Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Sins of the Godfathers

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” –Martin Luther King Jr. “”I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.” –Malcolm X I wish … Continue reading

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Faith-Based Fatuity

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not always sure about the universe.” –Albert Einstein Wish I thought they just made this up. What does it say about our world when a grotesque story like this … Continue reading

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Turn It Up

“Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?” –Spike Milligan I’m shocked. When did the United States declare war on the people of Detroit? How did I miss that! Shouldn’t we all be shocked? Our … Continue reading

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They’re Coming for Detroit …We’ll All Be Next

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” –Elie Wiesel Finally, some solidarity for the Motor City. Hope it won’t be too little too late, … Continue reading

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Keeping Us Safe … From Grandma

“I can’t understand it. I can’t even understand the people who CAN understand it.” –Queen Juliana To no one’s surprise, I’m confused again. I’ve read the US Constitution a few times, but apparently without comprehending much of it. Especially that … Continue reading

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How Tender Is the Corporate Conscience

“For sure, as a species we are rather odd … No other creature needs money, or god.” –Peggy Seeger I’m not very bright — hardly news to regular readers. But I still have trouble understanding how a corporation can be … Continue reading

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