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Lisdoon Varna
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Man of La Mancha: The Misappropriation of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
They walked the rounds in on us methodically adjusting the range just like we'd been trained to do. TANKS!  Sweet Mary!  Mother of God! They have TANKS! -- Rue Sans Joie, 1972 Dear Phil, Editorial Page Editor of the newspaper formerly known as the  Arizona ...

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Republic's Fake Social Security News
Joanna Allhands of the Arizona Republic has a  "genius"  idea for reducing the federal budget deficit: cut Medicare and Social Security entitlements.   While Medicare is subsidized and does contribute to the federal deficit,  Social Security is a self-funde...

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The Crusaders' Last Battle
I was rambling through the ruins of my memory palace looking for the Crusaders' last battle.   Down a corridor, next to Humphrey Bogart holding a bird statue, a priest was kneeling outside the door,  praying over a dead man.  Inside, David I Walsh was walki...
The Crusaders' Last Battle
The Crusaders' Last Battle
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Crusaders in Arabia
This is the emblem of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Some people might find it intimidating... especially an older generation of Italians, Greeks and Spaniards with nightmares about marauders with swords.  Didn't bother me when I worked in Saudi Arabia, thou...

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Many years ago now my boss called me into his office and said the firm had a project that needed a little guidance and I should go work on it:  "It will be good for your career."   Partner-speak for: "If you don't want to work on this, you won't have a care...

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Anti-Catholics in US Senate
Apparently not much has changed for the Democrats since the KKK ran the party. Baldwin (D-WI),  Nay   Bennet (D-CO),  Nay   Blumenthal (D-CT),  Nay   Booker (D-NJ),  Nay   Brown (D-OH),  Nay   Cantwell (D-WA),  Nay   Cardin (D-MD),  Nay   Carper (D-DE),  Na...

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The Yaqui of ... O'Brian
Having lived in Arizona for some time now, I've been surprised to discover it has a rich Irish history. Tucson was founded by an Irish general serving the Spanish government, Hugo Oconor. He built the fort to close the Mexico border and keep out the Apaches...
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