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STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES – AND IN THIS CASE, DANGEROUSLY

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I’ve pretty much given up on expecting sense and, more importantly, COMMON sense, out of the ReThugnican Party these days. I mean, you’ve got a man running for President who thinks that it’s perfectly OK to monger another war in...More

 

WHEN STUPIDITY IS INEVITABLE . . .

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I’ve heard a lot of politicians say some pretty stupid things in my time – but Todd Akin of Missouri really, REALLY takes the prize for stupidity.More

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RELIGIOUSITY AND SPIRITUALITY

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I belong to a very interesting group on Linked In, and there’s been a discussion about religion, spirituality and christian belief systems on there that I have found to be absolutely fascinating. I don't consider myself a religious person but...More

 

THE COMING GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

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I don’t know if the rest of y’all have been watching commodities prices lately, but I have, and what I’m seeing is starting to really scare me. A lot. The Great Drought of 2012 hasn’t yet come to a conclusion,...More

 

“BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT . . .”

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I, like the rest of the world today, woke up to the sickening events in Aurora, Colorado. I lone gunman went to the movie opening of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and shot up the theatre, killing 12 people and injuring...More

 

APARTHEID NATION?

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Something that was discussed in great detail on Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s program yesterday was Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the NAACP convention held here in Houston this week past. He brought up some interesting points, which made me think...More

 

Yet ANOTHER thing I didn’t think I’d live long enough to see. . .

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Let's face it, I am a news junkie. I watch all sorts of news/infortainment/opinion programs every day, and I've been increasingly distressed to see the news programs degenerating into infotainment, more and more slanted to reflect the host's prejudices, and...More

The Thorny Question
 

WEASELS OF THE WEEK, JUNE EDITION

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{Just a quick note for all who followed my former blog: This is my new blog on Word Press. Apparently Google doesn’t love me any more because I can’t access my dashboard to put up new posts. Please follow me...More

 

A SOMBER VICTORY, BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET

A SOMBER VICTORY, BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET Well, he did it, gangers. He managed it. We now have universal health care, sort of, counrtesy of our President. I’ll tell you, folks: this is not what I expected, and I...More

 

MURDER IS MURDER IS MURDER: IN THE KILLING OF A CHILD, PART III

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The Trayvon Martin case looks to be entering into a new phase with the arrest of George Zimmerman. It’s about time, too. At least, Mr. Zimmerman had the grace to turn himself in, thus saving the state of Florida the...More

 

WEASELS OF THE WEEK, APRIL EDITION

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It’s been a while since I did a WEASELS column, and, after watching the nightly news programs that I enjoy, I thought it was about time to do another one. Understand, I don’t have as strong a stomach as I...More

 

IN THE DEATH OF A CHILD – PART 2

I, as the rest of the world, have been both shocked and horrified at the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the lies and (apparently) callous indifference to his fate. I honestly thought that the worst of this abominable story was...More

 

IN THE DEATH OF A CHILD

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IN THE DEATH OF A CHILD I haven’t been writing much lately, mostly because it’s springtime and the dad-ratted disease that’s been living with me for the last 8 years always flares up around this time and robs me of...More

 

SIC SEMPTER COCKSMANUS STUPIDUS - (AN OBITUARY)

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Well, it’s finally over. Herman Cain has suspended his campaign. And, sez I, GOOD RIDDANCE. Damn it, I really liked him, too – initially. Before he went off into StupidEconomicsLand, and StupidRepublicanPissedAtTheWorldLand, that is. Where is it written that all...More

 

McQUEARY IN FANTASYLAND

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If there is any more sickening spectacle these days than the Penn State disaster I have yet to see it. The worst thing about it, of course, is Mike McQueary’s supremely pathetic attempts to paint himself as the “good guy”...More

 

WEASELS ON PARADE, EDITION #1, NOVEMBER 2011

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Once again, it’s time to play WEASELS ON PARADE! (le sigh) So many, MANY weasels, so little time. So, without further ado, I give you this month’s first set of weasels. WEASEL(S) OF THE WEEK #1: The Congressional “Super Committee...More

 

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING HERE – AND WHAT IT IS, IS COMPLETELY CLEAR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVgoOVl6cb4&feature=related (Buffalo Springfield, FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH) There's something happening here W hat it is ain't exactly clear (unfortunately, that isn’t true in this case) What’s happening here is the violent showing of police repression. Yes, I agree that Zuccotti...More

 

OOOOOOOOOOOooooo, THOSE ZANY HETEROS!

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I’ve lived in the same house in the same neighborhood for over 14 years. It took me 10 of those years to prove to the rest of the neighbors that I wasn’t a panting pervert, slobbering to pounce on and...More

 

WEASEL (SINGULAR) ON PARADE

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I am getting SO very sick and tired of all the tragic-comic dramedy surrounding Herman Cain. It’s reminding me of all the garbage that surrounded Gary Hart when he sneered at the media and taunted them with “CATCH ME IF...More