Monthly Archives: April 2015

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RENT AND RICHES by Perry Mann

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RENT AND RICHES Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., a billionaire who lives in New York City where creature comforts have been refined to exceed the tastes of preferred angels, owns a substantial interest in land with a coal … Continue reading

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FARM SUNDAYS IN FDR DAYS by Perry Mann

FARM SUNDAYS IN FDR DAYS Sunday began on Saturday. It was the day that my grandmother surveyed her chicken flock and decided which one of them would be in the pot for Sunday dinner. She would gather up her apron … Continue reading

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HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? by Perry Mann

HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? “Character is fate,” deduced the historian Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989), who wrote “The March of Folly,” a book George Bush should have read before March, 2003. It relates “how mighty empires, churches and … Continue reading

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MAN IS A MACHINE by Perry Mann

MAN IS A MACHINE Mark Twain confirmed in his book “What Is Man?” that which my mind had suspected, the suspicion having arisen in my mind independent of me. My mind told me one day that man does nothing for … Continue reading

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MY NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT by Perry Mann

MY NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT My nominee for Supreme Court of these United States is a Bush appointed church-going, Christian Republican: U. S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III. For one just to read and hear the enunciation … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSAL KINSHIP OF HUMANKIND by Perry Mann

THE UNIVERSAL KINSHIP OF HUMANKIND Genesis relates that a god created the earth, enhanced his creation with sky, clouds, stars, sun and moon; and in this setting, he populated it with a variety of species and crowned the creation with … Continue reading

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MY TOBACCO ADDICTION AND ITS EVICTION by Perry Mann

MY TOBACCO ADDICTION AND ITS EVICTION Julian, Here is another one. One I could not send had I not quit cigarettes. Perry When I was fourteen living on a farm with my grandparents and spinster aunt, the peers in my … Continue reading

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THEOCRATIC INTIMATIONS by Perry Mann

Written after Obama won the presidency. THEOCRATIC INTIMATIONS December 1, 2008 “Your political party affiliation does not concern me. Your responsibility to God and government does. The opportunity presented to you as a citizen of Heaven first, and of this … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF DEBATE BETWEEN THEOCRATS AND ATHEISTS by Perry Mann

THE VALUE OF DEBATE BETWEEN THEOCRATS AND ATHEISTS Is intelligent design—a theory that posits that all organic and inorganic matter was created by an intelligent entity—more believable than Darwin’s theory that it was created by mutation and natural selection? Is … Continue reading

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MANN AND THE NRA by Perry Mann

MANN AND THE NRA (Julian, I have been on opponent of NRA ever since I realized the evilness of it. Not the members so much as the organization. It’s like a religion.) Jeremy Burnsides blames guns for killing people (“Guns … Continue reading

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