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by Robert Nason
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Views: 1713855

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The trouble is that Alexis would have passed any background checks you could devise and still gotten his gun. He was actually given an honorable discharge. As HAL would say, "Human error, Dave."
by Robert Nason
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

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The Grand Ayatallah said that nukes are unIslamic. And Achmidinejad said there are no homosexuals in Iran. If I had to choose, I think I'd trust even the New York Times over these guys!
by Robert Nason
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

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Bravo, Barber! But Frank will just reply that the UN and the rest are plain wrong. Never present evidence to an anarchist -- it's just pissing in the wind.
by Robert Nason
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

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Of course you're all neglecting the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in the region, Iran and its nuclear weapons program. So what? you might blithely reply, except that while Russia saves their ally Assad and Israel sees that America and the timorous West intends to do nothing, nada, zero, zilch to stop...
by Robert Nason
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1713855

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There is a guy who recently wrote a play based on several of Harlan's short stories. Apparently the production was well-received.
by Robert Nason
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

Re: International Politics Debate

Frank -- So let me get this straight. Supporters of Israel are insane. Our society is insane. Is there anyone in the world you consider sane -- besides Castro, Noam Chomsky, and yourself?
by Robert Nason
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Views: 1713855

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I still have the Classics Illustrated "Frankenstein," which is more faithful to Mary Shelley's novel than any of the movie versions. It made me read the novel, and thereby learned that useful word "wretched," uttered by the creature repeatedly throughout the book. Great novel -- ...
by Robert Nason
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Views: 1713855

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Steve -- I wish you could convince my.father and therapist. When they tell me to throw away my comics collection, I say "But many of them are valuable." They then respond "Then sell them! You could use the money." When I further explain they're valuable to me , they say, "Th...
by Robert Nason
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

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I've alwats turned to the Bee Gees when I need sound counsel on the complexities of geopolitics. Tony -- I've read most of the Epstein books on youe list, though I'm a bit behind on his more recent short stories. He rarely disappoints. Lately he's been writing book-length essays such as SNOBBERY, FR...
by Robert Nason
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

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Tony -- You just named my two favorite writers in COMMENTARY. Joseph Epstein is one of the best essayists writing today--his essay on Ben Hecht, "The Great Hack Genius," is probably the best piece ever written on that fascinating character--and Terry Teachout wrote an outstanding bio of Me...
by Robert Nason
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

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Let's deconstruct Frank's last statement. "Commentary is an organ..." The word "organ" implicitly carries a suggestion of propaganda, a mere tool of a crude ideology. Commentary is in fact an exceptionally well-written monthly journal of culture and politics. "...of the anti...
by Robert Nason
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: International Politics Debate
Replies: 164
Views: 119024

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Frank Church wrote:

You know fully that Commentary is an organ of the anti-arab Zionist bund. They'd do chemical attacks on every arab who walks and talks if they could.


Talk about cheap shots!
by Robert Nason
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Views: 1713855

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Frank -- here's what you need to know about Ha'aretz:

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/artic ... ael-daily/
by Robert Nason
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1713855

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Mark and Steve -- I'm impressed by both of your cogent arguments,.and to tell the truth, I pretty much agree with them. The kids really aren't being taught much of anything (though much of what they are taught is sheer applesauce). The president should NOT be above the law (I'm still flabbergasted w...
by Robert Nason
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Views: 1713855

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Steve -- Are you kidding? American kids are now stuffed full of Howard Zinn's "People's History of the United States" with its litany of all the people America has victimized over the centuries. Including how other nations, like the Russians, did all the heavy-lifting for us during WWII. A...

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