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koshersalaami commented on Maui Surfer's blog post Coward Coulter Rips Off Kooks; great day for profiteering
"Harvest labor.  And there it is: Whenever you figure the cost of something, you should if you have any brains figure the cost of not having/doing that something, because that's the only way you can make an intelligent…"
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"I notice in the comparisons that California has trees and the Kansas you show us does not. Kansas looks like a bigger version of the Teletubbies set.  Gorgeous pictures"
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koshersalaami commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Reason #9,285,474 Of Why I Hate Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Zoroastrians And Every Other Believer In And Apologists For Organized Religions And Related Malignant Fairy Tales.
"I am not arguing that "religion" is benign. i see no point in arguing about "religion" at all. Saying that Religion is the source of evil is like saying women are the source of evil. Some of them are a source, but that…"
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koshersalaami commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Reason #9,285,474 Of Why I Hate Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Zoroastrians And Every Other Believer In And Apologists For Organized Religions And Related Malignant Fairy Tales.
"Nanatehay, My Temple in North Carolina was heavily involved in the fight against the state constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, and again in the fight against the Bathroom Bill. The Reform Jewish movement, the…"
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"Are those streaks shooting stars or are any of them aircraft? Or do you know?"
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koshersalaami commented on marilyn sands's blog post "TRUMP NO LONGER A VIRGIN"...Can promiscuity be far behind?
"He likes three of his kids"
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koshersalaami commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Reason #9,285,474 of Why I Hate Christians
"Anna, I've been working today and have a bit of a break. I had been thinking about asking your question. What would we think if another group were treated like that? Thank you for asking and know I agree.  I don't think many people…"
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"How has Germany done this?"
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"Good work"
koshersalaami commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Reason #9,285,474 of Why I Hate Christians
"You'll find plenty of Christians who disagree virulently with this, like Anna, and do so in the name of scripture, meaning Christianity can take one in the opposite direction. However, these do not tend to be the most evangelical or the loudest…"
koshersalaami commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Reason #9,285,474 of Why I Hate Christians
"Is it real? How to check? The best way is to go to the website at the end of the video. The church is real. However:   June 15, 2004: Sadly, our church has closed it's doors. Its been an honor and and a privilige to bring…"
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"I didn't have much to do with the opioid epidemic until recently, when it belatedly took my 27 year old nephew who'd been straight for a year but then his heart gave out. "
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"What kind of a sick fuck are you for having this occupy part of your mind? Don't think of an elephant. "
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"I don't know if it was a stunt. The conservative sponsor backed out and the indoor venue was only available after the students left. "
koshersalaami commented on Con Chapman's blog post Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb: Jazz's Odd Couple
"I figured you were kidding about the Cessna. I can't embed from a phone or iPad so I just go to the page I want, copy the address, and paste it into comments. Like my last comment. The link is created automatically. It recognizes web…"
koshersalaami commented on Phyllis's blog post The Zen of Life is passing through me and I am feeling the feels and riding the ride and taking charge of my life again; I even cleaned up my office some today and will do more tomorrow. Hoarder I is.
"Either that or you try the one sentence post but that's been done"

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The Reality of Our Salon Politics

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 10:32pm 65 Comments

  • There is too much racism in law enforcement and sentencing and government at all levels should mobilize to address this.
  • There is too much money in politics and Citizens United should be overturned.
  • There should be strict separation of Church and…

I don't mean to scare you guys, but have you been following the news on North Korea?

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 6:08am 24 Comments

Just to let you know what's going on:

President Trump has telephoned the Chinese leadership over North Korea. We don't know the contents of the call. Here's what we do know:

There's a US Navy strike force on its way to the Western Pacific. North Korea has promised nuclear retaliation for a show of force.

China stopped importing North Korean coal last week. That represents a major chunk of North Korea's exports.

China now has 150,000 troops on the… Continue

Tonight's Survivor

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 10:41pm 16 Comments

I was watching Tv with my wife this evening. she watches Survivor and I often watch with her. I don't normally write about television but this was different.

I'll assume most people are familiar with the show. Each episode ends with something called Tribal Council where a member of a tribe is voted off the main contest in the show. There was a guy by the name of Jeff Varner at the bottom of the heap who knew he'd probably be voted off and he was doing what he could to stay on. A… Continue

Guest Post: Rachel Dolezal's Argument That She's Black Is Perfectly Logical

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 7:00am 29 Comments

From Intellectual Takeout, by Martin Cothran

The gist of the article is that if gender is a social construct, so is race.

The article is pretty short, so it won't take much of your time.

