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by James M. Branum - since 1995

Month: May 2007

Overpowering grief

MSNBC Photoblog: Photograph of a young woman grieving at her fiance’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery I know my regular readers will think I’ve been pretty bleak lately, but frankly I feel pretty bleak. There is a war going on and no one seems to care, or at least just a few. I’m getting calls […]

Book burning

  CNN: Bookstore owner burns books in protest KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Tom Wayne has amassed thousands of books in a warehouse during the 10 years he has run his used book store, Prospero’s Books. His collection ranges from best sellers, such as Tom Clancy’s “The Hunt for Red October” and Tom Wolfe’s “Bonfire […]

Quotes for today

These quotes were previously posted on this blog on March 4, 2004. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius. There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is […]

PTSD

  CNN: Iraq vet— ‘My brain will not let go’ This story haunted me because I’m working with quite a few other soldiers from Fort Campbell. I hope to goodness the Army treats this soldier better than the folks I’ve worked with. From what I’ve seen, Fort Campbell treats their soldiers like **** and is […]

Time to resist racist laws

  Oklahoma Secretary of State: Signed copy of racist anti-Hispanic law (aka 1804) (PDF download) Here’s one excerpt from the law . . . It shall be unlawful for any person to conceal, harbor, or shelter from detection any alien in any place within the state of Oklahoma, including any building or means of transportation, […]

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