Monthly Archives: November 2010

LEFT TO RIGHT, 21st CENTURY POLITICAL DEFINITIONS

These terms are defined starting with the political left and proceeding to the political right. Since they represent political positions, they are not in alphabetical order. ON THE POLITICAL LEFT COMMUNISM: An extreme “socialist” political system in which the State … Continue reading

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MARLENE DEITRICH, In English, and in German

The star of Destry Rides Again, Marlene Deitrich with her most famous song, a favorite of both Allied and Axis soldiers in both WWI and WWII. First in English from her USO tour during the war: And then in German, … Continue reading

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SCHADENFREUDE IN ACTION, COURTESY AIR CANADA

A bureaucracy with a sense of humor. Would that Sister Napolitano had one, she would see the point of the T&A groping joke she has turned loose on those who fly out of American airports; Yes, if I could fly … Continue reading

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AN ECONOMIC OBSERVATION

I stayed in for Black Friday. The shopping surveys say Black Friday sales were up 0.3% over last year, almost two percent below the inflation rate. Call it a real 2% drop for talking purposes, with the proviso that the … Continue reading

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FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLIES, MUSIC SHOULD BE FUN

Let’s try a bit of light classical music, with some people who seem to be enjoying themselves: A song list? First, La Donne E Mobile, and that was a fickle lady indeed. Second, The tulips of Amsterdam. Third, Lily Marlene, … Continue reading

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WEALTH AND MONEY, WEALTH AND MONEY

Wealth is sweat. Wealth is taking something, or sometimes nothing, and by your labor making something others will trade their labor for. Suppose you labored for a week, and earned a bushel of grain. At that rate, one bushel of … Continue reading

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MOST IMMIGRANTS DID NOT GET HERE ON THE USS UNITED STATES

Before the age of steam, most immigrants came over in tiny sailing ships, jammed together in quarters with barely enough room for a child to stand. Of privacy, there was none. And there was no time on deck, except for … Continue reading

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NO NUNS WANTED

I see the TSA is going to let Moslem women board aircraft without a naked body scan. But nuns must still be scanned. That seems discriminatory to me. Nuns are not blowing up aircraft. Moslems are. Making it discriminatory, and … Continue reading

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THE VOICE OF THE LEFT IS ABROAD IN THE LAND

Cheerfully stolen from theblaze.com, here’s a sound byte from a post election National Democratic Socialist meeting: This sounds very much like at least someone in the Democratic Socialists is fomenting sedition. Not that the Obama regime will do anything about … Continue reading

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SATURDAY NIGHT FOLLIES, FEATURING THE SMALLEST ORGAN

Let’s start with a pretty lady with a marvelous voice, Isla Grant, singing a favorite of mine: That was so good, let’s have another: How about a little Celtic Country? Here’s Al and Isla Grant with a song that was … Continue reading

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