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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 […]

Joan, the Holocaust and Hot Heidi

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  Can Tragedy Be Funny For a Reason? Joan Rivers, the nearly octogenarian, outrageous comedian, recently observed regarding Heidi Klum that, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” The response has been predictable, including from the (Jewish) Anti-Defamation League, who said, “This remark is so […]

Of Villainy and Religion

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  To Apologize for Kindness You may recall that after the Newtown massacre where 20 children and six adults were murdered, an inter-faith memorial service was held. Reverend Rob Morris, a Newtown Lutheran Minister, one of whose young parishioners was among the dead, gave the benediction at the service. Reverend Morris was subsequently forced to […]

Coming to Terms With the Past: Emory, Garaufis and FDNY

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Termed a “liberal crusader” and an “Emperor”, it turns out that the judge has been on a journey of his own.

Making Hay on 9/11

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  343 One of my union local officers posted a piece on Facebook the other day reporting that a Florida elected official, Janet Long, was quoted as saying that firefighters, “have really taken advantage of 9/11 and what happened then and capitalized on it and the emotion” among other things. Ms. Long is going where […]

40,000 Years

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I don’t know my eons from my eras and the very sound of the words reminds me of rocks, dinosaurs and natural history and I start to get very sleepy. And while forty thousand years is a long time, it is just barely imaginable.  I once earned that much in dollars so I have a […]

God Sent Us

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Pro Skateboarder and Devine Jereme Rogers Every once in a while you run across one of those child-rearing specialist stories where the world-renowned expert warns us of the dangers associated with the fawning, “you’re so special” school of baby raising.  To wit: The Daily News reports that X Games skateboarding wonder man , Jereme Rogers, […]

HO, HO, HO: The Crucified, Death’s Head Santa

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  Christmas will never be the same again. Loudoun County, Virginia, residents, some of them anyway, are up in arms over the appearance of a “Claustumed” skeleton with his arm casually draped over a wooden cross on the grounds of their County Courthouse. There’s been “hell to pay” with charges that it is an attack […]

Race and Religion: Churches, Clubs and Culture

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Roman’s 2:11: For there is no respect of persons with God. (King James Version) Because God does not show partiality. (International Standard Version) Tiny  Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, Kentucky, is much in the news this week after congregants voted to effectively ban inter-racial couples from membership and participation in services, except in […]

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