Tag Archives: racist

The Reign Of A Nationalist

Last spring my friend was driving me across Dutchess County to catch the train in Dover Plains. The road passed through rural community surrounded by billionaires’ estates. We passed through an abandoned village and the last house flew a Rebel flag in the front yard. I told my friend to stop. “Why?” “Because I’m going […]

Mitt Is White

My friend posted this photo and her friend replied, “I’m voting for Romney. Does that make me a racist? Is that what you are trying to say? How many people that voted/will vote for Obama did so simply because he is black? Is that racist? Such hypocrisy and phony outrage… why don’t you find something […]

Short Memories

A few weeks ago Barack Obama was excoriated by the right wing press and Polish government for having called the Nazi extermination camps located in Poland ‘Polish death camps’. The president apologized for this gaffe, but few journalists recalled that back in 2008 the Polish foreign minister made the following joke. “Have you heard that […]

The Curse Of Obama

Last January the Boston Bruins goalie refused a White House invitation to honor the team’s 2011 Stanley Cup victory. Tim Thomas explained his reason for staying at home by saying, “I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the […]

Mama Bear Oi Vey

My older brother vacated the presidency of the South Shore CYO Deanery in 1969. I was elected to the position. 45 churches in 16 towns. 5000 teenage members. The main interests were sports and religion. Athleticism and Catholic devotion were downers for most youths three years after the Summer of Love. I decided to hold […]