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The Most Important News of the Day: Clyde Tombaugh

The Most Important News of the Day: Clyde Tombaugh
July 15, 2015

On Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh visited Pluto, or at least his ashes did. When I was a kid, in school, we …Read the Rest

People Like Bree Newsome

People Like Bree Newsome
July 14, 2015

Let’s be very honest.  I don’t like people like Bree Newsome.  Fact is, I can’t stand people like Bree Newsome.  …Read the Rest

We the (perpetually offended) People of the United States of America

We the (perpetually offended) People of the United States of America
July 13, 2015

The other day, my cousin had a photo on FB.  The caption was something like ‘Who are we going to …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: The Metropolitan Opera’s Disgusting New Racism

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Metropolitan Opera’s Disgusting New Racism
July 12, 2015

The world knows I’m an opera freak.  I’ve been that way since 1978.  I started thinking about the ‘greats’.  It …Read the Rest

A Quickie Primer on Christian Reconstruction

A Quickie Primer on Christian Reconstruction
July 11, 2015

The Pink Flamingo Religious Right Archive: Once again, the Gothardites are at it, trying to take over the world.  I …Read the Rest

Sensible Immigration Reform & Mexican Corruption

Sensible Immigration Reform & Mexican Corruption
July 10, 2015

Did you know that, as far as corruption goes, Mexico ranks second in the entire world?  The corruption is so …Read the Rest

UPDATED: Try Talking to Windstream, I Sure Can’t

UPDATED:  Try Talking to Windstream, I Sure Can’t
July 9, 2015

For well over a year, I’ve had a problem with my broadband speed. I’m paying for what should be at …Read the Rest

People Still Have a Right to Be Jerks

People Still Have a Right to Be Jerks
July 8, 2015

When Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol, she committed a felony.  Her felony …Read the Rest

There Aren’t All That Many White Supremacists

There Aren’t All That Many White Supremacists
July 7, 2015

I’ve been surfing blogs, both extreme right, right, libertarian, and liberal out of South Carolina.  The general consensuses comment is …Read the Rest

Freedom of Speech, Censorship & Good Manners

Freedom of Speech, Censorship & Good Manners
July 6, 2015

We now live in a country where our freedoms are being constantly limited on an almost daily basis.  Strangely enough, …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Belated Birthday Thomas Hampson

Sunday Morning Opera:  Happy Belated Birthday Thomas Hampson
July 5, 2015

Years ago, we won’t say how many, but all you need to do is look it up, my cousin Julie …Read the Rest

A Little July 4 Primer

A Little July 4 Primer
July 4, 2015

Does this even apply today?  Does one political party have an advantage over the other?  Is it only for Democrats, …Read the Rest

Trumping the First Amendment

Trumping the First Amendment
July 3, 2015

“…Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom …Read the Rest

An Open Letter to the SPLC

An Open Letter to the SPLC
July 2, 2015

I am a fan of the SPLC.  I reference the SPLC’s work so often I’m surprised they don’t either go …Read the Rest

The Intellectual Dishonesty of Terror Statistics

The Intellectual Dishonesty of Terror Statistics
July 1, 2015

Something is very wrong with the way we look at ‘domestic’ terror in this country.  Something is also very wrong …Read the Rest

The Left’s Mapplethorpe Moment

The Left’s Mapplethorpe Moment
June 30, 2015

NBC has fired Donald Trump for speaking his mind.  No matter if you find him annoying, suffering from megalomania, abrasive, …Read the Rest

UPDATE:Why Lie About the Islamic Terror Threat to the US?

UPDATE:Why Lie About the Islamic Terror Threat to the US?
June 29, 2015

UPDATE: On the news this morning comes yet another story of a major ISIS arrest here in the US.  There’s …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Sunday Morning Opera:  Prayers for Dmitri Hvorostovsky
June 28, 2015

Because of my melanoma, there are three people who did not die of it. Melanoma is a horrible death, the …Read the Rest

White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill

White Women and the Ten Dollar Bill
June 27, 2015

Friday morning I Tweeted that when the announcement was made about putting a woman on our currency, the answer was …Read the Rest

The New Edition of the Spanish Inquisition

The New Edition of the Spanish Inquisition
June 27, 2015

The columnist who says she is catching heat for suggesting GWTW be banned, is now very upset because right wing …Read the Rest

ISIS Isn’t a Problem in the US?

ISIS Isn’t a Problem in the US?
June 26, 2015

We are constantly being told that home-grown terrorists are a greater danger than Islamic terror.  I have believed it.  Then …Read the Rest

The Actual Numbers

The Actual Numbers
June 25, 2015

Hate crimes in the US are so rare, it is impossible to have consistent statistics on them.  What we do …Read the Rest

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots
June 24, 2015

Over the weekend, I made the mistake of daring to stand up for the South, and call a bunch of …Read the Rest

REVISITED: Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing

REVISITED: Oh Dear, Your Yankee Racism Is Showing
June 23, 2015

NOTE:  This post was first published on March 2 of this year.  I am presenting it in its entirety.  You …Read the Rest

Is The Left Manipulating the Horror of Charleston?

Is The Left Manipulating the Horror of Charleston?
June 22, 2015

Let’s face it, the left is out of control. Anyone who had a gripe about anyone who happens to be …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning – Bing Crosby

Sunday Morning – Bing Crosby
June 21, 2015

This is my first Father’s Day without my father.  He loved old movies. He instilled in my sister and I, …Read the Rest

Putting Church Shootings Into Context

Putting Church Shootings Into Context
June 20, 2015

“…The people burning down black churches in the South are generally white, male and young, usually economically marginalized or poorly …Read the Rest

UPDATED: It Could Have Been Stopped

UPDATED:  It Could Have Been Stopped
June 19, 2015

UPDATED:  Since the original post, additional information has appeared.  We are learning that Root’s father is basically an abusive monster.  …Read the Rest

June 18, 1815: The Day the World Changed

June 18, 1815:  The Day the World Changed
June 18, 2015

“…”In the course of the evening the duke asked my father for a map of the country and went into …Read the Rest

PART II: The New Censorship

PART II:  The New Censorship
June 17, 2015

Part II of III: It is the current trend of historians to downplay the impact of the slave trade of …Read the Rest


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