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Providence: A HoMo Horror

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The Ideology of Queerness? In 2001, Providence, R.I., firefighters drove a rig in a Gay Pride parade. Thirteen years later, that drive is the subject of a R.I. State Supreme Court case. Firefighters allege that their rights of free speech and religion were violated by then Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr.’s edict to participate. The Providence Journal […]

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.

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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tom walter
Nepal: Disaster On A High Pass
Very informative, Eric, and good background for the recent tragedy. Especially striking your description of the sky and mountains before dawn. Tom
2014-10-20 12:13:45
Victoria Huckenpahler
Film: When “D” Stands for Dog
People, apart from historians, tend to forget that D Day signaled some of the War's greatest losses. We tend to think of the landing on Omaha Beach as marking the end of the troubles, but by no means. Under the circumstances it is not just sad, but obscene, that the event would be treated cavalierly.
2014-10-14 15:30:56
David B.
Film: When “D” Stands for Dog
Americans either don't know or don't care to admit that without the enormous sacrifices and steady advances of the Red Army, the outcome at Normandy might have been very different.
2014-10-14 15:07:23
Mike
Film: When “D” Stands for Dog
Tks for the review!!!!!
2014-10-14 14:00:06
Eric Lamar
Film: When “D” Stands for Dog
J- Indeed, you are right and thanks for writing. Eric
2014-10-14 13:55:10
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