Monthly Archives: August 2010

NATIVE AMERICAN GARBAGE LEAGUE

The singular landfill in Hawaii is along the Leeward Coast in Oahu, an area that houses a poor community of indigenous, or native, Hawaiians.  So, when you want to relieve your country of inordinate amounts of garbage, why not parallel … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP, DOC (LAURA)?

Dr. Laura Schlessinger knew that she was being provocative with her guest, but she did not care.  She ignored the response of the caller who had expressed distaste for the expletive the radio counselor was reiterating.  The discussion of interracial … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Recently, I was driving in my car and happened to pop into the CD player a disc of the greatest hits of Louis Armstrong.  I don’t listen to music very much, but when I do, it’s usually some old gospel … Continue reading

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MADNESS OVER A MOSQUE

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government … Continue reading

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Big Brother & Encryption

Yes, I own a Blackberry, as do many individuals for personal and professional use.  Because the cell-phone business is highly competitive, the fact that numberless people—allegedly ninety percent of the U.S. population—own a cell phone is a bad market reality … Continue reading

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HIP, HIP, HOORAY! AND NOW THERE ARE THREE!

As a pacifist, I appreciated the boldness of the dean of Harvard Law School when she challenged free and full access of U.S. military recruiters on campus because of the unconstitutional “don’t ask, don’t tell” decree.  She had guts, and … Continue reading

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