Archive for July 2016

Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV

Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV
It’s the last Wednesday of the month and this is Blogapalooz Hour, right in the middle of the Democratic National Convention. I’ve been watching presidential nominating conventions for a long time, but this is different.  We just nominated a woman to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.  This is really something.... Read more »

Melania Trump is a plagiarist or a liar and that's all there is to it

Melania Trump is a plagiarist or a liar and that's all there is to it
            Melania Trump is a plagiarist or a liar and that’s all there is to it.  Of course, she could be both, but I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt.  In case you haven’t heard, more than 50 words of Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National... Read more »

Don't kid yourself, all lives don't matter

Don't kid yourself, all lives don't matter
The American Civil Liberties Union is in business to defend the constitutional rights of all individuals.  Other organizations formed to protect and defend the rights and the lives of its members, as well as the general public. The Anti-Defamation League, whose slogan is “Imagine a World Without Hate” focuses on worldwide antisemitism, but has come... Read more »
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Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani are wrong, racism is not a two-way street

Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani are wrong, racism is not a two-way street
Rudy Giuliani has been making the rounds with a message that is both racist and completely wrong.  Giuliani’s contention, repeated by Donald Trump is that the name, Black Lives Matter is inherently racist. As one pundit suggested, Giuliani is at his best when he keeps his mouth shut. We’re not going to get into Trump’s... Read more »

Summer of 69, by request

Summer of 69, by request
Not only is it Wednesday already, but it must be the second Wednesday of the month because I just got the following email: “Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Morning Blogapalooz-Hour! Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is this morning’s challenge: “Pick an age and write about... Read more »

An open letter to an ignorant ex-congressman, Joe Walsh

An open letter to an ignorant ex-congressman, Joe Walsh
Good morning, Mr. ex-Congressman; I will save you the time it would take you to read this letter and summarize what follows by saying that you are a stupid, stupid man.  Now you can get to your Klan meeting or Trump rally or whatever it is that people like you do for entertainment. If you... Read more »
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When you're listening to AC/DC's "Who Made Who," do you ever wonder who made God?

When you're listening to AC/DC's "Who Made Who," do you ever wonder who made God?
Faith seems to require one of two things.  It requires either a lot of inward contemplation, or it requires no serious consideration whatsoever. It may be that lacking the capacity for any kind of serious consideration is the key to a strong faith, but that is an over simplification.  In truth, there are plenty of... Read more »