Donald R Barbera's Blog – January 2013 Archive (5)

On What Planet

A January 31 report from the PEW Research Center shows that the American people feel that the government is a threat to their personal rights and freedom. The survey of 1,500 people showed that 53% of American believes the government cannot be trusted. This charge led by Conservative Republicans has little…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 31, 2013 at 10:10pm — 46 Comments

Django Revisited

After all the settled I decided to go back and view Django again with an eye for the story itself and found it to be entertaining and eerily reminiscent of a Sergio Leone "spaghetti western" with Clint Eastwood. After doing a little research I found out why it was so familiar as the original film was directed by Sergio…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 26, 2013 at 9:42pm — 3 Comments

The Answer is Never Magic: Book Review

I just finished reading The Answer is Never Magic by Robert S. Porter and found it interesting. It is written as a continual conversation between an atheist and a variety of theists that seeks to examine subjects like faith, forgiveness and punishment by a forgiving God.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 19, 2013 at 12:35am — 3 Comments

Yes It Is a Cheap Shot . . .

. . . b ut someone has to take it and it might as well be me. As a writer and sometimes humorist I could be banned for life from the Writer’s Guild for not picking the low fruit. I ran upon this large sign in Barnes & Noble while book shopping.

I stood there for a moment and thought,…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 7, 2013 at 9:04am — 9 Comments

Nigger: Power, Prejudice & Pride

Nigger! There, now I've said it. Apparently, political correctness, an inadequate grasp of history and a failure to maximize resources have taken the real ugliness from the word and turned it into verbal medallion that hangs in a shadow-box on a museum wall of the minutia of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 4, 2013 at 9:03am — 23 Comments

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