Category Archives: Commentary

First They Came: Holocaust Remembrance Day

(via) Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. And while our memories should be of all the lives snuffed out, and the loss to humanity when someone decided that these six million here, these millions of others there could be done without, … Continue reading

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MLK

This is our hope. This is the hope and conviction that all men of goodwill live by. It is… the conviction that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that the whole cosmic universe has spiritual control. It is, therefore, … Continue reading

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The Indecision of Mr. Goodell

I’ve had this ESPN article loaded in a tab for almost a week now, without reading it. I figured a bit of distance would make the article less likely to make me angry. It didn’t work. As I write this, … Continue reading

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All right, who left all these tabs open? Somebody’s gotta clean this shit up!

Yeah, it was me. I left the tabs open. Time to clean house! ::  Is Byron Brown the worst mayor in America? This piece, in a local site for investigative journalism, came out in the wake of the recent blizzard … Continue reading

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“Inedibility”

I posted a version of this on Facebook earlier and then deleted it when it annoyed someone over there, but it’s stuck in my head, so here it is. Food is a major topic in my reading and teevee watching. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Buildings, and other thoughts on The Christmas Blizzard

I make no secret that my day job is doing Facilities Maintenance at a large local grocery store. At my particular location, there are two buildings. The older building, built in 1977, originally housed The Store until 1996, when the … Continue reading

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Seventy-seven

Oof. WOWWWW! Check this out. Trained spotter in #OrchardPark at 77" of snow from the this storm! #LakeEffectSnow @wkbw #BuffaloSnow2022 pic.twitter.com/o220CSGN0X — Aaron Mentkowski (@AaronCh7Weather) November 19, 2022 I don’t measure our snow, because…meh, I don’t need numbers. You reach … Continue reading

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They don’t make coliseums like they used to….

If the attitudes in Ancient Rome had anticipated attitudes on 21st century America, I suppose they would have razed the Coliseum after just a few decades because the rich and powerful–Brutus and Cassius, say–could have made more money on a … Continue reading

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The Odd Pathology of the Politician’s Mind

Here’s something that I’ve been thinking about all day. It’s a video of Senator Ted Cruz cheerfully walking up the aisle at Yankee Stadium, as Yankee fans make their opinions of him loudly known, right to his face. this man … Continue reading

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They don’t make Honorary Sheriffs like they used to

Since Herschel Walker is apparently citing his status as being an “Honorary Sheriff” or some such thing among his law enforcement expertise credentials, I’m reminded of this scene from the brilliant film Inherit the Wind. The more things change….   Share … Continue reading

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