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August 2009 Blog Posts (155)

The End of White Guilt — A Response

On July 28 of this year, Nancy Morgan, a new friend on TBD, posted a blog entry entitled, “The End Of White Guilt”. I read it with interest, and re-read it with still more interest, and promptly asked Nancy to join my group “Race in America.” I was hoping to have a discussion about some of the issues she raised in her post. So far, Ms. Morgan has declined to join us. I do think that her post is illustrative of the… Continue

Added by Vernon Windsor on August 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments


filed for bankruptcy Friday. One more step toward a new life! Involved in a relationship. Seems real good, is it too soon? I am trying not to worry and enjoy each new day and what it prings. But I am too much of an anilizer and planer!!

Added by Russell Teeter on August 24, 2009 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Whatever Happened to Donna Kanin?

Donna Kanin used to be an assistant librarian at my local library, The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library in Washington, DC. Donna Kanin has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1981. Like my mentor Bob Strauss, Donna Kanin was a proud Texas Jew. She used to practice law at the Justice Department. What was she doing working as a librarian, and what happened to her? I never see her anymore.

Added by Gary Freedman on August 24, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Joke of the Decade

The Wall Street Journal in early 2008 reported: "Lehman Brothers doesn't expect a recession . . . "


Ha! I guess Lehman Brothers doesn't see the humor in that. Actually, Lehman Brothers isn't around anymore to see the humor in that.

Added by Gary Freedman on August 24, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Have You Ever Been a Victim of Workplace Bullying?

Many activities of workplace bullies are conducted in a subtle and devious manner. People whose confidence and self-esteem have been exposed to subtle, devious harassment find it immensely difficult to confront the bullies. It can also be difficult for others to identify such behaviour. Men and women enduring less obvious bullying can feel confused, even paranoid, because of the unpredictability and irrationality of the behavior. They can use up emotional and mental resources trying to figure… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on August 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Want to Know What it Could be Like to Order a Pizza in 2010?

This is (sadly) hilarious, but it may not be too far away from becoming reality with the way our personal information is being stored by Big Government, especially regarding socialized medicine and digitizing medical records. Click the link, turn up the volume and check out:


Added by OCNaturalDoc on August 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Love Can Destroy

I was on Facebook, as I am just about everyday, and they have a way of suggesting a friend you should invite. I noticed a name came up, and it really caught my attention.(it usually is someone that one of your friends has listed as a friend) This time it was very different. It was a man that I had communicated with over 5 years ago as a friend. He and I were friends, and it had possibilities of heading in a romantic direction, but he met someone that he just loved and adored with all his heart.… Continue

Added by blondie 11 on August 23, 2009 at 9:42am — 6 Comments


Tax his land,

Tax his bed,

Tax the table

At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,

Tax his mule,

Teach him taxes

Are the rule.

Tax his work,

Tax his pay,

He works for

Peanuts anyway.

Tax his cow,

Tax his goat,

Tax his pants,

Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,

Tax his shirt,

Tax his work,

Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,

Tax his drink,

Tax him if

He tries to… Continue

Added by OCNaturalDoc on August 23, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments


I first saw the Lady above emerging from a mist as an ethereal figure walking along a broken road littered with broken dreams and broken promises. She walked alone with her shoulders back and her head high, proud, steady, but wounded. Occasionally a tear would slip down her cheek and drop to the road below raising a small plume of dust.. She stepped steadily forward, ignoring the stiff wind in her face, refusing to buckle to the disappointments life… Continue

Added by Bob Stepp on August 23, 2009 at 6:23am — 4 Comments


Good manners,what are good manners? Saying Thank You-No Thank You-Please-Your Welcome- Opening a door-Letting someone get infront of you in a store line.
When someone is talking you listen. Being kind to one another, not calling each other names, not trying to make some one feel less than you . What are good manners?

Added by cynthia Hunter on August 22, 2009 at 5:16pm — 9 Comments

Vitamin P

(Reprinted without permission from "The Goy's Guide to Israel.")

