Month: November 2013

The Wages of Courage

I have a friend who served as a United States Marine in the Iraqi Province of Al Anbar. He had a front-row seat at the battle of Fallujah. He used to be a jovial, conversant fellow. Since he returned from the Service, he’s more remote. His laughter seems like an after-thought. Concentration comes hard – he doesn’t hear much of the small-talk that goes on around him. He’s become a bit listless. I wouldn’t call him depressed, exactly, but I think he sees the world through a different set of eyes than do I. I see my family out...

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A New Yorker for Cuccinelli

Tomorrow, Virginians will be going to the polls to decide who will be their next governor. For the last few weeks, Republican Ken Cuccinelli trailed Democrat Terry McAuliffe, sometimes by a large margin. But the polls have tightened and Cuccinelli is poised to pull off an upset tomorrow night. But because there are no guarantees in life, especially not in politics, I write this as a way to help anyone on the fence at this late hour to make their decision. I am not a Virginian, so it is assumed I have no dog in this hunt, but this...

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CLA Radio 11/08/13: Procrastination

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 11/08, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will have a Procrastination theme…if I get around to it. Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat! Spoiler set list: Audio Clip: The Procrastinator (1952) Dolly Parton: Put It Off Until Tomorrow Audio Clip: Kenneth Branagh, Hamlet The Exciters: Tell Him Audio Clip: Procrastination, The Musical The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Comes Barbara Casini Quartet: I’m Only Sleeping Audio Clip: People’s Procrastinator PSA Bob Dylan: It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) Leonard Cohen: I Tried To Leave You Lonesome...

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