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Ron Powell commented on nanatehay's blog post did hitler ever eat a taco?
"A tostada is a deep-fried tortilla topped with a seasoned mixture of beans, ground meat, and vegetables... The essential difference between a tostada and a chimichanga is that the tortilla is served fried to a crisp in one recipe and served…"
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Ron Powell commented on nanatehay's blog post did hitler ever eat a taco?
""But isn't a chimichanga just a really stale burrito?" I don't think so..."
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Ron Powell commented on nanatehay's blog post did hitler ever eat a taco?
"@Amy;  If Hirohito  ate fish tacos might not they have  been prepared on a hibachi? Does Rubio use the hibachi for such cuisine?"
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Ron Powell commented on nanatehay's blog post did hitler ever eat a taco?
"@JMac;  "Mussolini preferred Chimichangas." Not very likely Mussolini knew what a  chimichanga was, much less preferred them: Chimichanga History: Culinary historians and Arizona restaurants argue about exactly where and who…"
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"Sad but to damn true."
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Ron Powell commented on nanatehay's blog post did hitler ever eat a taco?
"The 'taco' as we know it was still evolving and maturing to it's current state in Mexico and Southwest America  through the 40's and 50's. In order for Hitler to have eaten a taco, he would have had to visit Mexico or…"
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"There was a time when it would be an unthinkable absurdity of the highest order to contemplate or believe that there would be need of a safe haven for political refugees from the United States of America."
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Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Currently, he teaches Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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One Sentence on the Absurdity of Trump’s America

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 5:30pm 7 Comments

There was a time when it would have been an unthinkable absurdity of the highest order to contemplate or believe that there would be need of a safe haven or asylum for political and religious refugees from the United States of America.

Kudos and thanks to Boanerges for the…

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Trump is visiting the National African-American History Museum today...

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 7:00am 4 Comments

....to meet and confer with Frederick Douglass? :

Trump: "All of this is very nice, but where's Freddy?"

The Fugitive Slave Law and Trump’s Immigration Policy: Is History Being Repeated?

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 5:00am 16 Comments

An April 24, 1851 poster warning the "colored people of Boston" about policemen acting as slave catchers.



The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850…

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The Primal Forces of Nature and the Presidency

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and cause me to tremble for safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a…

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At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:44pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

Since I have a lot of Jewish studies under my belt which also included the 60's which brought the Jews and the Blacks together many times.  I was wondering if you have read this book?  

http://www.amazon.com/Blacks-Jews-Couch-Psychoanalytic-Black-Jewish/dp/0275956660/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354397951&sr=8-1&keywords=Jews+and+blacks+on+the+couch

I found it interesting.  I would love your opinion, if you have stumbled across it before?

At 1:57pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

LOL There were three centuries of German Composers..  Are you serious?  He is one of there most sung heroes, in a way.  So you know about Germany, right?  I took German language, German culture, and also have studied the Jews of Germany with an emphasis on WWII.  If in fact, he was black which I am not convinced one way or another because I have not read on it, but if they did change his etchings to look more Aryan, you have to already know the answer to the question.  

At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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