Category: Culture

Titanic America

Dear editor, Today is May 1, 2019 CE. May Day. This is my last letter. When I called The Sentinel Record a few weeks ago to stop my subscription, they graciously extended it one more month. Additional time only reinforced my decision to abandon this inky old boat. She is listing hard to starboard, desperate …

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Epiphany

Ruminations from a May Day revisited By Jacques d’Nalgar, May 1, 2012 (and rediscovered/completed on April 14, 2019 CE)   There have, of late, been an abundance of letters bemoaning our reluctance to wring every last drop of oil from the dust and ashes from whence we come and go.  Clearly we are shirking our …

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One more time

  A concise defense of Palestinians   Dear editor, Cherry-picking Torah is a [favorite] hobby of fundamentalist Christians, but Israel is not America’s [magical] lucky charm. Rather, Israel is a festering injustice that only incubates fanaticism and terrorism [around the world]. On the [assumption biblical presumption] that truth will set you free, consider this alternative …

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Items of interest

  Morgan to address Republicans   Jan Morgan, commentator and local Hot Springs businesswoman, will be the featured speaker at the next monthly meeting of the Republican Party of Garland County on Thursday. The RPGC meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Family Center of First Church of the Nazarene, 3804 Central Ave. …

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Sick of patriotism

America Is Exceptional—in All the Wrong Ways By Major Danny Sjursen, March 21, 2019   I was born and raised in an America far more Orwellian than many now remember. Matters have gone so far off the rails since 9/11 that few seem to recall the madness of the 1980s. The U.S. had a celebrity …

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A worrisome weasel affectation affliction

Socialist bandwagon Dear editor: Where is that little Hollywood elitist weasel Sean Penn? A few years ago he was making news palling around with his communist buddies in Cuba and Venezuela and now that millions have fled and millions are starving where is the little socialist communist weasel along with some of his other Hollywood …

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Full response

What Did Ilhan Omar Say? Here’s the Full Transcript of Her Response to a Question about Anti-Semitism Institute for Policy Studies, March 6, 2019   This is the transcript of the Rep. Ilhan Omar’s full response to the question about anti-Semitism from the Busboys & Poets event. Her response begins around 1:00:00: Andy Shallal: [ …

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