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Arthur Louis

Arthur Louis
Midland, Texas, USA
February 28
I was a writer and editor for more than forty years with four newspaper and magazine publishers. I am the author of two non-fiction books: "The Tycoons" and "Journalism and Other Atrocities," and one novel, "The Little Champ," all available on


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OCTOBER 25, 2014 11:17AM

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"On the Beach" 

Heceta Head beach and lighthouse (at right on hill), Oregon coast. Read full post »

OCTOBER 24, 2014 11:25AM

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stop all travel in and out of Texas

stop  all travel in and out of New York

Hahahahahhahhahahahaha. Isn't that hilarious?

I am leaving space below for 48 more recommendations, as needed.



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OCTOBER 22, 2014 9:04PM

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OCTOBER 21, 2014 8:13PM

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OCTOBER 20, 2014 11:54AM

How common is this curse?

I am going to be somewhat vague in writing this, because I don’t want the people I am writing about to be identified.

Three of my former girlfriends told me that they had been sexually molested by their fathers. Two of them were not sure they could trust their memories,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 18, 2014 1:16PM

Obama's Idiotic Ebola Policy

President Obama still refuses to prohibit airline flights from West Africa from coming to the United States. The logic behind his reluctance is mystifying. If we don't let potential Ebola patients slip into our country, he says, Americans will be in greater danger from Ebola than they would be i… Read full post »

OCTOBER 18, 2014 12:18PM

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I saw the most amazing episode of "Blue Bloods" last night. The CBS series, starring Tom Selleck as the police commissioner of New York, is the only fiction program that I watch on TV. I got hooked on it by watching it with a friend some months ago. It replaced, in my… Read full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2014 6:19PM

Is Santorum Baaaaack?

Tis a puzzlement.

A blog I posted nearly three years ago, during the period when the Republican candidates for president were holding their TV debates, has lately gone viral. It focused on Rick Santorum, who at that stage was considered the darkest of darkhorse candidate… Read full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2014 5:45PM

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OCTOBER 15, 2014 6:28PM

Are there any writers on Open Salon?

This is getting to be a habit.

In August, Keiko's Open Salon account was eliminated, every comment she had ever left on anyone else's blog disappeared, every Personal Message she had ever sent went up in smoke. It was done under cover of night, and no explanation was offered. But… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2014 11:26AM

A Re-post about Ebola coming to the U.S.

This is a re-post from two months ago. The only thing I got wrong was that Obama, being a modern man, prefers air transportation to railroads. 
Ever noticfe that Obama, Ebola and Crapola sound the same? 
AUGUST 2, 2014 3:15PM


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OCTOBER 12, 2014 6:50PM

Nicholas Kristof is White, So There!

A blog was published today on Open Salon with the title “When Whites Just Don’t Get It…” The title was borrowed from a column in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner. Kristof’s column and the OS blog were summed up as follows:

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Truman Capote, in one of his books, referred to Montgomery Clift as "a cocksucker." If Clift had not been conveniently dead, he might have lifted his head long enough to reply "Tu quoque."

This anecdote is meant to underscore the fact that there are cocksuckers, and then there are cocksuckers.

Applyi… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2014 4:55PM


The title of this piece is a handy acronym I would never have discovered if I hadn''t liked reading about my fellow seniors, the Rolling Stones.

A rock journalist was interviewing Jagger for a book, and being really into music he couldn't resist telling the Stones front man that he was disappoin… Read full post »

Today, one of the Open Salon regulars posted a blog with this title:

"Watching This Site, Leaving This Site"

Much of the post was taken up with attacks on a female OSer whose comments he deems to be rude and aggressive. The blogger made that point, and some of the people who commented… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2014 11:15PM

A Wyatt Earp Mystery Solved

In the 85 years since Wyatt Earp was buried at the Hills of Eternity cemetery in Colma, California, a few miles south of San Francisco, his gravestone has been stolen and replaced at least twice. This sort of thing is common with Old West characters. Billy the Kid’s grave marker at Fo… Read full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2014 9:41PM

Today's Mash Notes from tr ig

Since Lezlie declared her intention yesterday to leave Open Salon,  because of the harsh comments she has received from other bloggers, a lot of people have been calling for a return to civility here -- if in fact there ever has been civility here.
Some of you might wa… Read full post »
OCTOBER 4, 2014 4:30PM

Taking Koshersalaami's Advice

Yesterday one of our more prominent bloggers announced that she was quitting Open Salon, mainly because she is tired of being attacked in the comments thread by other bloggers. This provoked a great deal of hand-wringing, as it should have done, by bloggers who follow and admire her work. Some of… Read full post »

If you have spent time around Torahs, you probably are familiar with the Yad. The Yad is a (usually) silver-tipped pointer that allows you to read the Torah accurately without touching the holy parchment with your fingers. Touching a Torah with part of your body is considered a profane… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2014 2:18PM

Had we but world enough and time...

Why are we all so coy these days? Entire posts are written about easily identifiable bloggers here, yet their names aren't mentioned. It used to be that people would write the most scurrilous articles about other OS people, and brazenly put the names of their targets in the headlines. No longer.… Read full post »

EDITOR’s NOTE:   I was sitting on the toilet in a public restroom when I happened to notice the following manuscript inscribed on the inside of the stall door. It struck me as incredibly profound. Suddenly I knew how all those linguists, historians, anthropologists, Biblical scholars/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 5:08PM

You're One of the Good Ones

I was walking home from my sensitivity training class, where I have been enrolled for 27 years, when a young black man passed me on the sidewalk. He said: "You're one of the good ones."

I said "Thank you, young man. Would you like to sit with me on this bench… Read full post »