Monthly Archives: July 2013

On NYT article, “Profiling Obama”.

Seattle, Washington I can’t believe it! A thoughtful article about race relations, and (so far) not a single response letter that wasn’t hate-filled. The death of Treyvon Martin has sparked an open national dialogue about race and racism in America. … Continue reading

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Re NYT article about Republicans and the abortion issue

Seattle, Washington Everyone is saying that the Republicans will continue to lose elections if they continue their fanatical reactionary direction. But wait – five Supreme Court Justices just gutted the voting-rights act on the absurd premise that racism is over … Continue reading

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On Mick Jagger turning 70.

Seattle, Washington Mick Jagger is a month and three days younger than me. Was it only 40 years ago we were on that different planet? Simon & Garfunkle sang: “I’ve been Mick Jaggered And silver-daggered, And Rollin’ Stoned and Beatled … Continue reading

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Re NYT article, “Should Reddit Accept Responsibility for the Spreading of a Smear?”

Seattle, Washington From entities like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to respected icons like the New York Times, it comes back to the individual’s sense of personal responsibility when he or she puts pen to paper – or fingers to keypad.That … Continue reading

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Re Anthony Weiner staying in mayorial race despite revealing of recent sex-texting.

Seattle, Washington I feel sorry for the guy. His sex-addiction has destroyed his judgement. Because of Weiner’s now manifestly-demonstrated poor judgement, he should not occupy a position where that judgment could be injurious to others. Those who would make Weiner’s … Continue reading

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NYT article – Should a man ditch his gay friend to be with an old friend (a woman) who is homophobic, and refuses to be in the presence of a homosexual?

Seattle, Washington Every situation has its own dynamics. I try not to have bigots in my life. There are situations when I’m socially in the presence of such people. I do not enter into communication of depth with them because … Continue reading

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Re NYT article; Qatari Riches are Buying Art World Influence

Seattle, Washington There is something inherently obscene about tens, even hundreds of millions of dollars spent on a painting.                                                                                                                      Lavish and unbridled emptiness.

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