Sunday Matinee: Multicultur-Islam

Gov. Walker Triumphs in Recall Election–Adolf Hitler and Mick E. Mouse Bemoan Democracy’s Death

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Hitler and Mick E. Mouse may have been on opposite sides in WW2,  but when it comes to protecting the rights of public employee unions they stand under the flag of solidarity, which is why they signed the petition along with 900,000 other legitimate Wisconsin citizens to recall Gov. Walker. Continue reading

Sunday Matinee: The Fightin’ 1974 Congress Remembered

Apparently We Have to Be Aware in June as Well

I thought May’s list of things to be aware of was pretty exhaustive. Not so June seems to be equally jammed with things that need our active attention…

June is Internet Safety, World Elderly Abuse, National HIV, National ASK (Asking Saves Kids), Gay and Lesbian Pride, International Level Crossing (train track safety), Substance Abuse, World No Tobacco, Seatbelt, Beach Environment, National Scoliosis, Helmet, ERA, Glaucoma, Safety, and False Allegation awareness Month.

I also found a website declaring June Goat Trauma month as well. The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation is warning parents that goats are aggressive and deceitful and traumatize as many as 6000 children a year at petting zoos.  However, I am excluding it because I think the cause is just an excuse to sell t-shirts.

 

Sunday Matinee: Actual Patton–Narrators Voice., “Well…”

I stayed at a 3rd Army camp in Kuwait. After reveille they played Patton’s march by Jerry Goldsmith from the movie Patton.  Apparently not everyone appreciated it as much as I did (warning: language). For those of you who’s can only hear George C. Scott’s growl when you think of the General, 24 minutes into the movie you can hear the actual Patton speak.

General Patton was proper Barrack Room Balladeer as well.  His last poem (maybe) after the break.

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Speedaway Bomber Brett Kimberlin Gets His Own Day

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When conservative bloggers outed leftist Human Rights activist  Brett Kimberlin as the Speedway Bomber, not only did they get death threats, they got S.W.A.Ted.

S.W.A.T.ing is when you clone you enemies’  cell phone and tell the police you shot your wife. 10 minutes later S.W.A.T will break down your enemies door with weapons in the red, and who knows… maybe your enemy is holding a remote control… makes a sudden move.  Good things could happen.  An actual example of a S.W.A.Ting call after the break.

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From the Memory Hole: No Hollywood Ending for Embryonic Stem Cells

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After a decade Michael J Fox is looking at other treatments besides embryonic stem cells to cure his parkinsons.  If only he could go back in time to warn himself he will become anti-science.

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Author Hunter Keeter Sends Me a Short Email–My Other Friend Is Leo Tolstoy

Hunter Keeter is a writer, editor, and consultant. He has authored five books the latest being Tools of Violence.  Hunter is also able to produce six paragraphs of argument against drug legalization in about 12-and-a-half minutes after receiving a link from me on the subject.

The link I sent him was from this Weekly Standard Article. With permission here is his response…

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Elizabeth Warren, Not Even 1/32nd Cherokee– Harvard Anthropology Department Last to Know

I hope I don’t get Siouxed… I saw this joke on Twitter posted by Kathy Shaidle , but turning it into lyrics for “I’m an Indian Too” from Annie Get Your Gun is my idea, so I should get hmmm, let’s say 1/32 credit?

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In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow–The First 2 Lines Are All I Know

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s poem is so iconic it needs no help from me. It was written as a rondeau, which means the rhyme scheme makes no sense after the first verse unless you know it’s a rondeau.  I did not know it was a rondeau and went about trying to help it. I thought purely as a literary exercise it might be interesting to write a variation on the original in a different poetical form in the spirit of … um… Mozart’s variations on, Ah vows dirai-je, maman  (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star).

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