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Christians and Pesky Political Hatred

Christians and Pesky Political Hatred
June 13, 2017
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Monday evening, someone on Twitter responded to something I had posted about President Trump and his Cabinet meeting.  “All you …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Songs for My Father

Sunday Morning Opera:  Songs for My Father
June 11, 2017
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My father, Albert P. Reidhead, would be ninety-three today.  We lost him on October 17, 2014.  He loved music, especially …Read the Rest

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky On How to Sing, When to Live Painfully

Dmitri Hvorostovsky On How to Sing, When to Live Painfully
June 8, 2017
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 I translated this from Russian. The world-famous and beloved opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky came to Russia – took part in …Read the Rest

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Lying Democrats and Health Care

Lying Democrats and Health Care
June 7, 2017
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There are times when I truly dislike Democrats.  Those times include when they are broad-faced lying and no one seems …Read the Rest

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Stigmatizing the Enemy

Stigmatizing the Enemy
June 6, 2017
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Seventy-three years ago today, our Greatest Generation mounted one of the greatest attacks in human history as upward of two …Read the Rest

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Creating Terrorists?

Creating Terrorists?
June 5, 2017
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London mayor, Sadiq Khan said terror attacks were part of living in a big city.  he said that Global Warming …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Summertime Smackdown

Sunday Morning Opera:  Summertime Smackdown
June 4, 2017
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The night before my father died, I was watching the San Francisco Opera’s remarkable version of Porgy and Bess, starring …Read the Rest

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Climate Change Exists, Global Warming Is a Socialist Crock

Climate Change Exists, Global Warming Is a Socialist Crock
June 2, 2017
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According to the science journal, Nature, we’re better out of the Climate Accord than in!  Africa has become greener these …Read the Rest

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Eartha Kitt & Useless Idiots

Eartha Kitt & Useless Idiots
June 1, 2017
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Remember Eartha Kitt?  There’s a very good reason you do not.  She could have been a legend.  Instead, she chose …Read the Rest

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Killing Seth Rich

Killing Seth Rich
May 31, 2017
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Thirty years ago I had a cousin who was killed under very mysterious circumstances.  There is a heck of a …Read the Rest

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What Is Memorial Day?

What Is Memorial Day?
May 29, 2017
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In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky …Read the Rest

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American Voices About America

American Voices About America
May 28, 2017
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Tomorrow is Memorial Day. One of the beautiful things about opera is the fact that American singers have a tendency …Read the Rest

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Religion, Ideology, Race

Religion, Ideology, Race
May 27, 2017
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There is a difference between religion, ideology, and race.  Islam is a religion, not an ideology.  What developed within various …Read the Rest

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Is Poverty a State of Mind?

Is Poverty a State of Mind?
May 26, 2017
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The other day, Secretary of Housing, Dr. Ben Carson said that poverty is a basically state of mind.  I basically …Read the Rest

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Yet Another Rant

Yet Another Rant
May 23, 2017
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Right about now I have absolutely no compassion for the migrants streaming into Europe and nothing but contempt for the …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: My Met Top 50

Sunday Morning Opera:  My Met Top 50
May 21, 2017
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We opera fans are a strange bunch of fanatical and very insane individuals.  We’re as bad as baseball fanatics.  Quite …Read the Rest

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The Barbarians of Minnesota

The Barbarians of Minnesota
May 19, 2017
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When one thinks of my father’s home state of Minnesota, you think of Vikings, settlers, snow, and those crazy accents. …Read the Rest

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Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation
May 17, 2017
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Chanel is now guilty of cultural appropriation because someone dared put the famous logo on and cell a boomerang. Yes, …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Baby What a Big Surprise!

Sunday Morning Opera:  Baby What a Big Surprise!
May 14, 2017
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  “…There are standing ovations, and there are standing ovations. Those looking for one of the superlative kind would have …Read the Rest

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Christian Persecution

Christian Persecution
May 13, 2017
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One of the things that alarmed me so much about the Obama Administration was their refusal to recognize nor protect …Read the Rest

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Liberal Hypocrites

Liberal Hypocrites
May 11, 2017
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Just when you think they can’t get any crazier, well they are.  They are being paid by people like George …Read the Rest

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You Are Fired

You Are Fired
May 10, 2017
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The world is coming to an end.  President Donald Trump exercised his Constitutional right and fired James Comey, the Director …Read the Rest

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Christian Hate

Christian Hate
May 9, 2017
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I’ve truly never seen anything like it.  We all know it’s one thing, when people who don’t claim to know …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: “New” Met @ 50!

Sunday Morning Opera: “New” Met @ 50!
May 7, 2017
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This evening the Metropolitan Opera will celebrate 50 years at Lincoln Center.  When it opened, the NY Times gushed: “…On …Read the Rest

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In Which I Agree With Rand Paul

In Which I Agree With Rand Paul
May 5, 2017
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It is terrifying and could be the end of the world as we know it.  I actually agree with Rand …Read the Rest

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Space 101

Space 101
May 4, 2017
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This afternoon Rush Limbaugh was bemoaning the fate of the Millennial Generation.  They live in abject fear of imminent planetary …Read the Rest

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Compromise: The Adult Thing to Do?

Compromise:  The Adult Thing to Do?
May 3, 2017
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Once upon a time, in the Swamp that was once our nation’s capitol, compromise was a good and honorable character …Read the Rest

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Liberal Inconsistencies

Liberal Inconsistencies
May 2, 2017
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Rush Limbaugh once said when liberals were losing, they were at their most hilarious.  They are losing.  I don’t know …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Return of Our Fave

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Return of Our Fave
April 30, 2017
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On Wednesday, in Toronto, Dmitri Hvorostovsky did a concert with  Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.  There are some obvious things …Read the Rest

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How Soda Taxes Hurt the Poor

How Soda Taxes Hurt the Poor
April 29, 2017
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Santa Fe is in the process of voting on one of the most obscene soda taxes in the country. Typical. …Read the Rest

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