- 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
- This Is Not My Puppy
January 23, 2015 09:56AM
- Average Americans Get Poorer:
My Income Polarization Posts
January 18, 2015 08:46AM
- The biggest sign I've seen
that prosperity is not shared
January 16, 2015 11:27PM
- My wife wants to know if we
can get plush ones at IKEA
January 14, 2015 03:54PM
- Sir Mixalot's Country
January 10, 2015 11:57AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You approach this with
more knowledge than most,
would have to say
- “There's a version on OS
on the other side that I've
referring to as
- “I should check this out.
I'm not a pro, but I've been
worlds. (And a
- “I'm not familiar with
Levin. Assuming this reporting
accurate, this guy is
I learned about
Along the top
tabs, go to Most
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 »
What the Hell, I'm at Disney looking at decorations, so I'm in the mood.
This is the 2014 version of something they do on A Prairie Home Companion. It's a piano performance, well under three minutes, really just over two. What k… Read full post »
Also posted at Our Salon
I see on the news that officers are requesting that Mayor de Blasio not attend police funerals in New York. While I understand your reaction to the Mayor given the two recent murders of NYC police officers, it is not the Mayor who painted… Read full post »
I’ve spent a lot of time on Open Salon and some on Our Salon talking about racism since the failure in Ferguson to indict but especially since the failure to indict in Eric Garner’s killing in Staten Island. There has been an unusual amount of… Read full post »
I recently updated my IPhone, when the 6 came out. I was told
when I opened my new IPhone, all the information on my old one
would move over.
As it turns out, it didn't. Most of it did, but there was a key exception: the past thirty days of phone messages… Read full post »
I can't wrap my head around this one.
Saying that the best way to reduce racism is to stop talking about it is like saying that the best way to reduce the incidence of rape is to stop talking about them.
Daylight is our most effective weapon. We don't excuse rapes because of male-dominant culture and we shouldn't… Read full post »
Yesterday I was approached by two separate bloggers asking me to write posts, and they weren't about the same subject. That's never happened to me. They each had their reasons. This is one of those posts. If you have a theory about who asked me to write this one, it's probably… Read full post »
I think that the main problem the near left has with the far left is that the far left is very good at concentrating on principles but tends to ignore consequences.
My dear friend L in the Southeast is having a birthday today. Though she is not active here these days, she may become aware of this post anyway as she has maintained her account.
When I go to my Favorites list, hers is the first name on it. She befriended me… Read full post »