quitting the race …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Latonia Moore

Sunday Morning Opera:  Latonia Moore
February 28, 2016
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I am a confessed baritone junkie.  It is very, very rare that I bother with anything else but baritones.  But, …Read the Rest

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Religious Context

Religious Context
February 27, 2016
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The following fresco is being cleaned and restored, in Rome.  It is, thus far, one of the earliest known representations …Read the Rest

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Trump, the Elites and the Pundits

Trump, the Elites and the Pundits
February 26, 2016
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I do not support Trump. I was supporting my friend, Lindsey Graham, and then Jeb Bush. Republicans like of my …Read the Rest

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Can We Be Honest About Race

Can We Be Honest About Race
February 24, 2016
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On Tuesday, Ben Carson opened his mouth and enraged the world by stating that Barack Obama did not have a …Read the Rest

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Free Speech & Hurt Feelings

Free Speech & Hurt Feelings
February 23, 2016
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“…”there will always be authorities who try to make their own lives more comfortable by suppressing critical comment.”…”  Bill Williams …Read the Rest

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Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s Disease

Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s Disease
February 22, 2016
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Yesterday, someone tweeted an article about Glen Campbell now being in Stage Six of AD.  His family put him in …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Dmitri on Tour in the US

Sunday Morning Opera:  Dmitri on Tour in the US
February 21, 2016
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Translated via Microsoft from Classical Music News, Russia “…Opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky begins tour of North America, which will give …Read the Rest

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Encryption 101

Encryption 101
February 19, 2016
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I don’t know which is worse, the fact that the FBI is incapable of being able to break into an …Read the Rest

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The Ignorance of Political Newbies

The Ignorance of Political Newbies
February 18, 2016
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I think everyone should be involved in the political process. I believe so strongly in this that I think anyone …Read the Rest

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What If Abortion Activists on Both Sides Would Just Shut Up?

What If Abortion Activists on Both Sides Would Just Shut Up?
February 17, 2016
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I am sick of abortion as an issue. Enough already yet. Neither side is right. Neither side is wrong. No …Read the Rest

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The Prosperity Gospel

The Prosperity Gospel
February 16, 2016
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Life sucks. It always has and it always will. I had an old boyfriend who was want to say “Life …Read the Rest

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Papal Over-Reach

Papal Over-Reach
February 13, 2016
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I am a fan of Pope Francis.  Unfortunately, I think he is over-stepping this time, when he is trying to …Read the Rest

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A Lent Study: Polishing Silver

A Lent Study:  Polishing Silver
February 12, 2016
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Victorian women, especially here in the United States had a soft spot for sterling flatware. Collectively, they were basically addicted …Read the Rest

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