MY RECENT POSTS
- "I realize that you're not a
person in the strictest sense"
September 27, 2014 10:34PM
- "Angry White Men" is Racist?
Tell that to the NY Times
September 25, 2014 10:25AM
- Jameis Winston's Costly Prank
September 20, 2014 09:45AM
- To Make an Omelet, You Gotta
Crack a Few Heads
September 17, 2014 02:30PM
- Awww, Shoot, Ray...
September 11, 2014 02:10PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “This will come from
outside of the box, but I
following is a
- “There is one perfect
solution for what plagues this
- “I must say that the
opposition to one's people is
- “So,.....now what?”
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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 a… Read full post »
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 ca… Read 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, and… Read full post »
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 favo… Read full post »
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 wa… Read full post »
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 me… Read full post »
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 to… Read full post »
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… Read full post »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 n… Read full post »
“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.&nb… Read 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? Th… Read full post »
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 in… Read full post »
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
&nb… Read full post »
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 favo… Read full post »
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 the… Read full post »
“Talking ‘bout things and nobody cares. Wearing out things that nobody wears...”--- Aerosmith
I’m talking to a friend of mine right now. She’s… Read full post »
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 with… 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 p… Read full post »
“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 »
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