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Sep. 19, 2017 1:30 am
When we posted the blog-post “Regarding Political Correctness” we posted an unpublished response to a letter-to-the-editor, and the letter which inspired this blogster’s missive sufficiently intimated the meaning of the term that we left the term “political-correctness” undefined; subsequent to publishing the aforementioned blog-post we realized the term was left undefined. Now providing the...  Read More
Jun. 28, 2017 9:49 am
Allen Shoaf seems to have an interest in "fake" news and argues through a surrogate (Timothy Egan) that the USA is a "fake Democracy." Now any that have interests which accord with Allen (e.g., caricaturists Phil Hands and Paul Duginski each have postulated intimations which indicate President Trump and his 2016 campaign is guilty of whatever involvement with Vladimir Putin and the Russians...  Read More
May 30, 2017 1:31 pm
Hi Paul! I'm sorry, but I didn't read your missive, because it is akin to what you always argue, viz: "The Government of the United States is seeking the interests of a plutocracy - which brought the Chief Executive to power via some untoward means, and the very disenfranchised people which help empower Trump are being betrayed; moreover your excellent illustration makes your point... The...  Read More
Jun. 6, 2016 9:06 pm
There is a dubious claim - which Democrats ascribe to themselves, and to their Party; viz: "Democrats are the Party of Science!" Now, if they were to claim themselves as the Party of "scientism" or of "materialism" - both of which are non-scientific systems of thought, which cannot be established by the methods of science - they may confuse the Party's adherents, by uncharacteristically...  Read More
Apr. 6, 2016 7:24 pm
Donald Trump – when questioned by Chris Mathews about abortion – indicated that women should be given some form of punishment for the procurement of an abortion, and then he recanted his statement; my guess Trump hadn’t thought through the political backlash which would follow, and allowed the logic of what abortion is i.e., the murder of a baby, to dictate his response to Mathews. As the...  Read More
Mar. 30, 2016 11:37 pm
One receives an abundance of e-mails from a number of people, some are emotional e-mails - about Jesus Christ, or Christianity, and they present something of a caricature of Christ or of Christianity, and then the e-mail finishes with attempting to shame you into forwarding the e-mail utilizing Christ's words, viz:: " If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful...  Read More
Dec. 7, 2015 1:25 pm
One would think that a President that as no problem vilifying Republicans, the Christian Right, and "Joe six-packs," would have no difficulty in speaking to the inherent contradictions within the Islamic faith, but it seems that he has no such inclination to do so. President Obama could say, to the Islamic Jihadists, but seems unwilling to say: "A proper read of the Koran condemns violence...  Read More
Dec. 2, 2015 2:22 pm
A caricature - at by Phil Hands attempts to draw a parallel between painting Pro-lifers with a broad brush and painting Muslims... Phil's caricature has an angry "Pro-lifer" holding a sign which read's: "It's not fair that people blame my religious beliefs because a NUT JOB murdered some people!" In the background is a Planned Parenthood, and a woman in a hijab - standing beside...  Read More
Dec. 2, 2015 11:30 am
Phil Hands - of - has a caricature titled : "What would Santa do?" The caricature has a young boy and Syrian refugee (his shirt is labeled: "Syrian") sitting upon the knee of Santa, asking for "Winter Clothes And A Warm Place to Sleep." And a loud scowling brutish fellow shouting: "Don't Listen to Him, Santa! He Is Not A Christian! (Note: "Don't Listen to Him," and "He is not a"...  Read More
Nov. 18, 2015 10:10 am
Phil Hands -'s other caricaturist - seems to advocate - in one of his recent caricatures, viz: "When you reject Syrian refugees, the terrorists win" - bringing Muslim refugees to the shores of the USA. Phil intimates that ISIS "wins" if we refuse to bring the refugees here - to the USA - and rather attend to the refugee's needs, in safe-haven's abroad; I guess that is what Phil...  Read More
Nov. 18, 2015 9:51 am
Clint Eastwood stars in High Plains Drifter (1973 film); from a google search: "In this Western, a drifter with no name (Clint Eastwood) wanders into a small town, where his gun-slinging abilities are in high demand. When the drifter rides into Lago, he is met with incredulity and disapproval by the townspeople. But once he shows his skills with a pistol, the locals realize he may be able to help...  Read More
Mar. 24, 2013 11:15 am
A number of years ago I regularly gave money to a number of charities, and they of course advocated for a number of various causes I agreed with. In the course of a political season, the 2000 campaign, Joe Liebermann was the vice presidential nominee of Al Gore. Liebermann, in the course of the campaign, repudiated many of his positions which he and William Bennett (Reagan’s Education Secretary...  Read More
Aug. 5, 2011 1:54 am
The generous giving of our time, talent, or money at any time would do much to unshrivel the penury of our soul and could prove transformational to the lives of others in ways that we may not be able to imagine. An hour or two a week spent in assisting a child who struggles with reading could give him or her an insatiable appetite for learning that could change their (his or her) life forever....  Read More
Jan. 31, 2011 2:33 pm
From what I've been reading about successful blogs, it appears readers like Top 5/10 here goes...hope you enjoy and we can stimulate some discussion. I don't doubt someone has written on a similar topic before, but I promise you, these are all based on my experience, reading, and research, although I couldn't put my finger on all sources just now. Here, then, are the top 5 reasons I...  Read More to Shut Down Permanently on December 31, 2017

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