Archive for December 2015

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions
If this is the last Wednesday of the month, then this must be Blogapalooz Hour, which began an hour ago with an email from the Grand Puba.  That email contained the following: Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour.  Here is tonight’s challenge:  You made a... Read more »

Christmas: A time for hatred, bigotry and intolerance?

Christmas: A time for hatred, bigotry and intolerance?
Christmas can be a time of peace and good tidings, but not always.  Not all greetings are ho-ho-ho.  The Christmas holiday may give some people too much free time. I was heading to the gym on Thursday-Christmas Eve-when someone swerved into my lane without signaling, causing me to jam on my brakes. This usually means... Read more »

Merry Christmas to you and if you have a problem with that, you need to grow up

Merry Christmas to you and if you have a problem with that, you need to grow up
Merry Christmas, I mean it.  In fact, I actually like to say it.  Merry Christmas.  Something about saying it makes me feel good and I suspect that’s true for a lot of people. Saying, “Merry Christmas” is neither politically correct nor politically incorrect.  It is a simple wish for peace or joy or happiness in... Read more »
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American Sniper: A movie for neocons who don't like to read

American Sniper: A movie for neocons who don't like to read
American Sniper is a movie about America’s most lethal sniper, Chris Kyle.  As a Navy SEAL, Kyle is said to have more than 160 confirmed kills to his credit. To the outside world, Chris Kyle was every man’s hero, a real life Captain America.  On the inside, however Chris Kyle was a man in anguish,... Read more »

"Redeployment:" A primer for the neocons who walk among us

"Redeployment:"  A primer for the neocons who walk among us
Redeployment is a collection of short stories by Iraq war veteran, Phil Klay.  There are, arguably better books in that genre, but this one does the job as well as any book could, given that neocons are an historically challenged bunch. In truth, any one of the books written by veterans of our Middle East... Read more »

Donald Trump's crazy talk should be a reality check for Jews

Donald Trump's crazy talk should be a reality check for Jews
Donald Trump proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States.  You’ve heard about it, I know you have.  You may even have had that very same thought-if only for the most fleeting of moments. I don’t get the brouhaha.  It’s not that I don’t think the idea is reprehensible, I do.  I also confess to... Read more »
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