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An Angry Black Guy Explains How He Got That way

 

 

Me and this guy and Herman Cain are running in 2016
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Added by Token on November 9, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Reply from a Frustrated White Male

Kosher

Not to be argumentative, but as a white male who voted for the lesser of two evils ( Romney) I feel the need to let you know that I'm not particularly angry, just kind of resigned to what fools these mortals be.

As you know, I spent election day from 5:30 am to 9:45 pm being in charge of the voting at in a small Ohio…

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Added by Token on November 8, 2012 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

Kristallnacht averted: The abortive pogrom of November 9, 1969

   

The burning New Synagogue on Oranienburger Strasse,

Berlin. Contrary to popular perceptions, the synagogue wasn't 

torched by the Nazis but rather by Allied bombers in 1943.

(Source: Museum of…

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Added by Alan Nothnagle on November 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

An Open Letter to Bill O'Reilly

 

I think I’m a member of the 50% of Americans who, according to your election night philosophy-on-the fly rant, “…want stuff.”

Here’s a history lesson for you.  Let’s see if it helps you figure this thing out.

The first slave on my Dad’s side of the family was not African American.  He was a white indentured servant who arrived on a ship that left Liverpool in 1698.

He did very well for himself, indeed, after…

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Added by Keka on November 8, 2012 at 4:00pm — 28 Comments

On Feminism and Vaccination

On my next "Lost Coast Blues" show, I interview writer and anthropologist,…

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Added by Elizabeth Blessing on November 8, 2012 at 3:06pm — 48 Comments

How Angry White Guys Got That Way



I received an e-mail from a friend who supported Romney. She said:

this is not how I saw America while growing up and I do not like or understand the change---my values are askew--------it is difficult and I worry for my Grandchildren”

I think she feels like a lot of Romney supporters. I thought it might be useful to…

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Added by koshersalaami on November 8, 2012 at 1:08pm — 38 Comments

My Town

It's not really my town. I've rarely felt at home anywhere.

We used to move around at least once a year. Too many times to count really. There were always new neighbors, new schools, new classmates.

There was one place, we stayed for four years. That's where I grew up, where my heart belongs. It's not my town though. It might as well be a foreign land, it's so strange and different now.

The place we went next, I stayed for ten years. I never settled in though. I never…

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Added by Kim Inedge on November 8, 2012 at 1:06pm — 7 Comments

Word Yoga: The Absolute Truth (or not)

Noelle Phillips was a Master Detective, and yet she claimed no special abilities. So, when faced with a recent case she at first demurred advising her client to go elsewhere for help.

John Simmons, the prospective client was cautious despite the widespread reputation of Phillips but gave her the case, anyway. Police suspected that there had been foul play while Simmons thought that the fact that his wife had only been gone for a few hours meant that she had merely missed her…

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Added by Rodney Roe on November 8, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Do You Know Any Republicans?

We are getting ready for our Tuesday afternoon yoga class. The kids are wound up, more than usual at four in the afternoon. Our school is a polling place, and there are stairways blocked off, signs saying Closed to General Public. 

We are on the third floor, away from the voters, but the excitement and the questions of the day are still swirling around them.

We voted in our classroom today, they tell me.  They call out the numbers.Twenty-four for Obama,…

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Added by Joan H on November 8, 2012 at 7:00am — 27 Comments

A Soldier’s Flame

A Soldier’s Flame

 

Burn a candle for soldier

who no longer burns their own;

they’ve gone beyond their duty

giving up their lives

and rest beneath headstone,…

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Added by Blinddream on November 8, 2012 at 6:45am — 2 Comments

On The Sea Tranquility

On The Sea Tranquility

 

Intensity of tranquility

would bring some to nirvana  

but as for me I am lost at sea

in search, for I am restless

but sad to say any other way

there’s confusion in my plan…

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Added by Blinddream on November 8, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

OLD NEW LEFTY IS A GOP POLITICAL CONSULTANT!!!!

Sometimes a guy just can't help himself.  I was up until 3:30 AM after the election because I was so jazzed up.  It didn't mean anything that I voted for Jill Stein in a very blue state.  Obama's victory is incontestable. He got over 300 electoral votes even without Florida, and he's well ahead in the popular vote.  By any standard this is a clean victory.  What's more -- the Republicans did every possible thing they could think of to screw the pooch in this election and they…

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Added by old new lefty on November 7, 2012 at 11:06pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday to My Real Dad

I spent much of my time before the age of 13 feeling like I was not a real member of my own family. That I was unwelcome to grow up, to be socially skilled, to have all my needs met even when they could have been afforded, every one, is a part of my family legacy. 
 
For several years, I felt so left out that I thought for certain I must have been adopted. Only once certain features became apparent in young adulthood, would I then be convinced I was a product of the…
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Added by Poor Woman on November 7, 2012 at 10:08pm — 11 Comments

The Bride's Initiation - (Episode 1 of 3)

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Neighborhood Gang Activity Task Force – South River Office

Scene 1: Situation Briefing

There are approximately forty different named gangs in the local area, but a genealogy of the organization tracks them all back to four major city gangs around the country.   Here we are talking about the Los Angeles originated Crips and Bloods, and the Chicago originated Folk Nation…

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Added by Harp on November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Shelly Adelson Will See You Now Mr. Rove

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Added by Chicago Guy on November 7, 2012 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

Bad Love Affair

Bad Love Affair

 

Fades the autumn rose

paled on her petals,

memories of sunny days

gone by;

times it rained on you and me,

sometimes, there were quiet…

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Added by Blinddream on November 7, 2012 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

To Reply To Me About Today's Open Salon Post

If you want to communicate with me about what I posted this morning on OS, please reply to this post. This will make sense if you read my OS (other OS) post, which I'll duplicate here:

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ENOUGH





Open Salon is currently functioning worse than I've seen it in about 2 1/2 years of blogging here.



No one I know is getting e-mail notification of comments or PM's.



PM…

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Added by koshersalaami on November 7, 2012 at 8:55am — 53 Comments

While we celebrate...let us never forget...

America was its good old, stubborn, sassy self yesterday.

We refused to be "bought." Or sold.

Or--and this is most important--fooled by cynical political strategists with a…

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Added by Keka on November 7, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Christmas (Haiku)

Christmas (Haiku)

 

birth of the Christ child

commercials with more tinsel

attitude changes

 

Blinddream 11/2012

Added by Blinddream on November 7, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments

Dodging the Bullet

Walking my dog this morning as the blustery edge of a Nor’Easter plucked at my little island, I saw a woman about my age speed walking up Main Street. “Good morning,” she said. “Excellent morning!” I answered. “Isn’t it wonderful?” she said, and I wanted to bound across the cobblestones and hug her. I…

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Added by Steven Axelrod on November 7, 2012 at 5:16am — 13 Comments

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