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by LarryF
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conservative Denseness
Replies: 59
Views: 2569

I, too, weary of hearing conservatives jabber about how universal health care isn't really "free." Of course we pay for it with taxes; but what we liberals are referring to is that you don't get stuck, all at once, with a humongous bill. How would conservatives like it if, when their house...
by LarryF
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

Verisimilitude--or Else!

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm I'll maintain, to my dying day, that "Verisimilitude--or Else!" would make a great bumper sticker. That said, I urge one and all to see a brief video, "Generation Chickenhawk," by Max Blumenthal at the Huffington Post. After visiting Arlington National C...
by LarryF
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

The Tammy Faye Farewell Tour

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm Her weight down to a mere 65 pounds due to cancer, Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) will appear on THE LARRY KING SHOW Thursday night. My sympathy is hereby tendered unto the fading saint, and I confess to having been equally amused and irritated by ...
by LarryF
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 506166

The Happy Heathens

It is odd to see all these atheist books riding so high for so long on the bestseller lists. Maybe there are more heathens out there in God's favorite country than I thought. Frank, my view of Hitchens is that he fucked up royally in going over to the Dark Side and supporting the invasion of Iraq. T...
by LarryF
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Sicko
Replies: 36
Views: 4188

Yeah, Ezra was kidding; however, there are people in this country who do their Archie Bunker impersonation whenever there's talk of helping the poor and downtrodden. The weirdly ironic thing is that most of them would likely identify themselves as Christians--despite the fact that Jesus was describe...
by LarryF
Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm CINDY: Thanks for your comments. I am interested in hearing what you think of SiCKO. I was going to respond, but it occurred to me that Steve Dooner had taken the words right out of my keyboard when he wrote, "The solution is called, 'Learning without pr...
by LarryF
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

Wealth Care Not Health Care

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm CINDY: What you wrote about how badly our soldiers are being mistreated by the military they served so well is indeed heartbreaking. Furthermore, I commend you for writing to the politicians who--allegedly--serve you and those soldiers. However, I don't ...
by LarryF
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

Re: Rowling

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm Frank, being as we are both bleeding heart liberals, I generally find myself in agreement with you; however, I must take issue with your statement about Ms. Rowling writing only for the money. I immediately thought of Samuel Johnson's famous quip: "No ma...
by LarryF
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

Typomania

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm Jon wrote: "Robert Anson Heinlein July 7, 1007-May 8, 1988." This means that Mr. Heinlein lived to be 980 years old. Either he was a modern-day Methuselah, or a typo's to blame. I'm opting for the latter explanation. Sorry, I have this compulsion to poin...
by LarryF
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Moore The Merrier.
Replies: 109
Views: 5404

In an editorial published in the July 5th edition of THE NEW YORK TIMES Philip M Boffey writes, "As the author of many health care editorials, I was eager to see Michael Moore's "Sicko," a polemical attack on undeniable flaws in the way this country provides health care. The film is u...
by LarryF
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

THE MESSAGE, NOT THE MAN

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm A-T Castro nailed it in his most recent post by refuting the notion that one's personal behavior negates the validity of one's ideas or art. To his examples of Thomas Jefferson and Henry Fonda I would add those of Richard Wagner, the great German compose...
by LarryF
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

Re: Graham Rae

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm "I have not seen Sicko." Right there, my bullshit detector went off. Experience has shown me that there is no one with more expertise concerning a film than someone who hasn't seen it. Funny how that works. "He's rich ... "He is a VERY rich man ... " Wha...
by LarryF
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 32111

More on Moore

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm KOS wrote of Michael Moore: "He's a hypocritical exploiter of his own workers, stealing credits and appropriating as his own the work of others." Could you be more specific? I don't recall Moore being successfully sued by anyone for this alleged "stealin...
by LarryF
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Frank Church will steal your soul.
Replies: 76
Views: 15639

Correction: the above should read: "jingoism" rather than "jingoistic." What a difference a suffix makes! Although, come to think of it, our Right-Wing American brand of religiosity is pretty jingoistic.

Whatever.

Praise the Lord and pass the italics.
by LarryF
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Frank Church will steal your soul.
Replies: 76
Views: 15639

Frank, I didn't mean to give the impression, by using the term "Chomskyite," that I'm a zombified follower of Our Man Noam. Yes, we must learn to think for ourselves, to march to our own drummer--as opposed to, for dread example, the goose-stepping, fascist cadence of Fox News. My heroes h...

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