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Starbucks Red Cups & the War on Christmas

Starbucks Red Cups & the War on Christmas
November 10, 2015

I am a Christian.  My patron saint of Christmas is Scrooge.  When someone tells me Merry Christmas, they are likely …Read the Rest

UPDATED: Creating Bias & Racism Where There Is None

UPDATED: Creating Bias & Racism Where There Is None
November 9, 2015

UPDATE:  Several hours ago, University of Missouri president Tom Wolfe resigned, forced out of office by not being sensitive enough …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Healing via Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  Healing via Opera
November 8, 2015

The other day mezzo, and now I assume completely dysfunctional Royal’s fanatic, Joyce DiDonato had an interesting Twitter thread about …Read the Rest

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity
November 7, 2015

Let’s be honest here.  The past six months or so has been miserable.  Money is short.  I’m neither eating well, …Read the Rest

Running on Empty

Running on Empty
November 6, 2015

I am tired, upset, and broke, a not unusual situation for me, these days.  One of my problems, is that, …Read the Rest

Compassion(less) or Exhausted?

Compassion(less) or Exhausted?
November 5, 2015

I’ve just about reached the point where if I see an ad for one more abused animal I am going …Read the Rest

Dealing with Racist Thoughts

Dealing with Racist Thoughts
November 4, 2015

I have a tendency to listen to Dr. Drew on HLN in the evenings simply because I’m too lazy to …Read the Rest

How Facebook Enables Evil

How Facebook Enables Evil
November 3, 2015

I don’t like Facebook.  I consider it an unnecessary evil.  I use it primarily to keep in touch with friends …Read the Rest

“Hard Worker” Now Demeans Slavery?

“Hard Worker” Now Demeans Slavery?
November 2, 2015

I gather the term hard-working is no longer acceptable and is racist?  It is only to be used in the …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: National Opera Week

Sunday Morning Opera:  National Opera Week
November 1, 2015

This is one of those days when I don’t have a theme.  The long, dark siege of winter is here.  …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s, The Chaos Theory, and Evil People

Alzheimer’s, The Chaos Theory, and Evil People
October 31, 2015

The best way to describe the Chaos Theory is the butterfly effect.  A butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazon …Read the Rest

Do Not Move to New Mexico

Do Not Move to New Mexico
October 30, 2015

Are there any honest people in the state of New Mexico, besides present company? Do people stay up nights trying …Read the Rest

Floundering with Psychopaths

Floundering with Psychopaths
October 29, 2015

Have you ever come across a person who had no conscience?  Or, maybe you wonder why people do things, and …Read the Rest

Bad People Usually Win

Bad People Usually Win
October 28, 2015

Instead of going into a long story, I’m going to post what happened to me, Tuesday morning, on Facebook. I …Read the Rest

Prosecutors, Bad Cops, and Congress

Prosecutors, Bad Cops, and Congress
October 27, 2015

Did you know that just under 10% of the members of Congress, 51 members of the 114th Congress, were either …Read the Rest

The High Cost of Doing the Right Thing

The High Cost of Doing the Right Thing
October 26, 2015

There are times, when doing the right thing, sets off a chain reaction that results in good and honorable individuals …Read the Rest

St. Crispin’s Day

St. Crispin’s Day
October 25, 2015

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

Sunday Morning (Horse) Opera – On Saturday

Sunday Morning (Horse) Opera – On Saturday
October 24, 2015

Because tomorrow is St. Crispan’s Day, I’m doing our Sunday morning opera on Saturday.  Monday is the 26th.  We all …Read the Rest

The Siege at the Wyatt Earp Birthplace Museum

The Siege at the Wyatt Earp Birthplace Museum
October 22, 2015

Let’s face it, the time of year is a little appropriate for what is turning out to be a gunfight …Read the Rest

Christian Forgiveness

Christian Forgiveness
October 22, 2015

One of my big things, as a follower of Christ, is forgiveness.  In the Lord’s Prayer, we are told ‘forgive …Read the Rest

Progressive Free Speech

Progressive Free Speech
October 21, 2015

There are many ‘progressive’ ideas I  like, especially when it comes to a social welfare safety net.  Having lived in …Read the Rest

Bernie Sanders Is a Fake

Bernie Sanders Is a Fake
October 19, 2015

Bernie Sanders wants to raise the top marginal tax rate from 39% to 50%.  Frankly, that is just plain socialistic …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: The Met, Mets, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Birthday & My Father

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Met, Mets, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Birthday & My Father
October 18, 2015

The problem with opera is that is is this big, huge sport of kings and queens, but it is also …Read the Rest

Why Aren’t They Defending Their Home Instead of Running Away?

Why Aren’t They Defending Their Home Instead of Running Away?
October 17, 2015

Once again Donald Trump is in trouble for saying something that I think many of us have thought.  Why don’t …Read the Rest

Obama & World War III

Obama & World War III
October 15, 2015

“…It has been nearly impossible for two U.S. presidents — Bush, a conservative evangelical; and Obama, a progressive liberal — …Read the Rest

Storm Chasers

Storm Chasers
October 15, 2015

 Tuesday evening, a very wise woman wrote in an email: “…It is sad that so many people really do not …Read the Rest

Economic Realities & Pie in the Sky

Economic Realities & Pie in the Sky
October 14, 2015

A living wage is terribly important.  The problem is, what is a living wage?  Listening to the Democratic Debate, I …Read the Rest

Obama Channels Phillip Queeg

Obama Channels Phillip Queeg
October 13, 2015

Barack Obama is directly and indirectly responsible for the rise of ISIS because of his incompetence, delusional foreign policy, and …Read the Rest

Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies

Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies
October 12, 2015

I consider myself a historian.  As such, perhaps the entities I loath the most are revisionists.  I detest people who …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Luciano Would Be 80 Tomorrow

Sunday Morning Opera:  Luciano Would Be 80 Tomorrow
October 11, 2015

It is rare that I laud a tenor.  But, let’s face it, Luciano Pavarotti was one of the greatest, ever.  …Read the Rest


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