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"The needs of the many..."
"Outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." "It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want." Read more at
Notthemayor 02/27/2015 6 18 1 -
For You, Boo
The world lost one of its brightest souls today. He died peacefully, at home. No cat carrier, no needles. He was sick, and he was frail, and that was the best we could hope for. Till we meet again, ...
Notthemayor 01/10/2015 33 66 - -
"A New Birth of Freedom"
Tuesday will mark 150 years since America's greatest President delivered America's greatest speech. There exists no definitive text of the Gettysburg Address. Five copies exist in Abraham Lincoln's ...
Notthemayor 11/17/2013 4 4 - -
The Stupid, Bloody End of "The War to End All Wars"
95 years ago today one of the most destructive...and stupidest...wars in human history came to a bloody close. What we now call the First World War claimed 35 to 40 MILLION lives. In it's final, ...
Notthemayor 11/11/2013 17 37 - -
Remembering Gettysburg, 150 Years On
At about this minute 150 years ago today Private Christian Zeitler of Company G of the 62nd Pennsylvania infantry stood in line of battle with his comrades, prepared to engage the enemy. It was two ...
Notthemayor 07/02/2013 76 51 - -
Dear Senator Reid...
My final, for now, letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. If you can stomach it, continue below the squiggle for the disappointment...
Notthemayor 01/24/2013 18 8 - -
Peace On Earth
I still have no words befitting the depth of the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Perhaps on reflection I will. Probably not. For some reason...the jarring juxtaposition of season and slaughter, I think......
Notthemayor 12/15/2012 1 - - -
Why I am voting for President Obama
I posted the following on Facebook last night. It has more likes and shares than anything else I've said on this election so I thought I'd share it here. Even my vocal Republican friends (Yes, I ...
Notthemayor 11/05/2012 1 1 - -
Worst Presidential Nominee Ever?
Gleefully watching the rolling calamity that is the presidential campaign of Mr. Willard Mitt Romney navigate the distance between Swiftian satire and flat-out Three Stooges slapstick, I have more ...
Notthemayor 10/01/2012 3 - - 113
Hitler Hitler Everywhere! (I think I need a drink...)
Okay, so here's the deal. Tonight, after posting the Romney 47% video on Facebook, I suddenly get an e-mail from a right-wing friend. (Yeah, I have some of those. I even have a friend who's a ...
Notthemayor 09/18/2012 5 3 - 98
That Was Then, This is Now...So Long Davy Jones
Sad to read of the passing of Monkee Davy Jones. I'm not going to write a long appreciation. It was a TV show I enjoyed as a child. Their music to this day makes me smile.
Notthemayor 02/29/2012 24 9 - 127
Re: Operation Hilarity, Rick Santorum and the Law of Unintended Consequences
I understand the urge. He's a joke. He's a clown. Um...but...what if he wins?
Notthemayor 02/15/2012 17 17 - 124
Christmas Songs for a Jewish Athiest
Notthemayor 12/24/2011 4 3 - 51
Captain America Sheds a Tear Tonight
A good man died after living a long and productive life. We should all be so lucky. Though many of you may not know the man's name you almost certainly know his work. He was a writer, an artist, ...
Notthemayor 12/16/2011 40 125 3 856
Pittsburgh OKs Library Tax in Referendum
A bit of nice news from the Steel City, where voters today approved a ballot initiative for an additional property tax of .25 mils...the equivalent of 25¢ per $1000 of assessed support ...
Notthemayor 11/08/2011 18 19 - 72
I Went to Pay My Respects
The ride on the F train from Manhattan took 45 minutes but the journey was far longer. They crossed an ocean. I came from Pittsburgh. We were separated not just by 11 decades, but by a family ...
Notthemayor 10/20/2011 47 50 1 335
Jerry Leiber, Rock ‘n’ Roll Lyricist, Dies at 78
I was going to stay away from this...because I fear I am quickly becoming the writer who specializes in dead guys...but it seems that nobody has commented on the passing of lyricist Jerry Leiber. ...
Notthemayor 08/23/2011 20 24 - 104
Groucho Sums It Up
Notthemayor 08/19/2011 39 11 - 163
American Heroes Neglected and Segregated, Even in the Grave: A Short Update
Notthemayor 07/11/2011 12 17 - 63
American Heroes Neglected and Segregated, Even in the Grave
"There will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonet, they have helped mankind on to this great ...
