koshersalaami

koshersalaami
Birthday
October 01
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Male, Jewish, in my extremely early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)

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JANUARY 28, 2015 12:13AM

A Lifetime of Famous Performers

Who have I ever seen perform that anyone has ever heard of? A whole lot of people, especially when I was younger. Sometimes I try to remember them all, but the list just keeps going and going and I end up leaving out performers that people would yell at me about… Read full post »

JANUARY 26, 2015 7:06PM

Happy Birthday Jonathan Wolfman

Jon,
Mazel tov! May this be a thoroughly enjoyable one. 

Ks Read full post »

JANUARY 26, 2015 1:00AM

Master Race

A friend of mine of German ancestry is extremely interested in genetics. He has shared some of the information he has found in the course of investigating his own genetic background and the genetic patterns of Germans in general. He has apparently been using an outfit called Eupedia, an organization… Read full post »

JANUARY 23, 2015 9:56AM

This Is Not My Puppy

Yesterday, I meantioned in some thread or other that I was playing with my new puppy. Nerd Cred picked up on that and told me I had to post pictures. "We haven't named her yet" I said. She said we didn't need a name to post pictures. She's right. 

But first, if/… Read full post »

Lately I've been writing a lot about racism, and I'm one of the Open Salon/OurSalon authors of an e-book on that subject. Sometimes I write about other kinds of bigotry. Sometimes I write about Judaism and once in a while about Israel, both of which people associate with me because ofRead full post »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public...

The majority of American public school students are now low income.

If you wanted to know why Republicans talk about how private schools are doing better than public schools, now you know why, and you also know why they don't like fRead full post »

JANUARY 10, 2015 11:57AM

Sir Mixalot's Country Masterpiece

This is amazing. My wife heard this on ATC, looked it up and forwarded it to me. 
 
A Nashville songwriter by the name of Gregory Todd who posts on YouTube under the name Sir Mixalot noticed that a couple of country hits seemed awfully similar, so he downloaded them into… Read full post »

My son's death is full of a long line of strange coincidences. I am not in any way attempting to persuade anyone of anything regarding this. Maybe there's a weird mathematical function that covers this.

Video, rarely shot of J, was shot three weeks before his death to the day. It's not… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2015 11:47AM

I Am OS

It all began on Guam; actually it didn’t, but close enough. I finally got off that island and went to work as a pole dancer, moonlighting as an LA Cop in a small town in Ontario. While there, I decided to become a Wiccan because I’d always wanted to be the… Read full post »
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JANUARY 2, 2015 10:59PM

Exceptions

Published a moment previously on Our Salon.


In starting this post, I am not at this point at all sure where it's going to finish. I suppose it will take me where it takes me.

We raise our kids pledging to the flag every day in school. With liberty and justice for all.… Read full post »

JANUARY 1, 2015 12:26AM

Happy New Year EST

Happy New Year to whoever reads this

 I'm visiting my mother in law in a  retirement community in Cincinnati.  Their New Years party ends at about 9:00, balloon drop and all, because they go to bed early. 

 I phoned the Naval Observatory, where they have the atomic clock, and… Read full post »

For those who think the answer to anything is targeting random police officers:

Never forget that police officers are government employees and that what warrants attention is not what they do but what that government holds them responsible for because that is what ultimately determines what they will… Read full post »


 A Christmas post from me?

What the Hell, I'm at Disney looking at decorations, so I'm in the mood.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ugPHQHpfHT8

This is the 2014 version of something they do on A Prairie Home Companion. It's a piano performance, well under three minutes, really just over two. What k… Read full post »

Also posted at Our Salon

 

 

I see on the news that officers are requesting that Mayor de Blasio not attend police funerals in New York. While I understand your reaction to the Mayor given the two recent murders of NYC police officers, it is not the Mayor who painted… Read full post »
Published on Our Salon a minute previously.


I’ve spent a lot of time on Open Salon and some on Our Salon talking about racism since the failure in Ferguson to indict but especially since the failure to indict in Eric Garner’s killing in Staten Island. There has been an unusual amount of… Read full post »



I’ve spent a lot of time on Open Salon and some on Our Salon talking about racism since the failure in Ferguson to indict but especially since the failure to indict in Eric Garner’s killing in Staten Island. There has been an unusual amount of dialogue coming from an

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DECEMBER 10, 2014 2:32PM

The Benefit of the Doubt

I was recently reading a post by Ron Powell
http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-black-man-has-no-rights

and a post in reaction to it and support of it by Jonathan Wolfman
http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/african-americans-never-par...

and I was commenting on Jonathan’s when I realiz… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2014 10:50AM

Dad's voice

I recently updated my IPhone, when the 6 came out. I was told when I opened my new IPhone, all the information on my old one would move over.

As it turns out, it didn't. Most of it did, but there was a key exception: the past thirty days of phone messages… Read full post »

DECEMBER 3, 2014 5:49PM

Eric Garner

Confirmed. No indictment.

I can't wrap my head around this one.
 
I can't figure out how in Hell a group of anyone not wearing tall pointy white hats could fail to indict here.
 
I don't even have a devil's advocate to play.
 

Saying that the best way to reduce racism is to stop talking about it is like saying that the best way to reduce the incidence of rape is to stop talking about them.  

Daylight is our most effective weapon. We don't excuse rapes because of male-dominant culture and we shouldn't… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2014 11:52AM

Hope

Published a minute ago on Our Salon 

 

A friend just forwarded me an article from Business Insider. The article, by Joe Wiesenthal, talks about the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He talks about what seemed to preoccupy the conferees this year. What is apparently preoccupy

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NOVEMBER 24, 2014 6:33PM

Birth of the Deather Movement

I found this old draft sitting in my draft file on Our Salon. I'm not sure why I never published. I frankly don't remember when I wrote it. There are a few in there. 

 

I have evidence that Sen. McConnell is a zombie. My investigative sources found a death certificate… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 7:18AM

Murders in a Jerusalem Synagogue

Yesterday I was approached by two separate bloggers asking me to write posts, and they weren't about the same subject. That's never happened to me. They each had their reasons. This is one of those posts. If you have a theory about who asked me to write this one, it's probablyRead full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 12:55PM

One Sentence Oednesday: Near Left/Far Left

I think that the main problem the near left has with the far left is that the far left is very good at concentrating on principles but tends to ignore consequences.