Arthur Louis's Blog
- 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 Amazon.com
MY RECENT POSTS
- A Response to Jonathan
Wolfman's post, and his
March 08, 2015 05:02PM
- Anti-Semitism: The Real Deal
March 03, 2015 04:18PM
- Obama Goes Bananas
February 21, 2015 09:07AM
- Mr. Obama addresses the people
February 14, 2015 08:58PM
- These Whores Give Prostitution
a Bad Name
February 10, 2015 11:11PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You first!”
March 10, 2015 01:32PM
- “As for turning to stone,
the reference is to Medusa.
to get your goat. I
March 10, 2015 01:59AM
- “Well, mainly you overuse
the word "stupid." Some people
March 10, 2015 01:56AM
- “I don't follow.
(Remember, I am
March 10, 2015 01:39AM
- “You hit below the belt.
And be careful hanging with
Bill. That viper
March 10, 2015 01:17AM
Arthur Louis's Links
From a retrospective article in the Washington Post:
Rev. Jesse Jackson referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown" in January 1984 during a conversation with a black Washington Post reporter, Milton Coleman. Jackson had assumed the references would not be printed because o… Read full post »
Remember that scene in "Bananas," the early Woody Allen movie, where the dictator of a banana republic, played by Carlos Montalban, goes batshit? Addressing a crowd of his followers, he decrees that henceforth everyone must wear their underwear on their heads, and that he is chan… Read full post »
We take you now to the White House, where President Obama will address our friends in Denmark about the non-terrorist shootings in Copenhagen.
Mr. Obama: My fellow Amurkins. Hold on a minute, that’s not my TelePrompter, it’s an old one from the sixties. (Pause while equipment is moved ou… Read full post »
I was driving along a lonely stretch of Nevada highway, trying to bring in a radio station, when suddenly I heard, for the first time in years, the Beatles song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer." This ditty, about a serial killer who kills with a (silver) hammer, is one of the Beatles' least popula… Read full post »
The Obama administration has decided to ramp up its military campaign against ISIS. This comes as a direct result of the incident in which the Middle Eastern terror organization burned a captured Jordanian pilot alive in a cage. Beheadings are no big deal, a White House spokesman said. They happen al… Read full post »
"Many of us have been too disgusted with the hijacking of this site to even hang around and tolerate even the stench of it. We have sadly walked away."
-- Someone commenting on someone else's post today on Open Salon. (I don't know whether the cmmenter was walking away as… Read full post »
Yesterday I saw this comment, in the comments thread of an Open Salon blog:
"Six years ago, I went for a run in New York City. I’d left my watch and phone at home, so when I saw two NYPD cops on a corner, I stopped and said, 'Excuse me, officers,… Read full post »
That's what some of the signs and banners said as New York cops and their supporters rallied yesterday to protest the coldblooded killings of two officers in Brooklyn. Al Sharpton, the race rabble-rouser who can claim a fair share of the guilt for these crimes, assured us that the family of… Read full post »
"Why do prisoners released from their jail look fat-n-sassy and mention how well they were treated?" -- skypixie0, Open Salon blogger, extolling the virtues of Castro's Cuba, in a blog yesterday.
Hola! My name is Jose. Never mind my last name.
I am here voluntarily, and under no coercion whatso… Read full post »
Today the OS blogger known as skypixie0 posted an article here
"Viva Cuba! Viva Castro!" He/she/it thinks that Cuba is paradise and that the Castro brothers are saints. No kidding. Go look at the post. He indicated that the half-century trade embargo of Cuba by the U.S. was one of the… Read full post »
Long before there was Leonardo DiCaprio, there was a really terrific German movie entitled “Titanic.” I came across it while browsing the Amazon selection of streaming movies, viewable free by members of Amazon Prime. I had never heard of the film, and on close inspection I noticed that i… Read full post »
My dear colleague Koshersalaami, one of the most prolific bloggers on Open Salon, likes to cite certain statistics to back up his oft-expressed claim that systemic racism is at play in the way U.S. police forces treat black crime suspects. The statistics to which he gives particular weight were not u… Read full post »
For those of you who didn't notice, Jonathan the Just posted a new blog today denouncing the bullies on Open Salon. He didn't name any, but you may not be surprised to know that they definitely didn't include Bill Beck, in whose mouth butter would not melt.
In fact, Bill… Read full post »
Yesterday I composed a blog here asserting that Jonathan Wolfman may have written the worst sentence ever published on Open Salon. How was I to know that a day later, older/exasperated would outdo him, not just once, but again and again and again, as FDR would put it?
In another of my… Read full post »
"You may recall back in January I raised just how damned crazy the religious right became when the Rose Bowl Parade had a float sponsored by an LGBT activist group and two lucky guys were married atop the float to an international audience. "
Questions I would ask if I weren't… Read full post »
Oh-oh, yes I'm the great deleter
Pretending that I'm making sense
My intolerance is such I delete too much
Deletion's my sole recompense
Oh-oh, yes I'm the great deleter
Adrift in a world of my own
(ooh-ooh, ooh… Read full post »
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