Notthemayor 07/02/2011 52 64 2 280
"Everything's a Conspiracy" - PA Wingnut Governor Rigging the Game for Gas Industry
Not taking any credit for this; it's via the blog Young Philly Politics . ...
Notthemayor 05/06/2011 13 9 - 138
The President's New Entrance Theme (& Other Highlights)
Highlights of the Presidents appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner. It's not hysterically funny like, oh of a White House WMD search...but not everybody is a gifted comic ...
Notthemayor 05/01/2011 6 6 - 93
Breaking: Bob McDonnell Declares John Wilkes Booth Day in Virginia
In conjunction with his declaration of April as Confederate History Month Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell declared today John Wilkes Booth Day in the state of Virginia.
Notthemayor 04/14/2010 32 29 - 393
How the Veterans Administration (Doesn't) Care for our Vets -Update
Below, with no further editorial comment, is a letter I have just mailed the VA regarding benefits for my father, a low-income WW2 era vet. Identifying information has been removed to protect his ...
Notthemayor 02/13/2010 23 12 - 21
Right-Wing Bushie Mary Beth Buchanan is STILL a US Attorney???
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan is pondering a run for Congress to challenge Democrat Rep. Jason Altmire next fall. Ms. Buchanan, a ...
Notthemayor 10/09/2009 11 6 - 70
Someone Else Loses Their Job it's a Recession; Lose Your Own and it's a Depression
Saturday night was the last night. It was a nice little restaurant, on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. Great food, reasonable prices, friendly staff and owners who were just simply the nicest people in ...
Notthemayor 06/15/2009 5 4 - 2
Specter's Switch & What it Means in the Keystone State
Today once again Pennsylvania finds itself unexpectedly at the epicenter of the national political scene. Today's headline story is the party switch of our senior Senator Arlen Specter. Many ...
Notthemayor 04/28/2009 23 12 2 170
Supreme Court finally endorses Constitution - by a 5-4 vote
"The laws and constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times."
Notthemayor 06/12/2008 8 3 - 3
On the Lighter Side: The South Shall Rise Again (Even Where it Never Got Up in the First Place!)
No wonder Republicans can't give up on the war in Iraq. Some of them are still fighting the American Civil War. Apparently they don't know they headed the winning team in the first one...
Notthemayor 02/27/2008 18 4 1 11
You Know It Ain't Easy We When All We Are Saying Is Happy Christmas, War Is Over Give Peace A Chance
Every year, as the calendar turns to its final page, chill winds fill the air and Christmas songs fill the airwaves. In among the ho ho hos and jingle bells there is a voice from the past, a ...
Notthemayor 12/05/2007 2 3 1 10
Tortured Logic and the Illogic of Torture
These past weeks, watching the tortured and torturous debate over the confirmation of Michael Mukasey to be Attorney General, one thought frequently entered my mind: How did we ever sink to the ...
Notthemayor 11/08/2007 15 15 2 152
Mitt Romney Defends His Five Sons' Lack Of Military Service
What a scmuck! Just what this country needs, another damn fool in the White House who confuses himself with the country.
Notthemayor 08/08/2007 10 8 1 5
China executes ex-food and drug chief; Scooter walks
BEIJING - Former Chinese State Food and Drug Administration director Zheng Xiaoyu was executed Tuesday for corruption. This action stands in strong contrast to the news from Washington a ...
Notthemayor 07/10/2007 3 - - 3
What I Learned from Captain America
"Someday this war will be over, and when it is I want to be sure that we're still the good guys."
Notthemayor 06/21/2007 3 7 1 37
Bush & Signing Statements: Are We Still A Nation of Laws?
“The government of the United States has been emphatically termed a government of laws and not men,” Chief Justice John Marshall wrote in 1803. The phrase has echoed down the ages.
Notthemayor 06/19/2007 3 6 - 4
Is the Daily Show the Best Journalism on Television?
Could be. Jon Stewart frequently interviews serious writers who couldn't get a phone call returned by the broadcast networks and the show doesn't waste a fraction as much time on Lindsay Lohan, ...
Notthemayor 06/16/2007 35 20 - 21
Too Bad for you, Peggy Noonan!
In her recent piece titled "Too Bad" Peggy Noonan is shocked, shocked to discover that George W. Bush would suggest oppositon to his policies is un-American.
Notthemayor 06/11/2007 10 23 1 7
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