144 results for d'Nalgar

Oct 12 2016

Cheez Whiz and lye


Here’s a little something I wrote (borrowed, actually, with permission) that appeared in the Hot Springs Sentinel Record on Monday, October 3, 2016 and in last week’s Arkansas Times.

— Monsieur d’Nalgar, Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Dear editor:

Mister Sniffles’ ardent fans often attempt a diversionary tactic to deflect each and every criticism of their much-prayed-for sweet potato.  It’s an old debating trick to ignore the critics and instead demand an immediate and compelling explanation of why … [more]

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Sep 21 2016

The full measure of its guilt


Just a little over 15 years ago, one day after September 11, 2001, Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, wrote the following essay.  He was roundly condemned for his troubles by media pundits, who called for his resignation and deemed him unfit to teach. The university’s Board of Regents publicly apologized for Churchill’s writings about the 9-11 attacks, investigated him for academic misconduct, and then fired him.  Churchill filed a lawsuit against … [more]

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Sep 10 2016

The survival of Christianity in America



Well, it only took five days for some wingnut to respond to Dianne Kelly’s delicious brevity that appeared in the Sentinel Record on September 5, 2015:

Why pray for Trump?

Dear editor:

Concerning the large “Pray For Trump” sign located on the bypass between Airport and McLeod Street, before I pray for Mr. Trump, I really need to know why he needs our prayers. To win the election? Or, that he might seek help from the medical profession [more]

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Aug 17 2016

Go home


This gem of intolerance showed up in the paper today, titled “Americans push back.”  It’s a flying-spittle response to my letter two days ago, more or less confirming my suggestion that immigrants are the scapegoat du jour for scared white Americans.  Can you imagine?!  Uppity Mexicans and indigenous people wanting their country back?!  Immigrants wanting to speak their own languages and practice their own traditions?!

We really were better than this.

— Jacques d’Nalgar, Wednesday, August 17 2016 CE… [more]

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Jun 18 2016

35 documented terrorist training camps


I suppose every village has to have its idiot, but it seems like Hot Springs has more than its fair share these days.  This letter in today’s paper, titled “Public safety, not hate,” is written by Jan Morgan, a local gun range operator infamous for openly (and proudly) banning Muslims. Morgan is a shameless self-promoter who humbly styles herself thusly:

Nationally Recognized 2nd Amendment Speaker/ NRA and State Police Certified Instructor/RSO/ Award winning Journalist/Owner of The Gun [more]

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Jun 15 2016

The things you should really fear

God bless the boogeymen

By Monsieur d’Nalgar, June 15 2016 CE


Hocus pocus, mumbo jumbo, higgity piggity, radical Islamic terrorism.  Now throw in an alakazam! and a few hooahs and mumble this magic incantation, over and over, louder and louder, until you reach the same keening crescendo as a deranged village idiot or a presumptive presidential nominee.

But I repeat myself…

Yes, my brothers and sisters!  Merely recite the magic incantation of “radical Islamic terrorism” and you, too, can … [more]

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Jun 14 2016

So many questions!


Following this weekend’s horrific shooting in Orlando, here is the first of what will surely be many more ignorant letters to the editor.  This was in today’s Sentinel Record, under the title “Orlando massacre.”  I certainly hope the good doctor practiced medicine better than he analyzes a crime scene from afar. Methinks he must imagine himself so clever as to be a latter-day Sherlock Holmes…  Had he but waited another day or two for cable news histrionics to … [more]

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