Six Online Marketing Strategies that Really Work

Six Online Marketing Strategies that Really Work

With the application of technology in marketing and advertising, a paradigm shift has been realized. The internet specifically has had a profound effect on marketing and has completely revolutionized how businesses are noticed and gain customers. To take advantage of these online marketing platforms, your business has to institute effective strategies and below are some of the best bets.… [Read more]

Fashion Frame of Mind: Most Green Conscious Retailers of 2015

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These days, having an energy-efficient home, driving a gas-sipping automobile, and recycling are a must if you want to show dedication to preserving our environment. This trend has made its way into fashion, and now there are designers and companies striving to create more products and run their businesses in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. The following are some of the leaders in eco-friendly retail and what they are doing differently.… [Read more]

Same To You, Justice Scalia.

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Did Fat Tony just give us all the bird? Well, yes and no. No, he didn’t do this publicly — as far as we know — but, yes, he’s been giving the USA the bird since 1986 when President Reagan appointed him to the Supreme Court.… [Read more]

Stanley Hudson, Fashion Designer: A Class Act

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I started watching Project Runway this year in an attempt to understand what designers are thinking when they fashion clothing. First and most important, the best designers are artists first.  I like artists; after all, I am one.… [Read more]

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

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The Academy Awards were just a week ago so, before everyone moves on (well, most of us have already moved on), let’s talk about kissing.… [Read more]

Ted Cruz: Seeing Red

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So, just who is this Tea Party-approved Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), anyhow? When we first saw his picture, we thought we were looking at Joe McCarthy.… [Read more]

Giving up the Popedom for Lent

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Every day, it seems, there’s a new story or rumor of an imminent scandal involving the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to resign as of this Thursday.… [Read more]

Cleavage, Cleavage, Everywhere.

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OK, I’m sick of it. It’s always been on the covers of men’s magazines, and on the covers of women’s magazines. On television, movies and videos, every female down to the age of 10 has cleavage showing. But, I’ve gotten pretty used to seeing the edges of implants, clearly visible, ogled on television and in real life.… [Read more]

Banking Our Stem Cells

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I keep thinking about stem cells. When are they going to get to the point that they can not only grow new custom noses and ears in molds with them, but inject them in knees and necks and backs to restore what used to be good, or might have been good, or something?

Time takes its toll and we all know it.… [Read more]

Richard Hodo Equates Gay Rights Groups With The KKK

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When individuals attempt to talk about politically charged topics like Civil Rights with people who do not share their point of view, they may encounter a style of argument that very much resembles the classic Lucy/Harpo mirror routine, but with a generally abysmally small amount of ensuing hilarity.  This is true whether one is “watching” the old, original black vs.… [Read more]

Mea Maxima Culpa: Goodbye, Il Papa

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Waking up Monday morning, having enjoyed a beautiful breakfast with my lovely wife, Erica, I retired to the office to get caught up on my second morning ritual: social media stalking. As I browsed my newsfeed on Facebook, reading status updates from both liberal and conservative friends alike, I came across a shocking piece of news from my friend, Amanda:

“They say Pope is resigning…is that even allowed?”

Needless to say those words woke me up faster than any caffeinated beverage ever would!… [Read more]

Out To Lynch: The Ku Klux Klan converges on Memphis, Tennessee

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Did you think The Ku Klux Klan was gone or, at least, a shriveled remnant of its former self? Well, if you did, you’d be wrong. The Ku Klux Klan still bills itself as “Bringing a Message of Hope and Deliverance to White Christian America” — as though white, Christian Americans needed deliverance from anything or anyone, or as if they needed more hope than the minorities whom The Klan has been criminally persecuting vigorously since 1865.… [Read more]

Voodoo Doll #41: Phyllis Schlafly.

Drawing of the notorious anti-feminist, Phyllis Schlafly, as a voodoo doll.

Until we read Brian Tashman’s recent article at Right Wing Watch about Phyllis Schlafly’s latest outrage — a condemnation of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta over his recent ruling which will permit women in combat – we weren’t even certain that this overblown, walking contradiction is still alive!… [Read more]

When Is a Jew Not a Jew?

Drawing of a Falasha, a Black, Ethopian Jew, with an Israeli flag

When is a Jew not a Jew? Apparently, when she’s a Black, Ethopian Jew, or Falasha. Originally, “Falasha” was a derogatory term — meaning “sojourner” in Amharic, an ancient language related to Hebrew — but adopted by the Jews who settled in what is now Ethiopia in ancient times. These people now generally refer to themselves as Beta Israel, or “Community of Israel.”In 1950, shortly after the foundation of the modern State of Israel in 1948 the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, passed the so-called “Law of Return” which made it simple for any Jew to emigrate to Israeli and declared that such immigrants would be granted Israeli citizenship.… [Read more]

Michelle’s Bangs…

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I love Michelle Obama.  She is beautiful, worldly and inspiring.  But I don’t love her new bangs.

Before the hate mail starts pouring in, let me say right up front that I have had bangs my entire life.  So I started thinking why do her bangs seem so wrong to me?

I have here for your consideration an assortment of hairstyles that I would like to see her consider as alternatives — and we’d like your vote, too.  … [Read more]

Women in Combat

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This past Thursday, January 24, 2013, the United States military has finally lifted the official, 1994 ban on employing women in combat positions — a ban which, in fact, had existed with almost no question nor articulation since the USA became a nation.

This is a victory for Feminism, just as the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a victory for the LGBT movement.… [Read more]

Hillary is STILL way out of your league.

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In one of her last official acts as America’s most-travelled Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared Wednesday to testify about the tragedy in Benghazi which killed our Ambassador and three others.

Republicans were waiting to get their last licks in on Secretary Clinton (and pray she doesn’t run for President in 2016.) Complaints from the freshman cheap seats and from the past their  ‘Sell By Date” fossil obstructionists didn’t stick, except perhaps in the muddled mouthpieces of Fox News.… [Read more]

Praying for the Death of the President

Mike O'Neal, the Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, is praying for the death of The President.

To threaten the life of The President of the United States is a federal offense. To do so would be considered treasonous only in extreme cases but, at the very least, it’s a Class D Felony. And Michael O’Neal — the current Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives — has threatened President Obama’s life – not in deed but in word.… [Read more]

How Do You Close Pandora’s Box Once It’s Opened?

How Do You Close Pandora's Box Once It's Opened?

In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman. And, like Eve, the first woman in the much more recently written Judeo-Christian mythos, Pandora was responsible for changing the world.

Eve ate her apple, having been prompted by a serpent, and Pandora opened her pithos, a large, ancient Greek earthenware storage vessel, having been prompted by her own curiosity.… [Read more]

MLK: The Time is Always Right to do the Right Thing.

MLK: "The Time is Always Right to do the Right Thing."

Today would have been the eighty-fourth birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., PhD.  Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of thirty-nine. He was killed by a man with a rifle using ammunition designed to kill big game.

Dr. King was no stranger to guns, having armed himself as many other leaders had at the start of the Civil Rights movement.… [Read more]