Monthly Archives: August, 2014

the reinvention of the gestapo


The Gestapo is not dead but simply reinvented! with new uniforms and badges. In Nazi Germany the police could at any time without any justification or provacation demand “your papers” now the police in the United States can do the same thing! In Nazi Germany the police could for any reason they determined as correct …

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Friday Fractures


This morning on one of the news programmes a Republican pollster who is considered a very objective observer of trends and such, had a cross section of Americans composed of some 30 or so people of various ages, incomes, gender and race. He asked the following question “If I gave you a check for ten …

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Consistent Inconsistency


The consistent inconstancy of dementia is amazing. Yesterday as I was taking me Mum for a wee spin around the countryside before we stop for our cup of ice cream, or for her lately it seems hot black coffee is the deal, Mom was talking non stop as she generally does. There was a slight …

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Marriage and such


I have a wedding to officiate in about two weeks. Weddings are always a challenge. Personally the simpler the better. I have officiated at more gay weddings than straight ones and in general the drama associated with this public ritual is about the same for both. I have to constantly remind people that neither I …

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What’s for appropriate for rent?


Let me use a story to illustrate, a story granted that is extreme , but poetic license is helpful sometimes. “Many years ago a very wealthy man decided to build the largest water closet in the world. He adorned it with all manner of statuary and paintings. The floor was tiled with exquisite blocks in …

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Getting rid of religion


Apparently the “religion of peace” folks aka as “ISIS” and their ally Assad have beheaded all the little children they have held in captivity, sold into slavery all the women and young girls, hanged all the Christians and Yazidi that they have captured and tortured, and shot all the young boys and men of these …

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awareness


As a white person I am woefully ignorant of what Black people go through everyday. I can only attempt to empathize because the black experience is not mine and I think it is frankly insulting to suggest that despite this glaring fact I can nonetheless “understand” what it means to be a member of any …

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legal vigilantism


The “tail is wagging the dog” in Ferguson Mo! Now those in power are desperate to appear to care about what happened to Mr. Brown so as to quietly allow the mountain of injustice to become a molehill! The oppressor is trying to “market” the political damage to the advantage of those who want nothing …

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