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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"Numbers is votes.  I wouldn’t refuse to march in an event BLM attended. I would refuse to march in an event of theirs. If there are 200,000 people in a March On Washington and there’s a sizable BLM contingent, fine. King…"
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"I'll gladly march for what is right (and happily not march with people who won't march with BLM because they consider "Israel" and "Jews" to be synonymous). Where we differ is that, if while we are marching I see an…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"King and Elijah Muhammad King and Malcolm X King and Black Panthers Strange bedfellows all....."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"King and Elijah Muhammad King and Malcolm X King and Black Panthers"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"1.That I wouldn’t march with you. If you’re not under a BLM banner I would. The banner everyone will March under is, or would be, BEAT TRUMP! 2. That marching is an effective vehicle for effecting change. If you don't believe that…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"1.That I wouldn’t march with you. If you’re not under a BLM banner I would. The banner everyone will March under is, or would be, BEAT TRUMP! 2. That marching is an effective vehicle for effecting change. If you don't believe that…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"Even the candidates are voluntarily signing a full support pledge regardless of who wins the nomination..."
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"This assumes 1.That I wouldn’t march with you. If you’re not under a BLM banner I would. 2. That marching is an effective vehicle for effecting change.  3. That with whom I march is a deciding factor in defeating Trump. Not a…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post 2 Questions for Kosh and Jon
""When you say that Jews are self-identifying as White in greater numbers, is that a specific indication that they view themselves more as White than as Jewish or that they classify European Jewish as White more than they used to? Without more…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post 2 Questions for Kosh and Jon
""When you say that Jews are self-identifying as White in greater numbers, is that a specific indication that they view themselves more as White than as Jewish or that they classify European Jewish as White more than they used to? Without more…"
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post The Denial of White / Straight / Centrist / Male / Judeo-Christian Privilege
"Won't be the first time.....or the last...."
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post 2 Questions for Kosh and Jon
""Jews should face the same penalties as everyone else. But there isn’t a BDS for anyone else. What a shock." BDS was created and is orchestrated by the Palestinian people who the Israelis are oppressing.  Who the hell else would…"
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Ron Powell commented on alsoknownas's blog post Tolerance and Bigots
""Says you,Ron." Nope...Your logic, your conclusion... But now you're begging the question... A slight improvement...  "In classical rhetoric and logic, begging the question is an informal…"
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Ron Powell commented on alsoknownas's blog post Tolerance and Bigots
""Says you,Ron." Nope...Your logic, your conclusion... But now you're begging the question... A slight improvement...  "In classical rhetoric and logic, begging the question is an informal…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post 2 Questions for Kosh and Jon
"Ron,The biggest problem with your analysis is that the most germane issue when it comes to Black/Jewish politics is voting. If there is a percentage loss in Jewish liberal voting, that will be attributable to the fact that the ultra-Orthodox…"
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Bio: Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 10:00am 7 Comments

Politics makes strange bedfellows. Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common. This saying is adapted from a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” ---Wikipedia

The Trump phenomenon is a clear and present danger to everything that we know and believe to be good and positive about America...

He has brought…

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2 Questions for Kosh and Jon

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 2:30am 9 Comments

There's a huge difference between white people who happen to be Jewish and Jewish people who happen to be white...

There is no appreciable rhetorical difference between:

"...the Jews of the 1960’s went to the streets but the Jews of 2019 don’t..."

And

"...Jews, as a group, cannot be counted on to take the fight to the…

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Greeting of the Day

Posted on June 16, 2019 at 10:08am 0 Comments

Go Big or Go Home

Posted on June 16, 2019 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Omnibus

1: of, relating to, or providing for many things at once

2: containing or including many items an omnibus bill



The House of Representatives should pass An Omnibus Bill of Impeachment against:  the President, his senior staff, and the entire cabinet for

Violations of Oaths of Office

Violation of the Constitution

Violation…

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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