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  1. 21 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Thanks for the WKRP shout-out…

  2. 24 days ago on Two Party Opera

    Those unfortunate to have dealt with his handling of rebellions, learned from serving under Joaquin Arredondo, may disagree with the term “great.” Colorful, power-drunk, publicity-hawking, maybe… Remember Goliad…

  3. about 1 month ago on Two Party Opera

    No idea how that happened. Hotel wifi was skipping a lot… apologies to all!

  4. about 1 month ago on Two Party Opera

    My heritage is from South Carolina, ancestor fought in the SC militia during the war. He had a plantation, with slaves. He fought to save his way of life, which depended upon the Peculiar Institution. I don’t blame him for needing to protect that, but to say the conflict was over anything else at its core is skating close to revisionist history. The South’s political power was based upon keeping slavery legal, which ensured their solidarity in the legislative process.

  5. about 2 months ago on Pearls Before Swine

    “The Umpire Strikes Back” wasn’t high literature, to be sure, but I remember enjoying all the stories from the field. It added a lot to my appreciation for the game. Luciano seemed to be having more fun than anyone in baseball, even when he was being screamed at by legends such as Dick Williams, Earl Weaver and Billy Martin. That hid a darker side, as he committed suicide in 1995…..

  6. about 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    as the stock market keeps hitting record highs….

  7. 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    I’m glad I discovered your work from the start, Mr. Carroll. Instantly subscribed. There’s still room for intelligent, thoughtful artistry, rare though it may seem…

  8. 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    It would seem that Texan LBJ was more progressive than (traditionally liberal state) Massachusetts’ JFK…

  9. 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    The JFK note is especially enlightening… thank you.

  10. 3 months ago on Two Party Opera

    Gregg Popovich made a profound statement a few days ago… "But the discussion has to take place.

    Obviously, race is the elephant in the room and we all understand that. Unless it is talked about constantly, it’s not going to get better. ‘Oh, they’re talking about that again. They pulled the race card again. Why do we have to talk about that?’ Well, because it’s uncomfortable. There has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change, whether it’s the LGBT movement, or women’s suffrage, race, it doesn’t matter. People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people, because we’re comfortable. We still have no clue what being born white means. And if you read some of the recent literature, you realize there really is no such thing as whiteness. We kind of made it up. That’s not my original thought, but it’s true.

    It’s hard to sit down and decide that, yes, it’s like you’re at the 50-meter mark in a 100-meter dash."