Monthly Archives: June 2010

Dopey Letter of the Day (VII)

Where else but the New York Times? To the Editor: The energy bills coming out of both the House and the Senate prove yet again how utterly ineffectual our political system is at really solving the nation’s biggest problems. The … Continue reading

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Ding, Dong, The Witch is Dead

Helen Thomas has been retired with extreme prejudice after videotaped remarks suggesting that the Jews in Israel “go home” to Poland and Germany where, when she became a reporter in 1943, they were being treated with the deepest respect. The … Continue reading

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Dopey Letter of the Day (VI)

Where else but the New York Times? To the Editor: One reason the government does not have any capacity to fix the oil leak is that it is lacking the know-how and experience. One way to gain that experience is … Continue reading

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The Camel’s Nose

For an AKC judge acquiring new breeds involves quite a bit of effort done at one’s own expense, including going to shows for ringside observations, sitting in on breed seminars and judging matches and sweepstakes. On applying for new breeds … Continue reading

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Housekeeping Note

When this poor little blog was transferred from Blogger to WordPress, to say the least it was not transparent.  For example, every uploaded photo was lost.  All the formatting mistakes caused by Blogger’s clunky interface were thrown into stark relief. … Continue reading

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Uncivil Servants

New Yorkers famously have a reputation for being short on tact and civil servants famously have a reputation for the slack quality of service.  Put them together and it seems you get the Port Authority and MTA toll collectors.  Among … Continue reading

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Jerk Move

A Portland police officer on his rounds pops into a coffee shop to get himself some java and associate with the community he’s serving.  Not uncommendable, right?  Wrong! In mid-May, Portland police Officer James Crooker  went to Southeast Portland on … Continue reading

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