148 results for d'Nalgar

Jul 04 2010

It was a festive occasion

By Jacques d’Nalgar, Fourth of July, 2010

 

This I write, Octavius Fuluvim, humble servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, on the august occasion of a rare conjunction of our weekly gathering of Roman believers with the empire’s annual festivities honoring the she-wolf’s suckling of Romulus and Remus.  It is a faithful account of all that I observed at this saints’ assembly, this co-joined holy day and holiday.

It should be noted that our meeting together began according to the … [more]

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Oct 12 2008

So long Charley

Dear editor:

Molly Ivins is long gone and Charley Reese has thrown in the towel.  All we’re left with now are the sanitized opinions of neocon apologists like Rich Lowrey, who just happens to be editor of the arch-conservative National Review.  There are still a few good writers out there but you’ll have to scour the Internet to find them — they are rapidly disappearing from the landscape of American journalism.  If it is truth ye seek, and the freedom … [more]

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Jul 10 2008

Rabbi Fox

Ms. Gassaway,

I had hoped the rabbi’s recent rant would be disregarded by your readers as the specious partisan pandering it obviously is to anyone who understands even the smallest bits of Middle Eastern history and contemporary realities “over there.”  However, given that more than a week has passed, and now today’s follow-on huzzahs by a reader willfully blinded to any point of view that does not resonate with his own, I must ask if you intend to publish the … [more]

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Sep 08 2007

Lebanon’s future

 YaLibnanTV (websites www.yalibnan.com/ and www.iloubnan.info/-English) has this disturbing bit:

If you would like to know if you are Phoenician and interested in knowing your lineage, then please visit The Genographic Projects’ website to contribute DNA…

As an American mongrel with mixtures of English, German, Irish, Cherokee, Pawnee, and God-only-knows what else, when I read/hear about tracing a Phoenician bloodline in Lebanon, it immediately makes me suspicious that there is a nationalist agenda lurking behind it.  It smacks of the … [more]

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Jun 20 2007

Beyond Iraq?

 Gov. Huckabee,

 Thank you for taking time to respond to my concerns re. your position on the war in Iraq.  I saw you this morning on MSNBC and when asked what you are currently reading, you mentioned “Beyond Iraq” by Mike Evans. Very disappointing. An excerpt from Publishers Weekly says this:

With the Bible’s various prophecies of the downfall of Babylon, one would think Christian eschatologists would have a field day with the war in Iraq. But apart from a … [more]

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May 05 2007

Pistachios and other nuts

 July 12, 2010 update:  This Haaretz article, titled “On one thing they agree: ‘Allahu akhbar’,” was the beginning of a years-long email conversation with Janna.   Sometimes heated but always interesting…

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/on-one-thing-they-agree-allahu-akhbar-1.219670 or http://bit.ly/9UfSj6 or http://tinyurl.com/3ayjus7

The article was about the interaction of Jewish and Muslim worshippers at an ancient shrine regarded as Joshua’s grave, located in the heart of the Palestinian village of Kifl Harith.  Despite the fact that it is a structure from the Mameluke-Ottoman period in the 15th … [more]

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Mar 15 2007

Inky wretch

 

Important!

Sept. 20, 2012 — I wrote the email below to Paul Greenberg after hearing from a friend the day before, a Palestinian professor upset that he had been targeted for writing about German bishops who had dared use the word “apartheid” to describe Israeli treatment of Palestinians.  Without reading Greenberg’s editorial (in the comments following), I wrote the following to my friend:

I can imagine that in Mr.  Greenberg’s mind, any modern comparison to the Holocaust is tantamount [more]

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