Schindler's List is an American film from 1993.  For many invloved with the film, it is the best work they have ever done.  

Among the most important scenes of the film, in my opinion, is the following between Comandant Amon Goeth and his prisoner maid.  This entire scene is… Read full post »



Who thinks “angry white male” is a racist term?  That depends on a number of things.  It depends on your definition of “racist.”  It depends on your definition of “term.”  And it likely depends on whether or not you are an aRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 9:45AM

Jameis Winston's Costly Prank



Jameis Winston.  Damn, son!  


It is interesting for a news watcher, and a basic consumer of popular culture, that among the greatest transgressions that a person can make is pointless stupidity.  It seems, and this fact puzzles me to no end, that a person caRead full post »


Watching the NFL struggle  through all of the various scandals that have hit in the recent weeks has brought all sorts of emotions, most of them negative.  The NFL has had problems before, andRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 2:10PM

Awww, Shoot, Ray...


What did George Zimmerman know that Ray Rice did not?  George Zimmerman, and to some extent, the officer from the Ferguson Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, have certain things in their favoRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 1:24PM

The Problem with Agreement


Everyone is aware that Israel and Gaza/Hamas are concluding a period of active war.  Much has been written and said about who is responsible for what, and who is doing what.  Rarely do opposing sides agree on any of the elements.  Let’s look at the elements in a waRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 12:28PM

While We Slept: 2014


This is not a proof of anything, but rather an exploration of many things.  Some of these things were set in motion 5 and a half months ago.  This allows the conversation to be taken up with new developments.  This is why I blog.


It was once asked meRead full post »

AUGUST 18, 2014 12:51PM

It Ain't Over...Not by a Long Shot


As I watch the news today, August 18th, 2014, I see a nation surprised and agonizing over the fact that the mood in Ferguson Mo is not improving, but rather, seems to be spiraling down into more violence and disorder.  Eventually order will return to Ferguson, but it occurs toRead full post »

AUGUST 12, 2014 6:48PM

Sorrow, Disappointment, and "Danger"

A friend asked me how I was doing last night, as a fairly typical greeting.  I answered that I was fine, but a little sad.  I mentioned that the Robin Williams death was a sad shock.  She then responded to me with that reaction that I was expecting eventually.  She

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AUGUST 9, 2014 7:53AM

On Deletion: Repost from 2009

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In 2009, I made a post on the subject of deleting comments.  It was a much less popular notion at the time than it is now.  While I an encouraged that the perspective of so many has changed about the need to moderate a blog, I and saddened by… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2014 12:42PM

I Suppose it is a Coincidence...

It is funny how these coincidences work.  I suppose the "paranoid" tend to see more coincidences than the ...non paranoid.  This one is interesting though.
If you follow the thread, the discussion is about "homophobe" versus "homophone", and the controversy that ensue
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Good ol’ unsexy, good government.  The Obama administration is at it again.  Wait, hold on there.  I know when you see someone say that the Obama administration did something right,Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2014 8:27PM

Norman Lear: Unconscionable Racist?


If you're in a hurry, start with 4:17 of the following clip.  Listen to the exchange between Archie and Lionel.  Archie is being Archie, somewhat condescending and bigoted.  Lionel is lampooning Archie's condescension by doing a "shucking and jiving" routine with Archie.  Y… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2014 8:54AM

Global Thermonuclear War: The Upside


What is good about thermonuclear war?  Sure, everyone can come up with what is bad about having the largest, most powerful weapon ever devised, being deployed against population centers, but what about the upside?  Have you ever given that any thought?  Most things are nRead full post »

JULY 31, 2014 12:56PM

Outrage Porn: Something's Gotta Give


“Something’s Gotta Give.”  That is the name of a film starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.  The film was written by Nancy Meyers, and directed by Jack Nicholson.&nbRead full post »



“I blame Obama for this moment...”  That was Sen. Lindsay Graham’s answer this morning.  The interesting part, as with most answers, was, what was the question?  ThRead full post »

JULY 18, 2014 6:18PM

No Entrance



I’m going to say a few things which may seem a little contradictory.  That is kind of why I am saying them.  Not so much to be contradictory, but rather to pour it over my brain, and marinate in the cognitive dissonance. 


Now, I don’t believe inRead full post »

JULY 16, 2014 6:34PM


I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications
Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be all right
Perhaps it's just imagination

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JULY 11, 2014 11:18AM

All Along the Watchtower



Merriam Webster defines liberalism as,


belief in the value of social and political change in order to achieve progress...”


It’s interesting that, in recent decades, liberalism has been discussed, debated, derided, and pretty much discarded in favoRead full post »

JULY 9, 2014 8:19AM

A Man With One Red Shoe


One day, many years ago, I was walking down the street and saw a young woman, about 20 years of age, sitting on the edge of a lawn with her feet on the sidewalk.  She was wearing only one red shoe.  Standing right over was a man about theRead full post »

JULY 8, 2014 6:55PM

The Weight



“Talking ‘bout things and nobody cares.  Wearing out things that nobody wears...”--- Aerosmith 


I’m talking to a friend of mine right now.  She’sRead full post »

JUNE 28, 2014 11:50AM

Closing Time


Once upon a time, I knew a guy named Gene.  We met in college, and tended bar together on occasion.  Gene was a big guy.  He was about 6’4”, and easily 300 pounds.  He was a former defensive lineman on the high school level of football.  


Just withRead full post »

JUNE 10, 2014 12:08AM

Just Wonderin'

Oh, Bill, you shouldn't otter do this...
No, no.  It's ok.  But, you know, when a sock puppet dies...
What happens?  Like, do they come back as a sock zombie puppet?
In case anyone is wondering what happened, it appears that Open Salo… Read full post »

In the recent tragedy in Santa Barbara, the subject of “wellness checks” has been discussed.  The County Sheriffs were dispatched to young Mr. Rodger’s residence before he had the opportunity to start his murder binge, leaving the rest of the world saddened and pRead full post »

MAY 30, 2014 7:04PM

A Tale of Two Worlds


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,Read full post »