- October 01
- Male, Jewish, in my extremely early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)
MY RECENT POSTS
- One Sentence Wednesday: The
March 04, 2015 11:21AM
- Doot Doot Doot Lookin' Out My
February 26, 2015 08:49AM
- Rock'n'Roll Who's On First?
February 23, 2015 04:48PM
- Fifty Shades - one sentence
(not even a full sentence)
February 21, 2015 12:50PM
- OPEN CALL: Shaggy Dog Stories.
Mine is The Foo Bird
February 20, 2015 11:10AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “There have been fights
between the Executive and
branches of the
- “This isn't an exercise
in fatuousness, it's an
The post isn't
actually about that. The
example used gets
And now that I
look at it, no punctuation in
- “I am so, so impressed by
the patience it took to
What Congressman Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu means is that everyone in the world dealing with the United States now knows that it's fine to ignore a sitting President and his State Department when it comes to matters of foreign policy.
A few months ago, someone mailed me a comic strip, I think it was my mother. I was about to toss it but it's hysterical, particularly if you followed the kind of music I did.
So I looked around and found a link to it, so now I can toss the… Read full post »
What the window treatment store buys from the manufacturer if they get a better discount than they do on forty-nine shades.
Now that Jan's back and we can go about our business, I read a
post by a blogger named Tom King
which is blatantly a shaggy dog story. I assume most of you have them. I'll share one. I… Read full post »
I’ve watched and participated in a lot of arguments about
intolerance and faith lately. Recently, Jonathan Wolfman posed a
question about Atheism, Agnosticism, and Theism: What does it
From a religious standpoint or even from an intellectual standpoint, it doesn’t matter much. I
It's about Australia's oldest guy knitting sweaters for little penguins. It turns out there's a kind of penguin called the "little penguin." It's about a foot tall. It's indigenous to an area of Australia and New Zealand.
Au… Read full post »
This is a better explanation of why the anti-vaccinators are nuts than anything I could come up with.
And a Hell of a lot funnier.
http://boingboing.net/2015/02/08/having-the-brakes-removed-from.html Read full post »
I was looking through an old thread of mine today. It's from this past September 3, and the title is Israel Annexes More West Bank Land. Keep in mind as we continue that this post was primarily critical of Israel. At the time I was royally pissed off at the Netanyahu government's… Read full post »
You've heard the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words."
In my case, this cartoon is worth considerably more than a
My wife e-mailed me this.
By Tim Eagan, Press Democrat
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Greenheron inadvertently gave me an idea: If I ran an announcement at the beginning of each post saying: "I reserve the right to republish any comments, even for profit" and I just republished large swaths of my streams, I could write the next Waiting For Godot. Read full post »
If someone wrote a post entitled "The first thing we do, let's
kill all the Jews" and then told you: "Of course it isn't
antisemitic - it's a Shakespeare reference: 'The first thing we do,
let's kill all the lawyers,'"
would you buy it?
http://open.salon.com/blog/safe_bet/2015/01/31/because_zioni… Read full post »
Who have I ever seen perform that anyone has ever heard of? A whole lot of people, especially when I was younger. Sometimes I try to remember them all, but the list just keeps going and going and I end up leaving out performers that people would yell at me about… Read full post »
Mazel tov! May this be a thoroughly enjoyable one.
Ks Read full post »
A friend of mine of German ancestry is extremely interested in genetics. He has shared some of the information he has found in the course of investigating his own genetic background and the genetic patterns of Germans in general. He has apparently been using an outfit called Eupedia, an organization… Read full post »
The majority of American public school students are now low income.
If you wanted to know why Republicans talk about how private schools are doing better than public schools, now you know why, and you also know why they don't like f… Read full post »
My son's death is full of a long line of strange coincidences. I
am not in any way attempting to persuade anyone of anything
regarding this. Maybe there's a weird mathematical function that
Video, rarely shot of J, was shot three weeks before his death to the day. It's not… Read full post »
Published a moment previously on Our Salon.
In starting this post, I am not at this point at all sure where it's going to finish. I suppose it will take me where it takes me.
We raise our kids pledging to the flag every day in school. With liberty and justice for all.… Read full post »
Happy New Year to whoever reads this
I'm visiting my mother in law in a retirement community in Cincinnati. Their New Years party ends at about 9:00, balloon drop and all, because they go to bed early.
I phoned the Naval Observatory, where they have the atomic clock, and… Read full post »
For those who think the answer to anything is targeting random police officers:
Never forget that police officers are government employees and that what warrants attention is not what they do but what that government holds them responsible for because that is what ultimately determines what they will… Read full post »