Okay, unscheduled break over.

Sometime last year, I posted a message on an online forum, asking for the contact details of a (potential) professional contact.

Someone kindly obliged; but in a postscript to her message, warned that I'd need "Vitamin P" if I hoped to make any headway.

"Vitamin P?"

Israel, many argue, was built upon the premise of what we call in Nigeria "man… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on August 22, 2009 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Abbas Jama, MD

I started seeing a new psychiatrist a few weeks ago. I like him a lot. He's a fourth-year resident in psychiatry, affiliated with St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC.

Dr. Jama was a clinical research fellow in the lab of Todd Gould, MD, at the University of Maryland Medical School. You can reach Dr. Gould at 410-706-5585 or email him at tgould@psych.umaryland.edu

Dr. Gould's lab uses molecular, cellular, and behavioral approaches to study the pharmacology of… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on August 22, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Rednecks and armadillos

What do the two have in common? Not a darn thing. Especially when the redneck (me) is trying to keep the armadillo from digging up her flower gardens. I swear, I've been nice. I've been patient. Give the critter his/her space. Its' one of God's creatures. But this critter is getting out of hand. This morning I went out to get the paper, took four steps and braked sharply. My sidewalk was cover with a mound of dirt and the flower bed to the left of the sidewalk had a big crater dug in… Continue

Added by Ciana Stone on August 22, 2009 at 11:31am — 10 Comments

Basic Anatomy: Are Republicans Like Spiders?

Several days ago I wrote: "Spiders have been building the same type of spider webs for the last two million years. Republicans remind me of spiders. They don't evolve. And they oppose anybody who proposes that society evolve and improve."

To which a critic replied: "And, they (spiders) have also been around for the last two million years according to your quote here. Sounds like they know how to survive!"

My response? Life should be about more than just survival. Mankind… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on August 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Thank-You, Fox News

Thank-you, Fox News. Thank you for reporting the news other networks ignore. Thanks for not condescending to the great unwashed by informing us how we should think on a given subject.

Thank-you for not adopting the patronizing, elitist attitudes that have become de rigueur on most other networks. Thank-you for recognizing that Americans have the right to information from both sides of the aisle and are fully capable of making up their own minds on issues, given enough… Continue

Added by Nancy Morgan on August 22, 2009 at 4:24am — 7 Comments

Now, it is time for something completely different. Nothing Not Nothingness

I could listen to this guy all day and night. Perhaps we all need a bit of perspective. Of course this is not/nothing for everybody, just the chosen ones.… Continue

Added by Grace Linda on August 21, 2009 at 5:40pm — 2 Comments


Check out what wikipedia has to say about our fear mongering heritage.


Added by Grace Linda on August 21, 2009 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments

Why Women Need Healthcare Reform: If you are a women and you actually care about other women

you might want to read the following article before you throw your hat in with the likes of Ms. Palin.

By Sharon Lerner

August 21, 2009

To be sure, no group is doing well under our network of private insurers, which is more holes than net. But women fare particularly badly in terms of health, being more likely than men to leave a prescription unfilled; forgo seeing a needed specialist; and skip a medical test, treatment or follow-up. Financially, women are… Continue

Added by Grace Linda on August 21, 2009 at 4:41pm — 7 Comments

Obama: Big Pharma's Sugar Daddy?


Added by OCNaturalDoc on August 21, 2009 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

ABC Network Bans TV Ad Exposing Obamacare

Dear Friends,

I am not suggesting that you donate to the League of American Voters, but simply read that ABC has refused to run and ad that opposed Obama Care. What about free speech in this country?

This is a well known Conservative organization, but don’t they have the right to advertise as others? Send ABC and email and let them know how you feel. Politics may have been this way for a long time, but it seems to me it is reaching an unparalleled level of ugliness and… Continue

Added by OCNaturalDoc on August 21, 2009 at 12:58pm — 24 Comments

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