Life in a Bubble

Today I will go to Publix, There’s no beer in the fridge, and the cats are running low on Fancy Feast (and the canned salmon I give them as a treat). Those cats! They live better than a lot of people. I know you’re thinking why don’t we buy canned salmon for people? We do – kind […]
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This is the USA?

Click on the link below and watch the video, then tell me: Is this what you expect to witness in the United States of America? Police fire on peaceful protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Yes, that was the scene on Wednesday night in Ferguson, Missouri, USA - a town of about 25,000 people. (By the way, isn’t it […]
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A World of Make Believe

More and more, this world of ours becomes a pantomime, a charade, a chiavari. Nothing is what it seems. Not even the “news.” You will read about the power of “social media” in the press, and the TV pundits will talk of Twitter and Facebook and the blogosphere as if they were the real “voice […]
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Yes, I Know How to Whistle

One by one they go, the icons of our lives, the magical images that kept the stars shining in our eyes. Yesterday’s bad news was about Robin Williams; today it’s about Lauren Bacall. Robin Williams made us laugh. Lauren Bacall made us dream. Now, their passing makes us cry. Lauren Bacall lives in my memory, of course, […]
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The “Fool’s” Legacy

Long ago, when monarchs ruled supreme, they often had a “fool’ around to keep them grounded. Under the guise of jest, the fools were free to speak truth to power as nobody else in the kingdom dared. It was a hazardous trade. Go too far and you might end up in chains – or beheaded. The […]
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What’s the UN Doing?

I just learned there’s a “UN mission in Iraq.” Really? What do they do? Why haven’t they stopped ISIS in its tracks, protected the Kurds and rescued the Yazidis? It seems the UN is a shadow of what it could be. And that’s a great pity. The UN performs an admirable humanitarian service throughout the […]
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A Time to Act

  If you’ve been reading these blogs, you know how much I abhor war. I especially loathe war in the Mideast. And war in iraq is about as loathsome as it gets. But sometimes you don’t really have a choice. America has to jump back into that pit of Hell. President Obama cannot abandon the […]
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It Makes No Sense

  I’ve been watching the PGA tournament online this morning,  when I should have been reading about world events and writing a blog. But what can I say about the world? What can I say about America? Nothing fresh and original, I’m sure. I cannot offer any new insights into current events. All that comes […]
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Bring Them Home!

The death of Major General Harold J. Greene, who was training America’s Afghan “allies,” vividly illustrates the price of prolonging the occupation of that wretched country. General Greene (AP photo above) was killed Tuesday by a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier. More than a dozen other coalition soldiers were wounded, including about eight Americans, in the treacherous attack at […]
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War on Whites?

When an American congressman asserts that the Democratic Party is waging “a war on whites,” my first impulse is to laugh. Surely, he is kidding? But no, Alabama representative Mo Brooks is not smiling. And he is not alone. The notion that white Americans are being discriminated against has been around since Reconstruction. More recently, […]
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