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"Yes, I suppose it does, in a way. But there ARE things that can be done. If I can broaden the scope a bit, Red now qualifies for the Old Age Pension here. She refuses to apply for it. Why? We don't need it, so let that money go to people who…"
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"Translated a little differently than I've heard it translated but my favorite quote in the world.  Jon, That's basically my answer. It's racist if you do nothing to counter it. "
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"Marilyn, This is sort of odd klezmer. It has a bluegrass and old timey influence. And the instrumentation is really unusual,because of how the group grew. When at full staffing: clarinet, mandolin (a serious player), acoustic guitar, cello, double…"
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koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post I might have made musical history
"Marilyn, This is sort of odd klezmer. It has a bluegrass and old timey influence. And the instrumentation is really unusual,because of how the group grew. When at full staffing: clarinet, mandolin (a serious player), acoustic guitar, cello, double…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on koshersalaami's blog post I try out an analogy to explain White Privilege
"...or as Hillel the Elder answered when challenged to explain the Torah while standing on one foot, "What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.""
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on koshersalaami's blog post I try out an analogy to explain White Privilege
"Sure it's racism if/when the white recipient(s) of the benefit(s) say(s) nothing  organised consistently and loudly to the illegitimate authority responsible for the harm to black people and if those receiving the benefit(s) do not spend a…"
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koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post I try out an analogy to explain White Privilege
"Terry, I'm not trying to justice to racism, I'm trying to do justice to White privilege, having gotten in plenty of arguments with people who do not get it.  Please, give it a shot. I don't mean I'm looking to tear down…"
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""You are either part of the solution or part of the problem."  Eldridge Cleaver"
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koshersalaami commented on Con Chapman's blog post Ballet Twister
"Broken English at Berlioz School. Classical music is like that. The more European the name, the better. And a bit of an accent helps. In college I lived down the hall from a guy who became a famous tenor. When he was a freshman, he'd run around…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post I try out an analogy to explain White Privilege
"When a municipality uses revenue raised from traffic fines etc to fund municipal services, and blacks are given a hugely disproportionate and inordinate number of tickets and slapped with exhorbitant fines in order to pave the streets in white…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post The Five Times the United States Officially Apologized Guest post and a question
"Follow the money Maybe the Alaska analogy should be a post. It's probably a better bet to use the analogy than Ferguson-style reality for the explanation because the analogy is purely racial. "
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"That is a good example of "at Black expense" because it literally is. The Alaska analogy led to your solidifying your point. As taxes drop, the phenomenon becomes more and more literal. "
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Male, Jewish, in my early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)

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I try out an analogy to explain White Privilege

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 12:04pm 8 Comments

Let's say I live in Alaska, and the state government makes a lot of money from oil revenues. Let's also say that the State Government decides to cut checks to residents rather than increasing services. (So far, I think this happened.)



Let's say that the State Government, for the sake of my analogy, only cut checks to White residents.



I'm White. My check comes from the State in the mail. I was not involved in the decision to cut checks only to White residents. I cash my… Continue

Guest Post: This Shiplap Is Killing Me, by Ricky Dobbs

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 9:56am 6 Comments

I need peppermint Schnapps in a Yeti tumbler. I can relate to WAY too much of this.

https://hittingthetrifecta.com/2017/07/11/this-shiplap-is-killing-me/

I might have made musical history

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 4:18pm 19 Comments

I may be the first guy to have ever been flown to a gig to play melodica.

There are probably other musicians who have been flown to gigs who…

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At 1:26am on July 17, 2017, MV Neland said…

Koshersalaami, i always look forward to your posts because they both explain and further challenge. It's a gift. Thx for the invite.

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, J.P. Hart said…

OT~

Never hire a LitAgent whose a bigger

D than you

racing toward 'dem sticks and stones

counting

up<>down

the

A

L

O

N

E

S

 [P}

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

I've

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

sea

She pleads that I let spleeping dogs lay.

Polyflorinatedbifinals

I thought --- opting to doze rather than risk

NO REPLY

At 10:50am on January 9, 2017, J.P. 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!

And

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

LOVE IS THE ONLY TRUTH

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

(J!M!J!)

BREVITY is the moniker of the clothing line!

At 10:19am on January 9, 2017, J.P. 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????????????????????????????????????????????????????

If

I PAID (people against impaired driving)

homage

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,

whilst

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

`

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Something isn't right with some folks.

Who pays these critters to be Nasty?

They are not well. Serious Nasty.

 
 
 

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