Monthly Archives: October 2011

Culture Wars: The Birthers Are Back

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Well, they really never left, did they.  Much like anti-evolutionists of the mid-‘20s after the Scopes Trial [1], birthers simply retreated from the public eye after months of increasingly embarrassing reversals and on-camera representatives … Continue reading

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Occupy Albany – Smooth Sailing So Far

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) At the final planning meeting on Sunday, October 16, the movement was strong in both numbers (I estimated about 500) and enthusiasm.  An eager and hopeful community spirit permeated the conduct of business and … Continue reading

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Occupy!

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) It’s the only thing I know to say, my friends.  I simply want my country back again.                                                                                                      – Jimmy LaFave Silly me, I fantasize.  As a kid, I used to imagine … Continue reading

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Occupy

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Occupy, Violence, and the Stacked Deck  –  The Occupy Movement will face increased resistance in 2012, and just as it faces the need to redouble its efforts it must avoid violence at all costs. … Continue reading

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An Encounter with the FLDS Subculture – Part 2

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) I began to follow Zeke’s ice-store directions as I recalled them, driving just below the 25 mph limit.  Within a couple of blocks I saw the fire department sport ute in my mirrors, pacing … Continue reading

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An Encounter with the FLDS Subculture – Part 1

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) I was last in the conjoined towns of Colorado City, AZ, and Hildale, UT, a few years ago, before Warren Jeffs was captured, tried and convicted in a Texas criminal court on various charges … Continue reading

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The Religious Test for Public Office in 21st Century America

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) When Robert Jeffress, D.Min., Senior Pastor of the First Baptist church of Dallas, TX, announced his support for Rick Perry, a good Christian, rather than for Mitt Romney, not a Christian, and underlined his … Continue reading

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Essays on Inequality VII – Seven Big Lies, and the Next Depression

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) There’s a reason I pass along so much of Robert Reich’s work:  He’s very good, and he gets it right.  Now we learn that he can draw as well – he’s a fine illustrator! … Continue reading

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Essays on Inequality VI – A Tale of Two Economies

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch … Continue reading

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Occupy the Nation

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in … Continue reading

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