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Chiefs – 49ers SuperBowl LVIII

I don’t think that I have posted any NFL stuff this year. For those that don’t know, I’m a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan. I grew up in the 70s when the Cowboys were winning all of the time. I was alway nervous about this year which is why I didn’t post (also, I was busy with my day job). Anyway, this post is about the SuperBowl and the Chiefs/49ers. First, let me say that I thought the SuperBowl was going to be the Ravens and the Lions. I just knew that Lamar Jackson would figure out a way to beat Mahomes and company. I was wrong. I knew at halftime

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Grammy Winning Bassist Larry Fulcher – The Origins of Funk, Part 2

This was recorded in July 2009! Part 2 of my interview – Larry Fulcher discusses how governments need to work on how to bring people together and not breaking us apart.  We then talk about George Clinton and Parliament, Funkadelic.  I play “Theme from the Black Hole,” “Dr. Funkenstein” from Parliament, and “One Nation Under a Groove” from Funkadelic.  We end up coming full circle in this conservation.  We started by talking about how gospel music drove Funk in the early days.  Now, to find Funk, we went back to Gospel music.  Kirk Franklin – Stomp and Sounds of Blackness – Testify.  I mention how the bass line is being

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Grammy Winning Bassist Larry Fulcher – The Origins of Funk

This was recorded in July 2009. (I’m trying to decide what to do with over 100 episodes of my old radio show. I uploaded most of them to this blog, years ago, but the podcasting app doesn’t work anymore. So, most of the episodes are not available to listen to. Finding the audio on my computer and uploading all of that content again for a radio show that is more than 10 years old sounds a bit nuts. I need to think about this some more.) I interviewed Mike Finnigan from Crooks and Liars about six months ago.  Mike is a great piano/Hammond B-3 organ player, and we talked about

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Deceptions and Lies

I hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday. Nikki and the Civil WarNikki Haley is surging the GOP polls. Well, that’s not quite right. She is doing better than anyone else who is not named Trump. She has been getting more extensive crowds and has performed relatively well in those scripted performances called debates. More than a decade ago, when Haley was running for governor of South Carolina, she was asked about the Civil War. She said that the Civil War was about “traditions versus change.” Yes, she said that. Now, if a 14-year-old taking US History wrote that for a school essay, they should get an “F.”

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Happy Holidays!

Before I go on, and on, as I typically do. Let me wish you, your family, and your friends happy holidays. Merry Christmas to those who observe the holiday. Also, happy new year! Unions!Woohoo! The United Auto Workers won new solid contracts with GM, Ford, and Stellantis. New pay raises. New cost of living adjustments. The ink wasn’t dry on these new contracts before Honda, Toyota and Hyundai announced that they are raising pay at their US plants. Do not tell me that unions are not critical to America. This is going to be a massive boost to the American middle class. Bye-bye!Representative George Santos has been kicked out of

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The Tin Man

In The Wizard of Oz, the children’s tale and famous movie, our four heroes all want something from the great Wizard. Dorothy wants to go home. The Lion wants courage. The Scarecrow wants a brain, and the Tin Man wants a heart. Today, it seems that we all need a heart. We need empathy. The Land of Canaan This is really a small strip of land on the eastern Mediterranean. This piece of land is mentioned in the Torah. This land is mentioned in the Bible. This land is even mentioned in the Koran. After World War II, an area was carved out of this land to create the state

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No Abortion in Texas

So, it looks like I need to get out of my comfort zone. I usually pull something together once a month on this blog. I have been writing this blog for close to 15 years. I have gotten into a comfortable routine where I write kind of a summary of the month’s activities in one relatively long blog post. Events have caused me to change my routine. A woman from Texas is pregnant. This in of itself is not news. She has been told by her doctors that her fetus has some sort of defect (trisomy 18) and will not live. As a matter of fact, her doctors told her

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The Importance of Education

It is more important than ever for us to stay informed. Misinformation is being shoveled at us at an alarming rate. We cannot count on mainstream media to filter out the lies or to even do basic fact-checking. It is up to us to be educated. A True PickleWell, the Republicans have ousted their own Speaker, Kevin McCarthy. The idiocy of such a move cannot be overstated. Remember, it was less than a year ago when we went through an excruciating process of 15 ballots before McCarthy was elected. Republicans have a slim majority in the House. Within the Republican Party, there is this small faction of about 40 Republican

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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