“Whites Only”- It’s Historical!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Cincinnati landlord named Jamie Hein posted a sign on her apartment complex's swimming pool entrance which read, "PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL: WHITE ONLY."

A Cincinnati landlord named Jamie Hein posted a sign on her apartment complex's swimming pool entrance which read, "PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL: WHITE ONLY." Photo.Credit:gawker.com via Southern Beale

Today’s kids find it hard to believe that when their parents or grandparents were younger there was such a thing as “whites only” drinking fountains, food counters, or even swimming pools. I really thought we weren’t living in the 1940’s or even the 50’s anymore. But I guess landlord Jamie Hein of Cincinnati has proven me wrong.  Continue reading

Is the Occupy Movement Losing Steam?

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The three protesters chained themselves to a fence outside city hall.

Occupy Tulsa protesters chained themselves to a fence outside city hall.

We’ve all seen the scenes of clashes between the police and the ‘Occupy’ protesters in various cities.  In the heartland of America not even Tulsa, OK has been spared as members of Occupy Tulsa chained themselves to a fence in front of city hall.

Police were called in but their reaction was, to say the least, subdued. The mob consisted of three guys… one of whom appears to be waiting for the re-opening of V for Vendetta.

Read the full story and the riveting video at NewsOn6

A Truly Black Friday

 
 
 
 
 
 
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In war there is the phrase, “acceptable losses”. In the economic war of our current recession it seems that for Walmart the injuries and death at their Black Friday Chaos Race falls under the guise of “acceptable losses” in the name of remaining #1. Continue reading

Pole Dancing for Jesus

 
 
 
 
 
 
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I’m writing this week’s post In The Name Of Jesus! Why? Well why not. It appears that everything Christians want to do they just stick, “In The Name Of Jesus!” after it and for some reason it becomes relevant and acceptable. Some of these causes are quite positive: Feed the Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Home the Homeless, etc. Some are quite negative: Blow Up the Clinic of the Non-Exploded, Shoot the Doctor you Don’t Agree With, Picket the Dead Soldier Who Died for Your Right to Picket, etc.

And then we have the just plain silly: Pole Dancing for Jesus.  Continue reading

I don’t know what good music is, but I know it when I hear it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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“What kind of music do you like?”  A friend asks me that very simple question.  I really can’t answer it directly. My standby answer is that I have eclectic tastes. That’s a cop-out for “help, I’m hopelessly confused.”

To paraphrase  Justice Potter Stewart and his 1964 comment on pornography , “I don’t know what good music is, but I know it when I hear it.”

So I’ll ask you, the reader. What artists or songs are on your playlist(s)?  I looked at mine and found Liszt and Lady Gaga, Mozart and the Klezmatics, the Decemberists and Neil Young,…..

I wondered about my musical taste or lack thereof and what these diverse artists had in common.  Continue reading