Monthly Archives: November 2005

Black Friday and Paul Bunyan

Did you know that the first shopping day after Thanksgiving was known as “Black Friday?” Neither did I!   Apparently “Black Friday” is so named because it’s the first day of the year that retailers can recoup enough from their … Continue reading

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The 911 Reichtag Fire

In 1933 someone set fire to the Reichstag, the historic German Parliament Building. Hitler seized on the occasion to incite in the German population a fear of terrorists and foreign agents, and trumped up his case for the preemptive invasion … Continue reading

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Jesus and the recalcitrant camel

So some rich Christians are trying to work their way around Jesus’ admonition about Christian wealth. “Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day parade, part 1

I should say that I had never watched a veteran’s parade, I think. Wasn’t it supposed to be a parade of veterans? This was a parade of mostly active duty soldiers and soldiers-to-be. It was very disturbing. There was a … Continue reading

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Vets Day part 2: the 3rd Armored Cav

Before the Guernica that became Fallujah,   before our use of chemical weapons in Fallujah, before there were civilians immolated in their beds by white phosphor in Fallujah, before Napalm under the disguise of Mark-77 was used in Fallujah, before … Continue reading

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Uncouth party crasher

Have you seen the 60-second TV spot by Chemistri called “Party Crashers?” A vulgar Cadillac STS drives into a ballroom where other performance sedans are dancing a well choreographed eighteenth century Gavotte. They’re opening their doors to each other in … Continue reading

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