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Mitt Romney, 1965 and today  

Mitt Romney in 1965, and today. 

I try to steer clear of politics on…

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Added by John Manchester on May 14, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

An Emergent Spring Chronicle (OS Archives 2012)

Earlier this Spring....

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March -- earliest signs of life in the garden

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later, an unfurling tulip …

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Added by Anna Herrington on May 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

You Ignorant Slut (OS Archives 2012)

Long ago, when my mother once remarked, "You look blowsy" I thought she meant 'vibrant, bright-colored, gyspy-like.'

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 I distinctly remember the event:  I was in my late teens and finally daring to wear on a date the Forties-inspired, brightly printed bandeau halter with long, flowing skirt I'd secretly tried on in my room close to two dozen times.…

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Added by Anna Herrington on May 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Datum - A gift of information

I was in my car this afternoon for a short drive, and I happened to hear an exchange between conservative talk show host Mark Davis and a caller who professed to be a lesbian., concerning gay marriage.



The caller said that she was perfectly happy with the notion of “Civil Union” instead of Gay Marriage, so long as they were legally equivalent and conferred the same rights and benefits. She said she understood the problem some people had with the term “Marriage” being altered…

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Added by Token on May 14, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Gift

originally published May 13, 2012 on Open Salon, the second of a pair of posts, the first of which is called Dirty Hands. This one is a fictional version of the dilemma outlined in the previous post. As I said in the introduction to that one, the reaction surprised me because a lot of readers didn't see the dilemma in the post. Don't ask me how they missed it; I don't know. 

I found my last post somewhat misunderstood by a lot of my…

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Added by koshersalaami on May 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Authority and Morality II

MAY 13, 2012 8:41AM

kosher has done a new post that is an enlargement of his Post on "Dirty Hands"

http://open.salon.com/blog/koshersalaami/2012/05/12/the_gift

 in the interest of explaining my position as a "Warrior" (non-verbal) constituent of the congressman, i made this comment, which I present here as a small exploration of the feeling of…

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Added by Token on May 13, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Authority and Morality

I'm having a little trouble getting in the state of mind necessary to write the sort Comprehensible Nonsense  parable that I want as a companion piece to "Little Ms Deeds", so I am still working on The Parable of the Evil of Root", I hope you will bear with me, but I find myself with some thoughts on authority that Kosher raised by his posting at :…

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Added by Token on May 11, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

1965: Hot Town in the Summertime, Slipping Grades & Osmosis?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRDvY_anJdc

(Photo: Getty Images).

Hot Town in the Summertime: A routine traffic stop by…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on May 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dirty Hands

originally posted May 10, 2012 on Open Salon. This is one of a pair of posts. This is the non-fiction part. It is followed by a fiction portion called The Gift. 



The reaction to this pair of posts shocked me. I wrote about a political and moral dilemma but a lot of readers didn't see one. I can't exactly figure out how they didn't, but they didn't. 





It's extremely difficult to keep your hands clean if you're politically involved, damned near impossible…

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Added by koshersalaami on May 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Parable of the Golden Elephant

One day, a longtime friend comes to you and says, “My friend, I am sick. I am dying. Quickly. Since I have no family, I wish to give to you personally my most treasured possession.” You are handed a golden elephant statuette of considerable size and weight.

“This elephant has seen me through the darkest days of my life; when no matter how little I had, I knew that if I did not resort to selling the elephant, then I was still a wealthy man."

Your friend soon passes into the…
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Added by Jewellya on May 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

1964-65: Landslide, Escalation, Chess by Mail & Dyna-Soar

Barry Goldwater Pin Heart Right  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVNoClu0h9M

1964 Landslide: I wasn’t the only radical to lose an election in 1964.  Senator Barry…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on May 7, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Brief White Person's Guide to Racism

originally published May 4, 2012 on Open Salon

I recently ended up for the first time at the blog of someone called Chauncey DeVega and read the following post:http://www.open.salon.com/blog/chauncey_devega/2012/05/01/further_proof_that_racism_is_not_an_opinion#comment_2922172

Having read the post and the…

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Added by koshersalaami on May 4, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Parable of Little Ms. Deeds

This is actually the fifth post in my Chautauqua version 1.0. I'm still working kinks out, getting it ready for “Beta Testing” . You guys are my “Alpha Testing”. If you want to start this from a “Chautauqua” perspective go to :

 The ART of Reason Catalog

 And…

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Added by Token on April 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Reason, Kindness, Correction

As always these days, very little time- I'm working on “outing” Mikes persecutors, but the process of explicating the “Reason” behind the method is taking some time. I just noticed this ( My home page is “Yahoo”)

 

Olympic medal hopeful shames stalker on Facebook…

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Added by Token on April 26, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

My parking lot encounter with a tall, bearded black man

It was dark, cold and snowy and the supermarket parking lot was busy.  As I unlocked my car, a tall, bearded black man suddenly appeared from behind the next car and asked if I had jumper cables he could use.  I…

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Added by nerd cred on April 24, 2012 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Gay Marriage

originally published on April 24, 2012 on Open Salon







I heard recently from a friend in a PM that he/she wasn’t completely sure where he/she stood on the gay marriage issue. I decided to do my bit and lay out the issues as I see them in a reply PM. That PM was the basis for this post, though the post has more content.

I apologize for any sloppiness on my part in how interchangeably I've used "gay" and "LGBTQ."

Gay…

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Added by koshersalaami on April 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

correspondence with the kid on the left coast via text with pics

 
 
 
    He's out there in California, not even nineteen years logged . .  yet. I miss him, and so it seems- likewise on his part. But we talk. Yes, actually talk, sometimes, by phone, but more often it's the texts. The technology, yeah, could be said to be rather 'impersonal' but it kind of works doesn't it. I'm doing stuff, and he's doing stuff. We send these little messages back and forth as we live, and it does my heart…
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Added by tr ig on April 24, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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