Monthly Archives: August 2010

Let’s Not Do a Historical Repeat…

I’ve been discussing the anti-Muslim sentiments that seem to be floating around this country in some of my recent posts. Incidentally enough, I’m discussing the same incident as a previous professor of mine and fellow blogger, Professor Santi Tafarella. I … Continue reading

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Anti-

There are a lot of good ways to be Anti. You can be anti-hate. You can be anti-war. You can be anti-nazi. There are also a lot of bad ways to be Anti. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy to … Continue reading

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They’re At It Again

It seems like the conservatives think they can fool the nation. Conservative television demegogue Glenn Beck is holding a “non-political” rally at the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The goal of this … Continue reading

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Palin vs. Paglia

Who would win in a boxing match? Camille Paglia or Sarah Palin? The Outdoor life in Alaska surely provided Palin some experience with physical activity, whereas Paglia is a true academic, and tends to throw her weight around via her … Continue reading

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Much B.S. Debunked

For those who have been hearing much contradictory information about the “Ground Zero Mosque,” I implore you to take a peak at this bit from MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann.

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America, a limited time offer.

I didn’t mean to continue with this examination of America and American ideals, but I was thinking about Ginsberg’s poem included in my previous post and it reminded me of a piece by one of the sharpest contemporary poets, Tony … Continue reading

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America: An Old Poem for a Fresh View

The things closest to us are often the things most effectively ignored. I think many Americans are notoriously bad when it comes to this. Not that I am any better than many other Americans, but the I often see pretentiousness … Continue reading

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New Job Marxism

I’ve recently begun working at a new job doing odds and ends in the construction world.  I basically help doing whatever I can concerning the construction, demolition, and remodeling of condominiums, apartments, and houses.  I’ve learned a lot about the … Continue reading

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Is Albert Camus an Existentialist?

Behind Jean-Paul Sartre and Heidegger, French author and playwright Albert Camus is viewed by many as one of the most influential existentialists in the literary world.  Camus indeed explores many of the same topics as the other existentialists, but his … Continue reading

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Proposition 8?

Whether you live in California or just keep up on current events, you’ve likely heard something about Proposition 8, a prop voted on by Californians last November banning same-sex marriage in the Golden State.  Like many others, I was surprised … Continue reading

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