Archive for September 2015

Reach out and touch yourself

Reach out and touch yourself
“Reach out and touch someone” was a great marketing campaign that began in 1979 and ran through most of the 80’s.  It was an attempt by AT&T to soften its image, which was that of a monolithic giant.  It was, at that time a monopoly.  It was “Ma Bell.” That slogan, which may seem more... Read more »

Ben Carson's No-Muslim-President Comment Exemplifies the Hypocrisy of the GOP

Ben Carson's No-Muslim-President Comment Exemplifies the Hypocrisy of the GOP
              Ben Carson told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday that he doesn’t think a Muslim should be president.  He said, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” When asked if he believed Islam is consistent... Read more »

Mike Huckabee is a greater danger to America than ISIS

Mike Huckabee is a greater danger to America than ISIS
Mike Huckabee kicked off his presidential campaign with a fiery speech filled with biblical references, including, “We will deal with jihadis just as we would deal with deadly snakes.” The snake thing is an interesting metaphor, but the real snake in the grass might be  Mike Huckabee.  At least with jihadis, know what you get. ... Read more »
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Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz should be remembered for the way he lived, not the way he died

Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz should be remembered for the way he lived, not the way he died
Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz lived an exemplary life and that’s how he should be remembered.  The growing controversy over how he died may, in the short run overshadow that fact, but  the legacy of a man is left in the hearts of those he touched. The body of work left behind by Joe Glinewicz was created... Read more »

10 years after - Reposted from September 11, 2011

10 years after - Reposted from September 11, 2011
In the 60’s and 70’s, musical Utopia for many of us Boomers, English blues-rock band Ten Years After produced eight Top 40 albums. Their name apropos of the 10-year anniversary of the destruction of WTC, two of their hit songs seem fitting, as well. “I’m Going Home” is for all American troops, from Korea to... Read more »

Iran deal or no Iran deal, that is the question

Iran deal or no Iran deal, that is the question
              The Iran deal is on the table and, as Howie Mandel might say, “Deal or No Deal?”   The follow up question to all nay sayers must be, if no deal, then what? Let’s get to the 800 lb gorilla in the room, right off the bat.  Is there... Read more »
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Kim Davis is going to Syria to instruct ISIS leaders how to enforce sharia law

Kim Davis is going to Syria to instruct ISIS leaders how to enforce sharia law
Kim Davis has been offered free, round trip 1st class tickets to Syria to help with the ISIS problem.  In this case, though the ISIS problem is ISIS’s problem with foisting their religious beliefs on unwilling non-believers. Unless you’re the one hiding in my guest room, you’ve probably read or heard about Kim Davis, the... Read more »

Black people would be a lot happier if they could just be more Jewish

Black people would be a lot happier if they could just be more Jewish
Black people could end the cycle of poverty and despair, if only they could just be more Jewish.  That, at least is the opinion of one New Yorker,  My Sharona. Don’t hold the New Yorker thing against her, it’s Upstate NY,  not NYC. The discussion snuck up me, like discussions sometimes do.  I try to... Read more »