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Re: “Opinion: Three Life Lessons You May Not Expect From Bob Dylan

No, it's never good when a Jew finds Jesus. Both are great. But don't corrupt the faith. And where, oh where, in his songs is Robert Allen Zimmerman? Well, I guess ole Bob was wrong that we could learn everything about him in his songs. Like the infamous rag, "all the news that's fit to print."

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Posted by 1Ronald on 10/25/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Food Review: Nota Bene Has Become an Entirely Different Restaurant

Well, as my Italian (Sicilian) teacher used to say while flailing his hands up and down, "Que diche!! Que Diche!!"

Posted by 1Ronald on 10/25/2016 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Interview: Shonen Knife

Now, if I was interviewing the girls, and I wasn't, I would ask them about The Slants. You know, as in eyes? As in Band? As in their lawsuit against the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office? As in thin-skinned? The U.S. Supreme Court on September 29, 2016 agreed to hear the case of Oregon band "The Slants," which is fighting to trademark its "offensive" name. The band's request was declined after concerns were raised that its name is disparaging to Asian-Americans. The band, which mostly has Asian-American members, said that it wanted to "reappropriate" the meaning of the word and chose the name to take back the racial epithet. The Slants filed a lawsuit after their first attempt to register their band name in 2011 was rejected. The Slants "was following in the long tradition of 'reappropriation,' in which members of minority groups have reclaimed terms that were once directed at them as insults and turned them outward as badges of pride," a lawyer for bandleader Simon Tam reportedly said.

The court's ruling in the case could have implications for the American football team, the Washington Redskins, whose six trademark registrations previously granted were canceled after years of complaints from Native American groups. Lawyers for the Redskins have contended that the team's name is merely a form of entertainment, and "stand on equal footing with those of The Lion King, Comedy Central, The Beatles, New York Times, New York City Ballet and Metropolitan Museum of Art."

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear The Slants' case beginning in October and the hearings are expected to last several months. Its ruling in this case could directly impact the Washington Redskins case.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 10/25/2016 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Short and Sweet: Why I Want to Be Mayor of Richmond

Joe needs to rethink his messing with the statue. Joe already is splitting his vote with Stoney and needs NOT to be courting enemies when the vote is still up in the air. Joe cannot win the mayoral vote solely on the Black vote, many of whom also have a problem with desecrating those elements that show, that demonstrate, the progress they have made. It gets real bad when the only pride Joe has left is the one standing next to him. We all like to think of this as lasting forever. But no one knows for sure. Joe, don't sell your ability as a "go to" attorney down the river for an extremist position that means everything to most Richmonders. They WILL take it to the voting booth. And make your political aspirations history.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 09/29/2016 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Stella's Will Open a Second Location in Charleston

Good choice. Charleston has become the "go to" destination for the discriminating palate searching for new culinary delights.

Posted by 1Ronald on 09/28/2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “High Alert: Paramedics Are Poised to Counter Richmond’s Rise in Overdoses

This is a no-win for paramedics. They will lose, are destined to lose, and are in a fight they cannot win. The addict will continue to turn to the poison until the deed is done. The most heightened high, the one worth dying for, is the one that requires that they be brought back to life. Until the next time. Those of us who support drug legalization realize there are ones who will be written off but the outcome is lower crime rates tied to the drug trade. And a safer living for the rest of us. And fewer incarcerations on the tax dollar. Now, if we had a Rodrigo (as in Duterte) both drug dealers and drug users would be no more. It boils down to this. Either you want this mess or you don't. And no one realizes its fullest impact until it strikes close to home. Your loved one. Your kid. Your spouse. So enough of this Human Rights crap, this due process crap, either you want the problem gone or you don't. Duterte came into office with huge public support after he vowed to clean up the country of drugs and corruption. And he's well on his way to doing it.

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Posted by 1Ronald on 09/28/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “After Legal Ordeal, Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Returns to Twitter

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV?

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Posted by 1Ronald on 09/28/2016 at 9:06 AM

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