Monthly Archives: September 2015

Democrats Should Fear This Candidate

We’ve been subjected to some really absurd Republican presidential candidacies for the 2016 Republican nomination. Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson are prime examples.  Donald Trump has been exposed as a policy lightweight, a self aggrandizing fool, and a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The National Basketball League: A History, 1935-1949

The National Basketball League: A History, 1935-1949.  Murry R. Nelson. Jefferson, NC:  McFarland & Company.  ISBN 978-00786440061 and 0786440066. The only full length treatment of the National Basketball League (NBL), this book belongs in every basketball fan’s collection.  Its importance and … Continue reading

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Can these numbers be right?

In December of 2011, I heard a story on National Public Radio (also known as NPR) about the average number of books Americans read annually.  The commentator said that Americans read 20 books per year. Can that be right?  Do … Continue reading

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Why the Republicans will win in 2016

As I was tooling around town today, I heard many people still talking about the last Republican debate.  These conversations weren’t just radio and TV talking heads telling us what we saw and heard; they included people I ran into in stores, … Continue reading

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Sometimes life is unfair. Other times, it’s just cruel

So sometime in my past I went out a few times with a really cool lady.  We got on reasonably well but, for some reason (read: my hangups) we weren’t able to make a go of it.  That despite having … Continue reading

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I hate to say it, but a couple Republican candidates made some good points

First, let me say that I pretty much loathe everything that the Republican party, as it’s currently formulated, stands for.  I don’t appreciate the emphasis on the lowest common denominator (i.e., racism), the focus on religion (that if you’re not … Continue reading

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Stupidity: Kim Davis and the anti-gay marriage movement

The thing about gay marriage is that it is a false issue.  It is one that need not garner as much attention as it has.  However, for some strange reason unknown to me, a lot of people get their panties in … Continue reading

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It’s happening again.

First They Came For The Communists First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they … Continue reading

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Men’s fertility and underwear

A more serious aspect to the inane ‘boxers-or-briefs’ question has to do with the effect of underwear on men’s fertility.  This is one of the more frequently given reasons for having switched from briefs to boxer briefs, if not boxers. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unfinished Business: The Life & Times of Danny Gatton

Unfinished Business: The Life & Times of Danny Gatton.  Ralph Heibutzki. San Francisco:  Backbeat Books.  ISBN 978-0879307486 and 087930748X. It’s always difficult to assess the quality of a biography. If the author goes into too much personal detail, he/she runs the risk … Continue reading

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