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Popularity Counts

Look at President Bush. His popularity is so low that he’s got no sway with his own party in Congress. He’s not the first president to see this kind of popularity deficit. According to the American Presidency Project, four presidents … Continue reading

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Soon It’s Gonna Rain

Soon it’s gonna rain. I can feel it. Soon it’s gonna rain. I can tell. The old Streisand song fills my mind as I contemplate the change in weather. Seems like ever since I’ve been in California, a rainstorm has … Continue reading

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I Beg to Differ

In a Coloradan article, I found this thought-provoking quote from Dr. Janice Peck: “The triumph of this kind of thinking [neoliberalism] is that we now imagine all problems can be solved by the marketplace or the individual. Problem with water … Continue reading

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“Bring out your dead!”

“Bring out your dead! ” We all laughed at Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but I wonder if anyone laughed at the Black Death back then, back when so many were dying? And isn’t it odd that some of … Continue reading

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Dumb All Over

Sitting on the floor of a Beta Phi Zeta dorm room back in the early 80s, I heard Frank Zappa for the first time.  Dumb All Over quickly became a favorite.   Snippets of that rap have sprung to mind every … Continue reading

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Acapella Cookie

I love vocal harmony, and I’ve been tripping all day on a new group I  heard on The Human Voice on KKUP this morning.  The group is BR6, and the DJ played tracks from the 2007 disc, Gershwin and Jobim, starting … Continue reading

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Pilate the Villain

Was Pilate a villain?  A blog about the excesses of Sheriff Arpaios in Arizona describes Pilate as such, based the Roman governor’s approval of the crucifixion : Remember, my brothers and sisters, Pilate tried to put a stop to the power of mercy, … Continue reading

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