The Universal Spectator

May 14, 1948

Seventy one years ago today… Declaration of Israel’s Independence 1948 Issued at Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948 (5th of Iyar, 5708) The land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and national identity was formed. Here they achieved independence and created a culture of national and universal significance. […]

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Sears is mostly dead (UPDATED)

[January 8, 2019] From Reuters: Sears Holdings Corp will ask a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday if it can proceed with liquidation after it could not reach an agreement on Chairman Edward Lampert’s $4.4 billion takeover bid, casting doubt on the survival of the 126-year-old U.S. department store, people familiar with the matter said. Should Sears […]

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January 1, 1959

Cuba’s nightmare began 60 years ago today. Six decades. Nothing has changed, nothing will change. The tyranny continues unabated to this day, evil to its core. The upside to all this is that fidel assumed room temperature two years ago and is currently burning in hell. Hopefully, his rat-faced brother will join him very soon… […]

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December 24, 1968

Fifty years ago, I was all of 12 when Apollo 8 brought the terrible year of 1968 to a heartfelt and reverent close. Nothing points out the insignificance and stupidity of man more than the grand spectacle and majesty of the universe before your very eyes… Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, […]

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Centennial

Today is the centennial of the man who became the 20th Century’s conscience: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. One of a handful of writers I consider among the best the west has ever produced. For the three volume Gulag Archipelago alone his legacy is guaranteed, but he wrote so much more, especially Cancer Ward and One Day in […]

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Welcome to the party, pal!

Better late than never, I guess… Twitter used to be interesting. I signed up a decade ago and quickly became addicted. You could meet smart people with similar interests, funny people with disturbing interests, and get breaking news a day before the cable nets got around to it. A lot has changed in 10 years. […]

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November 25, 2016

Burn in hell, motherfucker. You’re still dead.

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