Monthly Archives: July 2015

NOTICE: FFS Welcomes a New Author

FFS is pleased to announce the addition of a new weekly feature author to our roster. Nona Blyth Cloud will be writing “Word Cloud”, appearing every Friday. In it she will cover topics ranging from Poetry, Theater, and Books to … Continue reading

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NOTICE: Changes at FFS

There have been some obvious and some not so obvious changes going on here at FFS. First, we’ll address the rumor mill. Second, we’ll address what to expect in the future.

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Songs for Saturday: Turlough O’Carolan, The Blind Irish Harpist

By: Chuck Stanley Some three hundred years ago, if you had the pleasure of meeting him, he would have toldyou his name was Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin.  There is only one known authentic picture of O’Carolan. Obviously, this is a painting, … Continue reading

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NOTICE: Trolls

It appears the Troll Patrol has returned to spam our feeds. Since they rotate IPs and email, we cannot catch them all. Nonetheless, we are updating our blacklist as needed and – although not entirely in our control – we … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104 Supplemental: Vizzini and “Terrorism” (Case Study) UPDATED

By Gene Howington “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Has Reportedly Asked the FBI to Investigate a Threatening Tweet He Allegedly Received from the Son of a Mexican Drug Lord Who Escaped from Prison

By Elaine Magliaro John Santucci of ABC News reported yesterday that presidential candidate Donald Trump had asked the FBI “to look into a threatening tweet he received in the wake of a post on the social network he wrote about … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Announces Third Novel, ‘My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune’

Finally, someone said it!  From The Onion:   NEW YORK—Shocking the literary world once again, acclaimed author Harper Lee announced through her publisher Tuesday the surprise release of her third novel, My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: The Bard of the Bench? (With a Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video)

By Elaine Magliaro Award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore said that it only seemed fitting “to use Antonin Scalia’s own words for a poetry slam, since the justice’s snarky dissents are filled with so many poetic gems.”  Fiore noted that the … Continue reading

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New Jersey High School Teacher Who Harassed His Students with Racial, Religious, and Homophobic Slurs Loses Appeal

By Elaine Magliaro Justin Zaremba (NJ.com) reported this morning that Emilio Perez, a former New Jersey high school teacher who had been “convicted of harassing students using racial, religious and homophobic slurs lost his appeal Friday and will continue to be barred … Continue reading

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The Guardian Reports That US Torture Doctors Could Possibly Face Charges after Report Alleges Post-9/11 ‘Collusion’

By Elaine Magliaro Last December, I wrote a post about James Elmer Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, two psychologists who worked as interrogation advisers for the CIA. Mitchell and Jessen, both former members of the military, helped the government agency “implement … Continue reading

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