Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why did Scooter scoot so soon?

Why did Scooter scoot so soon? by David Benjamin “I’m going to punt.” — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker PARIS — One night during my service as a weekly newspaper editor in Massachusetts, I was taken intimately aside, in the Town Hall parking lot, by one of the members of the Board of Selectmen. Let’s call…
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How much does America suck?

How much does America suck? “The American dream is dead.” — Donald Trump PARIS — From a European perspective, the infestation of Mexicans pouring across through cheesecloth southern border of the United States looks almost tolerable compared to the millions of refugees fleeing Syria and the Middle East. These displaced paupers are inundating the Balkans,…
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No entrance

No entrance by David Benjamin “Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.” — Jean-Paul Sartre PARIS — Yesterday, coming up the stairs in our 17th-century no-elevator building, I paused wearily on the 108th step. It wasn’t just a matter of fatigue. I was gripped by a…
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Three-word philosophies

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#735) Three-word philosophies by David Benjamin “... And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's…
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