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Added by The Songbird on March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The so-called President has reiterated his dismissal of the critical comments made about him during the 89th annual Oscars, accusing his Hollywood detractors of “pulling out the race card” because they’re “losing badly.”After bashing the awards show in an interview with Breitbart News on Monday, Trump doubled up during…Continue
U.S. detains and nearly deports French Holocaust historian...Henry Rousso is one of France’s most preeminent scholars and public intellectuals. Last week, as the historian attempted to enter the United States to attend an academic symposium, he was detained for more than 10 hours — for no clear reason.…Continue
Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after returning from speaking at a Black History Month event in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They were pulled aside while going…Continue
... since the administration of Nightmare "45" has accused the mainstream press, The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News of being "enemies of the people" and chosen to exclude them from the daily White…Continue
Just read this story and it has me turning my head inside out as I consider what should be "right" as opposed to what might "work" for the Democratic National Committee in 2017 and the Midterm Elections in 2018: Ellison holds edge in DNC race survey. In my heart I hold nothing but respect for Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) who in a new survey of DNC members holds an edge over former Labor…Continue
I spent this past weekend in New York City. It seems when I’ve reached a certain point in dealing with things, when I just can’t clear my head, I book a flight to NYC. It’s a bit like the ultimate comfort food. Now, I’m sure New York has its share or problems—the place scared me to no end the first couple of times I visited—but I’ve been pretty sheltered by them. And when I need her, she welcomes me with open arms.
There’s no point in lying. I, like so many others, have been deeply…Continue
Some life trivia. The above photo is of a newspaper article in the Virginian Pilot from Nov. 23, 1989. Backstory: I needed a full time job while in college and a friend of mine's older brother said he could get me a job with a local private security company. I did not realize what I…Continue
Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of love. But mine is not a romance. Instead it is a story of the satisfactions of ordinary life.
My wife and I have been married 40 years now, and have but one child, our son, now 38 years old. He is not married and so we have no grandchildren (sigh). At 40 years, we have a different sort of love than we had when we were young. No more fantasies of nights of passion. We both get up early, she before me, and I am up by 4:30 on weekdays, so by 8 o’clock…Continue
In a state where we spend over 2 1/2 times to incarcerate each convicted criminal than we spend to educate each of our children...
For any and all who may have wonder or feel concern, I recently received email replies from Jan Sand and Zanelle (Suzanne Smith). Both are well and Jan can be reached at his Wordpress account https://jansandhere.wordpress.com/ while Zanelle can be reached at her Google collection…Continue
This song is just permanently stuck in my brain as the eternal question:
Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up
And how do we spend our time knowin' nobody gives us a…
I don't know why, but humans want leaders. Look at the biggest blowhards who scream liberty and freedom the loudest, and they will be the first one to want a leader when something needs done. It's hard to say if humans have always had leaders, given the lack of legible records from the prehistoric days, but let's say that yes, there have always been alphas in the ranks. When did it become more about power…Continue