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phil-naessens's picture
Feb.24.2014
  On Saturday the Atlanta Hawks signed Dexter Pittman to a 10 day contract. On the same day the Golden State Warriors signed Hilton Armstrong and the Cleveland Cavaliers signed Arinze Onuaku to ten day NBA contracts as well.   Zero fanfare. No big press conferences. No Twitter trends or...
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Feb.18.2014
On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show Fightin Phillies Rich Baxter makes his first appearance on the show to give us a closer look at the Philadelphia Phillies. Mark Berman tells us the Mets front office in general and Sandy Alederson in particular are liars and more...
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Feb.10.2014
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are in full swing and while the games should take center stage two sports stories, for vastly different reasons, grabbed my attention this weekend.   The Detroit Pistons firing of Head Coach Maurice Cheeks after just 50 games was surprising to me. The Pistons...
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Jun.22.2013
    Grandpa in the kiddie kavalry, 1889   (Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.)   The clairvoyant medium seemed a little disconcerted by my blunt question. In truth, I was a little ashamed to...
phil-naessens's picture
May.01.2013
The Los Angeles Lakers season ended far below expectations. What will the Lakers do about Head Coach Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol? 12 Year veteran center Jason Collins recently made his homosexuality public. How will he be received plus ESPN reporter Chris Broussard's...
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Sep.20.2011
  Tom Cruise played Col. Count Claus von Stauffenberg, a gay, anti-Semitic Nazi. When Tom Cruise received the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Humanitarian Award in May of this year, I was astonished. The self-described “international Jewish human rights organization” seemed unaware that three...
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Sep.20.2011
.One of the most besetting sins that seems to afflict our society is the prevalence of discrimination either through the law, or through ill informed antipathy from religiously inclined people, against those who have a minority sexual preference. In Christian societies the oppression that exists...
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Jun.22.2011
During my college days my roommate Mayra Suarez, whose family immigrated from Cuba, would bring back her grandmother's delicious black bean and rice, fried plantain bananas and fried pork to share with me.  That was the extent of my knowledge about Cuba, until the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, when...
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Oct.26.2010
Outing homophobia's deadly consequences'Don't ask, don't tell' epitomises what is wrong with public policy and attitudes that treat homosexuality as unacceptable Naseem Rakhaguardian.co.uk,     Tuesday 26 October 2010 22.14 BST Don't ask, don't tell. This is the policy of the United States on...
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Oct.06.2010
The word “patriarchal”conjures up the picture of a white haired, kindly old man with a lined face, a father figure who is wise, spiritual and compassionate, a “venerable old man”. The term patriarchal has two sides. The positive side:” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had someone that could handle...