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Entries from December 2004

Put Your Life Where Your Mouth Is

December 26th, 2004 · No Comments

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Tags: Balaam's Ass

Merry Christmas 2004

December 25th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Ms. Claus was a hitat DAK’s Christmas Party! This morning, I’d like to wish all my readers who celebrate Christmas a Very Merry one! As you surely must know by now, I don’t personally celebrate Christmas, because I’m a Jew. But my wife and I use that as an opportunity to help our friends and […]

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Tags: Personal Life

MovableType Upgrade

December 25th, 2004 · No Comments

For some time now, “comment spam” or what I call “blogspam” has been a significant administrative problem here at Unspun™. This is an “Administrivia” post, so if you don’t care much about how this blog operates, no need to read the rest of this post. Just, please, notify me if you notice any “odd behavior” […]

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Tags: Administrivia

“Jesus would have done the same thing”

December 24th, 2004 · 2 Comments

There’s a lot of talk in America these days about moral values, godliness, the Bible and sometimes, even, Jesus. Now I have to tell you up front (in case there’s anyone reading who doesn’t know this already): I’m a Jew. Consequently, I’m not a Christian. I do, however, read bibles — both Jewish and Christian […]

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Tags: Balaam's Ass

Christians: 0; Pretenders: A Mandate

December 23rd, 2004 · 2 Comments

Hmmmm…. And this: With all the millions of children in our country who don’t have enough food, clothing, or love, how can right-wing Christians possibly still cling to the delusion that God thinks gay people are the biggest threat to Christian values? Times Jesus mentions the poor in the gospels: I lost count halfway through […]

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Tags: Religion

Only In America…NOT

December 22nd, 2004 · No Comments

You’d think this next story is another example of American right-wing Christians gone mad. According to CBS “News,” officials in one city in the Deep South have passed an ordinance banning indoor nudity. That’s in-your-own-house. No nudity. Nothing in the regulation indicates any exceptions for showering, sleeping or, uh, exposing yourself to — shall we […]

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Tags: Humor

Bush, Hitler & Godwin’s Law

December 21st, 2004 · 1 Comment

The Slant Point, which lives up to its motto of being biased media (supposedly from the heart of NYC), had a story the other day about Cuba’s retaliation against a U.S. Christmas display. That article convinced me it’s time to discuss publicly something I’ve been discussing with others privately via email. The issue has to […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

PC: Polite Conversation

December 20th, 2004 · 6 Comments

I regularly enjoy reading several blogs. And while those I list in my “Most Regular Reading” section (left-hand column of the main page, for those who might be interested) are usually kindred spirits, I’m not always in agreement with everything they say. A post I read today on one of my favorite blogs — and […]

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Tags: Social Issues

Military Transformation

December 20th, 2004 · 1 Comment

The U.S. military is undergoing a transformation. The idea is to create a rapidly-moving force. Along the way, a decision was made to spend billions on fighter planes and “information technology.” Not so much on armor. The information technology, in particular, has proven incredibly useful in telling our armorless troops exactly where to go to […]

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Tags: The War President

Proof: I’m More Centrist than Leftist

December 18th, 2004 · No Comments

I now have proof that I’m closer to the political Center than the Left, something I’ve periodically maintained. Moreover, I show up in virtual the exact middle on the Pragmatism scale. A different political survey, measuring on slightly different axes, puts me in the middle of the liberal quadrant and the middle of the libertarian […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General