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Top Ten Ways To Save The Cathedral

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Washington National Cathedral To Charge Admission It’s official: beginning in 2014 Washington, DC’s iconic National Cathedral will begin charging a $10 admission fee. To wit, the top ten ways to cover their budget gap. 10. Baptismal Font Admission Lottery- The Font will be refit as a lotto-style ping pong blower with balls marked $5 to $25. Pay […]

On The Frontline: Christ, The Free Agent

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Notes From The White House Since the federal shut down I have spent some time most days in front of the White House in what might be called a “crazy old man supportive vigil.” I carry a home-made sign saying, “US Shutdown = Tea Party” and a smaller sign saying, “Christ is for Healthcare.”  I […]

On the Frontline: The White House

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This Just In: Driving Damages Ovaries

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  Groundbreaking Report From Saudis Now we know. Women should not be driving and a Saudi cleric, one Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan tells us why:  it’s the pelvic tilt, stupid. The sheikh reports that the pelvis is forced upward when behind the wheel thus causing children to be born with all manner of medical problems. […]

Words: The Reality Obit

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  Keeping it Real Time was when the notice of a passing was an opportunity to laud achievements, celebrate family and otherwise ignore the deceased’s infuriating shortcomings, at least in writing.  Acknowledgment of the departed’s pain-in-the-assness was limited to oblique comments where the assembled mourners would nod and titter nervously at an honest observation. Not […]

Chemical Weapons

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We have no idea what we want.

The Apparition

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Here we are, on the cusp of Memorial Day, when we honor and remember those who died serving our country.

Tsarnaev and McVeigh: The Price We Pay?

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  Doctrine, Disaffection and Violence The news is full of stories of the FBI and others “scrambling” for clues to understand the motivation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the chief Boston Bomber.  So far we know that he was unsuccessful as a boxer, married, a father, unemployed and a follower of “radical Islam.” Patriot Gone Awry Tsarnaev’s trajectory […]

Baghdad in Boston

Yesterday in Iraq there were explosions in Baghdad, Fallujah, Tikrit, Samarra, and Hilla.

License to Die

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  “License and Registration, Please” First, thanks to everyone who read (and commented) yesterday about the “no-CPR” incident.   This update from the press:  ”Lorraine Bayless had chosen to live in a facility without medical staff and wanted to pass away without life-prolonging intervention, her family said Tuesday.” Most, but not all,  commenters were somehow related […]

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David Barbour
Labor Rights Are Human Rights
Thanks for reminding us that Labor Day is about more than going to Walmart, which we shouldn't do anyway. David B.
2014-09-01 14:53:29
Eric Lamar
Does It Really Matter Department
J- Thanks very much for writing. You, of course, are the REAL voice of experience. Eric
2014-08-29 23:24:46
John Davids
Does It Really Matter Department
Eric, I am a Second Ammendment guy. But I am very disappointed with some on my side, we are fighting for a way of life, the life that you so eloquently described. I have used UZI's in my government employment, and a grown law enforcement agent cannot control this weapon's rise on fully auto. We…
2014-08-29 22:53:12
James Walsh
Ethics: Reg Wants to Know
As I sit here and read the various issues surrounding our International I find it interesting the various positions my union brothers and sisters take based on competing influences. Whether it's the issue of ethics or the vote on the conference floor, I would hope our brothers and sisters across the International would want the…
2014-08-27 17:40:54
Mike
Firehouse Culture: “Say You Want To Be My Bitch”
How and why are you comparing this to slavery? You do a disservice to every hard-working firefighter in FDNY, both white and especially black. It sounds like typical locker room crap. You think they did that because he's black? I'll bet they would have done it to the covering guy regardless of his color. Try…
2014-08-26 02:37:53
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