April 24, Addendum. In case anyone reads this

The author… Continue

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At 11:03am on April 11, 2017, Maui Surfer said…

Yeah, I thought something I commented on had disappeared, but couldn't actually remember what it was for sure! Thanks for the heads up ... lorianne is truly amazing- she's the bomb.

At 11:46am on January 9, 2017, James Hart said…


Never hire a LitAgent whose a bigger

D than you

racing toward 'dem sticks and stones











the craft is beautiful albeit this 'tramp-o-lien-like' floor remains too cold for bare feet. 


Universal Soldier

over the BBC

fingers crossed that the rain upon the doom keeps

dripping of the plexiglass . . . .

Roberta yust noted: it's a jingle-jangle-jangle tangle, a Fellini wire tangle,

all this @ the day before; this visual like one of those Viking spike balls

rollin' down to the


She pleads that I let spleeping dogs lay.


I thought --- opting to doze rather than risk


At 10:50am on January 9, 2017, James Hart said…

right now I have to spend up for Leon Ledderman's Poetica mit Quantum Physics'.  Trouble with being a xylophone tuner ... gotta beware that RhinoVirus.

We the Living.

Re-reading Ishmael Beah's

A  Long Way Gone

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier 

yipster! When the snow flys!


Have THEY loaded the midnight train

today's re-current grip is about BIGSPEAK and how they 86'd antiseptic soaps (those 99.9ers)

the backoftheclass pleads for an ANSWER

How many toothpastes do we need?

Surely our empiricism can homogenize best.

and don't let's not get started on all that 'loose cannon stuff' in Victor Hugo

Here's tomorrow's adadge


You know? How's it all gonna work for the kids. I'm saying fight rings ARE SQUARE. 

Meanwhile, Roberta tweets:

Someday Soon

& I go:

Tomorrow May Rain


BREVITY is the moniker of the clothing line!

At 10:19am on January 9, 2017, James Hart said…

thanks K

its been sd the oldest man is an uber  taskmaster, ive seen that portrait of J , by golly, turned wrongly one more time, on past Robertas (') all was dark and she's jiggered that 2nd wooden step with a sound alarm, CM's its alright caught me on tip-toe, all was calm albeit the Comedian in Chief absolutelee gotta fly on over the big drink (humbly, porfabor) and parley with the source; gone again: much of it, and 'dis unvetted ramble of the 'cart in front o' the horse' like insouciant saliva, where was the Don during the CubanOmissel crises????????????????????????????????????????????????????


I PAID (people against impaired driving)


to d bro (or the oldest MAN) or the S, I'd never O-loaded mine obsolete sixer [phone (surf's up somewhere)] nor busted my Lbow post body-slam afterwhich they had to snip off my Egyptian ring due to the swelling.

Sure Ive been busy with my reconstruction (even-t thought of self-publishing a cookbook in order to keep the thermostat on at least '72) all this with false correlation(s) although I've been hacked trice during this unprepared thank you,


I'm living in an experimental flotation out here in ground 0zero center of Lake MI and All is Calm without OP to count those blue cars, ah honey! Let me add, graci: old friend!

Wonderful back in the straddle. 

Fingers crossed we'd meet (not hook) up at the NJ concert @MKE 2June2017.  Haps(pur) (I've just turned down JC's poignant Danny Boy) WOW that portrait of J, K thanks and maintain strength.

Presumably youre wellAware of that phraseology: ... any day now ...

Alas, you didn't know. Graci and choi, as I'm more relaxed, with this blue blue Centrum on my tongue.

Indeed. CountemNweep.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone (string of ? marks implied . . .)

At 1:01pm on June 24, 2016, Mike Shields said…

You are a sharp cookie Kosher. I don't always agree with your posts, but I do like reading them.

At 2:00pm on March 28, 2015, Phyllis said…

Hi! I'm glad you enjoyed the limerick post enough to keep it. It's a favorite of mine, too.

At 8:23pm on March 21, 2015, Theodora L'Engle Knight said…

I sent a message to you. hope it got there. my laptop is really fucked up at this tim.e

At 5:30pm on September 28, 2014, koshersalaami said…
Why not? I don't know why you blocked me unless you assume I had something to do with your OS account closing. Not involved, not informed up front.
At 1:59am on June 21, 2013, Arthur James said…


I just noticed the Accept or Ignore ` Pick Fried Chicken For Friend.

I lost Art James


older Arthur James


Kerry's never been responsive.

He'd cut his lover's nose off.

@ Salon?


2- paid non-advertising names:

* bebop-o

* GoodCelery!


a couple other non ` $45.00 names



Something isn't right with some folks.

Who pays these critters to be Nasty?

They are not well. Serious Nasty.

At 10:15pm on November 25, 2012, Heidi Banerjee said…

Good morning,good night Kosh.


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