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Pope Francis may be helping usher in postcapitalism

Sep 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

“Toward the end of 2014, U.S. Catholic hierarchy was so right-wing conservative you’d thought it held a tea party charter membership. Now with the Pope in, at the onset of what probably will be the most contentious presidential election campaign in recent history, Church soft-pedaling is hard to hide. Someone order a muffler?”

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Ok, so Trump may be fueling Immigration reform

Sep 4, 2015 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

Southern U.S. border in AZ/Trump calls this shoddy: ‘It’s done poorly by the way, what they have done is very poor, very poor work, a very poor job, and very — not much of a wall,’ he said. And… “We’ll call the new one ‘The Great Wall of Trump!’” (from dailymail.uk)   By Dan Bodine …

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Extremists, religious fundamentalists off same tree

Mar 10, 2015 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

  By Dan Bodine       “History is written on the heads of people in the middle by extremists on each end.”   — An ol’ Russian proverb from War and Peace is my best guess.   A Facebook friend’s comment last week on the evils of religious fundamentalists — comparing Islamic extremists (ISIS) …

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Fall of Liberal Arts, Part II: Education caught up in reform

Feb 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   Note: This is Part II of  2-part series on the fall of America’s liberal arts, and what it all means. Part I can be found here.)   Calling universities “prostitutes” for using liberal arts programs as cash cows (Part I of Fall of Liberal Arts, link above) are strong words, yes. …

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Fall of Liberal Arts, Part I: Universities act as prostitutes

Feb 5, 2015 1 Comment ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   (Note: This is Part I of a 2-part series on the fall of America’s liberal arts, and what it means. Part II will follow tomorrow.)   All you older adults, diss those tech toys! Can you think of anything that’s changed more in the past 30-40 years in society’s standing than …

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Libertarian extremists and evolution’s “newest darlings”

Jan 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   Unchecked libertarian extremists gave us libertarian yáhoos? Pédro (not his real name of course), one of my “regular” yáhoos in the Presidio court days, first told me this. That pseudo-vagabonds and freeloaders who’ve been falling back into their old communities – to “live off them,” siphoning federal or state money with …

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Bah, humbug! Stopping pre-Black Friday shopping failed (again)!

Nov 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

        By Dan Bodine     Those of you who really know me, know the holiday season — which is sharply upon us already now, this Black Friday — is not my favorite time of the year. Big-time depression as a rule, it means. Was last night’s Thanksgiving Day pre-Black Friday sales …

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Catholic marriages and fury the Synod loosened

Nov 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

One year earlier  awaiting the Catholic marriage:  Dan and Noemi Bodine, along with Noemi’s brother, Javier Molinar of Phoenix, Az., are seen (right) March 5, 1995, at the end of the couple’s “civil” wedding in Presidio. Noemi “grew up” Catholic, but with Dan she couldn’t take communion. Even with conversion and this civil re-marriage, he …

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